A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

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Explore a ruined open world of caverns and settlements. Hack and slash your way through missions: patrol, repair, scavenge - choose your quests and dialogue. Or go fishing, forage mushrooms, and race the clock! The old world is gone - the future is up to you.

Kandria is a hand-crafted 2D action game, which combines the wall-climbing verticality and puzzle platforming of Celeste, with the tight hack and slash swordplay of NieR:Automata, all set within an epic, post-apocalyptic RPG world. Venture far and wide, determine who is truly friend or foe, and recruit what allies you can to help you survive.

  • Play as The Stranger, a powerful android recently unearthed from the ruins of the old world.
  • Fight against rogue robots and malcontent humans - you’re faster, stronger, and more resilient. But are you smarter?
  • When you think you’ve mastered things, prepare yourself for epic boss battles with beasts and machines, which slumber and lurk deep beneath the earth.

  • Explore vast, open and interconnected levels full of non-linear missions, challenging platforming, and gorgeous pixel art decay - cross the barren surface, or spelunk deep underground.
  • Meet diverse characters and factions struggling to survive; determine friend from foe, and choose allies wisely as you forge your own future amongst the ruins.
  • Experience an epic story of mystery, grit and self-determination, all the way to its inevitable end.

  • Made by a tiny team headed by Shinmera, an indie developer of not only games but also art and software, who crafted the unique engine, world, art style and story.
  • Features thousands of frames of hand-drawn, hand-animated pixel art characters and locations, and an atmospheric, futuresynth soundtrack.
  • Built in Trial, a highly-moddable, custom game engine and toolset created just for this title, which lets you mod content and create your own levels.
  • Indie love and passion guaranteed.


Buy Now$20.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $20 USD. You will get access to the following files:

kandria-windows-64.zip 198 MB
Version 1.1.14
kandria-linux-64.zip 191 MB
Version 1.1.14
kandria-ost-mp3v0.zip 38 MB
if you pay $30 USD or more

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Hi, I'm having some trouble getting the game to run; when I open "kandria-windows" I get a black screen for a few seconds, but then the application minimizes to my taskbar and the process repeats without progress if I attempt to maximize it. Any help is appreciated, please let me know if you need any additional information from this end. Thank you in advance.

Noticed that the game was updated and tried again; version 1.1.14 doesn't seem to work at all on my computer, I double-click the aforementioned .exe file and nothing happens. Please advise whenever you have a moment.

Sorry, I have no clue what's going wrong with your setup. I've not heard any other reports of similar issues, and can't reproduce the problem on my own machines.

Is there any additional information I can provide that might help figure out what the issue is, perhaps the "trial.log" file I attempted to send via the instructions on the game's Steam forum, that was returned as undeliverable? Thanks in advance.

That's odd. Forwarding it to shirakumo@tymoon.eu should work just fine. Can you try a different email account?

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I really liked this game's exploration, but I felt the combat need a little bit of work. I managed. It's a fun game overall and I backed the game... I was the 9th I believe lol.


This was enjoyable. The lisp caught me by surprise.


Glad to hear you had a good time! :)

What engine was Kandria made with ?


Kandria was made with the Trial engine: https://github.com/shirakumo/trial


Loving it, haven't enjoyed a game this much in a long while. The ambiance and game mechanics are splendid. Playing feels like a breeze.


Aw, very glad to hear that! Hope you'll continue to enjoy it to the end :)

Just caught a shark!
Common lisp caught my eye when Kandria was mentioned on Mastodon quite a while ago but it's hard to express how much I am enjoying it. Platform mechanics bring me years back to the good ol' days of Jumper games, but the immersive open world keeps me on the edge after hours of gameplay. Thank you so much :)


kinda good game needs some work but very good game in gen too much money.


Congratulations on the upcoming release! I love your Common Lisp work.