The best way to experience the game now is to play to the demo:



Patrice Meneguzzi
Based in Antibes, France

Release date:

28th oct 2014


6.99EUR / 7.99 USD


Windows / Mac / Linux


Daedalus - No Escape is a "2D arena FPS". You're in control of a character in a closed map, and you have to fight against other players in different game modes. The players can be real people if you play over internet or in LAN, or they can be controlled by the computer. You have to pick up weapons on the map and use them appropriately to defeat your opponents. The particularity of Daedalus is that it's a top down shooter that have similar controls as a FPS.


Back in time, when I was younger, I was a big fan of the Alien Breed games I used to play on Amiga. Then a few years later came Quake 3 Arena on PC. This was the first FPS game I played in LAN with an arena mode. From there I always told myself that it would be really cool to have a mix of these two games: a multiplayer arena shooter with 2d top down graphics ... but I never saw it coming so I decided to give a try at making it myself.

That's how Daedalus was born. I developed this game as a hobby since 2011. I did all the code, graphics and music from the couch in my living room :D


The game is still in beta so the content is not complete, but it will feature:

  • Stunning 2D lighting engine
  • Single player versus bots, online multiplayer
  • 5 game modes: highscore, deathmatch, last man standing, team deathmatch, capture the flag
  • 9 weapons + melee attack
  • Original ingame music
  • Map editor



>> youtube link

Alternate controls

>> youtube link


The best way to experience the game now is to play to the demo:

If you are a video game journalist or a youtuber wishing to review the game, don't hesitate to contact me at to request a steam key.

Monetization Permission

I allow the contents of Daedalus to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Daedalus is legally & explicitly allowed by me, Patrice Meneguzzi.