A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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This is a demo.

This game is in development. There will be bugs. Please let me know if you find them.


Ava is the young daughter of the brilliant-but-aging scientist Dr. Cavor and Selene, the former queen of the moon. As a selenite, Selene's life depends on the special energy only moon gems can provide. With none left and time running out, Dr. Cavor enlists his daughter to raid the moon of as many gems as she can find!

Ava must survive the treacherous catacombs deep beneath the surface of the moon. Her enemies, a legion of corrupt aliens that now rule the moon with force, are far less primitive than they first appear. Their world is full of terrifying technology, deadly traps, and armed soldiers at the ready. Ava soon realizes that the only way to save her mother is to save the moon from itself.


Unzip file to play.

Control prompts are for an Xbox controller layout. A second player can join only if two gamepads are in use.

Keyboard controls:

  • W / Up Arrow (aim or move up)
  • A / D / Left / Right (move)
  • S / Down (pull plug)
  • Space (jump)
  • C / J (shoot)
  • V / K (dash)
  • Start (pause / player two join)

Updated 5 days ago
Published 12 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
AuthorCascadia Games
GenreAdventure, Platformer
Tags2D, Co-op, Metroidvania, Pixel Art


MoonRaiderDemo_6_19_Win64.zip 41 MB
MoonRaiderDemo_6_19_macOS.zip 40 MB

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Moon Raider may just be a demo for now, but it definitely has some potential. It has its own style, but shows a wide variety of classic inspiration, and I like that about it. And even when I didn't know exactly what to do in the game, I still had fun.

Good job, devs.

One of the best platformer games :D i hope you enjoy my gameplay 

Glad you liked it! I was surprised to see you tap the melee/dash button instead of holding it. :)

Oh i didn't realize that i can do it lol 

Ok I’ll figure out how to make that more clear in the game. Thanks!

wait how do you do melee (~ ̄▽ ̄)~


You earn it after beating the second boss. It’s the same as “dash” in the instructions above. I need to pick a single name for it. 🙃

thank you!