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The Terrifying World of "D'LIRIUM" Where Fantasy Ponies Meet Horror and Violence



Makes you wonder who the real monster is, huh? This game is awesome.

An experimental 2D-shooter with the elements of a horror game. D'lirium brings together some mechanics back from 90s classics. Non-linear levels, search for the keys, violence and a lot of other things. Including the colourful ponies.

Steam :D'LIRIUM (steampowered.com)

D'LIRIUM: A Cute Exterior with a Brutal Worldview

Creatures resembling ponies battle against massive monsters.
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D'LIRIUM is an experimental 2D shooter where horror and action intertwine. The game unfolds in a mansion on the outskirts of a town on New Year's Eve. The story begins when a curator invites his apprentice and friends to celebrate the New Year. However, this invitation involves a forbidden gift and an apprentice with the power to seal it. Developed by the B52 Development Team, the game carries a deep thematic message: "Finding oneself in a new, unknown world is like facing monsters. And in that world, we too are monsters.


Ponies engage in brutal survival within buildings that evoke a near-future setting.
Steam :D'LIRIUM (steampowered.com)

The game was released on August 25, 2017, and combines top-down shooting with action-adventure elements. It supports multiple languages, including English, Russian, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), French, German, Hungarian, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Belarusian, Spanish, and Norwegian. However, Japanese is not supported.

The gameplay incorporates elements inspired by '90s classic games, such as key-finding and non-linear level design. Additionally, it includes many experimental features like random events and controls that set it apart from traditional shooters.

System Requirements

ItemMinimum RequirementsRecommended Requirements
Processor Type64-bit processor and OS64-bit processor and OS
OSWindows 7 or newer (64-bit)Windows 10 or newer (64-bit)
ProcessorDual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHzQuad-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
Memory2 GB RAM4 GB RAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 650NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
DirectXVersion 11Version 11
NetworkBroadband Internet connectionBroadband Internet connection
Storage500 MB available space1 GB available space
Sound CardRealtek High Definition AudioRealtek High Definition Audio

D'LIRIUM © 2017-2023 Ihor Koval. All rights reserved.

Comments on the Game: D'LIRIUM

Ponies navigate through dangerous locations where even seemingly safe places like libraries offer no respite.
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Let's talk about this action-packed and gore-heavy game that's gaining attention on Steam. Don't be deterred by the lack of Japanese translation. This game offers a unique blend of action and horror, catering to niche interests like "furry fans" and "ryona enthusiasts." The gameplay is challenging, but as reviewers have noted, there's a "mysterious sense of exhilaration and addictiveness" when enemies die in a spray of blood and gore. The retro pixel-art design of the maps also contributes to the eerie atmosphere. Currently in early access with only the prologue available, expectations are high for future updates.

On the other hand, those skeptical about games appealing to the "Brony" community might be surprised by this one. This mash-up of 2D survival horror and retro FPS has received high praise for its solid gameplay mechanics and atmospheric sound design. It scores particularly high in the audio department, enhancing the horror experience with its creepy ambiance. While there's room for improvement in story and character design, considering its affordable price and the promise of future updates, it's worth the investment.

These games combine various elements to cater to diverse tastes, adding a touch of cuteness to characters inspired by action, horror, or cartoons. Whether you like intense action scenes, atmospheric horror, or a bit of both, these titles have something to offer. So why not dive into these diverse gaming experiences? You might find a new favorite.

What is a Brony?

A "Brony" is a term used to describe adult fans, particularly males, of the animated series "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic." This community is highly active, engaging in a wide range of activities including fan art, fan fiction, music, games, and charity work. While some people question why adult men are so engrossed in a show for children, Bronies emphasize the values of friendship and positive virtues.


It's a gruesome scene, no sugarcoating it. Despite being pixel art, there are quite a few grotesque depictions. Proceed with caution if you're going to play.

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