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Set in an alternate 1986 and loosely inspired by 8-bit ZX Spectrum classics, Citizen Carol is a 2D side-scrolling shooter game with an unique highly stylized aesthetics, fast-paced duels and an awesome Synthwave/Retrowave soundtrack consisting of 48 tracks composed by some of the greatest exponents of the genre.

Developed with feedback from speedrunners and hardcore gamers and quietly in production since early 2015, Citizen Carol is Diat Funa’s debut project as a solo indie game developer.

  • Platforms: Windows – TBD: Linux, Switch, XB1, PS4
  • Number of Players: Single Player, Local Multiplayer (PVP: 2-4 players) – TBD: Online Multiplayer
  • Controller Support: Yes
  • Release Date: Fall 2019
  • Languages: English, Italian – TBD: French, German, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazil, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean


  • You are Carol, a boy forced to be a girl who wants revenge.
  • A 2D side-scrolling shooter game with an unique highly stylized aesthetics and pure handcrafted sprites loosely inspired by 8-bit ZX Spectrum classics.
  • Challenging gameplay developed with feedback from speedrunners and hardcore gamers (Battletoads, Hotline Miami, Contra, Wolfenstein 3D, Niddhog and Metal Gear Online 2).
  • An amazing Synthwave/Retrowave soundtrack consisting of 48 tracks composed by some of the greatest exponents of the genre.
  • A kick-ass 2D action shooter game: claustrophobic level design, hyper aggressive enemies, fast-paced duels based on one-hit headshot kills, unusual vintage vehicles, 12 different weapons (from grenade launcher to portal gun), secrets, Easter eggs and the S.A.T. (Self-Antimatter-Transmutation).
  • Hardcore Mode, an optional gaming mode implemented to give an extra level of challenge to players. If you lose all your lives, you will be brought to the “Game Over” screen and you will have to start back at Level 1. There is also no save file or anything that you can save to, so you will not be able to go back to the stage you are on if you turn off the game.
  • Local multiplayer PVP for up to 4 players. Currently there are 4 planned game modes.
  • DRM-free distribution on Steam, itch.io and GOG.

If you want more information about Citizen Carol and its crowdfunding campaign, please visit: diatfuna.com/citizencarol.

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Dear friends,

now you can download and play the first Citizen Carol demo on Itch.io!

If you like it, you can pre-order Citizen Carol at a discounted price 😉

Alpha v.05 Changelog


  • Dust VFX – When run, jump and fall
  • Conveyor Belt (trap)
  • Bullcat Burger – Reward when Carol kills a Bullcat (enemy)
  • Bullcat Burger – Increases health points when “health points < 100”
  • Turret (Roof Mounted) – Alert VFX
  • HUD OST – Shows title and artist when a new song just started
  • 60 FPS Cap


  • Blood VFX – Now is more realistic, dynamic
  • Elevator – Design
  • Elevator – Mode of operation
  • Collectables – Design
  • Ammo – Design
  • Soundtrack – Loudness Normalization
  • Menus


  • S.A.T. (Self-Antimatter-Transmutation) – Now reduces more time
  • BOT (enemy) – HP: increased
  • Some minor balances


  • Elevator Stability
  • Some minor bugs


If you're interested in seeing what I'm currently working on, now you can visit my public Trello board: trello.com/b/E7An6xu3

Citizen Carol is now LIVE on Kickstarter!

Citizen Carol is now LIVE on Kickstarter!


Kickstarter for Citizen Carol is now LIVE! Let’s make this happen <3

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Citizen Carol - Reveal Trailer [1080p_60fps]

Citizen Carol - Reveal Trailer [1080p_60fps]


Citizen Carol is currently in development. The reveal trailer is a proof of concept and represents the look and feel that I want to achieve with the final...

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