A downloadable game for Windows

Updated Version of the Savannah Global Game Jam 2016 Winner.

BANISH is a two player versus game, that allows players to partake in the immortal battle between two warring spirits, as they fight to banish each other from the plains of existence. Players must utilize their skills in combat to slay their enemy and offer their opponents body as a blood sacrifice to their own demonic altar. With 3 successful blood offerings given to the altar, the player's demon will grow in size and power. To win the game, the players must evolve their demon to stage 3, at which point the demon will permanently devour the opposing player, banishing them from all dimensions.


"This game is best played with an xbox 360 controller however keyboard compatibility is available.

If the keyboard controls are not to your liking feel free to change them in the pause menu!"

If you encounter any glitches press 'esc' or the 'start' button to and restart the level from there.

Updated Version Controls

refer to the controller map on the main menu.

Game Jam Controls

Player 1:
[Movement] - WASD / Analog Stick
[Attack] - F key / X button
[Dash] - G key / Triggers

Pick Up Body - Hold S key or Down, then [Attack]
Throw Body - [Attack] while carrying body.

Player 2:
[Movement] - IJKL / Analog Stick
[Attack] - ; (Colon) key / X button
[Dash] - ' (Quotation) key / Triggers

Pick Up Body - Hold K key or Down, then [Attack]
Throw Body - [Attack] while carrying body.


Gameplay Programming: Carl Deryl Vitasa, Tyvic Stallworth

Art: Marisa Angeli, Christian Willet

Animation: Natasha Redmond

Sound: Jack Burrows

Design: Marisa Angeli, Tyvic Stallworth, Carl Deryl Vitasa, Christian Willet, Jack Burrows


This is an updated version of the BANISH game that has been worked on for several days after the competition.

If you wish to play the original game that won the Savannah Global Game Jam 2016 please download the

"BANISH Game Jam Build"


Install instructions

  • Exract the Zip Folder and Launch the .exe
  • For maximum quality, run in 1920 x 1080(if option is available)
  • If the controllers don't work try unpluging and pluging them back in again.


BANISH Updated Build 59 MB
BANISH Game Jam Build 59 MB


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This game is really amazing, nice concept, gameplay feels nice, playing with pads is ofc the best. I'd love to see more characters and elementals to choose from and this game would have been even better, a nice party game.

Thanks for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed it.

The game looks good, and is a nice concept. Two minor problems; you can kill a character at respawn repeatedly and just one button can close the game, that is a problem if you are playing with children or butterfingered friends. Thanks for sharing it.


Good Concept, Bad Game.

Could you please elaborate on some aspects of the game, more feedback would be appreciated!

The Animation doesn't look Fluid, The Controls are rare (Normally, when you play with Keyboard the Second Player plays with the Arrows and the Numeral Keys), When i use the ''Dash'' key the Player comes out of the Map. And is Easy to Beat, If you can add a thing to make the Gameplay more Big you can add this.. The Souls or Gods or What they are only Damages between them, And then Down the other Soul Life and if the other Player destroy the Soul, The Game ends.

Thank you for your feedback! We are currently fixing the dodging and will be fine tuning the keyboard controls. Initially the game was made purely for thecontroller due to the 48 hour time crunch of the game jam. New mechanics will be added to the game for variety and replay ability.

Do you have an email, twiiter or website where people can leave feedback?

you can leave feedback here or at my personal email: carlvitasa@gmail.com we hope to have a new build ready in around a week and a half. Thanks for the comment!