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Trapped in a dungeon without a weapon, you'll have to fight back with pressurized streams of your own blood. Blast baddies in this frantic action platformer, but don't forget to recharge before you bleed out. Explore the Metroidvania map, collecting keys and new abilities in search of an exit.

This release is a demo featuring the game's first area, with a full version planned for 2021. However, this demo is not lacking in content, with an estimated play time of over an hour. This demo features a full Metroidvania map to explore, multiple unlockable abilities, and 9 hidden HP upgrades.

If you enjoy the game, please consider donating to support the project via Itch.io's pay-what-you-want feature. Also, if you have any feedback, please post a comment, as it will help guide the game's future development.


The original version of Blood Pressure was developed in 48 hours for the Ludum Dare game jam. You can check out the original submission page here: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/44/blood-pressure


A game by Eli Vazquez

Music by Jack Szulc-Donnell

Made with MonoGame

Known issue:

There's currently a rare bug which sometimes causes breakable walls to not get colored in. If you run into this issue, try moving around and shooting from different angles and it should eventually work. If you find a way to consistently reproduce this bug, let me know, as it will help me find a solution.

Updated 27 days ago
Release date 35 days ago
AuthorEli Vazquez
GenrePlatformer, Action, Adventure
Made withMonoGame
Tags2D, Action-Adventure, Colorful, Exploration, Metroidvania, Pixel Art, Retro, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout an hour


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Blood Pressure Demo 1.1.zip 14 MB

Development log


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This looks awesome, any plans to support Linux?

Thanks! I'm a solo dev without access to a Linux machine to build/test on, so not for the time being. But I'm definitely looking at multiple platforms for the full release next year.


No worries, reach out to me at GamingOnLinux.com if/when that happens.

Thanks, I'll keep you in mind!


great concept. cute


Intresting game, i love how everything is "paintable"

hello there i have a problem i have the right computer but it keeps saying that it might give me a virus and turning it to a rar file and idk wh

Hey, sorry to hear that you're having trouble running the game. If this is being caused by Windows Defender SmartScreen, here's how to get around it:

First, click the "more info" button on the initial popup:

Then click "run anyway" on the following screen:

If this isn't the issue you're running into, please post screenshots of the message you're getting so I can better understand the issue.

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sorry but you got the wrong screen when i download it says sorry but this is not commonly downloaded and may give you a virus and then has a discard button next to it

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Ah, is this the issue you're running into? https://www.addictivetips.com/web/fix-this-file-is-not-commonly-downloaded-and-m...

Just click the drop down arrow, then click "keep."

Hope this helps.


Hi. I played your game and recorded it on a video. It was very entertaining. I played much more than I recorded. I just forgot to turn on my microphone so I lost a recording of how I played the first time. I almost completed the game. Also, it would be cool if it had a fullscreen mode. ,If you want me to delete the video, let me know. However, if you like the video, I make similar videos every day. I will be happy if you subscribe. Anyway, I enjoyed playing your game.

Thanks for playing! Too bad your first video didn't record properly, but I'm glad you liked it. By all means, you can keep the video up (I'll never say no to free publicity, lol). 

Sorry about the lack of full screen support. I didn't realize the max window size would be so small on larger monitors. I was intending on including a full screen mode, but ran into some technical difficulties getting it to resize the game correctly based on the monitor resolution. When I find a fix to the problem, I'll definitely update it. I'll try to get that up in the next few days.

Also, sorry to hear you lost your save. If you tell me where you were in the game, I can actually send you a save file at that point. 

Anyway, thanks again for your video! Your feedback is appreciated.