Indie Games Spotlight for August 28th, 2011

By mancide, 7 years ago
The Indie Games Summer Uprising kicked off this week, and the title to get the party started was Raventhorne. This Norse-mythology based hack-n-slash title has some of the best looking art I have seen in an Indie Games title.

Milkstone Studios proudly presents an epic 2D adventure of glory and vengeance! Help Raventhorne, the fallen norse hero fullfill his fate and take revenge for his death! Clear your way through the 6 worlds of Yggdrasil, and reach Asgard before Ragnarok is unleashed.

RELEASE DATE: 8/21/2011
DEVELOPER: Milkstone Studios S.L.
GENRE: Action & Adventure

Offline players 1
Dolby Digital
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I don't know about you, but I couldn't pronounce half of those words in that description. However, the game is beautiful. You start the story out as your character awakens in the world of the dead (Yggdrasil). You are then informed you have the gods on your side, however you can still die. The other fallen heroes in this world are out to try and kill you, this time for good.

While the game mechanics are predominately that of a hack-n-slash game, you are allowed to level up your character as you collect experience gems scattered about the land. You also have to keep a watchful eye on your stamina, as too much exertion can leave you vulnerable to enemy attacks.

Overall this is a great title, with terrific artwork, great mechanics, and most importantly fun gameplay. You can pick up the lead-off title from this year's Summer Uprising promotion for only 240MSP.

As we stated in the last Indie Games Spotlight article, this week marks our first weekly edition. We will be covering all of the Summer Uprising titles over the next 12 weeks, but don't let that scare you away from submitting other titles you think are worthy of a Spotlight all to themselves. As always, you can submit any title directly via PM to mancide.
Written by mancide
When not enjoying video games, our fearless newshound enjoys an nice pint of fermented barley and hops in a variety of styles. India Pale Ales, Stouts, Porters, Witbiers, Saisons, Gose, Lambics, Barleywine, you name it. If it has water, malted barley, hops and yeast in it, I'll consume it. I also enjoy all things technological, Doctor Who, wrasslin, traveling, and spending time with my family.