New release: Valdis Story: Abyssal City
Remember back when I first wrote about side-scrolling action RPG Valdis Story: Abyssal City? That sure was a long time ago, wasn’t it? Well, it just so happens that developers EndlessFluff Games went ahead and secretly released the game at some point between then and now! (I say “secretly” because I didn’t hear so much as a peep about it–I only discovered its release by accident when browsing Steam last week.)
Do we remember the premise? Probably not! Let’s recap:
Over 40 years ago, the goddess Valdis was killed by her daughter, the dark goddess Myrgato. Since this event Myrgato has been at war with her twin sister, Alagath the goddess of light. This perpetual war is fueled by human souls that the gods use to create their warriors; Myrgato twisting souls into demons, and Alagath manipulating souls to create angels. Each day the remaining human population dwindles as they are forced to choose a side or die.
So basically: deicide, matricide, and humans stuck in the middle of a cosmic war between the forces of heaven and hell. Not too shabby.
The actual game takes place in “the ruins of a holy city that was lost many years ago.” You play as a human named Wyatt, but there are other “heroes,” at least one of which appears as a playable character in screenshots.
The game has loads of smooth animations and a nice visual style. Combat is slow and deliberate, as is the game’s platforming. Everything is side-scrolling and action-y, as you can see in the trailer:
Valdis Story is available direct from the developer via their Humble Store widget for $14.99, though you can also find it for the exact same price on such storefronts as Desura and Steam. (GOG.com currently has it for somewhat cheaper.)
And just in case you want a little alone time with Valdis Story before you’ll know if you like it enough to commit, you can snag the free demo right here. Windows only.