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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a blistering hardcore platformer with contrasting worlds.
Release Date: Oct 22, 2012
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Giana Sisters and Youtube Issues.

August 21

Hey everyone.

We have been informed that there is a problem with Giana Sisters videos on Youtube getting tagged with copywrite issues.

We have found what the problem is and are working on taking care of it, hopefully in a few days this will no longer be an issue for anyone anymore.

//BFG Zyddie.

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News for the Linux users!

June 25

I´ve made a offical linux statement/post for all the info we have about our linux version that you can find here - http://steamcommunity.com/app/223220/discussions/0/540744936190211502/

This has been a huge request by our community and I will ALSO annouce that a linux version is ALSO planned for Dieselstormers, no eta on that either.

So linux users we havn´t forgotten you, hope you can continue with the amazing patience you have shown us and soon you will be able to play all our games fully linux supported.

//BFG Zyddie.

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Reviews

“The results look absolutely beautiful. It’s a puzzle platformer in which you can control not only the main character, but also the mood of the world you’re in.”
RockPaperShotgun

“Full of vibrant colors and accentuated animations, hearkening back to the days of truly inspired sidescrolling platformers.”
Destructoid

“The sheer amount of detail and work that went into the graphics do indicate to show you the sheer about of love for this fraaahhh-!”
TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit

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About the Game

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a blistering hardcore platformer with contrasting worlds. Warp Giana’s vivid dreams to alter your abilities and destroy the twisted creatures lurking within. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams combines the challenge of retro era platforming with graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls.


Fluidly morph between two dynamically different dream worlds to solve puzzles and combat grueling enemies. Players will have to intertwine sweet Giana's twirling jump attack with Punk Giana's hammering dash attack to survive the dualling dimensions.

Key Features


  • Powerful Abilities: Change Giana's personality to unlock her unique abilities - you'll need to control both sides to survive her dreams!
  • Intuitive Controls and Smooth Gameplay: Master the tight knit controls to defeat the cunning trials ahead.
  • Visual Punch:Giana’s dreamworlds leap off the screen with gorgeous 3D graphics that morph before your eyes.
  • Twisted Puzzles: As Giana changes, so does the world around her. Collecting gems and finding secret locations requires strategy and interchanging the two worlds.
  • Legendary Soundtrack:Each dream layer has its own music style. Experience a dual crossfading soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck and Machinae Supremacy!
  • Explore and Discover: There are 23 rich levels across 3 distinct worlds, each transforming into the two contrasting dreamworlds.
  • Epic Boss Battles:Take on gigantic creatures dredged from the depths of Giana’s most terrifying nightmares. Each unique boss has only one thing in common with the others – they’re utterly brutal!
  • Gut-wrenching Hardcore Modes: Hardcore and Über Hardcore modes also await players who are full masters of the game and quite possibly insane.
  • A remixed “easy” mode for all levels and bosses. The remixed mode is a lot easier to survive than its standard mode. The “easy” difficulty for Giana should roughly correspond to the “normal” difficulty for casual platformer games.
  • Extras: Halloween-themed levels accessible from the start.

System Requirements

    Minimum (or Recommended)
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3.3 GB
    • Video Card: SM3.0 DX9.0c level hardware (Nvidia GeForce 6800, ATI X1800 XT or higher)
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Additional: Keyboard
    Recommended
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz (or any Dual Core CPU)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 3.3 GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280, ATI HD 4800 or higher
    • DirectX®: 10
    • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a very well done remake, with some modern gameplay dynamics that will appeal the player. It's frenetic, it's hard, it's indie and it's a good platform game!
Posted: August 18
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
The Good:
+Great Graphics and Atmosphere
+Great platforming elements, the main gameplay revolves around you "switching" worlds on the fly to collect gems and reach new platforms to progress through the level.
+Good level of difficulty that ramps up nicely and provides a nice level of challenge
+Lots of modes for replayability ie. score attack, time attack, hardcore mode

The Bad:
- Can get frustrating at times



This is one of the best platforming games I have played in recent memory. This is definitely a good game and one worth checking out.

Posted: June 6
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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
I can't in all honesty recommend this game.

Its biggest problem are the terrible controls. When you die it is mostly because somehow you didn't land where you would reasonably expect to.
If you combine that with the steep learning curve of the puzzles, and with the fact that the levels are too long (which forces you to waste a lot of time just to be able to quit the game without loosing every progress you made), you obtain an extremely frustrating experience.

The soundtrack is really good and I suppose the design is rather nice (both of these considerations are subjective though), but they aren't enough to save the game and make it worthwhile.
Posted: April 30
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
"Black Forest Games" I love you, finally something worthwhile in modern Platformer Genre.
Amazing Graphics and Atmosphere, Super OSTs, and what's important very fun and finally somehow hard gameplay.
It's not review more then Thank you open letter to Developers, but for me game was really amazing, also not expensive, so - Yes, I recommend it.
Posted: July 21
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Very challenging, but fun. Gorgeous graphics and amazing music by the great Machinae Supremacy makes this an entertaining journey to blast through.
Posted: June 27
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69 of 76 people (91%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg4wQzSG5iA

True to most 2D platfomer conventions the plot is quite simplistic. The player controls Giana as she searches for her sister Maria who has been kidnapped in the Dream World by a dragon. This provides the simple impetus for Giana's journey through The Dream World which she has the ability to manipulate shifting her persona between a cute girly girl that inhabits a halloween inspire iteration of the dream world and an edgier punk chick who traverses a variation of the Dream world that is more colorful and cheery. Giana's personas also have different special abilities. The cutesy Giana has a graceful twil jump that allows her to glide through the air over extended distances while the punk Giana can launch herself forward as a fireball. Swapping between these personas and mixing up moves to traverse the environment in integral to surviving Giana. The persona shifting in Giana Twisted Sisters is similar to the time shifting mechanic in Sonic CD except that it can be performed on the fly and you are in no way limited to how often or how many times you can shift.

Black Forest Games does a commendable job making the most of this gameplay mechanic. The shifting mechanic also adds a puzzle element to the game. Figuring out which sisters maneuvers will allow you to best proceed through an area is the central puzzle theme. It's fast paced and never leaves you scratching your head for long but keeps you mentally engaged with your surroundings. Platforms will apprear in one dimension that don't appear in another, platforms move in a certain direction with one persona while moving in another with the opposite persona, enemies change completely requiring one persona to defeat the enemy while the other can use the defeated enemy as a traversal tool... There is almost always something new in Giana Sisters

While Giana Sisters starts as a cakewalk the difficulty ramps up quickly as you are required to shift dozens of times to complete small stretches of levels. Some areas require you to cacoon yourself in bubble gun and float through razor sharp crystals, others require you to run through a gauntlet of obstacles while being chased by a wall of fire. Boxes can be pushed to create raised platforms and some levels have a more open design that require Giana to collect several keys in an undetermined order to open a passageway to a new area. These challenges are remixed and recycled into devilish combinations late in the game.

It's backdrops are colorful and layered with detail. The juxtaposition between the dimensions is natural and entirely seemless. It is easy to spend time shifting between dimensions in some areas just to see how objects in one dimension are translated in the other dimension. Large hollowed out tree trunks in the cheery dimension become massive reptilian skulls, wells become rotted tree stumps, owls become horned demons... Texture resolutions are high and effects for things like water are far from generic with cloudy patches and bubbles. It is unfortunate that most of the same elements are reused for much of the game. Assests from the first level are found in great abundance in later stages and while I appreciate a 2D platformer that doesn't fall into fire, ice and desert level cliches, a greater degree of variety would have been appreciated.

While perhaps one of the most obscure franchises to be resuscitated in recent memory Giana Sisters proves itself to be a worthwhile and enjoyable experience. It's colorful, challenging, and makes excellent use of a handful of mechanics. It is perhaps the best mix of platforming puzzles and reflex based gameplay on the market. While the limited soundtrack and small pool of art assets can make the last portion of the game a little less invigorating than the first, it does little to take away from the excellent gameplay. If you have conquered Donkey Kong and saved princess Peach a dozen times from the clutches of Bowser than it's time you considered shifting through Dream Land as teenage hero Giana.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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