Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord is a blistering platformer with morphing worlds, featuring seven brand new levels, a new boss and new gripping tracks from Chris Hülsbeck and Machinae Supremacy! Dash through tricky levels and transform the whole world at will in this fast-paced platformer.
User reviews: Very Positive (166 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 26, 2013

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"Mini-sequel to Black Forest Games's excellent platformer, which I'd argue is more consistent and enjoyable than the original."
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October 20

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As some of you may have noticed, we had our old forums attacked by spam bots, so we created brand new forums for all of you.

You can find the new forums here - http://forum.dieselstormers.com/ -

This does not mean we wont be active on steam forums, we will still check them daily and respond to posts here as well as on our new forums.

//BFG Zyddie

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August 21

Giana Sisters and Youtube Issues.

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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Reviews

“It's a purely fun experience with plenty of replay value.”
9.0 / AMAZING – Jared-IGN

“Rise of the Owlverlord is an excellent platformer. It’s fun to play, the controls are tight, and the level design is great.”
9.5 / Editor's Choice – Zero Tolerance Game Domain

“Rise of the Owlverlord demonstrates that the studio has a knack for creating enjoyable, challenging platforming games.”
8.0 – DarkZero

About This Game

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord is a blistering platformer with morphing worlds, featuring seven brand new levels, a new boss and new gripping tracks from Chris Hülsbeck and Machinae Supremacy!

Dash through tricky levels and transform the whole world at will in this fast-paced platformer. Rise of the Owlverlord combines graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming. Fluidly morph between two dynamically different dream worlds to solve puzzles and combat grueling enemies and bosses. You’ll have to intertwine perky Giana's twirling jump with punky Giana's hammering dash attack to survive her dual nightmare.

Key Features


  • Powerful Abilities: Change Giana's personality to unleash 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!
  • More to Discover: There are 7 rich levels across several distinct worlds, each transforming into the two contrasting dreamworlds.
  • Gut-wrenching Hardcore Modes: Hardcore and Über Hardcore modes also await players who are full masters of the game and quite possibly insane.
  • Extras: Halloween-themed levels accessible from the start.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3.0 DX9.0c level hardware (Nvidia GeForce 6800, ATI X1800 XT or higher)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz (or any Dual Core CPU)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280, ATI HD 4800 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows recommended)
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
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Две веселые сеструшки-попрыгушки опять попали в переплет. В оригинальной игре им не давал прохода какой-то не то динозавр не то дракон, что выступал в качестве финального босса и успел к этому моменту уничтожить миллионы нервных клеток игроков по той простой причине, что был невероятно труден в уничтожении. На его место пришла не то сова, не то филин с такими же, впрочем, отнюдь не самыми добрыми намерениями. Враги новые - герои старые. Равно как и игровой процесс, он не изменился ни на йоту.

Если коротко описать этот небольшой аддон к Giana Sisters, то выражение "хорошо, но мало" описывает его с лихвой. Действительно, пол-дюжины уровней короткой мини-кампании пролетают за один вечер. Если вы у нас перфекционист и вознамерились пройти все уровни с максимальным рейтингом или достаточно храбры и усидчивы, чтобы одолеть игру в дополнительных усложненных режимах, то можете смело умножить потраченное время втрое. Согласно рейтингу Стима, таких смельчаков нашлось суть более одного процента.

Отличий от оригинальной игры, прямо скажем, кот наплакал. Пара новых вражин, перерисованные задники да 2, от силы 3, новых композиции. Особенно отмечу новые бекграунды, они наконец-то стали действительно радовать глаз в отличие от своих коллег из оригинальной игры, что смотрелись довольно блекло.

Полное отсутствие сюжета и нехватка новизны искупается отличным дизайном уровней, который по-прежнему держит марку. Тяжелый саундтрек от суровых скандинавов из Machine Supremacy задает ритм, а сложность все также задрана до предела. Считаю, что этого достаточно для скромного аддона к не самому плохому платформеру на этой планете.
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Two funny-looking sisters who're always eager for new adventures have found themselves in another devious trap. Dinosaur mastermind from original game who earned his fame not only for being a final boss but also for annihilating millions of nerve cells by posing a formiddable threat during the final showdown. Yes, he was extremely difficult to take down. So, he stepped from his throne and a big bad owl has taken it in this new chapter. Well, doesn't matter though, the game has no plot whatsoever...

In order to sum it all up, a phrase "good, but too short" would fit just perfectly. 7 levels won't take you longer but one evening to complete them. Well, unless you are a perfectionist hero who wants to earn the best rating and complete the levels all over again in challenging modes. In this case, multiply your gaming time by 3.

There's not that much of a difference between this addon and original game. Two, maybe three new enemies, redrawn backgrounds and a couple of new musical themes. New backgrounds look especialy distinctive in contrast to original ones, which seemed rather dull and lackluster.

No plot and a lack of new content don't hurt that much due to tremendous level design, heavy soundtrack from scandinavian band Machine Supremacy and high unforgiving difficulty. I think it's enough for a short addon for a decent platformer.
Posted: October 16
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Consider this an expansion pack, not a full-fledged title. Gameplay remains exactly the same, so look at my old review if you want a rundown of it.

Otherwise, if you liked the first one I suggest purchasing this as well. There are 10 levels, but they're much longer than before. The music's new, so there's no rehashing there.

There's really not much to say that I didn't already say in my review of the first title. It's a comptetent indie platformer that doesn't do what others do and go for the 'retro' 8-bit look which is getting aggrivating. The music's great; platforming is more original than anything Nintendo has churned out in close to a decade; difficulty isn't some stupid ♥♥♥ 'Super Meat Boy' levels of retardation. Just ♥♥♥♥ing buy it already.
Posted: May 23
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
The game is short, but worth $5
Posted: May 17
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Very nice game! Beautiful graphics and enjoyable music
Posted: June 23
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
#PLEASE READ THE EDITS AT THE BOTTOM#

I agree with the majority of positive comments on here, so I'm not going to reiterate them all. But I want to point out that this game is crippled by the checkpoints not being saved when you exit the game. I spent a significant amount of time getting the first 4 keys on stage 2 and then got stuck on my way to get the last one. I spend quite a bit of time on it, and then it started getting late and I just wanted to switch it off and try again from the checkpoint some other time, but I knew after making that mistake previously that it doesn't save the checkpoints...so I kept on playing.

Anyway, I ended up turning it off, and it's going to be hard to bring myself to go to all the trouble I already went through knowing that there's a bit I struggle with coming up. I'm sure I'll have another crack at it some time...

It's not the 90's anymore. I mean, it's cool to have the uber hardcore mode for people who want the bragging rights, but if you're gonna put checkpoints in the game, make it so they save when you turn the game off.

Even if I never play it again, it was worth the 94c just to enjoy the gameplay for a couple of hours, hence why I recommend it. If the checkpoints saved, I'd say it was probably well and truly worth the full $5 (assuming the rest of the game is as good as the first couple of levels).

EDIT: (I had another crack at level 2 after a good night's sleep and managed to get through it pretty quickly. It's a really outstanding game, but I still find the fact that it doesn't save the checkpoints both frustrating and a baffling design choice.)

EDIT2: After a few playthroughs it becomes easy to finish every level. Getting stars is more difficult, but once you've familiarised yourself with each level, it's easy to estimate how long it will take to play the level and decide if you have time to play. The play times are reasonably short, so even with a busy lifestyle it's no problem to set aside a few minutes to have a crack at getting more stars on a level. My only advice is to make sure you set aside plenty of time to finish the levels the first time you play them. The game is awesomely addictive, controls are smooth and responsive, and despite the somewhat complex mechanics for a platformer, it's very intuitive. The visuals are stunning, and the soundtrack is nice.

tl;dr: great game but the fact that checkpoints are lost when the game is closed is frustrating when you're first learning the levels.
Posted: May 16
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35 of 42 people (83%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
After completing literally everything this game has to offer, Hard difficulty,Hardcore Mode, Über Hardcore Mode, Time Attack, Score Attack and all Achievements I can safely say that this is a really fun platformer.

This is a stand-alone expansion / DLC that adds 7 levels and does not require the base game to be able to play.

I would really recommend starting off on hard difficulty, normal mode just makes the levels so much easier that it's barely a challenge. Completing hard difficulty took me around 3-4 hours the first time playing, so the game is fairly short if you don't give all the other game modes a try (took me around 15~ hours to complete the game 100%)

The controls are solid for this game, I didn't mess up once because of bad controls or anything like that, Giana moved where I wanted her to, worth noting that I used an Xbox 360 controller to play through the game, can't say how the keyboard controls are as I didn't try them.

Now the soundtrack for this game, and the base game is fantastic. The Cute / Punk version of every song blends together perfectly when you switch between the two different versions of Giana.

This is NOT an easy game, you're gonna have to restart over and over again, be prepared.
Posted: September 29, 2013
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