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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.
Release Date: Sep 26, 2013
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News for the Linux users!

June 25th, 2014

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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Charity Event

June 15th, 2014

Seems that games done quick is running another one of thier famous charity events, from the 22nd of june to the 28th of june.

They are gonna speed run through a lot of games for over 150 hours for charity sake, including our first game Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord.

So give them a shoutout and take a look at thier website, you can see thier post on our forums here http://steamcommunity.com/app/223220/discussions/0/540744475251006561/ aswell as thier website here - https://gamesdonequick.com/

Hope that a lot of you will tune in and support the event.

//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 the 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
31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
882 products in account
140 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is without a doubt one of the best things to come out of the great retro platformer deluge, which began somewhere around the release of Super Meat Boy. It was stunning to look at, a joy to play, and managed to feel fresh yet familiar at the same time. As with any good thing fans are bound to want more, and Black Forest Games has now delivered just that with Rise of the Owlverlord; a standalone expansion that in many ways is even better than the game which spawned it!

If you've played Twisted Dreams (and you definitely should have before jumping into Owlverlord), you should know what you're getting into here; a tightly knit platformer with a neat world shifting mechanic, that controls like a charm and features an outstanding soundtrack. Owlverlord doesn't mess with this formula at all, but reworks it into a smaller more focused experience that fixes nearly all of my complaints of the original and then some.

While I enjoyed Twisted Dreams a lot, variety was not its strong suit and I quickly found myself fatigued of it after only a few level, forcing me to space it out of many short sessions to keep it from completely wearing out its welcome. I never felt this with Owlverlord. While there are far fewer levels this time (7, if you include the boss fight at the end), the upside of this is that each is longer and more uniquely designed than those found in the original game, with some of, if not the best level designs the series has seen to date! It took me weeks to finish the original game, but I tore through Owlverlord like a starving dog who just found a box of bacon, and was left eager for more (despite previously thinking I had had more than my fill of the series after the first game).

If you enjoyed Twisted Dreams there is absolutely no reason you should hesitate to pick up Rise of the Owlverlord! It's a shorter game, but a better one in every regard (which is saying something as the original was fantastic as well) that heightens the challenge, fine tunes the gameplay, and somehow manages to deliver and even more ridiculously awesome soundtrack than last time (Machinae Supremacy has completely outdone themselves yet again)! If you have yet to play Twisted Dreams you are missing out on one the best modern platformers we have, a fact Owlverlord only further solidifies. Black Forest Games have continued to impress me more than I would have expected from such humble Kickstarter beginnings, and now have me wishfully hoping a true Giana Sisters 2 is on the horizon.

Don't delay, there's an Owlverlord to topple!
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
31 products in account
2 reviews
11.6 hrs on record
I'd not say it's a must-buy, but Rise of the Owlverlord is definately a good purchase, if you don't mind difficult games. With plenty of replayability and a great soundtrack, I've found this to be a great addition to my library.
Posted: March 16th, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
180 products in account
29 reviews
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 23rd, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
665 products in account
375 reviews
8.6 hrs on record
Fans of the original Giana Sisters will find more of what they loved from the first game, and newcomers can ease into the series with the relaxed difficulty setting. The Giana Sisters continues to be one of this generation’s best platforming experiences.Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord is a good stand-alone expansion pack, with well designed levels that fix some of the flaws of the first game.The excellent "twist" mechanics are quite the same, the difficulty is more balanced and we have 6 new levels and 1 boss for a rather small price.Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord is a great game, especially for those looking for a platformer to challenge their reflexes.
Posted: March 6th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18 products in account
1 review
4.8 hrs on record
Very nice game! Beautiful graphics and enjoyable music
Posted: June 23rd, 2014
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
325 products in account
7 reviews
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 29th, 2013
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