Assume the role of Wyatt in this Action/Exploration Platformer as you explore the ruins of a holy city that was lost many years ago. Battle various types of demons, angels, and a new threat known only as the “Ferals”, using swordsmanship, martial arts, and sorcery.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,497 reviews) - 86% of the 1,497 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 8, 2013

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"Action RPG Platformer with addictive challenging gameplay, big boss fights, good character progression & ability tree. Nice loot. A Metroidvania game!"

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August 11

Version Moved to Main Branch

The main branch is now up to date with the newest version of the game. If you missed the patch notes from this update they can be found at the following...

Patch notes 1
Patch notes 2

For those of you who where stuck in the temple as Vladyn from version , updating to the newest version should auto fix the issue for you. As always we thank you all for the feedback and support in making this game much more then it was originally intended to be.

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August 4

Quick Fixes Aug.4th 2015

A few quick fixes for the last update. Most of the fixes/changes are for arena mode but there are some general changes. Unfortunately the Arena Mode leader boards will have to be reset because of some of the more integral changes. We will keep this update in beta for another week and monitor it for anything major.

EDIT: Hotfixes/Changes (as of 8/5/15)

  • True Anemone's orbs not properly calculating S.Ruin when reflected at her.
  • Arena door sometimes opens if a shadow hero is killed.
  • Assist level cap at five. (There abilities already scale with enemy lv)
  • Max coin reward in arena mode cap at 15. (Does not include bonus rounds)
  • Adjustments to S rank time settings for Arena Mode.
  • Cost of elixir now scales as they are bought in Arena Mode.

  • Boss multiplier glitch after abomination in Goibniu mode. (requires more testing)
  • Anemone pulling you through the ground in Arena mode.
  • Gernot freezing up and becoming untargetable in Arena mode.
  • Bug where some assists could achieve a zero second cooldown in arena mode. (requires more testing)

  • 3 boss spawn after 60th floor in the arena.
  • Various tweaks to enemy scaling during arena.
  • [Laurel Crown] Removed from arena mode.
  • Hat cost reduced to 2 coins in arena mode.
  • Statues can each only be used once during Goibniu Mode.
  • Removed point penalty from statues in Goibniu mode.
  • Upon completing Goibniu mode, each unused statue grants 0.5 bonus multiplier.
  • Reduced point value of Puffers in Goibniu Mode.
  • Increased Armor/Resist scaling on [Holy Diver].
  • Base power of warp blade increased.
  • [Armor Ruin] now gains minor increases with [Str].
  • Increased power of [Life Blade] finisher.

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    About This Game

    Assume the role of Wyatt in this Action/Exploration Platformer as you explore the ruins of a holy city that was lost many years ago. Battle various types of demons, angels, and a new threat known only as the “Ferals”, using swordsmanship, martial arts, and sorcery. There are many customizable skills and equipment that will aid Wyatt on his journey.


    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.


    • Intense combat weaving sword and sorcery together seamlessly.
    • Find magic souls that aid in combat and traversing the ruins of the city.
    • Level up stats and a variety skills to customize your play style.
    • Upgrade Weapons and Armor.
    • Unique accessories that can give you the edge in combat, or get you killed!
    • Interconnected zones allow you to explore new areas or backtrack.
    • 2 playable characters on release and more to come!
    • Compelling original soundtrack spanning over 2 hours of music!

    System Requirements

      • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or Windows 8
      • Processor: Processsor 1.7 Ghz or higher
      • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
      • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Helpful customer reviews
    57 of 60 people (95%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    77.3 hrs on record
    Posted: May 5
    Having to wait for what felt an eternity for this update i yet again find myself replying this game all over again. This has been my best purchase to date on steam and i dont say that lightly. i feel there is a real art to the fighting system in which sometimes through my frantic button bashing at times i hear in my head a little voice telling me "what you just did there, was AWESOME". My only problem with the game is it leaves me wanting to know so much more about the lore, the history of this game as the story itself is great, but leaves me asking more questions then i got answers. Not really something major with issues but its the characters you meet along the game that look interesting and quirky that make me feel that way. im begging for a sequel or even a prequel.
    Endless fluff if you do this for me i will get a tattoo of Wyatt in honour of this!
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    35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    1.2 hrs on record
    Posted: May 4
    I played this for about 25 hours on my son's computer (i wanted to try to beat the game, but i didnt)
    One of the most well thought out, and well put together "metroidvania" games on PC i've ever played. The devs are dedicated to their project, and you can fell the passion they put into the game. I highly recommend!
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    29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
    2 people found this review funny
    200.8 hrs on record
    Posted: May 4
    Very fluent combat. The more times you play through it, the more rewarding it becomes. I highly recomend to play on God Slayer difficulty. Just get this game, honestly.
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    15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
    5.8 hrs on record
    Posted: April 18
    Valdis Story: Abyssal City is a RPG, side-scrolling platformer game and I can tell you know, It's definately one of the best ones I have played!

    At the beginning of the game you have a choice between 2 unique characters (building up to 4 once you have completed the story mode) which you can play to progress through the story. They each have their own different skills and attacks that they use.

    The game uses a simple spell casting system where you just hold a button and press a certain direction and it casts the spell you have binded onto it. Aside from the spells, the game enables you to use dashes, varying comboes between weak and strong attacks, wall jumps and more!

    Each character has their own unique skill tree that you can use to enhance the characters performance. eg, Increase attack damage by 5%. It follows the basic RPG skill tree (Attack, Defense, Magic).

    The boss fights in this game are my favourite out of all the platformers and RPGs. Each boss you encounter have different attacks and each have their own special moves. Not only are they challenging, they are also EXTREMELY fun to fight! You won't simply beat a boss with just luck! They also look really cool :3

    The game's graphics and music are just straight up AMAZING! The anime-like art style really does pull a lot of audience in, and I am not suprised. The devs really know what people like!

    Overall, I would give this game a 9.5/10 for all of the reasons I have mentioned above. The only thing I find that this game is lacking the Quest log or Objective menu. When you speak to an NPC and you take a quest, at some points I found it frustrating because I could not find the desired place I needed to go, simply because I had no clue where it was. That being said, I am sure the devs will add this in the future since they seem to be updating the game very often.
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    21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    28.6 hrs on record
    Posted: April 10
    I wasn't ready for this.

    I didn't know what to expect when I installed the game but I definitely wasn't ready for this. But for me, this is like 2D Dark Souls - it pushes you in terms of difficulty, there are no quest log kinda stuff so you have to travel around and explore, parry system etc...

    There are two main problems for me though:

    1- Controls are not as fluid as it should be considering this game requires good reflexes.

    2- There aren't a lot of enemies so far (and my friend told me that it doesn't get any better)

    If you like Castlevania buy this. If you don't but like 2D fighting games, buy this. If you are a CoD kinda gamer who likes linear storytelling, kinda easy gameplay and first person viewpoint, I'm sorry but the princess is at another castle.
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