Angvik is a platform action game set in a joyful but unforgiving land.
User reviews: Very Positive (268 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 24, 2014

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Angvik is a platform action game set in a joyful but unforgiving land. The castle has been taken over by a barbarian and no one else has the courage to confront him, so take up your father’s gear and set off on a wondrous journey! And you’re not alone: you’ll find many birds and items to aid you along the way, and you’ll encounter all sorts of creatures to fight as well. But watch your step! You have only one life, so if you die, you stay dead.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7+
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Angvik is quite the annoying little platformer. Other reviewers compare it to Dark Souls because it's so difficult, but it's honestly nothing like Dark Souls at all. It's really just an unforgiving platform game where you have to get through the whole game without dying. Enemies drop items which you can pick up (or your bird friend picks up) and they either A) add 1 HP for you, or b) give you a weapon. If you're fully armed then the bird puts it in it's napsack and rearms you when you lose your items. It's kind of cool, but really frustrating as your first encounters with stuff will probably lead to your death, in which case you go all the way back to start 100% of the time. From what I understand there are no save points in this game at all. I've made it 8-9 screens through the game after 20 minutes. So yeah, kind of neat, it's only $3, but why so freaking hard for no reason other than to be the frustratingly kind of difficult? Instead of the challenging kind of difficult like Dark Souls is. Meh, not really for me but will probably play again if I get bored just to see if I can get any further.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
I enjoyed this game, but have to echo the other reviews - it's extremely hard and unforgiving. I really like it though, nice artwork and full controller support, imaginative gameplay and mechanics. Music is nice too. It's an simple game to get into, but extremely difficult to master. For a low-price, Aussie indie title it's definately worth it.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
A really Nice game.The achievements are challenging.And the items are random.That makes me feel excited everytime i open a box.It is easy to be addicted.I love it.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
I have no ♥♥♥♥ing clue what this game is all about, but it sure is fun.

If you like ball-bustingly difficult platformers, then this is for you.
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2 of 11 people (18%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Hate this game. I bought it because it looked fun and for a little while it was, dying over and over is fine... but you don't even get time to think about what you're doing or plan your next jump etc, because your character ages rapidly and after a few minutes of playing you can "die from getting too old." Most annoying mechanic ever.
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2 of 30 people (7%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
ABOLUTELY TERRIBLE! DONT BUT PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!
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2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Very quirky little game. The whole thing is punishment in the form of a cute platformer. Lucky me; I enjoy pain. It's really a mixed bag of vegetables. The atmosphere is all calm and peace. The gameplay on the other hand is painfully unforgiving, forcing you to the edge of your seat at every moment. And DON'T take your time, because your character will get old and die the longer you spend on a stage.
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2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
SOOO good. 10/10 would naked sheep man again
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq_bvLN8XGg&feature=youtu.be

Angvik is an unforgiving action platformer with permadeath. If you die once in the game, you must start from the beginning - No save points what so ever. The main difference between runs is that you can choose your starting gear but that breaks quickly and from there on you are essentially at the mercy of the games drops and your platforming/dodging skills. The levels can become very repetitive and are rather uninspired in terms of both artistic value and level design. This game is certainly challenging like Dark Souls, and some people might find enjoyment in that but for the average person - you may have more frustration than actual fun.

P.S.
Dying in Dark Souls is more of a "Darn, I messed that up", in this game it's more of an "Ugh, I have to redo the first stage for the millionth time"
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
If you're looking for a platformer game where you die a lot, and start everything all over, and all over again infinite times, then this is a game created for you. After multiple fails and over 2 hours of gameplay I felt seriously frustrated, but still I was NOT able to stop playing it. There's 6 starting classes (It's called "your father was" - King, Lancer, Sheperd, Paladin, Bottler and Peasant) but after a short time you'll lose starting items, so at al there's no diffirence which one you'll pick at the beggining. You can summon birds and they will help you fight with enemies on your way. You can also collect and use oils to improve your attack abilities or just to repair your armor/weapons. Every item you have can be destroyed by using it (weapon) or when you take hits (armor). Each map has time limit and your character gets older very fast, so you can't just stand and waste seconds. You can't block incoming attacks, so the only one way to avoid is jumping like there's no tomorrow "mario-like-jumps". At all timing is a key and everytime you start game again your run will be better than before.
From graphic side game is fine - you'll not find a fireworks in here but everything is aesthetically made and will not hurt your eyes. Sounds are fine too - after 2 hours I still do not turned music off.
A game not for a long time and not for everyone, but with fair price adjusted to what it offers.
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23 of 36 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Contrary to what some people said it's not a roguelike. its a platformer with no save spots. it's not more fun because of that. its just a bit more annoying. It's like a roguelike but without any of the fun parts, you see the same ♥♥♥♥ every time, the farther you get, the more tedious.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This is basically Ghouls N Ghosts. Which is cool if you like that kind of game, but beating each stage isn't satisfying enough. There's no challenge or concept that draws you in. I don't have to rack my brain to find new and interesting ways to pass the obstacles, nor am I met with any surprise at any point in each level. There are other things wrong, and other things right with the game, but at its core it's just not that fun. That's really all there is to it. If you catch it on sale, sure. Go ahead and grab it for 75 cents. But I can't help but to feel a little cheated having actually paid for a game I could have just as easily found a more fun version of on Newgrounds.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
For 2.99$ i can call this game ( Fun )
It was created with Construct 2 ( free software on steam to create games )
But you'd feel better if you get it on sales or a bundle or just cheaper ....because its too damn short

the game's animation and art was done beautifully but get ready for some disappointment because this game ends quite fast
i mean they werent that big of a team to make such game longer, it can be finished in 5 minutes if you know what you're doing.

Basic Game Similar to Volgarr the viking very similar indeed.

Could call it a bit hard but then you get used to it and its really.

So i am confused if i should Vote this down or not because it was just too short, but that price is not much and i didnt even get it at full price on a bundle a time ago so i am guessing for me i will vote it up,

you Choose between a set of "classes" and play, each has different weapon wielding styles thats pretty much it

The game has no story and nothing you just pretty much start playing which is why i said similar To Volgarr.
could have been more effective if they added a few story lines ( quests ) since this games animation and artwork begs for that, and becomes longer with a solid gameplay then it goes to the price of 9.99$ that could be a dream game for me, not really sure if the Devs have any plans for this game or anything so dont ask me.
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20 of 37 people (54%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Don't let the cute graphic fools you.
This is actually Dark Souls in 2D.
It's roguelike and if you die you have to start a new game.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Pure evil genius this one. It is obvious devs have played their ghost'n'goblins games well as the similarity is quite visible. there are even charging spri...er.. birds coming at you. And of course disintegrating armor.

Die repeatedly and die and die and keep trying to reach farther than last time. thats the game idea in this 2D Darksouls of a platforming game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Okay so, there are a few small annoying things that only seem very big because there's not much to the game. Firstly I agree it's a good game, there are many qualities which make it unique and lovable. Some examples would be:

- it's a platform game, but with very unique lands, yes they may look like other games (for me they looked a bit like Kirby's Epic Yarn maps..) but they have very different "monsters" and obstacals which I have not seen used before.
- The characters are very cute, and the graphics are amzing! ♥
- The music is okay..
- The price is good, I would have actually paid a little more for this

So the game does have it's "pros" but I have not recommended it for these reasons:

- The screen moves with the avatar- which you would expect, but it's a bit fast and jolty, after a while it actually made my eyes/brain hurt.
- The controls are really confusing. At the start it does not tell you what any of the controls are (they aren't the normal W,D,S and A) so you have to try and navigate your way to the options menu- and then change them. But I think there are too many options, for example the character can hold two weapons at a time which do different things- you also need two different keys to use them... but which ones do you choose?! You will forever be trying to find which keys you are confortable using and positioning them close enough together so you don't have to use the whole key board!
- There really needs to be check points. When you die you literally restart the game and choose a new avatar and lose any new potions/weapons/armour you find.
- Dying is very easy, which I guess makes this game a little challenging- there's nothing wrong with that. It's just when you can lose all your armour- that does not protect you anyway- then die.. and restart.. It's just a bit annoying..
- Finally some of the characters throw their weapon (usually misses target) and then you have to walk and find it.... there could easily be more monsters ready to kill you that second and you will not have a weapon...

I can just about take all this and carry on playing. If you are known for rage quiting, I would not play this game ☹
As I said "there's not much to it" it's just very simple. It is colourful, and has music, so it seems "fully furnished" if you know what I mean.

6/10 would die every 2 seconds again..
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Angvik is hardly a game, and it's certainly not worth your money. The "game" in all takes about 10 minutes to beat once you understand how it works, and replay value is very low. The only things that change are what character you play and what enemies get generated in each level. Hitting enemies is frustrating; thrown weapons often skim enemies without killing them, and stomping heads is difficult given varying enemy traits - s♥♥♥♥♥dic movements, rapid ranged attacks that are hard to dodge, slim enemy hitboxes, A lot of times, avoiding enemies entirely is the best option, which is incredibly unfortunate given killing enemies is about the only thing to do. Spoiler: The game ends with a boss fight so easy you won't even realize it was a boss fight until the screen says "You Won!" Roll credits.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
good thing i bought this game when it was on sale because damn is it bad i like to play retro games but this is nowhere near anything to be considered retro platformer for it is way to damn hard to begin with and very mercyless i dont reccomend it to anyone.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Some games manage the uber-hard challenge thing, normally by introducing lots of variety in the game to keep things fresh. Angvik doesn't have lots of variety, is quite happy to kill you and send you back to the beginning of the level, and feels slow. Overall, not one that I'd recommend. But maybe I'm missing the point, because I didn't like Dark Souls either.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
great rogue like platformer, short but fun, controlling your character is spot on!
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