Angvik is a platform action game set in a joyful but unforgiving land.
User reviews: Very Positive (293 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
41 of 66 people (62%) 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 shit every time, the farther you get, the more tedious.
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11 of 16 people (69%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
I bought this game expecting a rogue-like, but the only roguelike element it has is permadeath. Levels are not random, and there are not many powerups. This is a challenging classic platformer (as was common in the NES days).

That said, if you like classic platformers this one is not bad.

All equipment has a limited number of uses. All weapons and armor collapse and break after it is used 1-4 times. Oils are found occasionally, and can be used to fully repair an armor or weapon while at the same time converting it into another type of armor or weapon.

Levels are linear and the game is fairly short. There are a number of character classes which differ only in their starting equipment, and there is some replayability to be had in beating the game with different classes.

You won't get many hours of entertainment with this, but it's brief and enjoyable fun and the price is right.
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10 of 17 people (59%) 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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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
2.3 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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7 of 12 people (58%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
This is a VERY challenging and unforgiving game. It took me longer than I care to admit to beat just the first level.
The art style is very cute and the music is beautiful. There are many varieties of weapons that can do very silly things and many aspects that are original to this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.2 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Really good game. It´s a bit short but it´s really cheap so it´s alright. It´s a really hard action platformer. Check out my video on it but it´s a whole run so if you don´t want to spoil it you should prob not watch. It´s worth buying. I can tell you that much.

Angvik - THE ONE WHERE I BEAT THE GAME
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 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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22 of 44 people (50%) 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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64 of 76 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Really fun game, you platform along - collecting heaps of items, fighting tons of bad guys and trying not to die.

It also has a really nice art-style and a pleasant soundtrack IMO.

There are light RPG elements in that you essentially pick a class to play and have an inventory of items to manage, most items have low durability and will break before long - you can also augment items with potions and give them different effects.

There's a bird companion who follows you and collects your excess equipment, it also collects any eggs you find - you can hatch them and they will assist you in some way for a short time.

You also only have 1 life during each game and when you die you drop a tomb-stone which acts as a visual checkpoint of how far your previous character (of that class) reached.

Another thing worth mentioning is one of the classes starts off at 1/5 stars and each time you complete the game, you gain a star and the next playthrough will be more difficult - which is great fun.

While the layout of the stages stay the same each playthrough, the location, type and amount of monsters and items are randomised each game - which lends a ton of replay value and keeps it challenging.

There's a lot to like here and for the price, I definitely recommend it to pretty much anyone.
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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Ever played Rygar? Ghosts & Goblins? Wizards and Warriors? Cave Story? I wanna be the guy? Angvik is an indie platformer that provides some of the gaming goodness that all of the above games contained, but brings with it a couple of nice twists to it's gameplay mechanics. I had the pleasure of playing this game quite a bit before it made it's way to Steam and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Angvik is more than the sum of it's parts. The best way to describe the gameplay would be to say that it's a mashup of many other platformers. Angvik does however implement it's mechanics in a unique way that feels slightly different from any other game, while boasting it's own unique 8 or 16 bit style. It's not exactly a "metroidvania" styled game, but it does have loot drops and a plethora of items for players to discover and play around with, which isn't bad considering it's not an RPG but rather a full on sidescrolling platformer. The most important part of any platformer is how well it controls and responds. Thankfully, Angvik has fairly user friendly controls that are responsive.

Players will choose from a number of different character classes right at the beginning of the game. These character classes change the gameplay immensely and particularly in the early game. You have your choice of a King, a Lancer, a Shepherd, a Paladin, an Alchemist, a Peasant, or a "Great Guy". Depending on who you choose, you'll start off with different weapons, armors, and items, some of which are very silly, but also very fun to play with. You have a bird companion who also helps you during your travels by collecting and hatching eggs that will spawn other birds who will shield you and attack enemies for you.

The graphics and sound don't immediately look like much but the characters and enemies are quite amusing to look at up close. There's certainly a retro vibe to it all, but if you appreciate older NES, SNES, Genesis, and early PC platformers, then you'll have no problem with Angvik's dated graphic style. The music isn't extremely memorable, but it does provide a filler for the gameplay. Thankfully the music isn't annoying either.

The options menu is a little lackluster, but at least it provides a way to play the game in either windowed or full screen mode. Other options are minimal but you can rebind the controls to your liking and (thankfully) Angvik comes with Gamepad and Controller support which I feel improves the gameplay for those who are not as comfortable playing a platformer with their keyboard alone. On the other hand, the keyboard controls work just fine, so there are no complaints either way.

-- The Good --

- Classic Platforming gameplay (see above)
- Gameplay that will remind you of other great classics (but not a clone)
- Responsive controls using either Keyboard or Gamepad
- Multiple classes with unique gameplay styles
- Lots of replay value due to classes and loot drops
- Excellent price! You're actually getting a lot of bang for your buck!

-- The Bad (or so-so) --

- Dated graphics
- Gameplay that will remind you of other great classics (some people don't actually like that sort of thing)
- Minimal options and settings can be off-putting to some gamers.

I definitely recommend Angvik for anyone who enjoys their platformers. You really can't beat the amount of gameplay you're getting at this price of admission.
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26 of 29 people (90%) 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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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Definitely worth the 2.50 bucks. It is so happy and beautiful, then you realize you have died 50 times. Would recommend for the asking price. Although, I think workshop support and a level creator would benefit this game very much.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
It's developers like this one here that really make my day when it comes to playing games and buying games on steam. I don't know what it is about Indie games but as soon as the developers start making quality games instead of just rehashing content from prequels or charging over the mark for content that just isn't worth it then you find something worth buying.

That's one of those games, a modest price and some good random fun (literally). There's a random character option that adds a bit of depth along with the somewhat random monster spawns and drops from chests that really make this game fun. It's simple yet not in a bad way, keeps you entertained and has an excellent price as well...what more could I ask for?

Well, I wouldn't say no to some additional content, but I'm by no means asking or demanding it. It's just a game I would like to see more of. And wow, 85Mb for the game... that's tiiiiny.
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16 of 27 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
I feel like this game would be much better if there were an upgrading system of some sort. There's very few levels and once you beat it (took about 20 minutes) there's nothing else to do, you just start over again with the same characters, same levels, same everything. It's fun for about 10 or so minutes, but after that it feels like nothing more than a quick smartphone app.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
this game is so deceptive. don't let its cute pretty fuzzy-feeling-inisde graphics fool you. you will die. a lot. addictive as hell, was super fun to stream, if you want to see a the anguish i went through, check out the archived broadcast on http://twitch.tv/distortednet

love this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Really good game. Watch out for death. 10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
4min in-depth video review
http://youtu.be/iFyU9CNVk0Y
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