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Angvik is a platform action game set in a joyful but unforgiving land.
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.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory

Mac System Requirements

    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
62 of 71 people (87%) found this review helpful
284 products in account
16 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
843 products in account
5 reviews
3.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
63 products in account
9 reviews
2.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
741 products in account
14 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 30th, 2014
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
168 products in account
6 reviews
1.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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