Play as the villain in Nefarious! An action platformer where you globe hop between several kingdoms kidnapping princesses who alter gameplay in unique ways. Then thwart various heroes in reverse boss fights, recreated iconic battles where you control the boss.
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Very Positive (159 reviews) - 81% of the 159 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 23, 2017

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May 15

Nefarious the Graphic Novel now on Kickstarter

The fabled time is upon us! The Nefarious: Graphic Novel Kickstarter is now live! By clicking the link below you 'll be plunged into a world of villainy that continues the adventures of Crow as he launches his freelance villain career; his specialty? Helping villains defeat the status quo and win for a change!

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Nefarious Volume 1 continues the story where the game's good ending leaves off. This was the most easy point for new readers to join in. We're creating a 150+ page book that collects four issues of stories that take place within the world of Nefarious.

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March 15

Patch 1.1 The Mac/Linux Edition!

Patch 1.1


- Mac(k) Version: Nefarious is now available to play on macs!

- Linux Version: Nefarious will also play on Linux.

- Options Enabled: We now have a options menu on the main screen! With it comes a host of other features.

* Button remapping:Players can now remap most buttons and create a custom set up.

* Windowed Mode: Window mode can be toggled on or off.

* Resolution: Players can now change the camera resolution.

- New defeated effects for kicking hero butt.

- Overhauled SFX for the following encounters

* Dr. Mechano's battle

* Insektia Reverse Boss Battle

* Winterdown Reverse Boss Battle

* Adept Co. Reverse Boss Battle

Bug Fixes

- Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Crow to fall through the world while punching cars.

- Fixed an issue where Crow could be killed by the care package, and not advance.

- Fixed an issue that caused the Macro City elevator to leave without Crow.

- Players should no longer be able to take Prince Malachite's power up outside of his stage. Malachite? More like Mala-cheat. Amirite?

- Fixed an issue where the royalty would sometimes not load when re-opening the game.

- Bramble Flats should now properly unlock S-ranks for beating it under 6-minutes.

- The King Crow Achievement should now properly unlock.

- Fixed a graphical glitch that sometimes made textures not load when locking windows.

- Fixed issue where certain triggered cutscenes would autoscroll on the Sovereign.

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About This Game

Unleash a little anarchy! Tired of playing the hero? Experience the adventure from the other side of the coin with Nefarious! Play as the villain for a change and wreak chaos as you kidnap princesses from five different kingdoms who alter game play in unique ways. Stomp on heroes through several iconic battles recreated with you as the boss!

Nefarious is a 2d-animated action platformer, where your objective on each stage is to kidnap a princess and then escape with them! Heroes will attempt to thwart you, and many things may not go quite as expected.

Key Features

  • Lovingly crafted 2d animation and illustrated backdrops.
  • Reverse boss fights let you fight the hero.
  • Globe hop between five different kingdoms and even more distinct locations.
  • Unlock several ammo types for your grenade launcher
  • Mix and match customization options for 10+ variations on your explosive punches.
  • Mystery and Intrigue, that if uncovered, unlocks a secret ending!
  • Engage in a comedic story exploring and deconstructing the video game trope of princess kidnapping.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible video card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Unbuntu or Equivalent
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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