Downward is a first-person open-world parkour adventure set in the medieval ruins of a post-apocalyptic Planet Earth. You must master body, mind, and spirit -- for agility, precision, and determination are the only tools that will help you make sense of this world and change your fate...
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Mostly Positive (18 reviews) - 72% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (64 reviews) - 87% of the 64 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 19, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“Communication with the community is paramount and will help us deliver the best experience possible in Downward. Our project is quite ambitious, with original gameplay and mechanics. As a small indie team of three people only, being in close contact with a community of gamers and benefiting from their feedback can help us fine-tune all the intricate details of the game. We believe that this will go a long way to making the game more fluid, interesting and pleasurable for our players.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect that to benefit properly from Early Access we'll need about 6 months. We're projecting that we'll be releasing a final version of Downward in June 2017.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version currently amounts to at least 5 hours of gameplay. However, in the full version we intend to have:

  • Additional areas to explore
  • Comprehensive storyline and campaign
  • More NPCs populating the game world
  • Extend the adventure with sidequests
  • Augment the power-ups

The Early Access version of Downward actually clues players into all the aspects mentioned above. However we want the community's help in weaving it all together into a seamless and enjoyable experience.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Downward's Early Access version is a very stable build. For the most part it is bug-free, contains a variety of fully-developed game mechanics and extensive areas to explore. Players will also be able to soak up a lot of the game's lore and get familiar with its post-apocalyptic storyline. The Early Access version makes up averagely 70% of the entire gameplay experience.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We are fairly certain that Downward's price will increase upon finally exiting Early Access. We're not yet completely sure exactly what the price difference will be but the package that will be available in the final version will warrant a bump in the price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“"Meditation Mode" -- the special area that can be accessed in Downward where players cannot die and can exercise all of the gameplay mechanics. We want to invite all players to push the game to its limits, tell us what works, what doesn't, and what can be made much better.

In consequence, we will be very active in our Steam Community Hub and our social channels in general. We will also create private chat groups for players who want to take an extra step and report bugs and other miscellaneous issues to us. We're only a team of three and having the community's support on our side is of the utmost importance.”
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May 23

World Record | Downward | Wall Run

That's how high skill play in Downward looks like, great stuff from Sebucragus!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXceZRaBztY

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May 19

Weekly Challenge Update v0.77



Hi, all!

The weekly challenge update has been released and is available to download!
Today's challenge is special, as it is the first created by the awesome students of Vigamus Academy in Rome!
A big thank you to all Vigamus organization, to their students and to Walter Vitaletti, the creator of the "Sliding Vortex" challenge!

Best,
Caracal Games

Changelog v0.77
  • Added Weekly Challenge!
  • Added a sound effect when interacting with the Mark Switch crystal.
  • Fixed the outline indicator for the Mark Switch crystal.
  • Fixed a savegame related bug that made the new Lore Items unsaleable to the Old Man.
  • Fixed a savegame related bug that allowed to collect more bones than are available in the game.
  • Fixed Main Quest waypoint visibility when inspecting Artifacts and Relics.
  • Fixed Collectibles counters for CrossRoads area.
  • Fixed Collectibles counters for Merchant's Lair area.
  • Fixed Collectibles counters for DeepCrater area.
  • Fixed cliff walls' collisions in CrossRoads area.
  • Fixed climbable wooden planks in CrossRoads area.
  • Fixed the unpickable Dry Artifact in CrossRoads labyrinth.
  • Fixed a bug that caused forced crouch state in CrossRoads labyrinth.
  • Fixed the Bone Golem in CrossRoads' labyrinth which dropped multiple artifacts.
  • Fixed the dust particle of Bone Golems.
  • Fixed the bugged Manhole exit of Winter Sea area.
  • Fixed a bug with skill tree-related Achievements when inside Merchant's Lair.
  • Fixed a bug with swimmable water in Merchant's Lair area.
  • Fixed Wanderer's hair shadow.

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Graceful, captivating, able to surprise and entertain.
Everyeye

Particularly inspired level design.
The Games Machine

Graphically remarkable and harmonious.
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About This Game

THE JOURNEY BEGINS...

Downward is a first-person open-world parkour adventure set in the medieval ruins of a post-apocalyptic world. Centuries after a cataclysmic environmental event, you must seek out the mysterious artifacts that could have a role in explaining the "End of the Earth". As a lone traveler, you will embark on a daunting journey through beautiful but treacherous terrains of past civilizations.

THE WORLD HAS ENDED

This is your only path. This world is not for humans anymore, and you’ll need to become a master of your body, mind, and spirit. Agility, precision, and determination are the only tools that will see you until the end.

FEATURES

Parkour:
  • The Earth's equilibrium has been destroyed. Use the techniques of wall-jumps, wall-runs, climbs, sprints and more to traverse the altered lands and escape from the many dangers you will face.

Discover:
  • This world is your kaleidoscope. Freely explore and enjoy breathtaking landscapes, reach secret places to collect useful items and hidden treasures.

Struggle:
  • Most of the living have perished, but that doesn’t make the world quiet. Dark enemies will wake from their slumber to end your journey.

Level Up:
  • Acquiring new abilities will allow you to double your jumps, use a metaphysical slingshot, teleport -- all transforming the way you see the world.

Online:
  • Access a safe world in an astral plane where you can practice parkour and test your might with online leaderboards and weekly contents.

Shape:
  • Command the sky to influence the environment, affecting both visuals and parkour. Access the Merchant’s Lair to study your enemies, prepare to explore, train and also… lay around.

"THE COMING"

When three stray planets mysteriously begin to orbit the Earth's atmosphere, it spells death, disaster, and the end of an era. Rising from this fall is beyond the question. The only way forward...

...is Downward.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit and newer
    • Processor: Intel i3 3220 or AMD A10 5800K
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 750 or AMD R9 270
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Windows compatible card
    • Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit and newer
    • Processor: Intel i3 6300 or AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 or AMD R9 380
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Windows compatible card
    • Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.10 or equivalent
    • Processor: Intel i3 3220 or AMD A10 5800K
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 750 or AMD R9 270
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.10 or equivalent
    • Processor: Intel i3 6300 or AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 or AMD R9 380
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.
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