Retro sidescrolling action and adventure greet you in Sacred Stones! The indie atmosphere is easy to immerse yourself in. Have a great time as you explore, run/jump & fight your way to victory. This game is perfect for both hardcore and casual fans alike seeking that nostalgic-indie fix!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This game has been developed for about three years. Now that development has come to an end, I wondered what the long awaited users wanted.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are considering further development of about 1 to 2 months.”

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

“Most of the game features we think are added. But the user is likely to think differently.
We want to add some more elements such as Steam achievements, and I want to reflect more on the improvements that the user wants.

- Boss difficulty adjustment
- If users see the endings early, additional bosses and stage configurations”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“You can see normal play and ending using 4 weapons.
And 20 bosses are implemented.”

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features.”

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

“We will reflect your feedback as much as possible during the development period of 1 ~ 2 months.”
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April 19

Introduce our OST

Sacred Stones has a really beautiful OST.
We have completely remake these songs and have created them for music appreciation.

All 16 songs and the total play time is 40 minutes.

Three of them will be released as samples. Please enjoy.


Sacred Stones OST Sample


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April 9

Patch Note (v 1.0.7)

Hello,
We'd released v 1.0.7
- Add 'Reset Save' in Option menu.
- Remove 'R' key funtion
- Some bugs fix

If you have any idea for Sacred Stones, feel free to contact us!!
Thanks.

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Reviews

“Love the pixel art presentation on this one.”
Notable Steam Release

“For me, the two magic words are "retro" and "platformer" and developer NoxBix is promising heaps of both in their new game Sacred Stones.”
toucharcade

“The top 10 Steam indies of the last week”
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About This Game

It was finally released after a long development.

Looking for a hardcore platforming game with an emphasis on boss gameplay?
Then Sacred Stones is the perfect retro-platforming indie-game for you!
Sacred Stones brings a unique blend of retro-2D boss based gameplay. Explore the pixelized world, gathering items and weapons to help guide you to victory! Created by Sungjun Jo (NoxBix), Sacred Stones’s retro-feel comes from its appearance, its soundtrack (created by “.P”), and its gameplay; Sacred Stones is retro to the core. The sensitive input controls complement the linear & challenging gameplay. You will find yourself jumping & shooting and running & fighting your way to the end of the game as you learn uncover new weapons & areas across the map!



FEATURES:
  • Be careful of the hardcore nature of Sacred Stones! In danger of falling, getting killed or becoming victim to your own error, players will face many challenges in their quest to beat the game.
  • Transport back to the 80s & 90s with the retro control scheme and sensitivity of Sacred Stones! Fast input feedback and quick gameplay are essential to mastering the game. Use the AZ & X keys for jumping, attacking, switching weapons and much more. Utilize the directional arrows as they are meant to be used: movement!
  • Find and use 4 different weapons to defeat the bosses and gain victory in Sacred Stones!
  • Face 20 different and unique bosses as you travel around the world. Each boss brings a new challenge and requires strategies catered to each to achieve victory.
  • Don’t stop with what you see on the surface of Sacred Stones! As you navigate around the gameworld try and locate hidden missions to experience more of the amazing retro gameplay!

Developer's Letter
Hello, I'm NOXBIX's game director and developer Sungjun Jo.
Sacred Stones is a game I have been developing since I was a high school student.
I started with a high goal from the beginning, but I think I made it as I intended without compromising myself. It was a lot of work to make new things out of everything I developed. There were a lot of accidents during development, but I am very happy and proud to release this.

I hope you like it.

If you give us a lack of points or feedback while you play, we will actively try to develop it into a better game.
Thank you.

A childhood story
I have been impressed with Cave Story during my junior high school days and have developed the dream of game developers.
Can I make a game like this?
I used to ask myself the question of the rough and delicate Cave Story graphics. That's why you may feel the same atmosphere in my game.
If you compare Sacred Stones with the Cave Story, it's a small game, but I think it's my first step.
In the future, I will make a more unique and fun game with my own color.
Thank you for your support until then.
by Sungjun Jo (NOXBIX)

안녕하세요. NOXBIX의 게임 디렉터이자 개발자 Sungjun Jo 입니다.
Sacred Stones 는 제가 고등학생 때부터 혼자 개발하던 게임입니다.
처음부터 높은 목표를 잡고 시작했지만, 제 자신과 타협하지 않고 목표한 대로 만들었다고 생각합니다. 개발한 것들을 다 버리고 새로 다 만드는 일도 허다했습니다.
개발 중간 중간 사건사고도 많았지만 무사히 출시하게 되어 정말 기쁘고 뿌듯합니다.
유저 여러분의 마음에 들었으면 좋겠습니다.

플레이 하시면서 부족한 점이나 피드백을 주시면 적극 반영해 더욱더 좋은 게임으로 발전시킬 수 있도록 노력하겠습니다.
감사합니다.

어릴 적 이야기
중학생 시절 Cave Story 를 감명 깊게 플레이하고 게임 개발자의 꿈을 키워 왔습니다.
나도 이런 게임을 만들 수 있을까? 라는 질문을 제 자신에게 던졌고 거칠고 섬세한 Cave Story 의 그래픽을 무작정 따라 그려보곤 했습니다. 이 때문에 제 게임에서 동일한 분위기가 풍기는 것 같습니다
Sacred Stones 를 Cave Story 옆에 두고 비교하면 한없이 작은 게임이지만 이것으로 첫계단을 오른 게 아닐까 생각합니다.
앞으로 저만의 색깔로 좀 더 독특하고 즐거운 게임을 만들겠습니다. 그때까지 많은 응원 부탁드립니다. 감사합니다.
by Sungjun Jo(NOXBIX)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, or later
    • Processor: 64bit Intel compatible Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 compliant graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 30 MB available space
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