Balkadia is a brutal 2D action-platformer inspired by Super Castlevania IV. Whip your way through monsters and evildoers, leaving a trail of dismembered enemies in your wake. For fans of "Classicvania" and "Supervania".
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Planned Release Date: Q1 2022

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About This Game



In Balkadia you take control of a restless mother who will stop at nothing until her son is safe. Those who kidnapped him, to resurrect Yaga, will suffer a mother's wrath.

FEATURES:

  • Linearity: this is not a Metroidvania, instead, you have traditional level progression
  • Supervania: a Classicvania featuring 8 directional whip attacks
  • Brutality: rip enemies and monsters to pieces with the power of your whip
  • Color: minimalist art contrasts the brutal gameplay with vibrant environments
  • Versatility: you wield a single weapon with a variety of offensive/defensive functions

QUICK WORD FROM THE DEVELOPER:

Balkadia is a solo dev passion project, heavily inspired by Super Castlevania IV. My goal was to bring back the 8 directional whip and expand upon it with new mechanics. I am confident to say that this goal has been achieved. If you are a fan of SCV4, please consider wishlisting and playing the demo.


From testing, it has become clear that players unfamiliar with Super Castlevania IV have a hard time mastering the 8 directional whip - an essential part of "supervania". Balkadia is not as difficult as retro games of old, but still presents a challenge. Try out the demo, but bear in mind that without mastering the 8 directional whip, you won't fare well.

I hope this helps you make an informed decision.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

- the game is full of dismemberment (humans, animals, monsters, etc.)
- enemy corpses remain after death for more gory interaction
- the music can be a bit creepy too.

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (32-bit)
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7
    • Processor: 2.3GHz Dual Core i5 CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux 32-bit
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
    • Storage: 600 MB available space

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