Venture into a frenetic metroidvania and take part in a fight between divinities where you will have to choose between Corrupting Gold and Purifying Light to achieve your ends.
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Positive (20) - 90% of the 20 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Nov 7, 2023
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are building Noreya: The Gold Project with our community and as we want the game to be high quality, refined and polished, we decided to enter in Early-Access instead of rushing the end of the development.

Thank to the Early-Access and your feedbacks, we know we will be able to improve and balance the game along each patch.

Please read the dev blog - roadmap - to understand everything

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The Early-Access will last a 4 to 5 months starting on 7th November.

Maybe a bit more if we think the game needs more time.”

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

“The final version will feature more bosses, more areas (biomes) to play and more skills.

We will also add some side-optional content along the development.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Since patch 0.6 you can expect 15-20 hours of gameplay depending on your skill.

There are 4 mini-bosses waiting for you and 4 major bosses.”

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

“We want the Early-Access to be fair for the people joining in but also fair to our backers who help us since day one.

The price of the Early-Access will be a little bit lower than the final price.”

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

“We have a very active Discord and an ongoing active Steam Hub.

You can participate by writing us long and complete feedback, reviews, we will read it all and answer back to you.

While we cannot do everything everyone is asking (because there are contradictions), we are really giving attention and willing to change the game for the better.

Also please note that we are very inclusive and the accessibility is something important for us.

Do not hesitate to share your thoughts, bad or good, we need boths to make this game awesome.”
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About This Game

Noreya: The Gold Project is a 2D pixel-art metroidvania game set in a dark fantasy universe.

The game offers players a choice between allegiance to the Gods of Light and Shadow or the gods of Corruption and Gold!

But be careful!
Decisions made in the game affect your progression by changing the available paths and abilities.

The game's key art creates a unique experience for gamers with no run being the same as others, this duality encourages players to explore both paths.



Auria, the God of Avarice, took power over the city of Lemia after imprisoning the Goddess of Light. Kali, a fighter who lost everything at the hands of the gods, sets out for the city to verify the rumors surrounding this new god who corrupts and subjugates humans in exchange for wealth.




Explore the City of Gold and its cathedral, confront the creatures of shadow and gold, pledge allegiance to the god of your choice to embody their power, or detach yourself from the gods and suffer their wrath. Again



Game features
  • Meticulously crafted pixel art
  • 2 Unique persistent worlds that evolve according to your chosen allegiance to the gods (The Path of Gold or The Path of Light)
  • A skill tree with over 50 abilities!
  • ⚔️11 memorable bosses you can face in any order
  • Over 25 totally unique monsters with innovative gameplay surrounding each monster.
  • Easy-to-play, hard-to-master controls.
  • Smooth, pleasant platforming.
  • Fast, dynamic gameplay.
  • Pixel-perfect combat, subtle and accessible.
  • Several possible endings.
  • An original, epic soundtrack by Sarys and Xavier Dang (MisterMV), which evolves according to your allegiance.
  • An original storyline scattered around the world: find all the steles in the game to understand the history and mysteries surrounding the gods (optional storyline).
  • A non-linear map: discover the world as you please



Backstory: The world of Noreya
In time immemorial, seven deities joined forces to shape the land we know today as Noreya.
Such was the power of the Seven that Men, as a sign of respect but also out of fear, began to worship them. Some sinners, however, strayed from the path, bringing out the most maliciously treacherous parts of themselves. From this malice came new deities, gaining their powers from the servitude of their subjects.

In the lands of Lemia, home of the primordial Goddess of Light, an endless famine persisted. The poor inhabitants' desire for wealth benefited the God of Avarice, who in turn promised an end to their misery. The god everyone now calls the "God of Gold" transformed all his followers into shapeless, tormented creatures: the golden shadows. Lemia, once so luminous, now gives way to unhealthy greed.

Duality: Pledge allegiance and receive the power of the gods!
With a skill tree containing over 50 skills, you can evolve according to your allegiance to the Goddess of Light or the God of Gold.

You can also play double duty, but in this case you won't have access to the most powerful spells. It's up to you to find the best balance for your style of play.

A world for every god.
No more metroidvania with a single map to discover.
In the world of Noreya, the world changes according to your allegiance.

Are you familiar with the Golden World and have now decided to worship the Light? Get ready for a whole new experience, forge ahead as you discover which areas have changed and discover which parts of the game are no longer accessible! However, in turn get ready to explore other new adventures that now await the servant of the Light!

Each version of the world conceals secrets and exclusive bonuses. Can you find the artifacts hidden in the depths of the world? Only time will tell!



The soundtrack

Signed by the incredible duo Sarys / MisterMV, enjoy an original soundtrack that will accompany you throughout your adventure.
Switch allegiance, and the music will change and evolve with you.


A game for arachnophobes:
Initially, we had planned to include spiders in the game, but we realized that many players are arachnophobic.
WIth this in mind, we worked on coming up with an alternative that works and retains the feel of the underground environments.

But who knows, maybe one day the spiders of Noreya will be released. But that's a tale for another time.

Read more on our dev blog:
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1760330/view/3712699226995016096

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core I5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 530
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 11
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: RTX 1660
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel Core I5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: RTX 1660
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel Core I5
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: RTX 1660
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space

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