In this unique Zelda-lite game, explore and fight your way through surreal and creepy, nature, urban and abstract themed areas in the human Young's subconscious, evoked by a 16-bit-era visual style and a moody, dream-like soundtrack.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (451) - 88% of the 451 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 22, 2013

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October 5

Wishlist Anodyne 2: Return to Dust, today!



Hi, players of Anodyne and Even the Ocean - it's Sean Han Tani here from Analgesic. I wanted to let you know that the sequel to Anodyne, Anodyne 2: Return to Dust, can be wishlisted today!

Wishlist the game here:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/877810/Anodyne_2_Return_to_Dust/

In a world first, Anodyne 2 mixes both 3D exploration with 2D dungeons.

You explore and drive around a surreal 3D dream world as Nova, shrinking into people's minds in order to clean dangerous Nano Dust in 2D. It's a bit of a mix of some of the concepts of Shadow of the Colossus, Psychonauts, as well as 2D and 3D Zelda games! Like Anodyne 1, it features bizarre creatures and strange places. The 3D and 2D environments range from natural landscapes, to unsettling homes and abstract areas.

To stay up to date, you can follow me on Twitter (where I post many GIFs) - https://twitter.com/sean_htch

OR, you can join Analgesic's newsletter over at https://analgesic.productions/ , or join our Discord server! https://discordapp.com/invite/7snxjmj


Here's a few screenshots:

A mysterious tongued friend overlooks a strange city.



Nova looks upon a glowing, orange island.



And here are some of the 2D areas:

Now shrunk down to Nanoscale form, Nova explores floating ruins to find Nano Dust.



Nova learns the ropes of being in Nanoscale while exploring the Albumenium.



Licking an NPC



Here's an example of the music, which I am again writing: https://soundcloud.com/seagaia/anodyne-2-ost-nanoscale-albumenium-cheerful-mix


Stay tuned for more news, and thanks for your support on our games! Anodyne 2 is due out early Q2 2019 for Windows, Mac and Linux.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/877810/Anodyne_2_Return_to_Dust/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sean_htch
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June 20

Announcing Anodyne 2: Return to Dust!

We're working on a surreal, lo-fi and 3D sequel to Anodyne. Wishlist it here:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/877810/Anodyne_2_Return_to_Dust/

Also, we have a Steam Developer's page now. Follow it here!
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Reviews

"Simultaneously, the game creates a sensation of lost, but not abandonment. In this, you are in a mysterious world, unfamiliar and bizarre, yet the eerily nostalgic design instills the necessary knowledge to proceed in your adventure."
The Ambivalest

"Sean HTCH and Joni Kittaka have made magic with this game, creating a world that I could be afraid to enter but never want to leave...The locations are vibrant and detailed, going to all manner of different places...[the music] can take the visual mood and shift it into territory that pixel art shouldn't be able to inhabit...I know we're only in February, but this has Game of the Year written all over it."
Mash Those Buttons - 4.7/5

"Anodyne can be as funny and charming as Link’s Awakening on occasion, but the overall tone is one of unease, with a subtle malevolence – the ‘something seems a bit off here’ factor – reminiscent of the indie horror Lone Survivor. Meaning is elusive, but themes and motifs soon begin to take form, in a game that feels increasingly personal the more you burrow into it."
PC Gamer - 84/100

About This Game

In this unique Zelda-lite game, explore and fight your way through surreal and creepy, nature, urban and abstract themed areas in the human Young's subconscious, evoked by a 16-bit-era visual style and a moody, dream-like soundtrack.

Wishlist the sequel, Anodyne 2: Return to Dust, today!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/877810/Anodyne_2_Return_to_Dust

Because this game was made by a small team, please note there is no customer support for Anodyne available at this time. We recommend the stable Mac and Windows versions. The Linux version is available but is not updated with localizations, which is why it is not officially listed on the store page.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.5 GHz, single core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a GPU-intensive game.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP or better
    • Processor:(2.0 GHz, single core) or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a GPU-intensive game.
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6 or Newer
    • Processor:Intel 1.5 Ghz, single core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a GPU-intensive game.
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.6 or Newer
    • Processor:(Intel 2.0 GHz, single core) or better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Any
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any
    • Additional:This is not a GPU-intensive game.

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