Slain: Back from Hell. A heavy metal inspired arcade combat with puzzle elements and gore galore. Stunning visuals and true old school gameplay accompanied by the most metal soundtrack you've ever heard.
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Release Date:
Mar 24, 2016

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September 14

Valfaris post: PAX was a blast. EGX is next. Plus, say 'Hi!' to the Hive Queen

The Valfaris tour rolls on! Cologne (Gamescom) and Seattle (PAX West) are behind us, next stop is EGX, which is the UK’s biggest game event and it’s happening next week (Sept 21-23)!

If you’re heading to EGX, please do stop by, say hi, and – most important of all – play Valfaris. You’ll be able to find us at RZ4 (Rezzed South on the show guide).

A huge thanks to everyone who dropped by at PAX West for some Valfaris run-and-gun action. We were absolutely overwhelmed with the positive response and it gives us such a massive boost to know things are going in a good direction. And if you’ve joined the Steam community since playing at PAX – welcome! Happy to have you with us.

Here are a couple of PAX snaps...

In other news… Thomas and Andrew are now continuing work on the Hive, which we’ve seen glimpses of before but here, for the first time, is a look at the Hive Queen. And she is quite the beauty:

We'll be showing more of the Hive real soon.

Until then, keep it metal.

Matt | Digital Uppercut

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August 18

Valfaris post: Valfaris at Gamescom and PAX West

Howdy-do everyone.

Wanted to give a quick update before we head to Cologne for Gamescom, which kicks off next week. Andrew and Thomas have been going great guns on the levels we’ll be demoing to press (Landing Pad + Eco-Chambers), adding plenty of extra polish and shine. I’ve been playing the absolute shit out of the latest build and it continues to get better and better.

Andrew has also created the new artwork you can see above, which as well as being used for banner/display art for shows and expos etc., has also become the in-game title screen art. Here’s the GIF version, which shows-off just how badass Therion looks even when he’s idling.

After Gamescom is done, we’ll then be heading to Seattle for PAX West, where we’ll be showing Valfaris as part of the Indie MEGABOOTH official selection. It’ll be the first time the game will be publicly playable, which we’re all excited about. If you’re heading to PAX West, come see us and be one of the first lucky people in the world to go hands-on with Valfaris. We’d love to see you.

We’ll be at booth 763, which will be part of the Indie MEGABOOTH area. Here’s the IMB layout…

We’ve got a busy couple of weeks taking Valfaris on the road, but we are ready for action and can’t wait to start showing and sharing the game with folks.

Until next time, keep it metal.

Matt | Digital Uppercut

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“The landscapes are beautifully drawn, as are the monstrous inhabitants of this forsaken land; but it’s the animation of Slain that is truly amazing”
9/10 – GameSpew

“The best Castlevania game in years...Slain is a fun retro platformer with a slick combat system, great visuals, and a killer soundtrack.”
8/10 – Gaming Trend

“Slain: Back from Hell is an addictive platform game forged in heavy metal culture.”
8/10 –

About This Game

Slain: Back from Hell

You control the fate of Bathoryn, a doomed hero in a Gothic world, who seeks to liberate six cursed realms from six deadly overlords.

He must battle his way through this blighted land, packed with gruesome pixel art foes before ascending (or sometimes descending) into a stronghold, all the while defeating fiendish traps and vile monsters alike.

At the heart of every domain Bathoryn will confront a mighty foe - defeat it and his quest continues to its ultimate destiny. Fail, and you’ll die gruesomely – mauled by werewolves, disintegrated by floating monstrosities, squashed by great weights or torn apart by hidden blades. And you will fail…

There are 3 key areas to be mastered in order to vanquish Slain: Back from Hell.

- Learn to wield 3 deadly elemental weapons, each one exploiting weaknesses in different enemy types. Each has a different combo, timing and use. Mastering quick switching between weapons is the path to victory!
- Glean the placement and timings of enemies and booby traps.
- Generate, conserve and unleash your Mana wisely.

Accompanied by the heavy metal visuals is an even heavier metal soundtrack recorded by Curt Victor Bryant (formally of Celtic Frost).

  • Challenging ‘elemental’- based melee and magical combat
  • 6 hours of bone-crushing, metal-fueled mayhem & gore
  • Choose from 3 unique weapons in your fight against the demon hordes.
  • Full soundtrack recorded by Curt Victor Bryant formally of Celtic Frost. \m/
  • Cunningly concealed secrets (shhh).
  • Boss fights, mini-boss fights, sub-mini- boss fights & macro-sub- mini-boss fights.
  • No laborious levelling, no tedious grinding, no wimpy crafting!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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