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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Very Positive (15) - 100% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Mar 24, 2016

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December 14

Valfaris post: Valfaris demo is live and ready to download

It’s here! The Valfaris demo has landed and is ready to be downloaded and played right now, like, this very instant. To download the demo, head to the Valfaris Steam page, look for the banner that says 'Download Valfaris Demo' (it's just below the screenshots near the top), and clickety-click your mouse on the button handily labelled ‘Download’. And away you go!

Note: The demo will be available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY and is scheduled to be closed at the end of the year i.e. 31 December.

These are just some of the things you’ll be able to do in the demo…
  • Experience the whole of the game’s first level – the Landing Pad
  • Decimate an array of accursed enemies
  • Wield the Hellwraith – a heavy weapon that drips blood and fires
    molten skulls
  • Discover cunningly concealed secret areas
  • Take on the Junk Gargoyle – a cycloptic boss with a penchant for
    scrap metal
  • Headbang (of course)
  • Treat your ears to a sample of the game’s OST, recorded by Curt
    Victor Bryant
We also vigorously encourage you to share the demo love by grabbing screenshots, recording videos, streaming, baking a Therion cake, getting ‘Valfaris demo is live’ tattooed on your body… anything to spread the word.

Finally, if after playing the demo you have a build-up of feedback in your brain that you’d like to share with us, you’ll find a ‘give feedback’ option at the end of the demo.

In non-demo related news, we’ve also launched a Valfaris website. It’s live now and can be perused at this location:

Enjoy the demo!

Matt | Digital Uppercut

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December 1

Valfaris post: Sneak a peek at the opening cinematic

Very excited to be able to share a first look at part of the game's opening cinematic...

That low-poly PS1 aesthetic is music to my eyes. Beautiful.

This particular clip is from the very start of the game and shows Therion aboard his space vessel – the Wolfship – en route to Valfaris. All being well, there should be a few other cinematics like this to look forward to in the game.

In other news, the latest build has just landed which means I should have some new in-game footage to share soon. In the meantime, please enjoy this GIF of Therion hitching a ride on a friendly space worm...

Ride the worm!

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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