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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Mar 24, 2016

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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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November 3

Valfaris post: Weapon upgrades

For this post I thought we’d have a quick look at how weapons are upgraded in the game. At current count there are 20 different tools of destruction to wield and each of these can be upgraded to make them even more lethal (and fun to use).

To upgrade a weapon, you’ll first need to collect the required number of Blood Metal. This is a resource item that can be found dotted around the levels, often in secret areas. This is what Blood Metal looks like (as a tiny and rather compressed GIF)…

And here’s Therion finding one in a secret area…

When enough Blood Metal has been collected, you’ll be able to upgrade the weapon of your choice at one of the game’s checkpoint pedestals. Here’s the Plasma Pistol – one of the game’s starter weapons – being upgraded…

The effects of upgrading can differ between weapons – for the Plasma Pistol, it increases the spread of shots, so once upgraded it goes from firing one plasma bolt to three…

Plasma Pistol Rank 1

Plasma Pistol Rank 2

Weapons can be upgraded twice, from Rank 1 to Rank 3. However, to upgrade to Rank 3 another resource is required in addition to Blood Metal. I wish I could tell you more about that, but I really can’t as I haven’t been privy to the information myself yet :)

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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