Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand­-drawn epic from the ​creators of ​​Jotun. Resist or embrace.
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Very Positive (59) - 86% of the 59 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (932) - 78% of the 932 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 28, 2017

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December 3

Behold Sundered: Eldritch Edition! Coming December 21st!

It's beginning to look a lot like Eldritch!

Hey everyone,

Today, we're announcing the imminent release of Sundered: Eldritch Edition, the definitive edition of our beloved chaotic hand-drawn metroidvania, coming December 21st as a free update to all existing users on Steam (and PlayStation 4), and launching for the first time on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One!

Watch the announcement trailer here.

What is Sundered: Eldritch Edition?

Sundered: Eldritch Edition is the definitive edition of the game, containing all updates published to the game, along with the brand new Magnate of the Gong update! Here's what's being added in this latest version:

Local co-op: It’s dangerous to go alone, especially through Sundered’s ever-changing caverns. So we’ve added local co-op multiplayer support for up to 4 players!

New areas and quest chain: We’ve added several unique new areas throughout the existing map. Complete a quest chain of special challenges in the new areas to unlock rewards and the path to a brand new boss!

And that’s just the big stuff! We’ve added a ton of smaller features and improvements under the hood! Full patch notes will be posted when it launches on December 21st.

Stay frosty, y'all!

- Rodrigue and the Thunder Lotus Team
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July 16

Happy #LoveIndies Week!

Hey everyone,

The fine folks at Failbetter Games (creators of TLG favorite, the richly textured seafaring survival exploration game Sunless Sea) have kicked off #LoveIndies Week, an event with the goal of celebrating indie games and their communities, while also highlighting how reviews can be a massive help to developers! Such a lovely initiative on their part!

In the spirit of the celebration, we’d like to officially re-iterate what we don’t mention nearly enough: the Thunder Lotus community is our family. Your trust and support is at the root of our work, and we never take it for granted. Thank you for supporting Thunder Lotus Games – we wouldn’t be able to do what we love without you!

Please show your love during #LoveIndies Week!

You might not know how much a simple review or rating can mean to an indie development team. They absolutely do make a huge difference to us: to our morale, visibility and sales.

All this week we’re going to recommend games from other studios that we love, and we hope you’ll take the time to rate, review and recommend indie games that you’ve loved here on Steam as well. Spread the love on social with the #LoveIndies hashtag too!

Check out our latest indie game recommendations on our Steam Developer Page!

Have a great #LoveIndies Week, y'all!

- Rodrigue and the Thunder Lotus Team
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“A completely wonderful Metroidvania.”
RPS Recommended – Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“A compelling and rewarding experience that you’ll be eager to play again.”
8.0 – Gamespot

“Sundered is chaotic, beautiful, and addictive.”
9.5 – Dual Shockers

Just Updated

The Sundered Finisher Update Has Been Unleashed!

Hey everyone,

We’re totally stoked to be unleashing the long-awaited Sundered Finisher Update, chock-full of delicious quality of life improvements and the badass titular finishing moves that will have you obliterating eldritch hordes in style! The Sundered Finisher Update arrives automatically as a free update to all Steam players today. Important additional updates to Sundered are still to come!

Here’s what’s in store for y’all in the Finisher Update:

  • Added a set of new combat moves we call Finishers. Once a certain number of melee attacks have been landed in a short time frame, a powerful Finisher attack is ready to be unleashed! Finishers are available from the start of the game

  • Huge balance pass to make the game smoother and reduce moments where grind feels necessary: Reworked and improved early game pacing; Increased shard drops in the early game.
  • Expanded the skill tree with new nodes and rebalanced some stat multipliers and perks.
  • Defeated bosses can be fought again for reduced rewards.
  • Added player markers to help locate the player in crowded or zoomed out locations (can be toggled in the options).
  • Tweaked minimap legend so each icon is more easily recognizable.
  • Modified tip system so as to not spoil content that is not yet accessible to the player.
  • Reduced loading times and stabilized frame rate (hurray!).
  • Other minor bug fixes.

Please remember that your feedback is crucial for us, so please do leave or update your review on our Store page , and strike up a conversation about this update with us on our Forums!

Resist or Embrace.

- Rodrigue and the Thunder Lotus Team

About This Game

Resist or Embrace

Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand­-drawn epic from the ​creators of ​​Jotun. It is a replayable metroidvania where you resist or embrace ancient eldritch powers. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever-­changing caverns filled with hordes of terrifying enemies. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity. Resist or embrace.

Key Features

  • Beautiful hand­-drawn art and animation
  • Terrifyingly epic boss fights
  • Unique abilities that may be powerfully corrupted… at a cost
  • Hundreds of upgrades and multiple character builds
  • Dynamic encounters against hordes of enemies
  • A mix of hand-crafted & procedural levels
  • Multiple endings and over 15 hours of gameplay

Core Gameplay

Delve into a procedurally generated dungeon at the heart of a beautiful hand-drawn world. Classic Metroidvania elements such as backtracking, secrets and unlocking new abilities that open new regions are at the core of the exploration experience.

Confront hordes of dynamically spawned eldritch monsters. Put your skills and reflexes to the test through furious melee combat and epic boss fights against uniquely designed enemies. All monster spawns are dynamic, constantly keeping you on your toes.

Designed as a challenging adventure for seasoned gamers, frequent deaths are part of the Sundered experience. But taking our inspiration from our favorite rogue-like games, death in Sundered is only the beginning.

When you die, you respawn in the Hub, where you level up and customize your character. Equip and upgrade a host of unique Perks, stats and special Abilities hidden throughout the world.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10-compatible graphics card with at least 256MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: OS X Yosemite
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris 1536
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Dual-Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10-compatible graphics card with at least 256MB of video memory
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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