Sundered is a chaotic hand­-drawn metroidvania where you resist or embrace ancient eldritch powers, a challenging and unique take on a classic genre from the creators of Jotun, now with local co-op!
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Release Date:
Jul 28, 2017

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June 9

We've announced our next game: Spiritfarer!

A cozy management game about dying

Hey everyone!

It’s a big red letter day here at Thunder Lotus! We’re super stoked to finally reveal the project we’ve been lovingly crafting over the past 18 months or so. Behold Spiritfarer: a cozy management game about dying.

Queue our first trailer and prepare thyselves for the feels!

Spiritfarer is a project that’s near and dear to our hearts. Here’s the basic pitch:

In Spiritfarer, you play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends.

Expect a release next year on Steam, as well as with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch!

We can’t wait to tell you more about the game over the next few days, weeks, and months.

Today, as I write this, we’re enjoying the frenzy of E3 2019, where we’ve been invited by the good people at Microsoft to present the first playable demo of Spiritfarer as part of their E3 activities. Come say hi at the Microsoft Theater if you’re in town for the convention! If not, maybe we’re coming to another con near you over the next few months, hmm?

Stay tuned (and do please Follow or Wishlist Spiritfarer)!

Back to you soon with more Spiritfarer news!

Cheers 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

“A sublime blend of Metroidvania and Lovecraft.”
Recommended – Eurogamer

Just Updated

Sundered: Eldritch Edition has been unleashed!

Hey folks!

Today, we're unleashing Sundered: Eldritch Edition, the definitive edition of of our chaotic metroidvania, containing all previous 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! Check out the full patch notes HERE.

And to be clear, yes, all existing players receive the Eldritch Edition update for FREE today!

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 chaotic hand­-drawn metroidvania where you resist or embrace ancient eldritch powers. Confront hordes of terrifying enemies in an ever-changing world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Sundered is a challenging and unique take on a classic genre from the creators of Jotun, now with local co-op!

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.

Sundered: Eldritch Edition includes the Magnate of the Gong update, adding local co-op multiplayer support for up to 4 players, along with new areas and a chaotic battle against the new Magnate of the Gong boss!

Key Features

  • Beautiful hand­-drawn art and animation
  • Chaotic encounters against hordes of enemies
  • Epic boss fights
  • Optional local co-op for up to 4 players
  • Hundreds of upgrades and multiple character builds
  • 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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