Use your magic staff and progress through a large interconnected world where you'll solve puzzles, fight enemies and defeat bosses in order to help free the land of Alwa. Explore and uncover the secrets by using your platforming skills in this challenging and charming 8-bit adventure game.
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Very Positive (182) - 85% of the 182 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 2, 2017
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May 3

Patch v1.05

Hello Adventurers!

Here is a big addition to the game. We've added an Assist Mode for those who want to use it.
It will not affect your achievements or mark your savefile with anything.

ASSIST MODE
  • Quick Respawn - If you die, you can respawn in the same room where you entered.
  • Show Items On Map - Items will appear on the map as dots to hint where to go, even if you've not visited that room.
  • Show Wells On Map - Wells will stay visible on the map once you've entered a room with a well.

CHANGES
  • Cloud save added.
  • Adjusted an arrow offset in the main menu if you're playing in Russian.
  • Fixed a bug that wouldn't save V-Sync when you turned off the game.
  • Added unique ID's on the map for each room that you're in.
  • Adjusted flow of enemies in some rooms to make it easier to navigate faster.
  • Changed the delay of a timer in the end (SECRET STUFF).
  • Arrows in the main menu now change color based on if you can continue to scroll further.
  • Fixed some text alignments in the game.
  • Addressed an issue where the animation wouldn't properly play if you tried to crouch while pushing a block.
  • Fixed a minor graphical thing in Void Tower.
  • Resetting the settings are now properly working with the different fonts.
  • Fixed a bug where you could flip in the beginning so Zoe would face the other direction while Saga entered the room.
  • Addressed a bug where not all bosses would take double damage if you had the staff upgrade.

Thank you all for your continous support!
/Elden Pixels Team
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April 4

Assist Mode - Test the new patch

Hey Everyone!

We've got a new mode that's coming in the next patch.
It would mean a lot to us if you would like to try this out. It's a very big update and we're excited to hear what you think.

To try this new patch before it's release:
1. Right click on Alwa's Awakening in your library.
2. Go to "Properties".
3. Click on the "Betas" tab and then enter "AssModeIsHere".
4. After you've pressed "Check Code", you can select "PatchTesters" from the drop down menu.
5. Make sure the game downloads an update and then you can start the game.
6. To find Assist Mode, in the main menu, go to settings and then you should see it there.
(Make sure that it says v1.05.3 in the main menu)

Assist Mode contain:
- Quick Respawn (respawn in the same room)
- Show all items on map
- Show wells on map

Activating these will not stop you from getting achievements.

/Elden Pixels
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Reviews

“Meanwhile, 8-bit NES-a-like Alwa’s Awakening by Elden Pixels is bloody brilliant.”
Recommended – Rock Paper Shotgun

“This game feels like a real gem. From the puzzles, to the difficulty, to the overall execution, I applaud as a success.”
94 / 100 – PlaySomeVideoGames

“The small team at Elden Pixels created a game that measures up to the games that were released during the NES golden years during a modern time.”
90 / 100 – Entertainment Buddha

About This Game

In Alwa's Awakening you play as Zoe, a heroine sent from another world to bring peace to the land of Alwa. Equipped only with a magic staff she awakens in a distant land and must set out to help the people. Traverse dangerous dungeons, meet interesting and fun characters and explore the world in this 8-bit adventure game. Just like the old classics you won't have a flashing arrow telling you exactly where to go and what to do next. Instead you are free to find your own way and by using your magic staff you can progress through the over 400 unique challenging rooms in the game.

Alwa’s Awakening is a game that tries to stay as close as possible to the authentic 8-bit look with sweet pixel art, a soundtrack filled with catchy chiptunes and so much charm it’ll bring you right back to the NES era. With easy to understand controls the game is easy to learn but tough to master, just like how games were in the old days!


A retro game with an authentic feel

  • A new challenging NES-inspired adventure game with the authentic feel and look of a Nintendo 8-bit game. Inspired by classics such as Battle of Olympus and Solstice.

Use your magic staff

  • Equip a magic staff that holds many mysterious powers. Use it to solve puzzles and defeat enemies in over 400 unique rooms. Upgrade your staff by finding new gemstones.

You are Zoe

  • Play as Zoe who has been sent for to help free the land of Alwa. With easy to understand controls, you'll jump and fight your way through the many different challenging rooms.

Explore the land of Alwa

  • Explore a large interconnected map in true ‘Metroidvania’ style. Play the game any way you want and find your own way through the land of Alwa.

Find new items and learn new abilities

  • Find and unlock a slew of different objects throughout the adventure that will both give Zoe new abilities as well as unlock new areas.

An 8-bit soundtrack

  • Listen to a completely new 8-bit soundtrack with over 25 new original tracks composed by Robert Kreese. Also features a guest track by Prof. Sakamoto.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8, or 10
    • Processor: 2.1 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 280 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad Recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or better
    • Storage: 280 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad Recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Processor: Dual Core 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or better
    • Storage: 280 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad Recommended

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