Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (18) - 83% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (1,398) - 87% of the 1,398 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 10, 2019

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“A near-perfect 2D action platformer with an excellent sense of style in every aspect”
9/10 – Cubed3

“Whether you like heavy metal or not, Valfaris presents a package that’s worth your attention... relentless, in-your-face, non-stop action”
8/10 – Pure Nintendo

“Exactly what we dreamed 16-bit gaming would grow into back in the day”
4/5 – Hardcore Gamer

Wishlist The Next Game! Valfaris: Mecha Therion

Full Metal Mode Now Available for Free

Valfaris launched as a modern take on the challenging experiences of gaming’s past. But, was it hard enough? We introduce Valfaris - Full Metal Mode! A New Game + variant that unlocks after completing the game once! Restart the game with your entire arsenal, maintaining all upgrades from the previous run. Which is good, as all enemy stats and aggressions have been juiced to the next level. Experience deadlier difficulty, deadlier firepower, deadlier boss fights!

Update Notes

  • All weapons, upgrades, and upgrade items carry over between runs
  • Enemies have increased health, attack, and aggression
  • Bosses receive the same buffs - with additional attack patterns
  • Therion takes more damage
  • New Destroyer Class Weapon
  • New Achievement for defeating Full Metal Mode

Can you rip the galaxy another wormhole?

About This Game

Recently Updated - Full Metal Mode
Valfaris’s take on New Game +. Restart with your entire collected arsenal and upgrades to face off against more difficult enemies, battle buffed bosses encounters, and seek out the new Destroyer class weapon!

After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness.

Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart.

Key Features
  • Skulls in space! Gore in space! Metal in space!
  • Savagely reduce foes to piles of gibs with an array of brutal weaponry
  • Explore a diverse range of tainted environments as you venture ever deeper into the dark world of Valfaris
  • Dominate ranks of deadly enemies and bosses, from the weird to the grotesque (and some that are just grotesquely weird)
  • Gorge your eyes on devastatingly awesome pixel art hand-crafted by Andrew Gilmour
  • Feel the power of a seismic soundtrack by extreme metaller and former Celtic Frost guitarist, Curt Victor Bryant
  • Forged from the ground-up by the team behind cult hit Slain: Back From Hell

Valfaris Digital Deluxe Edition

In addition to the full game, the Valfaris Digital Deluxe Edition includes the following content:

Valfaris - Digital OST
Composed and recorded by former Celtic Frost guitarist Curt Victor Bryant, enjoy the savage sounds of Valfaris. The OST includes 20 original tracks.

Valfaris - Digital Artbook
From concept sketches to final in-game imagery, this collection showcases the work of Valfaris developer Steel Mantis, a two-man team comprised of Andrew Gilmour (artist and designer) and Thomas Jenns (programmer and designer). Get a closer look at weapon, enemy, and environment art, as well as previously unseen – and unused! – designs.

Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game contains content which is not appropriate for a young audience. This content may is not suitable for viewing at work or in public settings.

Themes of this product include blood and gore, partial nudity, and violence.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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