Viola is the musically themed platformer/RPG! Combining the fun pace of a platformer with the strategic and narrative elements of a classic JRPG.
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Positive (21) - 95% of the 21 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 23, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I want to make Viola the best game it can be. Working by myself as a solo creator, while very rewarding and creative, can also be very insular. I want people to get involved with Viola and make them as excited about the game as I am.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I plan to keep Viola in Early Access until Q2 2020. The goal is to stay in Early Access for less than a year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“I plan for the full version to contain:
  • A lot more levels and story content!
  • Multiple endings!
  • All 10 recruitable characters!
  • Sidequests!
  • A full soundtrack!
  • And more!

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The first Early Access release will contain a limited amount of levels and recruitable characters, meaning the story "ends" prematurely. With each major update, more content and story gets added to the game!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Viola will be cheaper while we're in Early Access! Consider it a very lengthy sale.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I want to stay in touch with players while working on the game, through my Discord server () and social media like Twitter. I'm just one guy! So the more feedback and opinions I get from you, the better.

So go ahead and join us on Discord!:
Or follow Viola on Twitter!:”
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About This Game

After failing at violin practice for the hundredth time, Viola gets trapped inside her instrument's fantastical world. She's joined by a set of strange, colorful friends, as she journeys through the lands of magic, monsters and music... Searching for her way back home.


  • Play as the young Viola, who is trapped inside the fantasy world of a magic violin.
  • Create your own party from a colorful cast of 10+ characters!
  • Platforming and RPG battles seamlessly combined in a beautiful pixel art package.
  • Play musical instruments to unlock passages, secrets, and more!
  • A humorous and emotional story about learning to love yourself.
  • A labor of love made entirely by a single person!

A Love Letter to JRPGs

Viola pulls inspiration from many classic JRPGs. Lufia, the Mario & Luigi series, Final Fantasy, and even modern indie takes on the genre such as Undertale and Lisa. Turn-based battles, a ton of recruitable characters, and a personal story to sink your teeth into: Viola has all of this and more. However, Viola is not a passive RPG. Attacks require the player to time their button taps, and to unleash spells you'll have to follow a series of rhythm game-esque inputs.

Exploration Made Fun Again

On top of being an RPG, Viola is a side-scrolling platformer! With walljumps and triple jumps, springs and cannons, you can explore each level and uncover every little secret. Find more potions, or gems to equip and customize each character's stats! And don't worry about random encounters: each monster is visible in the level. Don't feel like fighting? Just jump around and find another path!

Raise the Bar

Music is key to Viola. Every character in your party has their own instrument, and they'll eagerly play along with the songs you learn along your journey. All the songs have their own magical effect, like summoning a bird, creating a magical campfire, unlocking secret pathways... If you've ever played a Zelda game, you'll feel right at home.

Learn to Love Yourself

Viola is about Viola's journey. It's one of strange characters, powerful monsters, fantastical locations and plenty of laughs. But Viola's journey isn't just about going home: it's also about learning. That it's okay not to be perfect. That it's okay to grieve. That you deserve love, and that sometimes that love starts with learning to love yourself.

Like a Rainbow with Gold at Both Ends

Many people are unable to see themselves in the things they watch, read or play. Viola is filled with characters of all kinds: different colors, different loves, different ideals. If you've ever felt out of place, and like you couldn't connect with the characters you've seen before, Viola is for you.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Internal graphics card
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard soundcard or better

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