Sundered®: Eldritch Edition - batsalient

Hey everyone!

Long time no speak! Hope you're all staying happy and healthy out there.

As you may be aware, our good friends at the Indie MEGABOOTH are holding an epic "Going Away (for now) Sale", and Sundered: Eldritch Edition is being offered at its crazy most! generous! ever! discount! Perfect opportunity to snag an extra copy for that special someone, hmm?

To celebrate, and because we really don't see y'all often enough, we'll be doing a live stream on Saturday, May 9th @ 3pm EDT! That's tomorrow, in case all your days are melding together because time has no meaning right now. (p.s. I feel ya.)

And this is no ordinary stream! It'll feature our very own resident Sundered guru, he who has logged thousands of hours in the game, and broken it more times than we can count. I am referring to none other than Med (Medlife to those in the know)!

Join us tomorrow at 3pm to watch Med take on Sundered: Eldritch Edition on INSANE difficulty, right here on Steam. It's gonna be a party, y'all!

Hope to see you there!


- Rodrigue and the Thunder Lotus Team
Sundered®: Eldritch Edition

Sundered, developer Thunder Lotus' wonderful (and gorgeously animated) Lovecraft-inspired Metroidvania, is currently free to download on the Epic Store.

Sundered - the follow-up to Thunder Lotus' Viking-themed boss-rush adventure Jotun - first emerged from the depths back in 2017, and sees players, cast in the role of Eshe, exploring the labyrinthine underground passageways of a long-forgotten desert ruin, at the behest of a mysterious entity known as the Shining Trapezohedron.

Although Sundered follows a familiar Metroidvania template, gradually opening out as players uncover handy new items and upgrades on their antediluvian adventures, its sprawling subterranean corridors are far from immutable, and the world is subtly rearranged upon death.

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Sundered®: Eldritch Edition

Despite being expected to come to an end along with 2019, it appears that the Epic Games Store is going to continue its weekly game giveaways for awhile yet. After finishing the year with 12 freebies over 12 days, and starting 2020 with three more, Epic has made the hand-drawn Metroidvania Sundered: Eldritch Edition free for the taking, and has another one teed up for next week. 

Sundered is up for grabs until 11 am ET on January 16, at which point Horace, "a massive platformer with an even bigger heart," will take its place. Horace, which released on Steam in July 2019, isn't actually available on Epic yet, but is slated to be free from January 16-23.

Epic still hasn't formally committed to ongoing free games in 2020 as far as I know, but neither has it said (or even hinted) that the well is about to run dry. And for now, the new games are still coming, so we'll continue to remind you about them when they show up. After all, nobody wants to miss out on free stuff, right?

You can grab Sundered for free here, while Horace—when the time comes—is here.

Sundered®: Eldritch Edition - (Alice O'Connor)

Thursday is freebie day on the Epic Games Store, with a new game rotating in to be free for keepsies for the next week. This time it’s Sundered, the hand-drawn metroidvania from the studio behind Jotun. Our former John (RPS in peace) declared it “a completely wonderful metroidvania” in his Sundered review so do have a look.


Sundered®: Eldritch Edition

The Epic Games Store began giving away weekly free games in May to mark its first big sale, a process it extended in June to the end of 2019. It wrapped up the year in a big way, with 12 daily giveaways. Then 2020 rolled around, and we got three more free games.

And that's not the end of the ride either. Darksiders, Darksiders 2, and Steep are still free for now, but once January 9 arrives, Sundered: Eldritch Edition will take their place. Sundered is a hand-drawn Metroidvania developed by Jotun studio Thunder Lotus, in which players can either resist or embrace ancient Eldritch powers. That sort of thing rarely comes without a price, and, oh yes, here it is: "At the cost of your humanity." 

Omelettes and eggs, I suppose. The Eldritch Edition includes local co-op support for up to four players, plus new areas to explore and a new quest chain with unique rewards and a brand-new boss, along with all the regular updates that have been released since Sundered launched.

Epic hasn't said yet what its long-term plan is—whether it intends to continue handing out games through some or all of 2020, or if this is just a bit of spillover bookkeeping. We'll let you know if and when it does, and for now, hey, it's another free game. Sundered: Eldritch Edition will be yours for the taking on the Epic Games Store between January 9-16.

Sundered®: Eldritch Edition - batsalient
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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Sundered®: Eldritch Edition - batsalient
Existing players receive Eldritch Edition as a free update today!

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
Sundered®: Eldritch Edition

Developer Thunder Lotus has announced that its wonderful Lovecraft-inspired Metroidvania, Sundered, is coming to Xbox One and Switch on December 21st, with a host of new features including co-op.

Thunder Lotus is calling this enhanced version Sundered: Eldritch Edition, as is befitting of the game's Lovecraftian themes. Sundered unfolds far beneath the earth, as protagonist Eshe, at the behest of a entity known as the Shining Trapezohedron, ventures ever-deeper through the labyrinthine, interconnected passageways of a desert ruin. Needless to say, long-lost civilisations, ancient forces, and unspeakable creatures from beyond the veil await.

As with Thunder Lotus' Nordic boss-rush adventure Jotun, Sundered is a beautiful experience - its strange corners and stranger creatures brought to life through hand-drawn, strikingly animated art. Its procedurally generated map, which subtly alters the peripheral parts of the world after each death isn't, admittedly, quite as memorable as those you might find in a more traditionally designed Metroidvania, but areas are distinctive and visually impactful.

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