Dandara - Rarmeister

Dandara, our bold heroine in the directionless bizarre, gravity bending world, gets an update. There's news both to players who want a tougher challenge and for those who prefer a smoother journey with options making the game easier. Here's a list of changes:

Rebalancing of the difficulty curve and general quality updates, examples:
  • Shorter time for using essences (Health and Energy flasks).
  • Rebalancing the last boss challenge, for a more fun and fairer one.
  • Rebalancing of the Dream Lands.
  • Redesign of the Mosquito enemy.
  • Sound alert when Dandara is at low health.

New Game+/Challenge options added after finishing the game for the first time. The following can be turned on:
  • Permadeath, Dandara dies permanently without the ability to respawn.
  • Harsh Wounds, Dandara takes double damage.
  • No Grinding, Pleas of Salt can only be found in chests, meaning enemies or destructible objects won't drop them anymore.
  • Vengeful Enemies, every enemy spawn a revenge bullet in Dandara's direction when killed. The revenge bullet can be cancelled by leaping through it while it is stationary.

Easy options added. The following can be enabled:
  • Unlimited Energy, secondary powers won't drain energy.
  • After dying, respawn at the last door entered. Enables the player to retry the challenge of each room without the need of backtracking to it.
  • More Flags mode, which adds more checkpoint flags throughout the map.

Expanded the Crib of Creation area for better onboarding with the game's mechanics and flow.

Tutorial interface updated for mouse and keyboard.

Vsync toggle added in Main Menu → Options Menu for PC and mobile platforms.

Additional features for veteran Dandara players:
  • "Hidden" skip cutscene command:
  • Keyboard: Ctrl+Shift+(Space Bar - Quick Double Press)
  • Controllers: Left Shoulder Button (L1/Z/L/LB) - Quick Double Press
  • Skip Crib of Creation: At The Void, after destroying the first target and opening the door, another target appears floating on the leftmost possible range of that scene. Shoot there to skip the Crib of Creation new tutorial rooms.
Dandara - Antipode51
What an exciting year it has been! Dandara has been getting tons of love from players, streamers, speedrunners, and press - and now we're getting some amazing recognition!

TIME.com - Best Games of 2018 - #9

Paste Magazine - 30 Best Games of 2018 - #8

Additionally, Dandara won Brazilian Game of the Year from the Brazil Game Awards!

If you haven't had the chance to pick up Dandara, now is the perfect time to get it or gift it to a friend for 45% off! And thank you to everyone who helped make this game a success!


This includes everything on the 1.1.4 patch, like the rotating map, of course.


- Screen Shake added when Dandara takes damage.
- Better Dreamworlds overall. Better separation of battles, smoother difficulty curve in the Fake Village, less leaps of faith.
- Subtle changes in Dream Worlds make it clearer how to "solve" the vortex puzzle.
- Changed enemy positioning and room layouts from the Fortress to achieve clearer challenges and smoother difficulty.
- Scythe Soldiers and Golden Sorcerers now are more aggressive, and can dodge a continuous bursts of attacks (like a bunch of missiles!). A player cannot ignore them as easily as before and is more encouraged to engage in battle with them.
- Wall Siblings are way more happier to see you than before >:D. (Audio changes)
- Basher and Bubble Basher now are hostile if attacked from afar.
- Breach in the Wall room is now inaccessible initially after crossing the Colossal Bridge to avoid needless frustration.
- Minor level design changes in the Desert and Capital.


High damage attacks on Dandara now screen shake.


- Wall Siblings do not die mysteriously some time after attacked by an Anxiety Shock and going to the sides.
- Basher and Bubble basher weird animation bug fixed.
- Damage bug that can kill Dandara in rare situations after walking through doors is now fixed.
- Sound fixes around the Salt.

Patch 1.1.4 is live!

Check out the change log:

Added Features:
  • Added an “Align with Camera” button! Now the map can be rotated in the map screen so the camera's north is also the map's north. So no back and forth between doors to see where you are going anymore.
  • More details added on the map, to have less useless backtracking in the experience.
  • Added smarter helpers to jump aim: the game will “know” that you want to go to another platform a little bit better now, even after you’re already locked to another platform.
  • The Location of Dandara’s active spirit is now disclosed in the map.
  • On touch mode, you can now change jump/attack swipe sides.
  • On touch mode, you no longer break the aim so easily by going offshoot to the ground, making for example circular platforms more comfortable.
  • You can now turn off Vibration.

Level Design:
  • Triangle shots from Angular Soldiers now deal 2 damage (was 3 damage).
  • Lotus Projectiles now deal 1 damage (was 2 damage).
  • Skull Trap Projectiles now deal 2 damage (was 3 damage).
  • Eldar shots got buffed (1 damage to 2 damage).
  • Salt ghosts now recover 100% of your health on contact, including your own.
  • Special Weapons are no longer “super effective” on Bull Soldiers.
  • Desert of Remembrance’ s Army room can no longer soft lock players.
  • Slightly added/remove white patches throughout the game!

Bug Fixes:
  • Completionist achievement now working.
  • Dandara’s Salt Spirits no longer get stuck in geometry.
  • Fixed bug where you can get soft locked after getting killed by Eldar no longer happens.
  • Fixed bug where you could kill the first form of Eldar if you shot a Skull Shaft that pointed in the same direction as his movement.
  • Eldar’s corners are no longer weak points.

Dandara - Antipode51
Think you're the fastest speedrunner that the world of Salt has ever seen? Prove it! We're giving away $150 in Steam gift cards to two winners who can set the fastest completion time in the game.

Visit the Raw Fury Discord server or @RawFury Twitter account for more details, and GLHF!

Dandara - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (John Walker)

Dandara does something important. It has an original idea. And then very smartly puts that original idea inside lots of very familiar ones. It s a metroidvania where you cannot walk, run, jump, let alone double-jump. Instead you move by zapping yourself from surface to surface, only able to stand on the white-marked ground, while the enemies have free reign. (more…)

Dandara - CTZ

Some dang bees got into the engine and messed up a few things but they should be fixed now with the new patch! Send hugs to the team as they were up to the early morning hours getting this patch out as soon as possible!

  • Re-added launcher so you can select your screen resolution size
  • Fixed an save issue with cloud saves
  • Fixed an issue where achievements weren't being properly unlocked
  • Added version number to main menu
Please let us know if things are working properly again or not. If your game doesn't auto-update just restart Steam.

Once we're sure the super important parts of your experience are solid we'll look into addressing some of the other requests that have been made on the forums.
Dandara - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Dominic Tarason)


Here’s one that nearly flew under my radar: Teensy tiny Brazilian studio Long Hat House have been working on Dandara for a few years now. Envisioned as a platformer that can be played equally well on touch-screens and gamepad (although probably not so hot on keyboard), a look at the launch trailer within should be enough to convince most that they’ve at least created something that looks very striking in motion.

You don’t have long to wait to try it yourself, if the video tickles your fancy. The PC version rolled out today, alongside a release on the Nintendo Switch.


Dandara - CTZ

Creation and Intention have broken apart and now the world of Salt is on the brink of oblivion. The citizens of Salt stand oppressed and isolated, but a bold new heroine has been born from the Crib of Creation to bring them liberation. Her name is Dandara.

Traverse the Salt as Dandara and experience a directionless, gravity-bending world filled with curious characters, hidden secrets, and teeming with mysterious beauty as she journeys to bring peace to a fractured world.

Dandara is now available for $14.99 on Steam! We're also offering a launch discount this week only which will knock 10% off the price.

Dandara - CTZ

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