You're armed with one arrow—and one hit point. Life is delicate and dangerous in Titan Souls. There's a Steam demo out now—to see if you you're the glutton for punishment you've always suspected. And pre-orders are available if nothing can stop you from fully realizing your masochistic tendencies on day one.
Them backgrounds, though.
The 16-bit backdrops and Titan Souls' tiny protagonist combine to look like a lonely, shifty-eyed cousin to Capybara's upcoming Below. This video shows Titan Souls' artistic evolution from its Game Jam 2013 prototyping to its 2015 final-boss form. New engine, new art, and new music.
Titan Souls launches April 14 on Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita.
Titan Souls Demo Now Available, Pre-Orders Open, Death Imminent
ENGLAND – Mild-mannered independent developer Acid Nerve and raucous game label Devolver Digital have unleashed a unique demo for the forthcoming action-adventure game Titan Souls. Born from a game jam experiment, the Titan Souls demo is a scene-for-scene remake of the original prototype infused with the visual, audio, and gameplay enhancements the game underwent on it's way to the full release of Titan Souls (store.steampowered.com/app/297130/). Pre-orders for Titan Souls and the demo can be found on Steam, Humble, GOG, and Itch.io for 10 percent off with the game hitting PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC, and Mac on April 14.
Titan Souls started as a game jam project between Mark Foster, David Fenn, and Andrew Gleeson for Ludum Dare 28 under the prompt "you only get one" leading the single shot, single hit point the game has become known for during development. That original prototype (http://clawmark.itch.io/titan-souls) is the basis for the new Titan Souls demo, remade with the final visual style, soundtrack, sound design, and gameplay updates found in the full game.
"Titan Souls wouldn't have existed if it wasn't for the original Ludum Dare game jam, which saw your hero take down three titans with a single arrow, and gave birth to the core concept behind the entire game," said David Fenn, the composer behind Titan Souls. "Now that the development is complete, we thought it'd be fun to celebrate our journey by remaking this original sample of Titan Souls, replacing the bosses with their full-game counterparts that each of these initial ideas evolved into, and enhancing it with the new engine, graphics and audio."
Titan Souls and the Titan Souls: Digital Special Edition can be pre-ordered via Steam, Humble, and GOG for 10 percent off prior to launch on April 14. The Titan Souls: Digital Special Edition includes the full original soundtrack, a digital artbook and world map, and a collection of high-resolution desktop backgrounds.
Titan Souls will release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC, and Mac on April 14. For more information and updates on Titan Souls follow @AcidNerve and @DevolverDigital on Twitter.