This Week Indie: Get That Metroidvania Fix With Chasm, And Indie Jam 2 Bundle
In this edition of This Week In Indie, we take a look a the new Metroidvania (a gameplay combination of Metroid and Castlevania) inspired ARPG, with awesome hack-and-slash elements, called Chasm. We also explore the offerings in the new Indie Jam bundle. These are two great offerings and its always interesting to see different types of games and bundles come to the fore, in the indie scene.
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Chasm is a 2D Fantasy Action RPG Platformer hybrid with Metroidvania styled gameplay and procedurally generated dungeons, all wrapped in amazing pixel art. The game is in development for Mac, Windows and Linux, and takes inspiration from dungeon crawlers like the Diablo series and Metroidvania-style platformers. Games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and The Legend of Zelda have been pivotal in the development of this game. So what exactly is the game about?
In Chasm, players take up the role of a soldier passing through a remote mining town on their journey home from a long war. The town’s miners have recently disappeared after breaching a long-forgotten temple far below the town, and reawakened an ancient slumbering evil. Now trapped in the town by supernatural forces, you’re left with no option but to explore the mines below, battle enemies and bosses, and increase your abilities in hopes of finally escaping and returning home.
Essentially the game aims to immerse you in a 2D fantasy world of loot, challenging enemies and many secrets. You’ll be able to fight with a variety of weapons, shields and spellbooks. You’ll have to avoid traps and hazardous platforming challenges, and don’t forget the massive bosses and mini-bosses. Discord Games, the developers of Chasm, currently have a demo out, which can be downloaded via their Kickstarter page. If you like the game, do try and support it via Kickstarter. I’ll be recording a Let’s Play of the Chasm demo by next week. So do look out for that on our YouTube channel.
The final piece of news that we’ll be discussing involves the latest Indie Jam 2 bundle from Bundle Stars. For R46 you can unlock a plethora of games which includes: Shattered Horizon, Nuclear Dawn, Two Worlds II – Castle Defense, Planets Under Attack, Iron Grip: Warlord, Holy Avatar vs. Maidens of the Dead, Ion Assault, X-Blades and Two Worlds II. All of the games are available for Steam and Desura, and are playable on both Windows and Mac OS.
When you support bundles like Indie Jam 2, you are supporting both the developers of the games and charity. In this case the charity is Special Effect who help disabled children and adults to enjoy videogames. This is a really great cause. There are 19 days left before this bundle expires, so if you are interested please do buy the bundle and show your support.
That’s it for this week, remember to check back next week for more news and updates. If you come across any interesting news about indie games feel free to email us.