Title: Alwa’s Awakening
Developer: Alwa Team
What type of game is it?
What’s the 30 second elevator pitch?
A 2D Metroidvania with NES visuals that sees you exploring a vast world with a selection of spells and abilities to use to navigate the land of Alwa, and clear it of evil.
What do we like most about it?
There’s over 350 rooms making up the world of Alwa, a vast amount best highlighted by the map visible in the trailer below. Each of the rooms are unique, and split across those are a variety of enemies and no doubt some very cool bosses.
Anything else worth shouting about?
I really like the wand’s various powers being the abilities which give you the chance to progress further into the world – spells for unlocking doors, a bubble jump which serves as the double-jump mechanic, and also a block generating ability which we see saving the protagonist – Zoe – from landing on dangerous spikes.
The UI is a joy to look at; with the spells to select from shown on the top left, and a title block for the area you are in. As well as that the music, all bespoke for the title, is equally fantastic.
When’s it due?
Alwa’s Awakening is due out this Winter for PC, Mac & Linux. It’s already greenlit at time of posting.