Title: Die With Glory
Developer: Cloud Castle
What type of game is it?
A hybrid of action and graphic adventure.
What’s the 30 second elevator pitch?
You play Sigurd a veteran Norse warrior who has spent their life unbeaten in combat as he seeks out a worthy foe, that he might die with glory and ascend to Valhalla.
What do we like most about it?
The story is actually pretty cool, and quite like that each of the various little episodes are rife with points of interaction (see the trailer) as well as entertaining remarks from your little companion, and various quirky hijinks.
I mean, any game with a plot point list including:
- Climb a giant monster, get swallowed by him and fight through it’s insides
- Investigate a murder or be haunted by a vengeful spirit
- Partake in a massive battle between flying fleets
- Become a vampire and have a little party at the blood transfusion point (you won’t sparkle, it’s a promise)
- Travel through time
… is a winner for me.
Probably most interesting though is the fact that the game transitions from almost mini-game platformer segments between sections of adventure game, it’s a really good idea that will surely serve to keep the pace of the game fast and engaging.
When’s it due?
Die with Glory is set to launch in late 2016 for Windows PC, Mac & Linux.