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Valfaris - A Heavy Metal Space Saga (Slain: Back from Hell dev, 2018, PC/console)

Morrigan Stark

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The developers of Slain are making a new game, announced for 2018 on PC/consoles. Should be cool! Slain was rough at release, but the "re-release" fixed just about every issue and the game is pretty good now. Hopefully the devs learned from this mistake and will take the time necessary to polish Valfaris as much as needed before release.

Glad to see that glorious pixel art style again. Those artists are seriously talented.



Dev announcement:
Hi guys! We have been quiet for a while preparing for this announcement.

Steel Mantis (Andrew Gilmour and Thomas Jenns - the team behind Slain:Back From Hell) are excited to announce Valfaris - A heavy metal space saga coming to PC and console in 2018.

Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.

Trailer: http://bit.ly/2rThinw
Steam Page: http://bit.ly/SteamValfaris

You can follow us on Social Media below!

https://twitter.com/ValfarisGame
https://www.facebook.com/ValfarisGame
https://www.instagram.com/valfarisgame/


(More screens available on the Steam page.)

Slay me if old
 

5taquitos

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I'm in, Slain had amazing art and they really tuned the gameplay after release. Let's do this!
 

HStallion

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I love the look and still need to play Slain but I know it got a really well received overhaul after the initial criticisms. Always a good sign and bodes well for this game. More gifs!
 

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Preview of the Biomech Jelly boss! And also the most phallic gif you will see all day. We hope ;)

bitly.com/SteamValfaris
 

Mr_D_

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User Testing

In about a months time we will be ready for our first round of closed user testing.

If you are interested in being a part of development and helping us make Valfaris taste like intergalactic heavy metal mayhem flavoured space gibs, just fill in this form below. Many thanks and hugs from the team!

FORM - https://goo.gl/forms/D7HJHvkkcNUCLlRj2

bit.ly/SteamValfaris
 

Mr_D_

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There's going to be plenty of stuff to blasterize, flamerate, and explodicute in Valfaris. So it only makes sense that Therion will have an array of awesome killamajig weaponry at his disposal to ensure he'll be able to slaughter and liquidize as messily and funly as possible.

Here's a sneaky work-in-progress looksee at two of Therion's tools for dishing out MAXIMUM GUNISHMENT!!!

We'll be sure to share more of Valfaris' mighty murder-gadgets with you soon.

Beam weapon:


Tendril weapon:


 

redcrayon

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As a fan of Lovecraftian fiction I think the tendril gun is my favourite new firearm I've seen this year :D

Game looks great, will follow with interest. When you say 'PC/console' does that include Switch? No matter if not, just curious.
 

Mr_D_

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As a fan of Lovecraftian fiction I think the tendril gun is my favourite new firearm I've seen this year :D

Game looks great, will follow with interest. When you say 'PC/console' does that include Switch? No matter if not, just curious.
Will be aiming for all platforms launching on same day, of course being a small time its not always that easy but this is what we are shooting for,
 

dishonestjest

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Playing Slain for the first time, pretty sick. The music isn't extreme enough, wonder if they take submissions. This looks awesome.
 

Mr_D_

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Hey guys,

Thought you were due another delicious dolloping of Valfaris pixelry.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many are a GIF?













Right now we're keeping the magic alive on our social channels
https://twitter.com/ValfarisGame
https://www.facebook.com/ValfarisGame
https://www.instagram.com/valfarisgame/

And if you want to talk with Andrew and Tom directly, come say hi in our Discord channel.
bit.ly/DiscordValfaris
Everyone's mostly friendly - but there's the occasional disagreement over tastes in metal :D
 

kingbean

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While slain looked great it wasnt the best, granted I bought it on pc and vita and enjoyed it. The combat just felt kinda shallow.

This however seems legit as hell.
 

Bloodporne

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Slain was leaning slightly too much towards the style end of the style vs. substance spectrum.

I still think this looks great as I had said earlier in this thread, but I'm hoping for more depth gameplay wise compared to Slain.