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A jam submission

Frozen HelmView game page

Explore an icy temple in this retro Metroidvania.
Submitted by Extar (@extarscube) — 20 hours, 53 minutes before the deadline
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Submitted(+1)

i notices those Amon Amarth tunes right away! great game, the particle work is unique. Also, the way it narrates is a nice touch

Developer(+1)

Thanks! Seeing as it's a fairly conventional platformer in terms of mechanics, I wanted to add some extra pizzazz to it with the story elements. The particle effects are there because particle effects are so much fun to code :) Amon Amarth seemed very apt for the tone of the game. :D

Submitted(+1)

I love how fast everything feels, it's like all the best bits of a metroidvania with the fat trimmed off. I can see 'Honor the Spirit of Your Ancestors (Any %)' at next years GDQ.

Developer(+1)

Thanks! A lot of the speed probably came down to converting it to 60fps very late in development. Honor the Spirit of Your Ancestors would look great on a t-shirt. One of the parts I like about Metroid is managing your missiles and scavenging for ammo and health, so I suppose I must have been inspired by that. Plus, every Metroidvania under the sun is already doing the 'unlock new character abilities to explore further' thing.

Submitted

IT'S REALLY GOOD

Submitted(+1)

Love the presentation on this.  The music is banging.

Developer

Thanks! I borrowed a couple of Amon Amarth riffs to get everything grooving along: 'Guardians of Asgard' and 'Twilight of the Thunder God'