Video Games: 8-Bit Neo-Classic ONIKEN To Launch On Steam This Wednesday + New Trailer

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The retro-inspired instant classic ONIKEN, after a successful run on Desura and a Steam Greenlight campaign, will hit Steam this Wednesday, February 5th. The game will feature new achievements, enhanced graphics, new soundtrack, and a new Hardcore mode. So don your ninja suit and get ready for some post-apocalyptic, military crushing, resistance moving gameplay.

From The Press Release:

Oniken is an action platformer, highly inspired by 8-bit games of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. This influence is visible not only on Oniken’s graphics and sound design, but also on its story and even on game’s difficulty. Oniken takes place on a post-apocalyptic future when a global war nearly destroys human kind. The few survivors are oppressed by a large military organization called Oniken. Player takes the role of Zaku, a ninja mercenary that takes part on the resistance movement.

The game that will be released on Steam is a refined version of the original Oniken, with updated graphics, new and rearranged soundtracks, stage rebalancing, Steam integration features such as leaderboards and achievements, and the new Hardcore mode. In this new gameplay mode, player must beat the game in one run without continues which guarantees extra points to the final score and revelations about the real ending.

Oniken is an action platformer, highly inspired by 8-bit games of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s made by Brazilian indie group JoyMasher.

 

Now dig on the new trailer…

About JoyMasher:
JoyMasher is an indie game studio founded by Danilo Dias, Thais Weiller and Marco Galvão on early 2012. Studio focus on creating gaming experiences closest possible to 8 and 16-bit era games with a touch of contemporary concepts. Besides Oniken, JoyMasher also made available for free download MRC6-454 and Major Maox, two short games that represent our game design goals.

 

SOURCE: Press Release

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