August 24, 2022
August 17, 2022
After some more balancing adjustments and minor fixes, I created a new master build of my platformer Aeron's Descent and started in-depth testing. If I don't run into any major issues, the game will be released later this month and will be available in the following stores:
June 6, 2022
"Aeron's Descent", the first chapter of Vaults Of Vvorr, has been unpublished for now but will soon be re-released (again as a free stand-alone download) on gamejolt.com and itch.io. Since the initial release last year of the first builds of Chapter 1, the game has evolved quite a bit and now includes much more content. Chapter 2 is mostly done while the final and 3rd chapter is still work in progress but is coming along nicely. I decided to re-release Chapter 1 so it reflects all the things that have been implemented over the past year such as overhauled visuals, enhanced controls, as well as gameplay and balancing improvements. Check out the brand new Battle Trailer to catch a glimpse of the exciting things you will soon experience in Vaults Of Vvorr and follow me on Twitter, Facebook and TikTok for updates!
February 19, 2021
Build 0.1.0.595 of Aeron's Descent has been released. Experience the first chapter of our retro pixelart platformer Vaults Of Vvorr in glorious fullscreen, now conveniently available in the options menu with the latest update! Previously, fullscreen could only be activated via a commandline added to the game's desktop shortcut, something only players who read the readme textfile included in the package were aware of. The new fullscreen option can be found in the main and pause menu under "Help and Options > Settings". Furthermore, the update includes a major bugfix: The player's level, skills, collected seals and unlocked awardments will now reset properly when starting a new game. A bunch of minor visual improvements and adjustments to tutorial messages have been applied, too. So now is the perfect time to check out the game and satisfy all your OCD needs while getting a jumping and running workout at the same time!
January 30, 2021
After three months working on the project day in and day out, I finally published the first chapter of Vaults Of Vvorr last night. It is now available as a free download on Gamejolt and itch. Testing the master build still uncovered some minor issues that needed fixing and I also couldn't resist adding one final feature to the time trials. It's never a good idea to implement a new feature shortly before release. But I missed this one sorely during testing and just had to get it in there: When viewing a time trial, a green checkmark now indicates whether you've already mastered it. What's still missing is a timer in the HUD, though. I also tweaked the second bug race of the chapter and made it a bit easier to leave those nasty bugs behind.
Depending on your play style, Chapter 1 will take somewhere between 30 minutes and one hour to finish (probably longer the first time around). After you've (literally) dropped into the adventure, you get to explore the caves below the Hills of Silence, where you can discover two mine shafts you can plunge yourself into to reach the vaults deep underground. Nine of these vaults are just waiting to be looted by you, but beware the Vvorrminions guarding the treasures! The vault under the Shrine of Vvorr will only be accessible, if you manage to recover all 17 Seals of Vvorr from under the Hills of Silence, though. You also get to compete in seven time trials and two bug races, all of which are optional but reward you with a lot of experience points, which you will need to unlock Aeron's special skills. Luckily, you can unlock boost barrels for the mine shafts, so you will be even quicker on your way down to the Vaults Of Vvorr!
Head over to the Games page to download Chapter 1: Aeron's Descent now, I hope you will enjoy the adventure! Feedback is very much appreciated, so if you have any suggestions or issues to report, feel free to get in touch here, on Twitter (@oddworm) or via oddworm[at]gmx.com.