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Juno's Darkest Hour
 
 
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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A MESSAGE FROM THE EVIL WIZARD GLYKON
Description
Release date: 2016 (TBA)
Overview

Canopia is in danger! The lizard wizard Glykon has stolen the world’s essence to augment his powers and reshape the land at his will. If he captures and devours all four Essence Spirits, all will be lost… Our only hope lies in Juno, the last free Spirit!

Juno’s Darkest Hour is a simple but challenging 2D action adventure platformer game inspired by the side-scrollers of the past. Explore the secrets of a vast monochromatic and pixelated world, accompanied by a nostalgia-driven soundtrack.

Guide little Juno through the strange and dangerous land of Canopia in order to rescue her friends and put a stop to Glykon’s evil plans. Quick reflexes and sharp wits will be required to escape and defeat the wizard’s minions. Combine different characters and items to access new areas and discover more and more treasures, until you are ready to confront Glykon!

Will you succeed against all odds, or will you die over and over again?



Features
  • Explore 40 levels with a wide variety in themes : a forest covered in snow, a pirate-infested lagoon, the cozy gentlemen’s lounge, an abandoned temple built on a volcano, caverns made of crystal, a haunted palace soaring across the sky, and much more!

  • An awesome retro chiptune soundtrack. Listen to these :
    https://soundcloud.com/lobsterwing-delusions/surrounded
    https://soundcloud.com/lobsterwing-delusions/amazing-maze

  • Rescue additional playable characters to benefit from their unique abilities, such as being unable to climb ladders and only being able to say "Meow"!

  • Hone your platforming skills to avoid enemies! Compensate for your lack of means of self-defense by equipping useful items like the Top Hat, which greatly increases your social standing.

  • Copious amounts of bottomless pits to fall into!

  • Over eight different bosses to defeat with unexpected strategies. Transform into a sonic assault butterfly to fight the evil spiders or go toe-to-toe against an immortal warrior in a fierce orb duel!

  • Revisit levels with different character/item combinations to collect all the Season Fragments, unlocking pieces of lore and weakening the evil force corrupting the land!

  • There are also probably some secret things to find?

  • But you'll mostly find bottomless pits!



Try it now!

Visit our website to download the playable demo for PC (Windows) :
https://lobsterwingdelusions.com/downloads/


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44 Comments
Game Development Championship Jun 6, 2016 @ 1:26am 
Gameboy!

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FerrousBueller Jun 5, 2016 @ 12:34am 
I don't mind pixel art if it's done properly. But I take issue with the extremely low resolution of this game. 160 x 120? Really? In 2016? If I play the video in a compact youtube frame, it looks pretty low-res but it's almost tolerable. When I try to watch the video in full-screen mode on my 17" monitor, the resolution is literally too low for me to visually process what I'm looking at. Human brains did not evolve to process such low-resolution images. The greyscale colour palette makes things even worse.

This game looks pretty well-made and the art style is cute and charming. So I really want to upvote this. But for me this game would be unplayable unless I ran it in a tiny window. And I don't generally enjoy doing that.

Please consider greatly increasing the resolution. You wouldn't have to re-do any of the artwork. Just expand the size of the view frustrum.
aldercs Jun 3, 2016 @ 2:41pm 
upvote :)
dosadi666 Jun 1, 2016 @ 4:10pm 
As a gameboy nostalgic, this is an instant upvote for me.
Osselpi Jun 1, 2016 @ 11:07am 
Very gameboyish look, this could be interesting.
QuantizedBit May 31, 2016 @ 4:28am 
nice pixels :party:
Nighthunter May 31, 2016 @ 3:00am 
I like it :)
jres80 May 28, 2016 @ 11:08am 
Looks awesome. Love the greyscale GB look.
meeaeen May 27, 2016 @ 7:58am 
ドット絵が素晴らしい。デモを見る限り、SFC時代のRockmanやDonkyKongをほうふつとさせるステージ作りに懐かしさを感じました。Storyに期待したいです。
76561197992340020 May 26, 2016 @ 3:05pm 
I enjoy the retro gameboy art style, it sounds great in the trailer and looks like it has plenty of cool 2D action gameplay. Upvoted, but in the hopes that some of the issues from the demo will be fixed. :goldwolf: