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Wotan: The Visual Novel Beat 'Em Up
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Jun 6, 2016 @ 12:14am
Jun 28, 2016 @ 10:28am
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Wotan is a visual novel combined with the gameplay of a classic arcade style beat ‘em up where choice matters and fighting is not the only option. Inspired by old school brawlers, modern day adventure games, and Norse mythology Wotan combines the power of fighting with the power of words in one epic trek across America. Wotan’s sharp and neo-dark world inhabits a cast of colorful characters ready to help or hinder you depending on your choices and actions taken across the entirety of the game. Discover the protagonist Wotan’s troubled past and unleash endless bloodshed or delve into his methodical mind and avoid conflict as you befriend characters or create enemies as decisions are made.


Music by BIAS ONE[]


-=A Savage Land of Freedom=-

-Start in the southeast of America and travel out west as you journey across the US of A visiting a wide number of locations and their inhabitants.

-Traverse through cities, streets, alleys, factories, bars, forests, mountain tops, blizzards, hurricanes and more!
-Be prepared with your bike as highway battles will have you take the fight to the road.

-=Every Friend a Foe & Every Foe a Friend=-

-Meet a large cast of characters ranging from your friendly bartenders and and townsfolk to mindless trash burrowers and cannibal flesh eaters.

-In game choices matter: Sparing a life can change the outcome of a future turning point, gratitude and hatred can go a long way, alliances create new enemies, etc.

-Your choices will allow you access to additional in game bonuses as well as the possibility of avoid fights outright.

-=Character Counts=-

-Build up Wotan’s stats and abilities as you progress through the game. Gain access to new attacks and techniques as you befriend characters and develop friendships and relationships throughout the game.

-Upgrade Wotan’s gear and bike along his quest for a customized and enhanced traveling experience.

Please note the game is still early in development and a number of elements and functions demonstrated are not final.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Feb 24, 2017 @ 11:11am
The Big Question
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Tom and Jerry Feb 24, 2017 @ 6:37am 
nice game
The Moon Robot Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:47pm 
Is there any updates for this game?
SpookyKrisps Jul 6, 2016 @ 9:38am 
I dont know why this gives me a Hotline Miami feeling but it does.
Retrohead80 Jun 25, 2016 @ 3:46pm 
Love the art style and the theme of the story and characters look interesting. As a huge fan of sidescrolling beat em ups I think this has the potential to be a great game. Attack animations need to be improved but I'm sure that will happen as time goes on as the dev is a one man outfit at the moment.
KiddTheKidd Jun 22, 2016 @ 3:43pm 
The art style looks great. Hopefully the beat 'em up aspect is great as well.
David Mattheus Jun 18, 2016 @ 2:03am 
The art style is sublym, the music needs some attention, dont go with this music.
RobJNova Jun 17, 2016 @ 6:48am 
I really really dig that cut scene where he kills everyone on screen. You get a yes from me!
BigOOF Jun 12, 2016 @ 6:48am 
The worst music ever
Ori-Baba Jun 9, 2016 @ 12:23pm 
man i just hope there's a decent combo system as well as grapple attacks and ground n pound
Derkeith Bot Jun 8, 2016 @ 1:25pm 
Not a big fan of the sidescrolling thing. Buuut I like the artstyle.
A well thought out storry wouldn't hurt either, to counter the blandness of the rather flash-gamey game mechanics of the generic beat em' up.

...I allmost hope this gets greenlighted just for the merch.