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Alwa's Awakening
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Jul 5, 2016 @ 9:57am
Feb 2, 2017 @ 9:46am

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Alwa’s Awakening is now released!
Alwa's Awakening coming to Steam this January!
Release date: Winter 2016

Fight enemies, solve puzzles and jump your way through this NES-inspired adventure game

Travel to the land of Alwa and help the people living there awaken from their nightmare... You are Zoe and you have been sent for to help save the land. Equip your magic staff and progress through a large interconnected world where you'll solve puzzles, fight enemies and defeat bosses.

A retro game in a modern coat
  • A new challenging NES-inspired adventure game with the feel and look of a Nintendo 8-bit game. Inspired by games such as Battle of Olympus and Trine.

Use your magic staff
  • Equip a magic staff that holds many mysterious powers. Use it to solve puzzles and to defeat enemies in over 350 completely unique rooms. Find new gemstones to make your staff more powerful.

You are Zoe
  • Play as Zoe who has been sent for to help free the land of Alwa. With easy to understand controls, you'll jump and fight your way through many different challenges.

Explore the land of Alwa
  • Explore a large interconnected world map in true ‘Metroidvania’ style. Unlock new abilities and find new items that lets you progress deeper and deeper into the land of Alwa.

Find new items and meet a lot interesting characters
  • Find and unlock a slew of different objects throughout the adventure that will both give Zoe new abilities as well as unlock new areas. Talk with the people living in Alwa and uncover more secrets about the world.

An 8-bit soundtrack
  • Listen to a completely new 8-bit soundtrack with over 25 new original tracks composed by Robert Kreese. Soundtrack releasing both on YouTube and Spotify when the game is out. A few tracks are already available on YouTube.

Coming soon to a computer near you!
  • Coming this winter to PC, Mac & Linux with full controller support, Steam trading cards, support for fan-translations and Steam achievements.

"Alwa’s Awakening is currently 15 percent complete, but is already looking pretty fantastic".
Nintendo Life (April 2015)[]

“With an 8-bit style soundtrack composed by Robert Kreese, and lots of in-game nods to classic NES titles, Alwa’s Awakening is bound to awaken the retro fan in you.”
Indie Game Magazine (July issue)

“Alwa’s Awakening takes some of the best ideas from the retro NES games and places them in a modern coat, while also retaining the visual style and musical inspiration from the older games.”
Pixel Empire[]

About Elden Pixels
We are a team of four people who decided to make a game together. We’re all fans of retro gaming and wanted to make the game we would have loved to play when we were kids. We’re trying to stay as close as possible to how NES games worked and looked back in the days. We worked so hard on this game so if you'd want to vote YES we would appreciate it deeply. Thank you!

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Popular Discussions View All (1)
Jul 10, 2016 @ 7:29pm
Is Linux support day one?
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D/monX Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:32pm 
Elden Pixels  [author] Feb 12, 2017 @ 6:07am 
And now the game is out! :)
Elden Pixels  [author] Jan 1, 2017 @ 3:37am 
Alwa's Awakening is launching on Steam in January. Thank you all for your support!
🎃Spookvember🎃Exca🎃 Dec 31, 2016 @ 12:12pm 
Woo it made it!
CleverFog Nov 21, 2016 @ 2:30am 
Выглядит годно.
KingRat Nov 19, 2016 @ 10:08pm 
Almost release! I hope it doesn't get pushed back like most games.
Мясник Sep 19, 2016 @ 9:28pm 
I'm an HR Manager of the group doing the translation. I propose to translate your game to Russian language in a short time and low price. Write on e-mail or in PM
CarloAntonio Jul 27, 2016 @ 6:08am 
reminds me of a nes game i used to play called. Faxanadu!
Button_Pusher_ Jul 26, 2016 @ 9:31am 
this takes me back 30 years in time, back to when i was just a child, and i cannot wait to play it, it looks and sounds amazing
Darkdessan Jul 25, 2016 @ 1:29pm