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Krampus Quest
 
 
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Nov 29, 2016 @ 11:33am
Jan 4, 2017 @ 5:31am
Description
Release date: Early 2017
Story

In the dark depths of a prison cell sits a mythic being, stripped of his powers, all but forgotten by time. Neither man, nor beast, but closely resembling parts of both. A one-of-a-kind being, know only as Krampus.

Once a being both respected and feared, serving as the personal right-hand-man of Santa Claus, but also as his opposite. While the mission of Santa Claus was to reward the good-hearted children of the world with gifts, Krampus on the other hand was to do the dirty deed of punishing the wicked children. The world was in balance.

But one day, Santa in all of his saintly wisdom had an idea, a change of heart. He no longer wished for the wicked children to be punished, but rather have all children be rewarded equally.

Krampus, for the first time in millennia, spoke up with his disagreement. But Santa Claus would not have any insubordination, and immediately had Krampus throw in a cell and his hook removed.

More than a century has passed since then, with Krampus growing angrier and angrier for every day spent imprisoned, patiently waiting for the day he will walk free.
That day has finally come.
When a mysterious stanger throws Krampus the key to the cell, the tides has finally turned, and the day of reckoning is here.
With his soul-bound chain of punishment, Krampus must swing, jump, and fight his way up the snowy mountains of the North-pole, and in the end, enact his vengence upon the one who put him in that dark pit.
Santa Claus.


Gameplay

Krampus Quest is a back-to-basics retro-style action-platformer with a christmas theme. You go from one side to the other, fighting enemies and bosses, absorbing souls, dodging traps and pitfalls, and upgrade your abilities. There is some exploring and backtracking, but mostly this is a straight-forward kind of game.

Features include
  • Glorious 8-bit pixel graphics.
  • Catchy chiptune music.
  • Jumping, walljumping, and swinging platform ACTION.
  • Exploring levels to find upgrades and souls.
  • Buying upgrades and sub-weapons with souls absorbed from fallen foes.
  • Dramatic still-frame cutscenes.
  • Multiple endings.
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13 Comments
Ubylmoen Dec 25, 2016 @ 6:04pm 
The presentation is really great. Platforming in the trailer looks maybe a bit slow, but just punch that up a bit and I'd say you've got something solid.
Yuan Works Dec 11, 2016 @ 3:43am 
Graphics look good and music sounds good. Hope to see a polished version of it soon on steam :)
StealthyHipo2000 Dec 5, 2016 @ 11:40pm 
Some of the animations need to be smoothed out a bit, but the sprites and general look are very appealing
Foxirex Nov 30, 2016 @ 7:34am 
Sa peux peut être fun en vidéo pour ce qui lag pas mal le jeux ^^
Knight-Crawler Nov 29, 2016 @ 6:08pm 
I have to vote up it can help me go to sleep
Mortis Nov 29, 2016 @ 5:31pm 
reminds me of shovel knight
Squircle Nov 29, 2016 @ 4:09pm 
A little early for holiday stuff, no?
In all seriousness, the only complaints I have are that the camera moves too erratically and the purple brick color is ugly.
SaberViper Nov 29, 2016 @ 2:58pm 
For the first and last 3rd of the video I could barely tell where the main character was, he doesn't stand out on that reddish/pooh brown background at all.
EnemyDread Nov 29, 2016 @ 2:41pm 
just awesomeness you have my vote
Skoardy Nov 29, 2016 @ 1:46pm 
What are those circles that trail after him?