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Oniken, FOR THE LOVE OF THE 90s!


By: Master Blud

I don’t know about you, but I sure do enjoy a good music from the 80s and 90s with the combination of pixels.  LOVE PIXELS.  There is just something about them.  I am also pretty sure it has to do with nostalgia.  Anywho, JoyMasher is bringing this, what looks to be, a side-scroller shmup and beatemup.  Both of my favorite genres in one.  The soundtrack from the trailer really got me in the mood.  The gameplay got me excited,  I will probably pick this up myself.   What are your plans?  Drop it or Buy it? Leave your comments below this awesome press release and junk :-). Also, watch the trailer.

Press Release:

The independent studio JoyMasher is pleased to announce that its first game, Oniken, will be released on June 22. The game will be available on Desura and a digital version of the manual and the original sound track will come along as freebies.  The complete package will cost U$4.99 and is already available to preorder on Desura.

Oniken is an action platformer, highly inspired by 8-bit games of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. This influence is visible not only on Oniken’s graphics and sound design, but also on its story and even on game’s difficulty. Oniken takes place on a post-apocalyptic future when a global war nearly destroys human kind. The few survivors are oppressed by a large military organization called Oniken. Player takes the role of Zaku, a ninja mercenary that takes part on the resistance movement.
Game was created by Danilo Dias and developed by him together with Pedro Paiva. On launch day, Oniken will be available only for Windows, however Mac and Linux versions are on development.

About the Developers

Danilo Dias – Architecture bachelor, Danilo loved videogames from a very early age and always tried to make his own games. After falling short with some projects during adolescence, two years ago Danilo decided to restart an old idea and teamed up with his friend Pedro. This project became Oniken, which is a tribute to his favorite games from the 8 and 16-bit generation, such as  Ninja Gaiden,  Vice: Project Doom and  Kabuki Quantum Figther.

Pedro Paiva – Pedro Paiva is responsible for the game art in some of Oniken’s levels. He is a senior student from UFRGS’s Visual Arts, teaches videogame developing in workshops for kids and teens and is also a gamer and indie developer. His other games can be seen on his blog/portfolio Arcaica.

About JoyMasher

JoyMasher  is an indie game studio founded Danilo Dias and Thais Weiller on early 2012. Studio has some in development games, including a short game that was developed in 5 days that will be available for free download during Oniken´s launch week.

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