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Cybarian is an action packed sword swinging 2d side scrolling adventure game. Created with a retro look and modern mechanics.
Cybarian is an action packed sword swinging 2d side scrolling adventure game. Created with a retro look and modern mechanics.
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Cybarian: The time travelling warrior

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 Cybarian the time travelling warrior is a classically inspired arcade action game, with a mixture of modern and retro gaming tropes. The game was conceived as an amalgamation of the original 2d Mega man games and side scrolling beat em’ ups like Streets of Rage.

Our goal is to get to the core of what makes an engaging and challenging combat system, break it down to its base elements and implement it in such a way that on the surface everything seems simple enough, but when you are required to dig a little deeper you’ll uncover a lot of depth.

Throw in everything you’d expect to find in a good old retro platforming game, deadly pitfalls, treacherous terrain, insanely over the top boss encounters, and you’ll be somewhat close to imagining what Cybarian the time travelling warrior will be!

Chop, chop, dodge bullet, throw sword, re-call sword, finish off this guy ... a day in the life of Cybarian
Chop, chop, dodge bullet, throw sword, re-call sword, finish off this guy ... a day in the life of Cybarian
“Dismount from your mechanical chariot!” ... don't mistime your attack otherwise you'll be roadkill
“Dismount from your mechanical chariot!” ... don't mistime your attack otherwise you'll be roadkill

 In the year 409 AD a scripture had been unearthed telling of a sword... 

A sword that could grant the possessor godly powers...

It was one warriors destiny to have the sword. So off he went...

Many had tried before him; but none successful...

With all his might he pulled...

Once the warrior had removed the sword from the earth something strange happened...

Time travel hey!
Time travel hey!

 Beautifully animated and expertly realised retro style pixel art.

Homing lasers ... yup this is definitely the future!
Homing lasers ... yup this is definitely the future!

 Epic boss battles! Expand your abilities!

"Hey!"
"Hey!"
"Did he just use a dodge roll to avoid my attack!? Hmmm ... I might have to use that ... after I've killed him of course!"
"Did he just use a dodge roll to avoid my attack!? Hmmm ... I might have to use that ... after I've killed him of course!"

 Explosive and engaging combat!

"Smoking kills ..."
"Smoking kills ..."
"Boom!"
"Boom!"

 Classic platforming.

"Member' spikes that shoot out of the ground ... I member'!"
"Member' spikes that shoot out of the ground ... I member'!"

If you pledge to have your name as graffiti in Cybarian then your name will appear on a random wall or bus and be you shall be remembered forever

Insert your name here!
Insert your name here!

If pledging to have your portrait as a poster in game we will need a photo of you (or whoever you wish to have in the game.. within reason!) and your name. There's no better way to be immortalised!!

Risks and challenges

"Every project comes with its own unique risks and challenges" ... however we have almost a decades worth of experience working together as a team developing video games. We are confident that as usual we will over come any hiccups we experience along the way!

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