An expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.
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    The Messenger

    As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor. Leveraging player expectations as a core design ingredient, The Messenger is first presented as an 8-bit action platformer with a simple story only to turn into an epic time travelling tale, eventually revealing itself as a 16-bit Metroidvania packed with replay value and deadpan humor. Features: - Dynamic, acrobatic gameplay and ultra tight controls worthy of an epic ninja adventure. - Character upgrades, new abilities, hidden levels, and branching paths to discover. - Meticulously designed 8-bit and 16-bit sprites, animations, and backgrounds in the spirit of the classics. - A memorable cast of offbeat villains, bosses, and associates. - Original soundtrack by renowned chiptune composer Rainbowdragoneyes, handmade using Famitracker.

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    Rhed says:
    The most amazing retro throwback game since Shovel Knight. I keep a list of games that I consider absolute masterpieces and this game now sits deservingly among them.

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