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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    Price (USD)
    $19.99
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    Max Gold Earned
    100 Points
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    Genre
    Action, Adventure, Arcade, Platformer
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    Release Date
    August 29, 2018
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    Game Size
    1.1GB
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    Players
    1 player
  • time
    Game Length
    10 hour(s)
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    Publisher
    Devolver Digital
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    N/A
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    ESRB
    Everyone 10+
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    Online
    Supports Cloud Saves
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    Languages (Europe)
    Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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    Copyright
    Copyright © 2018 Sabotage Studio Inc.
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    5278 (14 Today)
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    91 (4.46 Stars) (4.4 Adjusted)
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    #44 of 2041 (Top 2.16%)
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    May 14, 2019
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