You can try the following recreation from Beeswing and Dujanah developer Jack King-Spooner with a sleek demo launched alongside a crowdfunding marketing campaign. Judero is its identify, and a surprisingly action-heavy journey by way of the Scottish Borders is its recreation. Expect folklore, witches, jokes, cease movement, and beasties to battle and thoughts management.
Judero is a fantastical journey crossing from spherical Peebles in Scotland’s Borders all the best way over to the west coast, starring a strapping Celt named Judero (who might or might not be constructed upon an outdated motion determine). Something foul is afoot, and off he’ll go exploring, chatting with people, and stepping into fights.
It’s a bit like a top-down beat ’em up with very full of life bosses, although puzzling and combat-puzzling are available with Judero’s means to mind-control enemies. Apparently the total recreation will shift between all types of minigames, which does make me suppose a little bit of Nier: Automata.
I like that I do not absolutely perceive what is going on on with Judero after taking part in the demo, its mix of previous and current, handcrafted and handpainted, unbelievable and mundane, mild folks and unexpectedly intense boss battles. I’d look ahead to seeing extra within the full recreation.
I’m excited to study extra about Borders folkore too. I’ve visited some cities within the Borders, swam in some rivers, climbed some hills, cycled by way of valleys glowing with heather, and hiked to ruins, however I do not know many tales.
You can obtain Judero’s demo from Itch.io. They plan to launch the total recreation on Steam too, in 2024, in addition to Nintendo Switch. To assist fund growth, they launched a Kickstarter marketing campaign yesterday, which is already 45% of the best way to their £12,000 aim.