6th February 2020, Montpellier, France – French developer Flying Oak Games, composer Joonas Turner (Nuclear Throne, Downwell) and publisher Dear Villagers are proud to announce that the highly anticipated fast-paced rogue-platformer ScourgeBringer is launching today into early access for PC on Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Pass for PC. 

ScourgeBringer will see a full launch launch on PC and consoles later this year.

You can watch the new Early Access release date teaser trailer here.

ScourgeBringer aims to channel the mystery and rawness of an early rogue-platformer, with fluid control, aerial combat, pixel graphics and a punchy soundtrack. The story follows hero Kyhra, who is sent away to uncover the secrets of an Eldritch monolith which is threatening to destroy her world. Armed with her trusty combat drone, she must shoot and slash her way through the infinite depths of an ever-changing dungeon, wherein gigantic bosses, ancient machines, strange ghosts and untold secrets from previous explorers await. 

There is no backtracking, as the game structure follows a procedural combination of pre-built challenge rooms, not unlike the Binding of Isaac.

The current Early Access version will offer all core game mechanics and roughly half the content of the final game. Further game worlds, weapons, bosses, skills and quality of life improvements will be added over the coming months.

The game is in open development, with an in-game feedback system gathering feedback from players, and regular looks behind the curtain courtesy of regular development updates from Flying Oak Games, who you can follow on Twitter here.

Features

  • Dive into fast-paced rogue-platforming gameplay described by Eurogamer as “Dead Cells meets Celeste”
  • Slash and shoot your way smoothly with super fluid platforming controls
  • Sharpen your skills with a frantic combat system focused on attacks only
  • Dash forward to the otherworldly adaptive sounds of Joonas Turner (Nuclear Throne, Downwell, Broforce…)
  • Defy hordes of unspeakable enemies and giant bosses holding the secrets of the Scourge
  • Explore the infinite depths of an ever-changing dungeon
  • Uncover mysteries and find mementos of previous explorers to unlock reality defining secrets

ScourgeBringer is fully localised into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese (simplified), and will be available for $14,99 / €14,99 / £11.39.

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