Uncover mysteries and fight ancient machines in the dungeons within an Eldritch monolith.

March 5th, Metz, France – Independent European developer Flying Oak Games, composer Joonas Turner and publisher Dear Villagers are proud to announce their collaboration for the upcoming free-moving rogue-lite platformer ScourgeBringer for PC. A first look trailer is unveiled today and can be found here.  

ScourgeBringer aims to channel the mystery and rawness of an early Metroidvania, 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.

“We have been working on ScourgeBringer openly for a few months now, and have been collecting community feedback early on to shape the game. We share all of our plans, and even our budgets with players”, says Thomas Altenburger from Flying Oak Games.

“Now we can finally show the first trailer of the game, which should give a glimpse of the ambitious genre cocktail we are making. Our goal is to take the best elements of our favourite games and create something completely new.”

The game is currently 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.


  • Get the raw feel of a metroidvania through a fast paced rogue-like.
  • Slash and shoot your way smoothly with fluid precision platforming controls.
  • Defy a dozen of giant bosses holding the secrets of the Scourge.
  • Explore the infinite depths of an ever changing dungeon.
  • Intense soundtrack from Joonas Turner (Nuclear Throne, Broforce, Tormentor X Punisher).
  • Uncover mysteries and alternative routes to find mementos of previous explorers.

ScourgeBringer is the second game announced by Dear Villagers (ex Playdius), along with the reveal of sci-fi platformer Recompile, as part of the new editorial strategy launched with last weeks rebranding.

You can find more info and assets about the game here on the game page and in the press kit.