By Crystal Colwell / October 17th, 2014
GungHo Online Entertainment launched a Steam Greenlight campaign for Dokuro. Anyone remember this title?? I do! It was one of the first games I reviewed for oprainfall. This adorable nameless skeleton dude is trying to save the princess! Here, have a bit of my review to see what this puzzle, platform game is all about. (though I think you should totally go read the whole thing)
Dokuro’s formula is one part puzzle, one part platformer. Players skilled in both genres will find a healthy balance in this game. Levels consist of puzzles to help the player reach the princess, then platforming segments to take the princess to the end of the level. I was impressed with the way it pulls off a very nice balance of easy stages that felt relaxing, as well as some stages that I was sure would melt my brain. I can promise that you come to a time when the awesome sound of the bone crushing death of your skeleton dude will bring a sick, sadistic smile to your face. When I got irritated I found myself killing him off just to hear the sound and see him fall to bits!
From the Steam page:
With new visual effects, a revamped UI, and a full set of Steam achievements, the critically acclaimed Dokuro is finally arriving on the PC!
If you would like to see the game on Steam might I suggest you click here and help it out?
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – October 17, 2014 – GungHo Online Entertainment America (GOEA), a multiplatform publisher for the online gaming community, today launched a Steam Greenlight campaign for its side-scrolling, puzzle-based adventure PC game Dokuro. Already available on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and mobile devices (iOS and Android), Dokuro is expected to be released on Windows PC based on the support of the Steam community.
A recipient of industry awards, including IGN’s Best PS Vita Puzzle Games of 2012 and Just Push Start’s Original Game of the Year for 2012, Dokuro is a zany action-puzzler that enables players to manipulate the game’s environment and transform its diminutive protagonist between two forms – a nimble skeleton and a dashing prince – to solve a variety of puzzles in order to help an innocent princess escape the Dark Lord’s fortress.
Dokuro challenges players to utilize both Dokuro’s skeletal and hero forms to approach and tackle various puzzles, traps, spiked pits and boss battles to save the princess. With nearly 150 levels of escalating complexity and difficulty, Dokuroputs even the most seasoned puzzle and platform gaming veterans to the challenge.
To check out Dokuro’s Steam Greenlight page, visit: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=323668796
For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com.
ABOUT GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA
GungHo Online Entertainment America is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GungHo Online Entertainment America is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), an established Japanese publisher. GungHo Online Entertainment America’s content partners include leading developers Grasshopper Manufacture, Game Arts, Acquire, and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GOE. GungHo Online Entertainment America publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet, and MMO-style games for PC. GungHo Online Entertainment America is located in El Segundo, CA. For more information, visit www.gunghoonline.com.