2D Platformer Illusoria Launches Today on Steam

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Illusoria | Monstrous

Today BadLand Games has released a new 2D platformer called Illusoria on Steam. Starting this week, it’s discounted by 20% from $9.99 to $7.99, but either way it’s pretty affordable. It features pretty SNES styled graphics and looks to have monstrous creatures you face off against. I personally think it looks like a fun old school jaunt, with some lite Metroidvania elements. Below are some of the more in depth details from the game, including the official trailer.

Key Features:
Experience 12 action-packed levels filled with monsters and hidden secrets.

Master your skills running, crouching, rolling, climbing, and precision jumping to traverse this dangerous fantasy world.

Learn magic to get the edge on your enemies: Go on the offensive by casting fireballs; protect yourself with a fiery shield; or lunge at enemies while you’re engulfed in flames.

Choose between dashing through the levels or taking time to find out more about the world of Illusoria and its inhabitants.

Is the game too easy or challenging? Switch between Easy, Normal, and Hard difficulty modes anytime from the main menu.

Illusoria | Explore

As the Keeper of the Flame, you’re on a quest to protect the Empress and save the Kingdom of Illusoria from a terrifying curse.

After the Puppet Master emerges from the void, he quickly begins corrupting the land – turning every living creature into abominations that attack and kill everything in sight. Now it’s up to you in a race against time – gaining the power of the Guardian – to put an end to the Puppet Master’s plans for world domination in this beautifully illustrated action platformer.

Death lurks at every corner as dangerous monsters and devious traps lay in wait. Be nimble and quick, to flawlessly execute precision jumps. Roll out of the way or crouch to dodge incoming attacks. Hold on for dear life as you cling to the edges of walls or climb steep cliffs to clear each one of the game’s 12 action-packed levels. All of Illusoria’s environments and animations have been painstakingly painted frame by frame – with a minimalist HUD that never gets in the way. The atmospheric vibe is further enhanced by an all-original soundtrack – composed by Victor Riera – with an emphasis on environmental sound effects.

Cast powerful fireballs to take down enemies or protect yourself by creating a flaming shield. When all else fails, set yourself ablaze and lunge at hordes of monsters that would otherwise block your path. Knowing how and when to rely on magic is crucial if you want to defeat the Puppet Master’s legion of monsters – and live to tell the tale.

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Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.