There are so many great video games out there and some of them don’t get the credit they deserve. Some are made by very small teams and get lost in the sea of titles. Some may be made by large groups just to be pushed out the door with no support. Some are made in a weekend while others take years. Whatever the case may be, you need to play this game.
Evoland was the winner Ludum Dare #24. Ludum Dare is a semi-monthly contest that’s been going on for over a decade where small teams, or solo developers have one weekend to make a game that fits within the theme of the competition. In October of last year, the theme was Evolution.
“Evoland is a game and a story. The story of action adventure gaming as seen in the Zelda or Final Fantasy series, starting with the early age of action RPGs, when a few pixels were enough to make us dream for hours. New players will discover a bit of video game history and a very fun gameplay, and veterans will also enjoy a host of references to legendary titles scattered along the game.
Evoland Classic was originally created by Nicolas Cannasse for a Ludum Dare competition in about 30 hours. Turns out the game won the first place (out of around 1400 games) and quickly reached over 300,000 players within a couple of months.
With such a great feedback from our community and given our love for the original concept, we decided that Shiro Games should work on a bigger and more refined version of the game.”
Evoland is as much a history lesson as it is a game. As you progress through the game, you flow through the history of the genre. Each treasure chest you find unlocks new game mechanics, color pallets, and other surprises.