Factsheet

Developer:
Dead Alien Cult Ltd.
Based in Los Angeles, California

Release date:
Unannounced

Platforms:
PC, Mac, Linux

Website:
vikingghost.com

Regular Price:
N/A

   

Description

Viking Ghost - the first game from indie developer Dead Alien Cult - is a comical, story driven "Arcade Action Adventure-Dual Stick Shooter-Dungeon Crawler-Rogue-Like-Lite" (that tastes great...and less filling!). The game features eight locations, each having procedurally generated layouts that are different on each playthrough. The main inspirations behind the gameplay come from classics like; The Legend of Zelda, Smash TV, Robotron - as well as more recent indie titles like The Binding of Isaac, and Spelunky.

In Viking Ghost you'll be using many different weapons and special abilities to fight your way through waves of enemies, as well as each level's Boss. In addition to combat, you'll be solving simple puzzles to advance through certain areas. Viking Ghost also features a light upgrade system, where you can spend experience points gained during battle at the end of each level, to further improve attributes like speed, attack, defense, etc. You'll also be able to spend coins on various items to help you along your way.

Without giving too much away about the story - In Viking Ghost you play as "Ulfrik The Skull Splitter" - the greatest warrior to have ever terrorized the land - on his quest for revenge against those who've caused him to die a most unceremonious death, trapping him in the form of a restless spirit!

 

History

After beginning work on an ambitious multiplayer third person shooter prototype, Dead Alien Cult decided to put that idea on hold and try to create a much smaller scope game, one which would rely heavily on procedurally generated maps - to help lessen the work involved in designing environments with only one artist. Soon they began putting together a new prototype based on that core requirement. The intitial concept for Viking Ghost's gameplay came from wanting to create something with a fast paced classic arcade feeling, yet still having the moments of exploration found in adventure games. The idea for Viking Ghost came after many beers, a love for heavy metal, and deciding to randomly combine the words viking and ghost together because we thought it just felt cool.

 

 

Features

  • Fast paced brutal combat
  • Procedurally generated dungeon layouts
  • High quality visuals
  • Multiple weapons, abilities, and items to help you on your quest.
  • Earn XP and coins to upgrade your player attributes & buy items
  • A comical story driven epic quest for revenge
  • Two Difficulty modes: Normal & Extreme Metal Makeover Edition (Perma-Death)
  • Three Game modes: Story, Endless, and Horde
  • Two camera angles to choose from: Dynamic and Classic (Top down)
  • Light environmental puzzle solving
  • Rage and Spirit mode for devastating attacks
  • Boss battles

 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
       

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Team & Repeating Collaborators

Andrew Marquis
Co-Founder, Art Director, Artist, Animator, Designer, PR

John Lawrence
Co-Founder, Programmer

Petrik Watson
Technical Artist

   

Contact

General Inquiries
contact@deadaliencult.com

Twitter
twitter.com/DeadAlienCult

Facebook
facebook.com/deadaliencult

Web
deadaliencult.com

 
       
     

 

       
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