Platform Steam, itch.io
Genre Arcade Action Platformer
Developer Grafos Pty. Ltd.
Years in Development 6
Expected Release Date 2024
How to Play
HEAL sleeping enemy before they wake up and collect coin
SHOOT enemies to put them to sleep
HEAL many enemies SIMULTANEOUSLY for more and richer rewards
COLLECT Power-Ups to improve skills
Children of the Elves represents the natural evolution of the mid-80s to mid-90s Arcade/Amiga single-screen platform games. Modern action platformers have largely abandoned key gaming elements of the past, such as Perma-Death and Lives. This in my opinion affects game design, pacing, and the sense of excitement, familiarity and achievement negatively. Children of the Elves reintroduces these retro ingredients along with modern components, such as session saving and sparse checkpoints. It also introduces unique twists to the genre, such as true co-op (Lives and Points shared among players), combos and power-up scaling.
64ppi laboriously hand-drawn, smoothly animated pixel-art, for a uniquely sharp HD visual style (in-game and cutscenes). Full-screen Pixel Perfect support (no black bars) for most popular resolutions (FHD, QHD, UWHD, WQHD, 4k). This is how I imagined an Amiga platformer would look today, had Commodore’s machines and chipsets continued to evolve and thrive.
1-4 co-op play
64 ppi Full HD hand-drawn, smoothly animated in-game pixel graphics and cutscenes
100 Levels over 5 Worlds
5 big boss fights and dozens of enemies
Combos, Power-Ups, and hidden treasures
The Evil Wizard Moh-Theros turns all elves into abominations, but the wise wizard Sofonas manages to protect the four young princes and princesses. With his help, they must now save their parents and everyone in the Elven Kingdom.
2D indie action & platform game aficionados
Nostalgic home computer/arcade retro action players
Gaming families / Couch Co-op friend groups
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