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Strap On Your Gunboots And Get Ready For Downwell

Retro-inspired platformer plunges ever downward, boots abalazin’

Downwell - Logo

Firearms and footwear- two foes who up until now have been locked in an eternal struggle – have set aside their deep functional differences and united for a common cause in Downwell, an 8-bit inspired vertical platformer from the folks at Devolver Digital and Tokyo-based developer Ojiro Fumoto.

Downwell - Animated 2

 

Set to be released on iOS, Android, and PC later this year, publisher Devolver Digital describes Downwell as “a curious game about a young man in search of untold treasures. Make your way further and further down into a darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets and collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks. Step into a relatively oddly placed shop to buy some helpful items or level up between caverns to battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics. No two trips down the well are ever the same.”

For those attending PAX East and GDC, Downwell will be be playable on the show floor.

For more on Downwell, you can visit the game’s newly-launched site. For now, stare in awe of these monochromatic screens and destructive gifs in the gallery below.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou (Arcade), Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch), Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

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