Today, indie developer Polygonomicon released a new video about their upcoming game Varvarion.
Varvarion is an indie action combat game with beautiful cartoonish graphics and featuring fast-paced and visceral melee battle. It’s been in development for quite some time and is actually being built by a single developer who has been doing everything on their own, which is pretty impressive considering the results.
It has also been showcased at various events, and today’s video comes from exactly one such occasion, Tokyo Game Dungeon 2, which was held in Hamamatsucho on January 15, 2023.
Not only did we take a look at the promising gameplay of this title, but we also heard feedback from players who certainly seem to have enjoyed their time with it. Varvarion. That being said, they also offer constructive criticism, and it’s great that the developer is open about it.
You can watch the video below.
Varvarion It doesn’t have a specific release window, though based on what we’re hearing, it’s likely to take another couple of years to complete. It’s built on Unity, with PC via Steam being the “most likely” platform.
The game includes support for local split screen with up to 4 players in cooperative and versus modes, and a single player campaign will be included in the final release. Online multiplayer is also a possibility, but not a top priority based on what the developer mentions in the official Web site. If you want to know more, here is an official description.
“Varvarion is a 3D sword fighting action game currently in development, which puts you in the center of playable anime-style sword fights. Flip and dodge to evade ferocious attacks, parry at the last possible split second to reposition with a killing blow, and do it all with the flair and gloss of an anime battle; this is what Varvarion intends to achieve.
Another goal is to support a wide variety of combat situations, ranging from 1v1 duels to group melee.
Varvarion is being developed to balance fighting game-like tactical skill with the wide variety of combat scenarios found in action games.”