Independent games publisher Versus Evil in partnership with Breadcrumbs Interactive today announced that its darkly funny action role-playing game Yaga is now available on Steam for PC. To mark the momentous occasion, the game will release version 1.2, the “Spirits for Spirits Update” which includes a brand new side mission and new game improvements.
Yaga’s darkly funny narrative and action role-playing premise tells the story of Ivan, a one-handed blacksmith with incredibly bad luck, who must take on the impossible tasks given to him by the tzar. Mysterious witch, Baba Yaga, keeps a keen eye over Ivan’s fate as he mashes a variety of wretched monsters and legends inspired by the disparate myths and pagan beliefs of unsettling Slavic folk tales.
Players can craft a vast arsenal of hammers and tools that Ivan needs to survive this dark underworld of myth and mystery, capitalizing on the game’s deep forging system. The ability for players to experiment with different combinations of talismans, magic items, curses and blessings, also fundamentally changes the way Ivan plays, further increasing Ivan’s capabilities.
The consequences of Ivan’s actions and the decisions players make in the game affect his reputation and the various upgrades accessible to him,this provides players with different outcomes and experiences based on how they want to play.
“Today is a proud moment for the Versus Evil team as we have been able to work with the developer Breadcrumbs Interactive in delivering Yaga as an Apple Arcade title, and Epic Store exclusive, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and now Steam. Working on indie titles like Yaga that bring folklore, story and gameplay to all these platforms is exciting and fun. Congratulations to the Breadcrumbs team on this latest achievement and we are excited to share Yaga with more fans of RPGs through our wonderful partners at Steam.”
With an art aesthetic heavily inspired by Russian storybook illustrations, traditional clothing motifs and rural art from the countryside of eastern Europe, Yaga’s Slavic flavor is a wickedly funny story tale with a darker edge.
Yaga is also available on the Epic Games Store, GOG.com, Humble Store and other PC retailers. Yaga is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.