One man developer Snoozing Pixel today announced that the indie adventure game Skjoldur Story will launch on Steam for PC on April 30th, 2021.
Skjoldur Story is a whimsical top-down adventure set in a colorful pixel art landscape where your only tool is a shield. With this shield, or Skjoldur, you block and steal enemy attacks in order to progress past the world’s puzzles, enemies, and dungeons.
The game shows off charming cute looks but players should be ready for a difficult challenge. While the lighthearted music and pastoral landscape certainly emphasize exploring at your own pace, as dungeons can be unlocked in any order, Skjoldur Story is littered with unique obstacles and puzzles that provide little hand holding.
“Older titles like Legend of Zelda, Kirby’s Adventure, and Super Mario Bros were incredibly special to me during my childhood,” said Adam Ampulski, sole member of Snoozing Pixel. “They were fun and distinctively tough, and therefore very rewarding. I just wanted to make a game that childhood-me would love.”