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Steam Store Description (from Ad Blurbs)

As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival.

Leveraging players expectations as a core game design ingredient, The Messenger is first presented as an 8-bit action platformer with a simple story, that unravels into an epic time traveling tale, eventually revealing itself as a 16-bit Metroidvania game packed with replay value and deadpan humor.

  • An epic ninja adventure with challenging gameplay and tight controls
  • Legit 8-bit and 16-bit art and music reminiscent of your favorite NES and SNES games
  • Memorable cast of (often silly) villains, bosses and associates
  • Catchy soundtrack by renowned chiptune composer Rainbowdragoneyes, made in Famitracker
  • Character upgrades, new abilities, hidden levels and story arcs to discover
  • Challenging and visceral gameplay where mastery is a thing to behold


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Critic Reviews

Gamereactor International Nintendo Switch Aug 30, 2018 10 out of 10 100
PlayStation Universe PlayStation 4 Mar 22, 2019 9 out of 10 90 Windows Sep 07, 2018 18 out of 20 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep 28, 2018 87 out of 100 87
3D Juegos Windows Sep 02, 2018 8.5 out of 10 85
3D Juegos PlayStation 4 Mar 22, 2019 8.5 out of 10 85
Cultured Vultures PlayStation 4 Mar 26, 2019 8.5 out of 10 85 Nintendo Switch Oct 01, 2018 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Chums Nintendo Switch Sep 05, 2018 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows Aug 29, 2018 8 out of 10 80


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  • The Game Awards
    • 2018 – Best Independent Game – Nominated
    • 2018 – Best Debut Indie Game – Won
  • TechRaptor
    • 2018 – Indie Game of the Year – Nominated

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