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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

Way Too Many Games Nintendo Switch Aug 28, 2018 9.5 out of 10 95 Windows Sep 05, 2018 85 out of 100 85
3D Juegos Windows Sep 02, 2018 8.5 out of 10 85 PlayStation 4 Mar 19, 2019 8 out of 10 80
IGN Nintendo Switch Aug 28, 2018 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows Aug 29, 2018 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (Italy) PlayStation 4 Mar 26, 2019 8 out of 10 80
Video Chums Nintendo Switch Sep 05, 2018 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Spazio Games Nintendo Switch Sep 02, 2018 8 out of 10 80
New Game Network Windows Aug 28, 2018 79 out of 100 79


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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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