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Axiom Verge - A One Man Indie MetroidVania

Postby Apothem » 04.18.12 6:28am

Axiom Verge, as the topic indicates, is a still far off pixel art MetroidVania title, planned for PC and XBLA, solely developed by Tom Happ of Petroglyph Games in his spare time.

Taking more than a little inspiration from games such as Metroid and (apparently) Contra it's sure to feature gameplay that fans of either series can enjoy.

Just take a look at the teaser trailer, checkout the site and ogle the beautiful art direction and soundtrack:




In this lull between Metroid titles, with the series fate as of yet unknown, it's nice to have such inspired games to look forward to.
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Postby Naner » 04.18.12 6:50am

That really does look like a Controid game. Even some of the tiles look like they're from Zero Mission. Looks very interesting! Nice find!
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Postby Emperor Ing » 04.18.12 9:51am

Mr gripe:

The track they used for the trailer sounds kind of uninspired - the NES sounds coming in at :30, with the thumping techno beats don't really mix - I would prefer if they go one direction or the other, and since it's clear this isn't supposed to be a straight-up NES game, they should have had a bit more updated soundtrack.

Again, this is only a trailer piece, but I just hope the whole soundtrack isn't like that; however, I am sure most review sites will praise the music!

What I do like is the visual aesthetic of the game - very Contra-esque, with Metroid tiling. Hopefully it'll be a fun experience.
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Postby Infinity's End » 04.18.12 10:08am

Thanks for this, Apothem, I did a headline on it. I don't go to many game news sites lately, tbh. I just don't have the time.
The game looks really old-school and awesome. My only gripe is the animation on the dude is rather basic, but I can't really expect much from a 1-developer game.
From the trailer, I am assuming that the gameplay will be move with the left stick and aim with the right stick, with R-trigger for shoot. D-pad will be change weapons, perhaps? Or maybe a shoulder button? I like this kind of control. It worked for Shadow Complex, and it will work for this game. It allows you to shoot straight down without having to jump.

EDIT: Tom actually visited our old boards a long time ago and told us about Orn, his Metroid clone that works on a GBA Emulator. So he's definitely been to the MDb on occasion. ;)
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Postby Daya » 04.18.12 12:27pm

Oh, it's by same guy that made Orn?

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Postby Lucid Flower » 04.18.12 4:30pm

Hopefully I can upgrade my PC to play this because I won't buy an x-box >_<X
It is sad that so many good games have exclusive release? Oh well, It dose not come out until next year, that gives me plenty of time to upgrade if I need to.

I do not know much about PC gaming, I can handle GBA emulators very well. Do you think I will have to upgrade to play this? Any advice would be nice. I am really exited! This game looks like exactly what I have been waiting to play for some time! :thumbsup:
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Postby VGMStudios » 04.18.12 5:48pm

Mr gripe:

The track they used for the trailer sounds kind of uninspired - the NES sounds coming in at :30, with the thumping techno beats don't really mix - I would prefer if they go one direction or the other, and since it's clear this isn't supposed to be a straight-up NES game, they should have had a bit more updated soundtrack.

Again, this is only a trailer piece, but I just hope the whole soundtrack isn't like that; however, I am sure most review sites will praise the music!

What I do like is the visual aesthetic of the game - very Contra-esque, with Metroid tiling. Hopefully it'll be a fun experience.
IMO I think they go very well together.
Game looks very cool. I really like to mix of the metroid feel with contra. Metra? Really dont like the term controid....

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Postby AxiomVerge » 04.18.12 7:45pm

Hey folks, thanks for watching my trailer. I'm surprised anybody even knows what Orn is!

Axiom Verge will be for XBLIG and Steam, so no need for a GBA or Emulator. :)

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Postby Infinity's End » 04.18.12 7:48pm

OH hey there, Tom! Thanks for gracing us with your presence! :D It's an honor to have you here. Hell yeah we remember Orn! Really looking forward to playing AV!
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Postby Naner » 04.19.12 4:39am

I do not know much about PC gaming, I can handle GBA emulators very well. Do you think I will have to upgrade to play this? Any advice would be nice. I am really exited! This game looks like exactly what I have been waiting to play for some time! :thumbsup:
Probably not. What's your processor? The game isn't video-intensive, so you'll probably do fine without a GPU. Of course, the performance might vary depending on how the game was developed (Minecraft, for example, is very resource-intensive, despite its simple graphics). Since Tom himself is here, he might be able to give us an idea of the minimum specs required.
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Postby AxiomVerge » 05.01.12 10:56am

Hey there, sorry for the delay. I think it should run fine on anything newer than, say, 7 years old. The card needs to be at least shader model 3, which I think has been around since 2005 or so.

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Postby YamI » 05.09.12 10:01pm

Hey folks, thanks for watching my trailer. I'm surprised anybody even knows what Orn is!

Axiom Verge will be for XBLIG and Steam, so no need for a GBA or Emulator. :)
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Postby Metroidvaniac » 03.30.15 10:38pm

This comes out for Ps4 tomorrow.

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Postby Apothem » 03.31.15 9:54am

It's also due out on PC sometime in May.
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Postby Zynux » 03.31.15 4:55pm

Never seen this. Looks pretty cool actually.
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