Rotterdam, The Netherlands – 13 January 2022.
The Netherlands-based indie games developer/publisher SOEDESCO and the Australia-based indie games developer Pixel Heart Studio, today announced with great thrill and delight that they have joined forces for the upcoming release of Pixel Heart’s 16-bit ARPG “Airoheart” (which currently is in development for PC, Playstation, Xbox, and the Nintendo Switch).
“Airoheart” is a Zelda-inspired pixel art adventure with classic real-time combat created in Unreal Engine® 4. The game has been in development since 2018 and was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2020.
Founded by solo developer Samuel North, Pixel Heart Studio is proud to have Airoheart as their first title and is thrilled about the partnership: “Knowing so many great games to come from SOEDESCO in the past, it was surreal to hear from them. I’m feeling blessed to have partnered up and to work with their lovely team behind the scenes.”
Airoheart, a 16-bit style indie Adventure Game
Airoheart adapts both the deep and emotional storytelling of the Final Fantasy series, as well as the style and charm of the early Legend of Zelda series. From the much-cherished top-down pixel perspective title of the mid-90s, it features old-school real-time combat, puzzles and platforming sequences in a huge open world.
Learn more about Airoheart on Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixelheartstudio/airoheart-a-16-bit-style-indie-adventure-game
Airoheart is a top-down story based, puzzle platformer with classic real-time combat, crafted in a nostalgic 16-bit pixel art style. Embark on a quest to save Engard and encounter strange and fascinating characters, with unique and interweaving stories. Conquer dungeons and bosses each with their own theme and ever increasing difficulty. Can you save Engard from this dark and sinister plot?
– Explore a huge hand-crafted open world pixel art puzzle platformer
– Engage in real-time combat action inspired by classics
– Experience fully choreographed and animated story scenes
– Embark on quests in this homage to classic top-down adventure games
SOEDESCO is an independent video game developer, publisher and distributor founded in 2002 with its headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. We create interactive entertainment for a large and diverse community to enjoy.
At SOEDESCO we strive to bring fun and engaging gaming experiences to a worldwide audience. Our portfolio consists of titles such as Monster Crown, Saint Kotar, Kaze and the Wild Masks, Owlboy, Among the Sleep and Monstrum as well as original SOEDESCO IPs including Truck Driver®, Adam’s Venture®, Real Farm and Dollhouse.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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