Axiom Verge

An indie game by an experienced developer, who has worked on such productions as End of Nations, Tiger Woods, and NFL Street. In Axiom Verge you play as a man called Trace, who dies and is reborn in a fantasy world, where futuristic and archaic technologies blend. Trace quickly asserts, that the new environment and the beings inhabiting it are trying to kill him. The protagonist explores locations filled with traps and enemies, runs, jumps, and shoots with a gun. Apart from regular opponents, sometimes you face boss enemies. You can use over 20 types of weapons, including an electric rifle and a plasma grenade launcher. You can also earn over 60 modifications, which upgrade your fighting skills. The game's mechanics, 2D visuals, and the overall dark style were inspired by classic SNES productions, such as Castlevania.

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Microsoft Xbox 360
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Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge | XBOX 360

Axiom Verge release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

canceled | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
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Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge | PC

Action, science fiction, platform, 2D, metroidvania, indie games

Companies responsible for Axiom Verge

Tom Happ | game developer

Tom Happ | publisher   Official website

Axiom Verge release date for PC:

game language:
English

14 May 2015 | Worldwide

14 May 2015 | Europe

14 May 2015 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 24 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 8 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge | PS4

Axiom Verge release date for PS4:

game language:
English

31 March 2015 | Worldwide

01 April 2015 | Europe PAL

31 March 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

PlayStation Vita
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Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge | PS Vita

Axiom Verge release date for PS Vita:

game language:
English

19 April 2016 | Worldwide

20 April 2016 | Europe PAL

19 April 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 0 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 10 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Axiom Verge | XBOX ONE

Axiom Verge release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

30 September 2016 | Worldwide

30 September 2016 | Europe PAL

30 September 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Nintendo Wii U
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Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge | WiiU

Axiom Verge release date for WiiU:

game language:
English

01 September 2016 | Worldwide

01 September 2016 | Europe PAL

01 September 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Axiom Verge for PC / Windows is a game by Tom Happ, a programmer and graphic designer known from such productions as End of Nations, Tiger Woods, and NFL Street. The game is his solo project, created in his free time; all of its elements—mechanics, visuals, music, and sound—were made solely by Happ.

Plot

You play as a man called Trace, who dies from a fatal wound. He is, however, reborn is a mysterious world, blending futuristic and archaic technology. Trace quickly asserts that the new environment and the being inhabiting it are hostile towards him and are trying to kill him. Not having much of a choice, he begins to fight to survive and decided to solve the mystery of this enigmatic place.

Mechanics

The gameplay is based on the most popular platform games from the SNES golden age. The protagonist explores locations full of traps and foes, runs, jumps, and shoots with a gun. The game also features boss enemies. There are over 20 weapons to choose from, such as an electric rifle and a plasma grenade launcher. Apart from that, you can collect over 60 modifications, which upgrade Trace's skills. Finding many of them, however, requires in-depth exploration.

Technical aspects

Axion Verge features 2D visuals, and its style resembles that of such games as the original Castlevania. The location and character designs are quite dark. The fitting soundtrack is dominated by unsettling 16-bit sounds. The game can be completed in about 8 hours.

System requirements

Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 512 MB RAM, graphic card Intel HD 4400 or better, 300 MB HDD, Windows 7

Axiom Verge trailer

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