Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard

An arcade action-platformer created by Cogg Games Ltd and based on a series of comic strips by William Morris-Julien. The protagonist, a brave Eskimo by the name of Eekeemoo, is the last representative of an ancient order of Eskimo fighters. One day, the land where Eekeemoo lives gets attacked by the evil Dark Shard, who kidnaps his friends, steals the artifact known as the Star Heart, and sends hordes of the undead to this world. The player's goal is to relieve the world of them, free the protagonist's friends, and reclaim the artifact from the hands of the evil being. When exploring four worlds (swamps in the woods, a zone with volcanoes, mountains covered with snow, and the dark domain of the protagonist's nemesis), the player encounters many evil creatures trying to put an end to the protagonist's journey. What weapon the player uses to eliminate their foes depends on the character controlled; at the beginning, the player can experience the game world only as Eekeemoo himself, but as they subsequently free the friends from the hands of the Dark Shard, the player gains access to a troll called Yum Yum (fights with a club), the princess Nim (prefers ranged attacks), and a flying robot called D-Bot.

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PC / Windows
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Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard

Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard | PC

Action, TPP, fantasy, 3D platformers, arcade elements, action adventure

Companies responsible for Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard

Cogg Games Ltd | game developer

Cogg Games Ltd | publisher   Official website

Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard release date for PC:

game language:
English

14 March 2017 | Worldwide

14 March 2017 | Europe

14 March 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard (PS4) Cover
Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard

Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard | PS4

Action, TPP, fantasy, 3D platformers, arcade elements, action adventure

Companies responsible for Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard

Cogg Games Ltd | game developer

Cooply Solutions Ltd | publisher   Official website

Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard release date for PS4:

game language:
English

14 March 2017 | Worldwide

14 March 2017 | Europe PAL

14 March 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard (XONE) Cover
Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard

Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard | XBOX ONE

Action, TPP, fantasy, 3D platformers, arcade elements, action adventure

Companies responsible for Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard

Cogg Games Ltd | game developer

Cogg Games Ltd | publisher   Official website

Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

03 March 2017 | Worldwide

03 March 2017 | Europe PAL

03 March 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard for PC / Windows is a dynamic 3D platformer game focusing on fighting numerous battles against many opponents at a time. The game world was based on the series of comic books created by William Morris-Julien (alias Willy MJ), which present adventures of a brave Eskimo by the name of Eekeemoo, accompanied by friends. Eekeemoo and the Singing Stone (the first part of said series) was released in the years 2007-2008, in the form of an online comic strip; the story presented in it, does not make use of any dialogues, thus it was easier for international audiences to get acquainted with it. The success of the little Eskimo's adventures prompted the creator to bring another part into existence, that is, Eekeemoo in the Cloud City. Some time later, the third part's production started, and it was called Eekeemoo - Black Sun Rising; a crowdfunding campaign was set up on the Kickstarter platform for this part - its aim was to gather the funding required for a color edition. In Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard, the player meets the titular Eekeemoo, but also other characters the fans of the comic series are familiar with, such as the sympathetic troll by the name of Yum Yum, or the princess Nim.

Plot

The protagonist in Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard, is the titular Eskimo - a young inhabitant and lord protector of a magic land known as Northern Light. Eekeemoo is the last representative of an ancient Eskimo order of fighters, based loosely on ninja warriors. Its legacy is all about almost superhuman proficiency as it comes to different styles of swordsmanship. However, it is not that little warrior's greatest advantage that he can fight with a sword - rather, it is his special heart, charged by the power of stars. Not only does it keep the protagonist alive, but also allows to levitate and fly at very high speeds.

The game begins when the heart of the protagonist gets stolen by the evil Dark Shard. Also, the mysterious enemy kidnapps Eekeemoo's best friends: the warm-hearted Yum Yum, the princess Nim, and a robot called D-Bot. Equipped with his reliable swords, the Eskimo sets out for a journey across four worlds in order to free the friends, reclaim his heart, and relieve the world of the Dark Shard's evil powers.

Mechanics

Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard for PC / Windows is a 3D action platformer requiring the player to complete levels filled with traps and different kinds of enemies. The player encounters entire hordes of regular enemies, squads of powerful and durable trolls, medusa-like, flying creatures, crystals firing deadly beams, and many others. From time to time, the player also has to face a powerful boss - defeating such an opponent requires the player to be quick and creative.

On their path, the protagonist has to avoid many threats, such as spikes coming out of the ground or traps installed in a bridge. Some of the traps can be taken advantage of in order to eliminate the enemies. For instance, as most of the enemies simply go towards the protagonist, the player can lure a group of enemies into a zone filled with spinning blades - although the player can easily jump over the blades, the enemy soldiers get decimated, or at least largely wounded. The enemies defeated drop useful items, such as hearts replenishing health of golden coins.

Interestingly, the player can take on the roles of the characters they managed to free from the hands of the Dark Shard. Replacing Eeekeemoo with Yum Yum, the troll, allows the player to experience the game world from the perspective of a slower, though significantly stronger character. Freeing the princess Nim on the other hand, gives the player access to a character that attacks at a distance, using magic, energy balls.

Technical aspects

Eekeemoo: Splinters of the Dark Shard for PC / Windows utilizes an engine popular among the smaller developers, that is, Unity 3D. Although fairly simplistic, the visuals resemble comic books at times. The cutscenes displayed between subsquent levels are meager, created in the form of static boards bearing subtitles.

System requirements

Minimum: Intel Dual Core 3.1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB Radeon HD 6870 or better, 700 MB HDD, Windows 7

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