Factsheet

Developer:
Discord Games, Inc.
Based in Baltimore, Maryland

Release date:
Fall 2014

Platforms:
Win / Mac / Linux
Steam Greenlight

Website:
chasmgame.com

Regular Price:

USD$15

Description

Chasm is a procedurally-generated RPG Platformer currently in development for PC (Win, Mac, & Linux) and Playstation 4. Taking equal inspiration from hack 'n slash dungeon crawlers and Metroidvania-style platformers, it will immerse you in a procedurally-generated fantasy world full of exciting treasure, deadly enemies, and abundant secrets.

History

When a small mining community falls silent, a young soldier named Daltyn is sent to investigate. Upon arriving in the remote mountain town of Karthas, he discovers that paranormal forces have sealed the town off from the outside world. Now trapped, he's left with no option but to explore the mines below the town and uncover the source of the disturbances. Six huge procedurally-generated areas await, each lovingly crafted in a retro pixel art style. Help Daltyn gain new abilities and equipment, evade dangerous traps, and defeat hordes of deadly enemies in order to save Karthas - and possibly the world!

Features

  • Explore six diverse areas procedurally assembled from hand-crafted rooms
  • Enjoy challenging retro gameplay and gorgeous authentic pixel art
  • Battle massive bosses and discover new special abilities to reach previously inaccessible areas
  • Customize your character by equipping armor to your body and weapons, shields, or spells to either hand
  • Includes Normal, Arena, Time Trial & Hardcore Modes
  • Leaderboards for Hardcore playthroughs featuring quickest time and more
  • Windows, Mac, and Linux versions with Gamepad support

Videos

Catacombs Teaser YouTube

Northernlion - Let's Look At: Chasm YouTube

Kickstarter Trailer YouTube

Awards & Recognition

    Chasm has not received any awards or recognitions yet. Please check back later to see if things change.

    Selected Articles

      • "…a stunning sidescrolling Action-RPG"
        - Tom Sykes, PC Gamer
      • "... the Metroidvania I've been waiting for"
        - Jordan Devore, Desctructoid
      • "...astonishingly gorgeous"
        - Katie Williams, Gamespy
      • "...it would probably be hard for any old-school gamer to walk away"
        - William Usher, Cinema Blend

      About Discord Games, Inc.

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      Discord Games, Inc. is a small game studio founded by James Petruzzi and TIm Dodd in 2011. Our goal is to create exciting new experiences that combine modern game design with classic 2D gameplay. We released our multiplayer 2D shooter "Take Arms" on XBLIG in 2011, and our (formerly unreleased) action-puzzler "48 Chambers" on PC and XBLIG in early 2012. Development of our procedurally-generated RPG platformer "Chasm" began in late 2012. In May 2013, we successfully funded Chasm via Kickstarter and began working on it full-time.

      More information
      More information on Discord Games, Inc., our logo & relevant media are available here.

      Chasm Credits

      James Petruzzi
      Game Design / Programming

      Tim Dodd
      Programming

      James Stevulak
      Audio Production

      Dan Fessler
      Environment Art

      Tony Redmer
      Environment Art

      Glauber Kotaki
      Sprite Animations

      presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks