The much-anticipated and critically lauded indie-fencing title Nidhogg is finally making its dÃ©but on Steam today, after years of making the rounds at game festivals and conferences. Messhof’s two-player sword-fighting title is also available at a slashed price for a limited time.
IGF finalist Nidhogg has received positive critical attention since 2010, and in more recent years, has been declared the Indiecade 2013 Game Design Winner. The super-pixilated dueling game is a fast-paced “fencing tug-of-war, full of graceful acrobatics and clumsy stabs.” The 2D side-scrolling stages stretch in both directions, allowing a wide expanse for two players to frantically, or strategically, fence, parry, and stab. If outmaneuvered and left swordless, players can also resort to melee combat.
Nidhogg makes its commercial dÃ©but with both local and online multiplayer and tournament modes, as well as a single player arcade mode. The Steam version of the game also features both controller support and Big Picture Mode.
Nidhogg also features a soundtrack of dynamic music from musician and producer Daedelus, offering music that is “unique with each play-through.”
The game is currently available at 20% discount for the next week, bringing the price down to $11.99 for one copy of the game, or $21.59 for a two pack.
For a closer look at Messhof’s Nidhogg, check out the release trailer below or visit the game’s official site.