Last Updated on May 23, 2023
On June 5th, Tiny Thor, a 16-bit pixel platformer developed by indie studio Asylum Square and published under Gameforge’s IndieForge label, will launch on Windows PC.
In the game, players will journey through 30 hand-crafted levels in the mystical Norse realm of Asgard. The game features challenging environmental puzzles and formidable bosses like Kraken and Loki, but with the help of mini-Mjölnir, players can overcome any obstacle. Henk Nieborg, a pixel artist with experience in Spyro: A Hero’s Tail, Contra 4, and the Shantae series, has contributed his talent to the game’s artwork.
For fans of classic shooters (e.g. Turrican), the name Chris Huelsbeck is highly regarded. The composer has developed an original soundtrack for Tiny Thor, enhancing the game’s retro credentials.
Key Features of Tiny Thor:
- It’s Hammer Time!: Use the ricocheting mini-Mjölnir and its special abilities to complete puzzles and defeat enemies
- Small, But Mighty: Triumph in epic boss battles against Norse mythology icons such as the Kraken, and Loki
- Old School, New Game: Art from veteran pixel artist Henk Nieborg and an original soundtrack from Chris Hülsbeck enhances the game’s retro credentials
“We’re so excited to share Tiny Thor with the world soon! The game is a true love letter to the retro games that the team and I grew up with and we’re thrilled to partner with Gameforge to make it happen,” said Jochen Heizmann, co-founder of Asylum Square.
Tiny Thor is now available for pre-order on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store for €19.99/£16.75/$19.99 USD/$25.99 CAD. You can also buy the Tiny Thor Ragnarok n’ Roll Edition, which includes the game and the official soundtrack, for €25/$25 USD.
There will be a 10% discount on both versions during the first week after release on Windows PC.
Tiny Thor will also be available for the Nintendo Switch later this summer. Fans can enter a raffle through Gleam for a chance to win a limited number of Tiny Thor Steam keys to play the game at launch.
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