Aaru's Awakening

Indie platformer Aaru's Awakening releases demo, Dusk-focused trailer

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We’ve been keeping a close eye on Aaru’s Awakening, the striking hand-drawn platformer where you play rooster-bear Aaru, the champion of Dawn. It looks slick and very difficult, and seeing this kind of art come out of a small indie studio is a treat. Aaru’s Awakening now has a new trailer for the domain of Dusk and a new playable demo to help them over climb the summit of Steam's Greenlight process.

Gorgeous hand-drawn platformer Aaru's Awakening gets a new trailer

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You'll never catch me using a teleporter (not least thanks to that Star Trek episode where one malfunctions and turns someone hideously inside-out), but I think I'd be onboard with a similar superpower, were a radioactive teleporter to go around biting people at some point. I'm a little jealous of the gorilla...beast...thing at the heart of Aaru's Awakening, then, whose "highly mobile skills" include Blink-esque rapid matter transportation and a nifty charge move. Combine this with a lovely hand-drawn art style and you have something rather beautiful, as evidenced in the platformer's latest trailer.

Aaru's Awakening invites you into hand-animated platforming paradise

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If you’re jonesing for some top-quality platforming action (and who isn’t, really), you should keep an eye on Aaru’s Awakening, an indie game from Iceland-based Lumenox Games