Soul Fjord

Airtight Games' Ouya-exclusive Soul Fjord due this month

Airtight Games' Ouya-exclusive Soul Fjord due this month

A F2P "rhythm-based roguelike" by Portal lead Kim Swift.

Quantum Conundrum developer Airtight Games has announced that its upcoming Ouya-exclusive "rhythm-based roguelike" Soul Fjord is coming out on 28th January.

Much like Quantum Conundrum, Soul Fjord was the brainchild of studio creative director Kim Swift, best known as the lead designer of Portal. Soul Fjord will be a free-to-play affair with in-game purchases, which guarantees that half of you have already stopped reading. But hey, it stars a "funk viking" with the excellent name Magnus Jones who must save the world from Ragnarok by getting jiggy with it.

A game this heavily focused on music better have a sweet soundtrack, and it more than likely will as Journey and The Banner Saga composer Austin Wintory wrote the game's tunes. In fact, Airtight just released the following dev diary focusing on its peculiar auditory blend of 70s funk and viking battle anthems. It definitely gets points for moxie.

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Airtight Games announce Ouya-exclusive disco Norse hybrid Soul Fjord

Airtight Games announce Ouya-exclusive disco Norse hybrid Soul Fjord

A randomly-generated dungeon-crawler with rhythm-based combat. Can you dig it?

Quantum Conundrum developer Airtight Games has announced its latest project, Soul Fjord, an Ouya-exclusive game that mixes 70's soul music with Norse mythology, because why not?

As detailed on Ouya's official site by Developers Best Friend and thatgamecompany co-founder Kellee Santiago, Soul Fjord is a randomly-generated dungeon crawler with rhythm-based combat. It follows the exploits of a funky afro-sporting warrior named Magnus Jones who upon being slain discovers that he wasn't invited to Ragnrok, the party to end all parties, literally. It's an actual end-of-the-world-party, and not one of those cheap knock-offs college kids throw in dorms. In order to gain clearance to club Valhalla, Magnus will have to prove that he's one bad mother (shut your mouth).

Get your first glimpse at Soul Fjord's sweet groove in the announcement trailer below.

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