Jotun is a game that puts you in the suitably badass boots of a Norse warrior named Thora as she battles through Viking purgatory trying to make her way to the cushy haven of Valhalla. Naturally, the game also sticks an axe in her hands (that’s far too heavy for our puny, mortal biceps) to make sure she’s well equipped to stab, jab and pummel the ugly out of the titular jotun who are an array of giant elemental beasties. On her quest for redemption and proving herself to the gods, Thora will also come across runes, puzzles and “many more Viking mysteries” according to the devs, which are all things I very much like the sound of. It seems plenty of you like the sound of that too as Jotun has reached its Kickstarter goal. But if you’re out of the loop about the indie action adventure title, you can find out more on Jotun and its gameplay goals after the break.
Jotun Hits Its Goal – Where Does Gameplay Go From Here?
As explained last week when Thunder Lotus (the game’s developer) rolled out a combat update for Jotun’s humongous boss battles, I brought up my worry that the in-development game could get a little one note. The game cites Shadow of the Colossus as an influence but even the battles in that were essentially trying to climb various scaled beings and stick a sharp point in their soft bits!
That concern is soothed a little with the reveal of its stretch goals. Jotun achieved its Kickstarter budget of $50,000, buoyed by a brilliant premise, some genuine potential and, no doubt, the fact that it’s also one of the fastest games to pass through Steam Greenlight, taking just 5 days to do so. Now, Thunder Lotus say that should that figure reach $60,000, they’ll add Linux support to the plans for PC and Mac releases while $80,000 will see two new jotun introduced to test your patience, skill and willpower at, with two new battlegrounds to attack, dodge and roll around in.
They’ve clearly got plenty of good ideas up their sleeves for Jotun then so if you want to help fund said ideas, click here to go to the game’s Kickstarter page.
Jotun will be released on PC and Mac in September, 2015.