On this site, we follow crowdfunding projects quite closely. While there are plenty of duds begging for money, occasionally you’ll discover a gem. Jotun, from Thunder Lotus Games, is one such example. When the Norse adventure game first landed on Kickstarter last year I jumped at the chance to cover it, being one of the first outlets to interview Thunder Lotus Games and ask ‘hey, what’s this bit of brilliance all about?’
The game stars Thora, a dead Viking who has died a dishonourable death and must impress the gods. Since finding that out and since the start of our coverage, my excitement for the game has steadily risen to fever pitch. And with the game having just entered beta mode ahead of its September release date, I’ve been given a chance to take it for a a test drive. Read on for my Jotun impressions.