Kim Swift announces Ouya-exclusive Soul Fjord
posted on 04.29.13 at 05:35 PM EDT by (@salromano)
A randomly generated dungeon crawler with rhythm based combat.

Kim Swift and Airtight Games’ previously teased Ouya-exclusive is a randomly generated dungeon crawler with rhythm based combat called Soul Fjord.

The game is set in a fantasy universe, where the genres of 70s funk and soul have merged with Norse mythology, complete with “lounge Dragons” and “disco Wizards.”

As a viking named Magnus Jones, a legendary warrior slain in battle, you’re brought to Valhalla, the hottest nightclub in Yggdrasil, only to find out you’re not on the guest list, and won’t be invited to Ragnarok, the “party that will end the world.” To regain his reputation, Magnus must fight his way up the world tree and gain access to Valhalla.

A trailer and developer diary featuring Swift, lead concept artist Chris Madden, art director Casey Quevedo, and lead animator Doug Magruder can be seen below.


Developer Diary

Thanks, Ouya.

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  • Sal Romano

    This looks charming. The what-I’m-guessing-are-gameplay-shots from the trailer look pretty neat.

    • Kurisu Makise

      Norse mythology and funk, I’m intrigued, to say the least. The options that new development studios have has grown a lot, which means better creative expression all around.

  • Elvick

    TBH: I think it looks pretty awful.

    • hush404

      Im of the same opinion.

  • manasword0

    Hahaha awesome concept

  • Willgaea

    I started coughing when I saw the caption artwork. This reminds me of castle crashers. Ill pass this game if it doesn’t have 4 player co-op.

  • MosquitoLemon

    I’m not a huge fan of the artwork, but this could be the greatest game concept ever.

    1999: “I want to make a funk-based racing game, but…”

    “Easy, just make it about 70s car chase movies!”

    2013: “I want to make a funk-based dungeon crawler, but…”

    “BUT WHAT?”

  • GhostNomad

    …. Black Dynamite!

  • noctis

    What is THIS ??

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  • Aldridge517

    More of this. I am intrigued.

  • Warboss Aohd

    ……i got nothin’.