Indie publisher Big Sugar and developer 2 Ton Studios have released a demo for their upcoming cinematic platformer Unto The End. As a part of the Digital Dragons Indie Celebration showcase, the demo will be available for the duration of the three-day event on Steam.
The celebration of indie games features 50 titles who have been selected by a panel of industry figures that include representatives from Eurogamer, Destructoid, and Frostpunk developer, 11 Bit Studios. In addition, run alongside the event, Big Sugar is releasing two tracks from the Unto The End OST to anyone who joins their mailing list. Unto The End’s OST is composed by Francesco Ameglio and Johnny Knittle.
A humble father is at the center of the game’s story and what he must endure to get back to his family. Only armed with a sword, a dagger, and his wits, the father must fight off and outsmart the creatures in the wilds of unfamiliar lands. Each step brings him closer to home but comes with new dangers.
Key features of the single player adventure include a focus on player skill and a read-react combat system. Designed and built from the ground up for 2D the combat system focuses on both skill and mastery to tactically strike tactically in one-on-one or group battles. All of the players abilities are available at the start with mastering these skills being key to survival and success.
Handcrafted encounters and environments are presented before the player as the story unfolds. The terrain is treacherous and unforgiving from underground cave to brutal mountain peaks. Players will need to watch out for traps and pitfalls in addition to the intelligent opponents along the way.
Unto The End will be available on Steam when it launches later this year for PC and consoles that includes a day one Game Pass title on Xbox One. Until Friday, May 15, the Unto The End demo will be available for free to play on Steam. More information about the game can be found game’s developer page here or by following @UntoGame on Twitter.
2 Ton Studios (@2TonStudios Twitter) is an independent studio based in Northern California. The studio is ran by a husband and wife team, Stephen Danton and Sara Kitamura, that strives to create original titles with a core emphasis on gameplay. Unto The End is the studio’s first game developed in partnership with a publisher.
Big Sugar (@BigSugarGames Twitter) is a new publisher that goes by the creed of doing what they want and what they want is to work with talented indie developers and publish their unique, fun, entertaining, compelling, memorable and high-quality games.