Niche Spotlight – SHE SAVE: Gorgeous, Pixel-Action Game Featuring a Girl Saving… Something

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Indie Japanese developer Ichthyo_stego is working on a promising pixel-art game that seems as ambiguous as its name – She Save. The game is currently in development for PC and Mac via the Unity engine, with a hopeful release on Steam.

The game has a female protagonist with horns that battles various dragons to save… something. Featured above, you can view a short trailer showing off the game’s mix of 2D pixel art blending in naturally to 3D, pixel-inspired areas.

While the dragons can move in 3D space like the old parallax-scrolling pixel games of old, the protagonist is still locked to a 2D movement plane. You’ll be able to attack the dragons with a sword, protect yourself with a shield, and even heal with magic.

Not much else is known about the game, but it’s up for voting on Steam Greenlight. If you’re looking to support a literal indie Japanese developer, make sure to go and vote for the game! You should also make sure to follow Ichthyo_stego on Twitter for new updates on the game.

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Brandon Orselli


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  • evoke

    this game looks legitimately fun.

  • Jay

    I’m usually not one for a ton of pixel games made today, but this does look interesting and the sprites seem amazingly done.

  • EroBotan

    same here, will make an exception and buy pixelated game this time :D

  • Tyrannikos

    Those boss designs are really nice. Like, REALLY nice.

    Interested to see more.

  • CoarseHock

    Amazingly done sprites? Are we looking at the same game?

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Looks ok. Art style is dope. Gameplay looks a little shallow tbh.

  • ProxyDoug

    I like it.

  • Jay

    The bosses look fantastic, the girl looked no where near as good.