Niche Spotlight – Barbearian

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Today’s Spotlight is Barbearian, a colorful top-down hack and slash game by Kimmo Lahtinen.

You play as a raging barbarian that has been transported to a strange world. Hack, slash, and blast your way through massive hordes of enemies with upgradable loot as you try to uncover the secrets of the Arbitrators and how you can use them to return home.

The game features some light strategy elements as well. You can liberate prisoners to amass a large army of units that will assist you in battle. You can find the launch trailer above.

Barbearian is available on Windows PC via Steam for $14.99, and its currently 25% off as part of the Steam Winter sale. There’s also an iOS version that costs $8.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

Hijacked to a strange world. Forced to fight for your life. Discover the secrets of the Arbitrators and find your way back home!

Barbearian is a fast-paced hack’n’slash with massive battles in a colorful, hand-drawn world.

Key Features:

  • 100+ levels full of action and adventure
  • Collect loot, purchase upgrades and experiment with numerous weapons
  • Rescue prisoners and build your own army
  • Encounter colossal boss monsters and take them down
  • Plenty of challenge, not for the easily discouraged!

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.