2D hand-drawn metroidvania DEVIATOR announced


Publisher SapStaR Games and developer Gami Studio have announced DEVIATOR, a 2D hand-drawn metroidvania with a focus on combat.

DEVIATOR is in development for Windows PC (via Steam), though a release date wasn’t announced. A playable demo will be available in the latest Steam Next Fest, starting February 1st.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its reveal trailer:

Deviator is a Metroidvania game centered around deflect, featuring exquisite 2D hand-drawn visuals. Exploring unknown wilderness and mysterious cities, delving into enigmatic realms of consciousness and encountering peculiar creatures. Try to find the truth behind this chaotic world.


  • Just deflect – Don’t ask, just deflect!deflect is the core combat mechanic in ‘Deviator’ allowing you to turn the enemy’s fierce attacks into nothingness with precise timing. Practice diligently, my friends; if you’re too slow, you’ll be defeated. You wouldn’t want to take a hit from an enemy, after all.
  • Power up – Every battle is a tense and thrilling game of wits. When attacks and deflect succeed, the character will continuously build up momentum. Once it surpasses the threshold, you can enter a powerful enhanced state. In this state, the character gains multiple benefits, with improved damage and game feel. While getting beaten up by monsters may look pitiful, the enhanced state truly looks cool.
  • All hand-drawn, all good – This fantastical world is constructed with vivid 2D hand-drawn artistry. From enemies to buildings, and the diverse styles of different regions, everything leaves a deep impression. The lush green forests, the shadowy mechanical city, the treacherous and icy canyons… But don’t get too lost in the scenery, danger lurks around every corner.
  • Very easy,but I’m dying – Watch your step! Danger lurks everywhere in this world. The game thoughtfully provides numerous challenging levels for you to showcase your skills. Of course, experiencing failure can be just as exhilarating. Get ready to ‘suffer’
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