Pixelated platformer Gestalt: Steam & Cinder launches in May

Gestalt: Steam & Cinder

Publisher Fireshine Games and developer Metamorphosis Games have finally confirmed a release date for Gestalt: Steam & Cinder.

Their pixelated 2D action-platformer is launching for Windows PC (via Steam) on May 21st. The previously confirmed console ports weren’t dated today.

“Gestalt: Steam & Cinder is a heartfelt ode to classic Metroidvanias and action-RPGs, featuring enthralling combo-driven combat, a beautifully handcrafted world, and a story filled with incredible twists and turns,” said Jesse Cox, Executive Producer. “After years of anticipation, I can’t wait for players to finally discover Aletheia’s adventure for themselves when Gestalt: Steam & Cinder launches on Steam next month.”

Executive producer Dodger added, “Working with Metamorphosis Games on the production of Gestalt: Steam & Cinder has been an incredible experience. From the very beginning, the team has been committed to creating an exciting action-RPG that keeps players captivated with an engaging story and stunning pixel art. I’m thrilled  for the game to be shared with the world on May 21st.”

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

Inspired by 16 and 32-bit classics, Gestalt: Steam & Cinder fuses tight 2D platforming and exhilarating combat with an engrossing, twist-laden narrative in a stunningly handcrafted steampunk world.

Join Aletheia and a vibrant cast of characters as they race to discover the secrets of the Steam City of Canaan. Clobber armies of Clockwork golems and hunt horrors that slither through depths once forgotten. Thwart the twisted schemes of Canaan’s corrupt overseers, the nefarious Comitium. Fight for mankind’s survival and reveal the dark and dangerous truths riveted into the very foundations of the Steam City.

Or maybe you’d just like to wash down your worries at Vincent’s Pub and listen for a rumor or two…

Dash, dodge, and double-jump to keep out of harm’s way and stay in one piece. Wield a furious and fearsome array of abilities and grow stronger with each foe you defeat. Spend experience points to unlock new skills and trade scrap for accessories to customize your build and go toe-to-toe with some of the most formidable creatures to ever lumber beneath the copper sky.

Hear that? The clang of a hammer stinging blood-red steel… The sinister murmur of heresies rushing through ancient pipes… Riddles echoing through vaulted halls of marble and madness. Sounds like fate has a job in store for you, Soldner—it’s time to earn your scrap.

“Thine trembling works of Reason naught but ingots gleaming darkly by the light of a cindered heart—for what art thine flesh before the mother’s touch of flame?”

– Dreams of the Steam Saint Anais, XXXIV, iii


  • Enter a World of Rust & Ruin – Step into the shoes of Aletheia and tread the path of the Soldner, an elite mercenary of Irkalla who lives one job at a time. Take up the sword and gun, combining a slew of melee combos and deadly gunplay in staggering feats of skill that will leave your enemies reeling.
  • Shatter the Chains of Fate – Chase down a frenzied mutant charging through the grimy stalls of the Irkallan Black Market, leap across the molten pools blazing in the eternal furnace of Fornax, and fight off hordes of blood-drunk Raiders that prowl the fathomless depths of the Scrap Sea in search of their malignant god.
  • Unleash Your Inner Flame – Canaan is vast, and inside its swirling steam lie innumerable mysteries waiting to be unraveled. After a routine job goes awry, Aletheia sets out on an epic journey to uncover ancient enigmas threatening the very foundations of the Steam City. Challenge powerful new rivals and catch up with old friends as you carve your path through Canaan. Take on side jobs to earn a bit of extra scrap and delve into a history lost to the vagaries of time.
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