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Niche Spotlight – Sunblaze

Sunblaze

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Sunblaze, a challenging precision-platformer by Games From Earth and Bonus Stage Publishing.

You play as Josie, the daughter of a retired superhero, that gets trapped in her father’s extensive and elaborate training room when it goes rogue. Jump and dodge your way through intense puzzles and platforming segments as you avoid buzz saws, attack drones, lasers, spike traps, explosives, and all manner of other devious devices.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Sunblaze is available on Windows PC, Linux, Mac (all via GOG, and Steam), and Nintendo Switch for $14.99 USD.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

”Whose blood is that on the walls?” -Josie

Josie is up for a challenge. Her dad, a retired superhero, has fixed his superhero training simulator and lets Josie go in there to play around a bit. After all, show us a parent who wouldn’t want to train their daughter to be a superhero? But then suddenly the training room goes rogue, and… Josie is up for a challenge.

In this tough, hand-crafted precision platformer, you’ll play as Josie, aka. Sunblaze, with a mission to complete your superhero training. The training room is full of puzzles, brain-tickling challenges, obstacles, TNT, spikes, drones… And a purrfect sidekick: the cat. You have got a cat. What else do you need?

Well, skills. That’s what you need. The ever-changing training room keeps on bringing you challenge after challenge, and you’ll stay glued up on your controller for hours.

Being a parent is hard, but most likely not this hard
Ok, all the parents who have not lost their kids in a mall or other crowd ever, raise your hands? It’s all good, at least you didn’t lose them in a hostile superhero simulator full of lasers, evil bots, spikes, and… Well, go and see for yourself!

WARNING: Playing Sunblaze may cause massive brain growth
You know, to survive all the levels, your brain needs to do some work. We know, we know, it might sound scary, but like Aristotle said: “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”, and Quentin Tarantino put it even better: “Violence is one of the most fun things to watch.”
Oh, are you still reading? Go and get playing right now! We will promise you one thing: dying over 5000 times on one game has never felt this good.

(P.S. Dying is 100% optional, the already easy controls and gameplay can be customized with accessibility features to meet your own needs and wants.)

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