Slain Gets a Steam Page and a Release Date

If you remember, back in February, we introduced you to an especially gory game called Slain. Combining Castelvania-esque gameplay with a blood-filled gothic theme, Slain’s funding campaign hoped to make use of its retro pixellated look to lure gamers into opening their wallets. This side-scrolling hack fest eventually made its Kickstarter goal and became a fully-funded title, thanks to over a thousand donations totaling nearly $20K.

With that part of the process now out of the way, developer Wolf Brew Games has finally opened their Steam page for slain as well as revealing an approximate release date for the title: Fall of 2015.

If you want to follow the game in its run up to release, you can do so at the official site.



Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. Hawk Hopper
    Hawk Hopper
    June 23, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    This game looks really great. I think I would like modern pixel art in games more if more of it had this level of detail. The bloody level designs, creatures, and gameplay also look very excellent in motion. I hope that when it comes out that it will play well and be worth purchasing.

  2. Nagato
    June 23, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    I concur; generally the pixel art style comes across as a cheap and lazy appeal to what newer hipster gamers think retro games were like, but this game really makes it work in all the best ways.

  3. MaidKillua
    June 23, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    That’s some nice looking pixel art. A pleasant change from all the lazily made fake 8 bit stuff

  4. blackice85
    June 23, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Yep, truth be told most 8 bit games didn’t look that hot if the character designs were complicated. Now the 16-bit era was very nice, as you had quite a bit more detail to work with.

  5. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    June 24, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Generally, I’ve grown tired of the retro pixel art look, but this is on a different quality level than the vast majority of said retro pixel art games. This looks really good.

  6. Fenrir007
    June 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Locing the art direction. I’m also happy that this one is not a metroidvania. Too many of those already, give me finely crafted level design and enemy placement instead.

  7. Tarrasque
    June 24, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    3d models