16-bit retro platformer Tiny Thor launches in June

Tiny Thor

Publisher Gameforge and developer Asylum Square announced a release date for Tiny Thor.

The throwback 16-bit platformer is launching for Windows PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store) on June 5th. The previously announced Switch version is coming later.

“We’re so excited to share Tiny Thor with the world soon! The game is a true love letter to the retro games that the team and I grew up with and we’re thrilled to partner with Gameforge to make it happen,” said Jochen Heizmann, co-founder of Asylum Square.

Gameforge VP of products Noemi Feller added, “We created IndieForge to support passionate developers like Asylum Square. The Tiny Thor team is immensely talented and we couldn’t be happier to work with them and to help them in showcasing their abilities and fantastic ideas to players.”

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

Tiny Thor features 16-bit graphics and gameplay centered around using Mjölnir, leading our Norse hero through challenging levels filled with all kinds of obstacles. It offers tight controls, fast-paced action and an experience tinged with nostalgia.

Mjölnir, Tool of the Gods

“It’s your birthday Thor! Now take Mjölnir, the hammer that never misses its target!” —Odin Everything has been carefully designed around this premise. The hammer can be freely aimed and bounces off surfaces and enemies, enabling all kinds of trick shots.

Old-School Platformer

Tiny Thor will feel familiar to retro fans, but also unique in its own ways. It features true 16-bit pixel art from Henk Nieborg and an original soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck. Starting as a relatively simple platformer, Tiny Thor unfolds along the way, as you unlock all kinds of abilities that you dreamed of having back in the day.

Boss Fights Worthy of a Young Deity

The platforming is punctuated with exhilarating boss battles which will test the son of Odin. Each realm features a set of almighty adversaries who want to stop Thor on his way to becoming a true god. You will need to make use of everything you learned along the way to beat them!

Key Features

  • Master ricocheting hammer throws to overwhelm enemies
  • Learn awesome special abilities
  • Explore over 30 handcrafted levels across three distinct realms
  • Challenging boss fights, each with unique mechanics
  • Rattle your brain to solve tricky environmental puzzles
  • Discover tons of secrets and collect hidden gems to unlock challenge levels
  • Enjoy the story of a boy taking responsibility

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