Dem-OH! January Round-up
Already a month down into the New Year. Where does the time go?!
Last year I put in a lot of effort to really go all out on video content for DarkZero and my main way of doing that was to try as many demos as possible. Well, after doing the numbers, the total number of UNIQUE demos played in 2021 (recorded separately + live) came to…
That’s right, 622 individual demos – absolutely incredible! And now the live ones have also been meticulously chopped from their livestreams and uploaded individually onto our YouTube channel. Here’s the playlist for that live content (now in delicious bite-size chunks):
Just a huge thanks to everyone who has supported us, whether jumping in to watch a stream, sharing on socials, or left a comment. We love you all and promise not to slow down anytime soon. In fact, I aim to BEAT that record!
Here’s to a fantastic 2022!
Top 3 Stand-Out Demos of the Month
Although it may be nothing new in terms of the hex-based strategy combat, roguelite elements, or deck-building mechanics, Oaken crafts them together masterfully. I really enjoyed playing it at the time but I didn’t realise it had planted such a strong impression, because I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since. The decisions were tight, the combat challenging but rewarding, and my oh my is it gorgeous to look at! Very excited to to try my hand at the full release.
SeaRing [Demo]- Demo on Steam
This almost too simple and fast-paced top-down action roguelite is so fun because it is exactly that. With only a basic Given the task of retrieving the Crown of Water by her late mother, it is up to our darling protagonist to overcome the dangers of the perilous Fire Kingdom and return this magical accessory to the sea as their new Queen. The humour and the art style scream Undertale, but, stripped of the turn-based battles and instead focusing on more action/puzzle elements, SeaRing aims to set itself apart.