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  Indie game Oniken gets Mac and Linux versions
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11/19/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Mac and Linux versions of Oniken (  http://oniken.net ) will be made available this Tuesday November 22th through Desura (  http://www.desura.com/games/oniken ).  When purchasing Oniken (USD$4.99), player will be able to download any of game's three versions and will also be able to download Oniken's original sound track and extra content. Players that have already purchased Oniken also will have acess to the new version through Desura or Bundle sites. Oniken is also on GreenLight (  http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=92937904 ).

Watch Oniken’s launch trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixCI4JXUuUE

Oniken is an action platformer, highly inspired by 8-bit games of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. This influence is visible not only on Oniken’s graphics and sound design, but also on its story and even on game’s difficulty. Oniken takes place on a post-apocalyptic future when a global war nearly destroys human kind. The few survivors are oppressed by a large military organization called Oniken. Player takes the role of Zaku, a ninja mercenary that takes part on the resistance movement.

About the Developers

Danilo Dias – Architecture bachelor, Danilo loved videogames from a very early age and always tried to make his own games. After falling short with some projects during adolescence, two years ago Danilo decided to restart an old idea and teamed up with his friend Pedro. This project became Oniken, which is a tribute to his favorite games from the 8 and 16-bit generation, such as  Ninja GaidenVice: Project Doom and  Kabuki Quantum Fighter.

Pedro Paiva – Pedro Paiva is responsible for the game art in some of Oniken’s levels. He is a senior student from UFRGS’s Visual Arts, teaches videogame developing in workshops for kids and teens and is also a gamer and indie developer. His other games can be seen on his blog/portfolio Arcaica ( http://arcaica-pfp.blogspot.com/ )

About JoyMasher

JoyMasher (  http://joymasher.com ) is an indie game studio founded by Danilo Dias, Thais Weiller and Marco Galvão on early 2012. Studio focus on creating gaming experiences closest possible to 8 and 16-bit era games with a touch of contemporary concepts. Besides Oniken, JoyMasher also made available for free download MRC6-454 and Major Maox, two short games that represent our game design goals.