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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
February 17th, 2021 -- Jelle van Doorne is thrilled to announce the 1.0 release of the developer's musical rhythm RPG Viola: The Heroine's Melody is now available for $14.99!

Viola: The Heroine's Melody is the musical platformer RPG! After failing at violin practice for the hundredth time, Viola gets trapped inside her instrument's fantastical world. She's joined by a set of strange, colorful friends, as she journeys through the lands of magic, monsters and music... Searching for her way back home.

Viola: The Heroine's Melody pulls inspiration from many classic JRPGs as well as modern indie takes on the genre. Turn-based battles, a ton of recruitable characters, and a personal story to sink your teeth into: Viola has all of this and more. However, Viola is not a passive RPG. Attacks require the player to time their button taps, and to unleash spells you'll have to follow a series of rhythm game-esque inputs.

On top of being an RPG, Viola: The Heroine's Melody is a side-scrolling platformer! With wall jumps and triple jumps, springs and cannons, you can explore each level and uncover every little secret. Find more potions, or gems to equip and customize each character's stats! And don't worry about random encounters: each monster is visible in the level. Don't feel like fighting? Just jump around and find another path!
Viola: The Heroine's Melody is currently available on Steam, for $14.99. A console edition is also in the works for release later in 2021.

To learn more, visit:
Twitter: @GameViola

About Jelle Van Doorne
Jelle is a game and narrative designer who lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Active in the game industry since 2015. A perfectionist with a sense of humor who loves to work on and tell stories with games -- Jelle sees no challenge as too great.