Based in Zürich, Switzerland
January 11, 2023
You are an android, awakened in a ruined future. Explore vast underground caverns, parkour your way through hazardous terrain, and hack and slash through any obstacle that stands in your way in an open world action RPG like no other. Or...just sit back and fish for a while, take in the atmosphere, and trade in your riches. The old world is gone - the future is up to you.
Explore an expansive world more than 2.5 million square meters in size
Overcome 250 individual, hand-crafted platforming challenge rooms
Embark on 50 quests to uncover the mysteries and secrets of the ruined world around you
Personalize your adventure with 33 unique outfits
Kandria is a challenging 2D platformer and hack & slack action RPG, all steeped in mysterious lore just waiting to be discovered. Solve challenging puzzles, defeat hordes of enemies, and find your way through a twisted and ruined world of caverns, tunnels, and more.
Ever been caught backtracking for ages, unsure how to proceed? There's no risk of that here. Right from the beginning the world lies open for you to explore and discover as you like. But, ambition can lead to danger if you're not careful...
Gather and trade
Explore the world and find lost remnants, items, and trinkets from the world before. Trade them for useful items, use them to upgrade your equipment, or just sell them to get rich!
Relax with some fishing
Sometimes taking a break is the best decision you can make. If you find some water, why not relax and do some fishing? Who knows, you might even catch something rare...
Explore your way
The world around you is a veritable playground of winding caverns and broken buildings for you to explore. How you traverse and conquer them is up to you.
A living world
Despite the calamity that razed the surface world clean, you're not the only one roaming about. People from many walks of life still struggle to survive. Can you find a way to help them?
When words fail you, you still have your trusty sword at your side. Whether it's feral animals, malfunctioning robots, or antagonistic humans, there's nothing you can't slice through.
Inspired by Celeste and other precision platformers, Kandria began its life as a testing ground for an in-house engine in late 2019. As more features were added, it developed into its own world, complete with characters, backstory and plot. To meet the demands of this new game, the team expanded during 2020 and 2021 to include artist Frederic Tarabout, writer Tim White, composer Mikel Dale, and sound designer Cai Jones.
In September 2021 we completed a polished vertical slice of the game’s first act, featuring 1-2 hours of gameplay.
On 14th of July of 2022 we launched a Kickstarter campaign simultaneously with a new, never before seen demo released in the Steam Next Fest.
The game released to Steam, itch.io, and on our personal website on the 11th of January 2023.
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About Shirakumo Games
Shirakumo Games is an independent game studio from Switzerland, focused on building games while staying fully remote and avoiding crunch at all costs.
More information on Shirakumo Games and related things is available here.
Nicolas Hafner - Switzerland
Producer, Programmer, Designer, Artist
Blob - USA
Tim White - UK
Mikel Dale - UK
Cai Jones - UK
Kandria is supported by the Pro Helvetia Interactive Media Grant and the KPT Poland Prize Digital Dragons Accelerator