Based in Zürich, Switzerland
Kandria is an open world action RPG. You are an android, awakened in a ruined future. Explore vast underground caverns, parkour your way through hazardous terrain, hack and slash through any obstacle that stands in your way. Or... just sit back and fish for a while, take in the atmosphere, and trade your riches.
Explore over 2100x1200m of gameplay area
Beat 250 individual, hand-crafted platforming challenge rooms
Experience 50 quests that lead you through the world and story
Immerse yourself in the world with more than 2 hours of unique music
Choose your look from 33 different outfits
Discover secrets and lore from the old world
In its essence Kandria is a mash-up of a 2D platformer, and a hack & slash action RPG. Complete challenging platforming puzzles, beat hordes of enemies, and find your own way through the twisted world of caverns, tunnels, and ruined buildings.
Zero ability gating
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. Though be careful, going too far out might make things difficult.
Gather and trade
As you explore the world you come across a variety of lost remnants, items, and other trinkets that you can trade for useful items, upgrades, or just to get rich!
Relax with some fishing
Sometimes taking a break is the right call. If you find some water, why not relax and do some fishing? Who knows, you might even catch something rare.
Weave your way
The world is filled with winding caverns and broken buildings for you to find your way around. How you beat the challenges is up to you!
A living world
Despite the calamity that wiped the surface clean, you're not the only one to roam the world. People from many walks of life still struggle to survive. Can you find a way to help them?
When words fail, 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.
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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
Frederic Tarabout - 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