Based in Zürich, Switzerland
Windows, Mac, Linux
Kandria is an action RPG set in a broken down, post-apocalyptic desert.
Explore a ruined open world of caverns, settlements, and puzzle-platform challenges. Hack and slash your way through missions: patrol borders, repair machines, scavenge supplies - choose your quests and dialogue. Or go fishing, forage mushrooms, and race the clock! The old world is gone - the future is up to you.
As the story unfolds you’ll get to know the flawed and diverse characters of the settlement that rescued you. But are they really your friends, or are you just a tool to them? On your travels you must determine who is truly friend or foe, and recruit what allies you can - because the end is coming.
Inspired by Celeste and other precision platformers, Kandria began its life as a testing ground for an in-house engine in late 2019, created by Nicolas Hafner aka Shinmera. As Nicolas added more ideas to the game, 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. This demo is available for free.
FIGHT TO SURVIVE
Play as the Stranger, a powerful android recently unearthed from the ruins of the old world.
Perform tight, smooth hack and slash combat against rogue robots and malcontent humans - you’re faster, stronger, and can jump higher. But are you smarter?
When you think you’ve mastered things, prepare yourself for epic boss battles with beasts and machines, which lurk and slumber deep beneath the earth.
STRUGGLE WITH HUMANITY
Explore vast, open and interconnected levels full of non-linear missions, challenging platforming, and gorgeous pixel art decay - cross the barren surface, or spelunk deep underground.
Meet flawed characters and factions struggling to survive. Determine friend from foe, and choose allies wisely as you forge your own future amongst the ruins.
Experience an epic story of mystery, grit and self-determination, all the way to its inevitable end.
INDIE HEART & SOUL, MODDING SUPPORT
Made by a tiny team headed by Shinmera, an indie developer of not only games but also art and software, who crafted the unique engine, world, art style and story.
Features thousands of frames of hand-drawn, hand-animated pixel art characters and locations, and an atmospheric orchestral soundtrack, with vocals by Julie Elven.
Built in Trial, a highly-moddable, custom game engine and toolset created just for this title, which lets you mod content and create your own levels.
Indie love and passion guaranteed.
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About Shirakumo Games
Shirakumo Games is an independent game studio from Switzerland, building things from scratch.
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Nicolas Hafner - Switzerland
Producer, Programmer, Designer, Artist
Frederic Tarabout - USA
Tim White - UK
Mikel Dale - UK
Cai Jones - UK