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Getting to Know Robbie Swifthand

Good things are happening in the world of Steam these days, and there are very few titles that are more exciting than Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries for any fan of the platformer genre.

At the risk of sounding like I am over exaggerating the pure awesomeness of this game, let me put some numbers behind it — The makers of Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries, Pixel Reign, uploaded a demo to GameJolt less than 4 months ago. In that amount of time it became the NUMBER ONE platformer on GameJolt worldwide and gamers reviewed it as a 4.7 out of a possible score of 5!

And now here is the best news… The game has been approved for early access on Steam!

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If you aren’t sold yet, then here are 5 reasons to add Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries to your wishlist!

Simple, Yet Challenging Premise: Robbie Swifthand is a hardcore platformer that is intended to be quite challenging. However, the developers wanted to make sure the game was accessible to everyone and stayed true to the genre’s roots.

Dynamic Levels: Every level presents a new challenge while keeping objective the same:

  1. Obtain the orb
  2. Throw the orb through a portal
  3. Exit the level safely

The idea is simple, but executing on it is rather challenging. The levels all have a variety of traps and obstacles you need to overcome in order to complete. The way the challenges present themselves is what makes for a uniquely dynamic experience since all traps are avoidable.


Non-Linear: Most of us are used to a straight forward experience in our platformers where we follow the path set before us. In Robbie Swifthand, you get to select the path that you take allowing you to customize your experience. So if that swinging axe or spike trap is giving you trouble, you can regroup and give it a go on a different level.


Power-Ups: Upon completion of each world, Robbie will gain a power-up that takes the form of a character enhancement. An example of this would be double jump and in order to progress in the next world you will have to master Robbie’s enhancement to continue the story.


Hell Mode: Robbie Swifthand on normal mode is already a challenge, but Robbie Swifthand on Hell mode is a straight kick to the… you-know-whats! If you often feel like you are a master at all things platformer, then you are in for a real treat! Hell mode offers a whole new challenge for those brave enough to take it on, which makes Robbie Swifthand incredibly attractive to gamers of all skill levels!

Developer: Pixel Reign


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