Like Dante’s Inferno, Abyxsis represents a modern “apocalypse tour of Hell”. You play as a penitent demon intent on escaping the abyss to rescue an innocent human child from peril in the mortal world. You are the least likely hero in a world where prayers otherwise go unanswered. Abyxsis will showcase some sensational depictions of otherworldly suffering in a darkly comic manner, but also wrestle with topics of imprisonment and forgiveness.
Mechanically, Abyxsis will be a challenging and classic feeling metroidvania. It is a high bit 2d pixel art game made in GameMaker Studio 2. We have a rich atmosphere of shadow and light in the current prototype and are gearing up to feature a narrative driven story with many npcs in the world you can talk to.
The Abyxsis team is Peter Lazarski doing art and programming, art and animation by Kathryn DeFeo, and soundtrack by Pete Johnson.
Abyxsis is currently in development and aims to be ready for release in Spring 2019. Join us on Twitch to check out some of our progress on the game and say hello! twitch.tv/imaginarymonsters