Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer. After mysteriously vanishing from galactic charts, the fortress of Valfaris has suddenly reappeared in the orbit of a dying sun. Once a self-contained paradise, the grandiose citadel now plays host to an ever-growing darkness. Therion, a fearless and proud son of Valfaris, returns to his home to uncover the truth of its doomed fate and to challenge the arcane evil at its very heart.

Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release: TBA 2018/2019


Steel Mantis is a newly formed independent studio comprised of artist Andrew Gilmour and programmer Thomas Jenns. Andrew and Thomas both previously worked on Slain: Back From Hell.


Big Sugar is a new publisher specialising in independent multiplatform videogame production and a fresh-thinking publishing label with knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm, providing support to enable creative success.


Nick Alfieri - Big Sugar



Game Website
Valfaris on Steam


Key Features

• Skulls in space! Gore in space! Metal in space!
• Savagely reduce foes to piles of gibs with an array of brutal weaponry
• Explore a diverse range of tainted environments as you venture ever deeper into the dark world of Valfaris
• Dominate ranks of deadly enemies and bosses, from the weird to the grotesque (and some that are just grotesquely weird)
• Gorge your eyes on devastatingly awesome pixel art hand-crafted by Andrew Gilmour
• Feel the power of a seismic soundtrack by extreme metaller and former Celtic Frost guitarist, Curt Victor Bryant
• Forged from the ground-up by the team behind cult hit Slain: Back From Hell

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