Factsheet

Developer:
New Hell Studios
Based in Boston, MA

Release date:
31 October, 2016

Platforms:
Steam

Website:
newhellstudios.com

Regular Price:

ALLFREE (NOT FREEMIUM)

Description

'Medusa' is an atmospheric arcade-style arena game from New Hell Studios. As legendary hero Perseus, the players attempt to "appease the gods" by slaying the gorgon Medusa as quickly as possible. 'Medusa' allows players to set the gorgon's total life count; this allows the community to compete for a variety of "high scores". (Can you beat my 15-life best at 01:41:78??). On player death, resurrection occurs as a seamless graphic event, rather than restarting the level. 'Medusa' also features all-original pixel art, music, and sound design by local Boston talent. It runs on Windows, OSX, and Linux. Lastly, it's free (not freemium!). This game is a passion project inspired by some of our favorite games and movies (think the original 'Clash of the Titans'), and it was important to us that everyone can share in that passion.

History

When programmer and veteran gamer, Drew Katsikas told his best friend, artist Daniel Cullen, that he wanted to make a game, Dan went straight to work. He presented Drew a mockup for a top-down 2D game where Perseus must slay Medusa. 2 years later, after many sleepless weekends, Mausoleum of the Medusa is now fully realized and ready for veteran gamers to test their might!

Features

  • All original 2D, top down pixel art.
  • Punishing, old-school Zelda-like action. Prepare to die, alot!
  • A customizable arcade mode. Players can specify Medusa's hitpoints and compete for fastest completion. Can you beat Drew's 15-HP best at 01:41:78?
  • All original, creepy organ driven soundtrack.
  • A poetic introduction written in Iambic Pentameter.

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

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Alex Barnhart - Sound Designer
Medusa's sound designer's website! - http://www.alexbarnhart.com .


About New Hell Studios

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Games for a lifestyle of evil.

More information
More information on New Hell Studios, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Mausoleum of the Medusa Credits

Drew Katsikas
Co-founder, designer, developer

Daniel Cullen
Co-founder, designer, artist

Alex Barnhart
Lead Sound Designer

Mat Lundin
Music

Brook Yacob
Music


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks