Freja and the False Prophecy is a Metroidvania platform game, taking place in the world of Nordic mythology. You are playing as Freja, a vulnerable but clever warrior, on her journey away from her horrible past into an unknown future. On this journey, we will pass through the nine worlds of Yggdrasil, the Nordic tree of life, fighting monsters, giants, and Gods to reveal a hidden truth. the hidden truth.
Unsigned Double Collective, a small studio from Cape Town, South Africa are leading this project, and it’s their first one. The Kickstarter campaign is active since the beginning of the month, and during the writing of this article, they are already past 60%.
There’s a Demo
A demo of Freja and the False Prophet is already available for everyone to try out. During the demo, we acquire different magical abilities and fight wolves, giants and witches. You can download it on the Kickstarter page.
On our journey to the right side of the screen (like in any side-scroller), we gain the abilities to double-jump, attack, and block, as well as a few magical ones like healing, spot hidden, and lightning bolt. Movement, and jumping in particular, feels accurate but not overly smooth – an impressive achievement for an Early Access demo.
The graphics and art remind us of a children storybook. They are very clean and informative, and it’s always clear what you can interact with and where you can and cannot go. Moreover, the art style really fits the atmosphere and its Nordic inspiration.
The demo is short, somewhere between 20 to 40 minutes depending on your skill. Despite its length, it made us want more – we want to continue exploring this beautiful, eerie world. The developers made it clear that the demo only exists to show the potential Freja and the False Prophet has and doesn’t represent the game’s length or final gameplay.
What Can We Expect in the Full Game?
We didn’t get to experience enough of the exciting story Freja and the False Prophet tells while playing the demo; the devs are keeping it for the full game. The story will be delivered through cinematic, in-engine cutscenes, one of which you can see already on the Kickstarter page.
One of the most exciting aspects is the different worlds we will get to explore in the full game. In Freja and the False Prophet, you will visit the nine realms of the Nordic mythology: Midgard, Niflheim, Asgard, and even the less known ones. Each one is different from the others by its visuals and gameplay; deserts, volcanoes, and frozen wastelands are all on the table.
In addition to Freja’s abilities in the demo, the full game will include some RPG elements that let you develop Freja’s fighting skills with new attacks, enhancements and many other moves.
Like with many Kickstarter campaigns, there are some stretch goals available if funding will exceed the initial target of $22,219. More cinematics, a journal, and a picture album to document the different monsters you encounter. Furthermore, Unsigned Double Collective are interested in making Freja and the False Prophecy available on PlayStation 4, Switch and Xbox One, in addition to its PC version.
You can find all of the details involving Freja and the False Prophecy on its Kickstarter page, and if you want to a chance to play it in a few years, you can be one of the supporters of the game.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.