Factsheet

Developer:
Sun-Studios
Based in Melbourne, Australia

Release date:
June 1st 2017 (PC/Steam)

Platforms:
PC/Steam
PlayStation 4
Xbox One

Website:
http://armedwithwings.com/

Description

You are the sword; cut down your foes with steel and thunder. You are the wings; explore the skies and uncover unreachable mysteries. Embark on a journey through a vicious world ruled by darkness and imperial tyranny – the lands of Blackmist.

Armed with Wings: Rearmed is a 2D Action / Platformer rebirth of the original 2008 Flash Game where you command both samurai warrior and eagle.

Story

Darkness continues to plague the world of Blackmist. The Rebel Army is crushed, the war for freedom is lost and the Tyrant King Vandheer continues to rule with his cold, iron fist. However, the cries of the perished have not been ignored by the divine ones who seek to save the world from darkness. So by their hands the strongest of the fallen is resurrected, wielding celestial power and a sacred title, Armed with Wings.

  • The Sword
    Your blade summons the power of lightning and thunder. Strike your foes and reduce them to mist.
  • The Eagle
    Your Eagle companion will aid you in solving puzzles on your journey. Discover what lies ahead, distract guards, move objects and collect unreachable items.
  • The World
    The dark world of Blackmist is a dilapidated ruin full of monsters, mercenaries and mysteries. Journey through 40 hand crafted levels brimming with thoughtful puzzles and challenging adversaries.
  • The King
    King Vandheer resides in his palace waiting for your arrival. Execute the divine order and destroy Vandheer.

Features

  • Electrifying combat across 40 handcrafted levels.
  • Play as both warrior and eagle.
  • Multiple modes including survival and multiplayer.
  • Striking art style and fluid animation.
  • Xbox gamepad support
  • Unlockable characters, weapons and more!

History

The Original Flash Games

Armed with Wings originally began in 2008 as a Flash game series consisting of 3 main titles and 2 additional spin off games. Each game has been supported/sponsored by a major gaming portal like Armorgames.com and MaxGames.com. Even the gaming giant King sponsored Armed with Wings: Red Moon back in 2009 when they primarily focused was on the Flash game business – prior to the rise of Candy Crush Saga and mobile gaming.

The series has been published across thousands of free gaming sites: the first 2 games were played over 2 million times each while the next 3 titles have been played over 10 million times respectively.

Development for Steam

With Flash/browser gaming on the decline, I saw windows Desktop and Steam as my preferred development platform of choice. Armed with Wings: Rearmed began development in 2013 and is the first in the series to break into new platform territory.

Rearmed entered Steam Early Access in May 2015. The game was soon after selected for the PAX Aus Indie Showcase awards in November of the same year.

Console Partnership

On April 27th, 2017 Publisher Nnooo announced partnership with Sun-Studios to bring AwW: Rearmed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Furthermore, the game is also being assessed for suitability on Nintendo Switch. See the Nnooo press release here.

2017 Launch

Armed with Wings: Rearmed has exited early access and is now fully available on Steam. Version 1.0 rewards the beta testing community with new features and surprises. See the official press release here.



 

Videos

June 1st Launch Trailer


Console Announcement


General Gameplay Footage


Images

Key Art

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Screenshots


Logo & Icon

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Audio Samples

Game Theme #1

Game Theme #2

Survival Theme

 

Quotes & Articles

“Armed with Wings is zen-like, and everything flows like water.”Nicholas Plouffe, COGConnected
“It is a joy to play because timing and skill is learned alongside a visual feast of movement, enhanced by the strong silhouettes.”Meghann O'Neill, PC PowerPlay
“When you mix the striking graphics with the awesome soundtrack, you really do have a recipe for success.”Jason Ashman, TechRaptor
“Take a pinch of the latest Japanese animation with spectacular Ninja/Samurai moves and blend it with a dark and dilapidated world and you’ll most likely have ‘Armed with Wings Rearmed”Indie Retro News

Additional Links


About Sun-Studios

Sun-Studios is a one-man operation of art, animation and games forged by Australia games developer and artist Daniel Sun. Beginning in 2006 with Macromedia Flash content for Newgrounds.com; Sun-Studios has developer over 10 games across browsers and PC. The mission: to produce but-kicking content until kingdom come.


 

Credits

Daniel Sun
Developer, Sun-Studios