Developer Aiya Games is delighted to announce the launch of their upcoming platform game Cyjin on Kickstarter. To celebrate, a brand-new demo is now available on the game’s Steam and Itch pages.
Cyjiin is a challenging new platformer with a unique twist – the game is controlled using just a mouse. Players will experience a completely fresh take on the precision platformer genre, where movement, direction and jumping are all controlled by a twitch or a click of the mouse.
Inspired by classic challenging games of the genre such as Super Meat Boy and Celeste, Cyjin puts players in control of the titular hero – a cyborg ninja who was bested in a great battle by his evil arch nemesis The Shōgun, and thrown deep into the robot scrapyard in the underbelly of his cyberpunk city.
The Metropolis – Cyjin’s floating dystopian-cyberpunk setting.
Cyjin follows the tale of our hero as he attempts to battle his way up through The Metropolis on his journey to stand and face The Shōgun once more – and exact his revenge.
Along the way, players will face perilous levels containing tough enemies, tricky traps and puzzles which will seriously put the reflexes of players to the test. Players will also need to harness every skill they’ve learned, in order to face unique and gripping boss battles at the end of each area.
Cyjin is midway through development, but Aiya Games are seeking community backing of HK$ 38,850 ($5,00 / £3,500) through Kickstarter in order to fund the rest of the development process until the launch in January 2022. Backers will receive a copy of the game at launch, plus extra goodies for higher tiers, ranging from digital soundtracks, to the option to include a pet in the game, to designing a boss!
Jiravat Maleenont, founder of Aiya Games said “Cyjin: The Cyborg Ninja is a unique creation driven by our passion and dream to create a simple, unique and challenging game. In order to create a better version of our mouse-based platformer, we need your help to continue improving the game, and deliver the best experience we can to our players. By supporting us on Kickstarter, you can help us bring this unique precision platform game to life.”
Cyjin‘s Kickstarter campaign is live now – players can back the campaign and receive a copy of the game from $15/£11. A special Kickstarter demo of the game is now available to play on Steam and Itch.
You’ll have to be a true ninja with lightning reflexes to beat this game!
During your journey, you will face many challenges that will push your gaming skill to the limit — and you’ll do it with only your mouse! It’s not just the lasers obstructing the path or the deadly spikes, but also the army of hostile yōkai-inspired robots that will try to kill you before you take the next step! Can you find your way out of these dangerous, enemy-infested mazes in one piece? Get your mouse ready to help Cyjin defeat the fearsome Shōgun!
Unique Mouse-based Twitch Control – Experience one of the most unique gameplay with mouse-based precision platforming. Master how you twitch your mouse to get Cyjin into lightning action. Using your ninja-fast mouse skill, overcome challenges of all kinds created by our crazy developers.
Accelerated Dashing Action – Take control of your cyborg ninja in accelerated dashing action, and strike your enemies. A fun way to crush your enemies with speedy destruction.
Swift & Precise Platforming – Aim with your mouse to target your path and landing. Manage your precision and timing to pass through tricky obstacles.
Exciting Bosses – Our developers have prepared intense bosses of all sizes that will stomp whoever challenges them. Get yourself ready for exciting boss fights that will challenge your precision, speed and skill!
2D Oriental Cyberpunk – Savour the rich world of Cyjin, blending oriental inspiration with cyberpunk theme. Adventure through different areas, from the deep wasteland of the Junkyard, to the industrial grime of the Automation Factory, and the traditional futurism of the Urbanscape. All combined into a platformer and a retro atmosphere.
Challenging Puzzles – Each level contains puzzles which will require quick thinking and ninja-fast timing to navigate. Can you solve them with the limited time you have?
After suffering defeat at the hands of his arch-nemesis, the Shōgun, Cyjin was abandoned and left to rust in a robot graveyard. However, a spark of life yet remained. Awaking from beneath the mountain of scraps, Cyjin vows to seek revenge on his enemies. Will Cyjin ascend back to the land of the living and find justice?