Flynn: Son of Crimson

“Flynn: Son of Crimson” by Studio Thunderhorse (Simon Filip & Case Portman), Phil Giarrusso, Hunter Russell, Jacob Lincke & Jaya Ply.

“[A] 2D action adventure platformer with heavy metroidvania elements. Set in a wondrous world with a looming darkness beginning to awaken yet again.”


In 2020, the marvelous metroidvania “Flynn: Son of Crimson” will get its full release. The chances are good for that to happen, as it was already successfully backed on Kickstarter in 2017. Yeah yeah, I know, that was already some years ago, but I’m telling you: The demo version aged well and the Twitter channel of Studio Thunderhorse as well as the Kickstarter blog posts remain active. So, let’s take a quick look on this beauty, shall we?

The pixel art, the ambient music, the sound design and the animations are for sure an absolute eye and ear catcher. All the fighting against carnivorous plants, punching of human-sized spiders and thrashing goblins just feels super polished. It already makes me wish for more content, which is always a good sign after playing a demo of something.

Even though the demo is quite short, it already features a lot of different skills and weapons. Quick attacks are possible with the sword, while a good punch with the axe can not just be sweeping, but also stunning for the enemies. You can also find a pair of gloves, which allow you to drill through the ground. You will also face the possibilities to use a bow, a grappling hook, to dash roll and to ride on an enormous dog-like creature. So what are you still waiting for? Try it out for yourself!

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