The Hilarious Adventures of a One-Armed, Monster Bashing Blacksmith Inspired by Twisted Slavic Folk Tales

Baltimore, MD – November 12th 2019 Independent games publisher Versus Evil in partnership with Breadcrumbs Interactive today announced that its darkly funny action role-playing game Yaga is now available on PC Epic, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch and players can enjoy a *20% discount for launch week.

Yaga’s darkly funny narrative and action role-playing premise tells the story of Ivan, a one-handed blacksmith with incredibly bad luck, who must take on the impossible tasks given to him by the tzar. All the while the mysterious witch, Baba Yaga, watches over Ivan’s fate as he bludgeons a variety of nefarious monsters and legends all of which have been inspired by Slavic folk tales.

Utilizing the games deep forging system, players can craft a vast arsenal of hammers and tools that Ivan needs to survive this dark underworld of pagan beliefs and motley creatures. Players can also explore the different combinations of talismans, magic items, curses and blessings, all of which fundamentally change the way Ivan plays and thus, further increases his capabilities.

The consequences of Ivan’s actions and the decisions players make in the game affect his reputation and the various upgrades accessible to him, “Yaga is a unique delivery on a genre the Versus Evil team loves, RPGs. With deep systems, unique storyline setting and meaningful choice based gameplay, Yaga offers up different outcomes and experiences based on how you want to play. We are excited to continue to offer Yaga and other Versus Evil titles across a wide array of platforms including the Apple Arcade, PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.” Said Versus Evil General Manager, Steve Escalante.

Check out the launch trailer here:

Yaga’s aesthetics take inspiration from many different cultural backgrounds with an art style that has incorporated details from Russian storybook illustrations, traditional clothing motifs and rural art from the countryside of several eastern European countries, while the music is a combination of modern hip hop tunes with folkloric elements and instruments used centuries ago.

In addition to the main game being on discount, both the Epic Games Store and the PlayStation Store are selling the Bad Luck Bundle at 20% discount as well. On the Epic Game Store the Bad Luck Bundle includes the main game and soundtrack, while on the PlayStation Store the Bad Luck Bundle is the main game, soundtrack, and an exclusive dynamic theme. Versus Evil and Breadcrumbs Interactive plan on supporting Yaga with future updates, new characters and more stories to discover. Stay tuned for more on Yaga!

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Breadcrumbs Interactive:

Breadcrumbs Interactive is a games studio focused on creating worlds that you can get lost in. We aim to make engaging single-player experiences centered around exploration and storytelling.

We are a team of game developers from Romania who worked together for several years and decided we want to create richer gaming experiences driven by discovery and curiosity. Our process involves throwing ideas around, banging heads on walls, chewing pencil heads, and wearing down books until we put together an imaginary world. We then create a trail of breadcrumbs to lead players in and let them discover it.

About Versus Evil

Founded in 2013, Versus Evil, LLC is the US based video game publisher behind critically acclaimed video games Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire and The Banner Saga trilogy. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC and console platforms, Versus Evil works with independent development studios from around the world. Titles include RPG – collectible card game adventure hybrid Cardpocalypse, Yaga the role-playing folktale, and the zombie arcade – action shooter Into the Dead 2. The corporate philosophy is to champion for the independent game developer. For more information visit

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