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Headup Announces ‘Escape from Naraka’, a First-person Survival Platformer for PC

Headup is thrilled to announce the fast-paced first-person survival platformer, Escape from Naraka, which will make its way to PC in Q3 2021. It is developed by the Indonesian developer team Xelo Games, with a soundtrack created by Yohan Jager, known for his great work for Pumpkin Jack.

Escape from Naraka combines Balinese legends and mythologies with strong influences from games like SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell, DOOM, and Dark Deception. This makes for a very special experience:

Escape from Naraka puts you in a nightmarish, labyrinthine temple dominated by an evil demon called Rangda the Leyak Queen. Using 3D scan technology for world-building; most of the detailed environment assets in the game exist in real life.

To save your beloved one, you’re going to platform your way through diversely themed platforming sections, each one challenging you with new deadly trials as well as traps and terrifying enemies. Developing the arts of dodging and perfect placed jumping is just one part of your successful escape. You also need to collect essential abilities and find the fastest way through the courses.

Compete with other players in the global Steam leaderboards – every level and every whole run will be recorded, so you can compare your records with those from other players around the world.

Wishlist and follow on Steam to receive a reminder for the upcoming Steam Next Fest demo on June 16th. Also, feel free to check out Twitter and discuss the game with the developers on Discord. We also recommend checking out this part from last week’s AHEAD live stream.

About Escape from Naraka

Escape from Naraka is a first-person survival platformer with exotic Balinese themes. Taking huge inspiration from Balinese legends and local mythologies, the game makes you platform your way through a nightmarish temple. Every level will challenge you through several themed stages, each of which giving you new trials to complete. You will have to master the arts of dodging and timing to be able to survive!
FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Exotic Balinese themed levels full of platforming challenges, traps, and adversities
  • Terrifying enemies that bar the way to your freedom
  • Unique abilities which are essential for your successful escape
  • Lots of secrets to uncover for those who are keen enough to find them
  • Leaderboards for each level and one for the complete run so you can see how you fare against others
  • 3D scan technology was used to build this unique world, so most of the environmental assets exist in real life

About Headup

Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2019. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at www.headupgames.com and twitter.com/headupgames.

About Xelo Games

Xelo Games is a team of three indie game developers, located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Before it was founded, members of the team worked in European studios on AAA titles like F1 and GRID, among others. Escape from Naraka is the first game to be launched by the independent studio, and there is much more to come. Please find more information on twitter.com/XeloGames and xelodigital.com.

Vic
Editor / Writer / Producer For Drop the Spotlight