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Olija

Olija is an action game created by Skeleton Crew Studio. The game was inspired by adventure novels and such classics as Another World and Prince of Persia. The player takes on the role of Faraday, who crashes on the the shores of the mysterious island country Terraphage.

Action | platform | 2D | indie games | side-scroll | action adventure

Olija cover

publisher: Devolver Digital

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Game mode: single player

game release date:

28Jan2021

PC Switch PS4 XONE

Olija is a 2D-style action game with platform elements, created by Skeleton Crew Studio. The game is the work of one of the developers working for the company - Thomas Olsson. The game was inspired by the adventure novel trend known from as Swashbuckler. Stories of this type focus on the adventures of righteous heroes, characterized by dexterity and the ability to fight with cold weapons. The final look of the game was also influenced by classic games such as Another World and Prince of Persia.

The player takes on the role of Faraday, whose ship crashes on the shores of the mysterious island country Terraphage. The land unites the inspirations of Eastern and Western cultures. Apart from swords, figures dressed in kimonos and oriental headgear we can see e.g. firearms. The hero sets off to explore the land and find other saved travel companions.

Plot

Faraday, as that is the name of the main hero, goes out to sea to find a better home for his people. Unfortunately, his ship is sinking, and he's going to the mysterious island country Terraphage. There he finds the legendary harpoon, a powerful weapon with which he faces danger. The hero decides to find other survivors, and along the way he meets the natives, with a mysterious woman named Olija in the lead. From that moment on, the fate of both of them is joined together.

Mechanics

Olija is a 2D action game with platformer elements. On the path of our hero, there are not only numerous enemies, but also environmental traps that can kill as effectively as a sword or a bow.

The most important part of our equipment is the harpoon. It is at the same time a weapon and an indispensable tool for navigating through successive boards. In addition to the ability to strike devastating blows, it is also used for throwing, and if it hits the enemy or a suitable element of the environment, then we can also instantly attract ourselves to that place.

However, harpoon is not the only part of our character's equipment. We can also collect various side weapons, from swords to firearms. Additionally, during the game we find various headgear, which allows us to increase our basic statistics.

During our travels we are disturbed by both enemies and the land itself. When exploring Terraphage, the player must be ready to fight not only humans, but also strange creatures living in the wilderness. Elements of the environment can also kill us, such as spikes.

The map in the game is divided into screens, which are connected to each other and we can move around them freely. In order to get to where we want to go, sometimes we have to visit different levels many times and look for passages to other locations, this is due to the platform character of the game. For example, when walking on the upper part of the map, we may come across an obstacle that is not present when travelling in the lower part of the map. Then it forces us to step back.

Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3-4160 3.6 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GT 730 / Radeon R7 260X or better
  • 2 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon RX 550 or better
  • 2 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
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