Peaceful procedurally-generated platformer Himno has hit 100,000 downloads during its first week on Steam. The game is currently available as a completely free title.
Himno's creator David Moralejo Sánchez says he originally created the game as a private project to help him relax. Eventually, he fell in love with the game and decided to share it with others via Steam for free. It's a rather unique game in that it's a platformer with no violence and no death. Instead, players "trigger emotional soundtracks and vibrant visuals" through their actions. There's no time limit and no pressure to succeed in Himno. It's perhaps more akin to a platforming version of something like Proteus than a traditional game.
Sánchez's game must have hit a nerve to land 100,000 downloads in its first week. The creator has announced that a sequel will be released this summer on Steam. The sequel will add a few extra features to the game. Unlike its predecessor, Himno 2 will feature combat, with players using swords and bows to fend off enemies and bosses. There will be 5 playable characters to choose from and 7-8 biomes to explore, each with new interactive objects. Sánchez also plans to add NPC quest-givers to Himno 2, as well as a camp which can be upgraded and a loot system with crafting elements. If you've got any ideas, you can let Sánchez know over on this thread. All of the aforementioned ideas are currently experimental, and Sánchez says he's currently undecided on whether to include combat or to "follow the line of relaxation".
Himno is a procedurally-generated platformer available for free on Steam. The game is developed by Medieval Shopkeeper Simulator creator David Moralejo Sánchez and published by GrabTheGames. Himno 2 will be released on Steam sometime this summer.
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