Oniken is a 2D platform action indie game that make use of 8-bit graphic style. My friend Pedro Paiva and I are putting a great effort to guarantee that this game feels really like an 8 bit classic. Everything on Oniken, from the character design to the music, is a tribute to the 8-bit action games from the NES era. So if you like old-school games be prepared for Oniken and remember... Oniken is NES hard! By purchasing Oniken, you will also get with no extra charging Oniken´s Manual and Original Sound Track composed by Thommaz Kauffmann, Bruno Araujo and N-Freq. *** Mac and Linux version uses wrappers. They're not a port, however in almost every machine that we tested the game it runs without any problem. However if you had a problem please e-mail us!

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2 comments by Danilo_Dias on Jun 28th, 2013

It has been a while since we released Oniken, now we're making a new game, Odallus: The Dark Call.
Odallus is an action retro game with exploration elements. This is a bigger and more complex project as Oniken so we need some help in order to make it better. Please, help us on our indie gogo campaign:


We hope that you guys enjoy this game as you enjoyed Oniken! Thanks to everyone!

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Odallus: Ther Dark Call  demo v0.1(fixed)

Odallus: Ther Dark Call demo v0.1(fixed)

Jun 28, 2013 Demo 2 comments

This is the demo version of Odallus The Dark Call. In this demo we made a test stage that will not be in the final release. We hope that you guys enjoy...

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Demo Version

Jun 15, 2012 Demo 0 comments

This is the Demo version of Oniken! Now you guys can experience a part of the final game release.

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16bitshock Jun 22 2014, 1:08pm says:

Awesome game! Enjoyed the demo & decided to download it from Desura. I will support any developer that releases quality retro games.

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JoeDestroyer Jan 20 2014, 4:45am says:

Just beat Oniken. Very entertaining game! I'm looking forward to Odallus.

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Xaenor Aug 30 2013, 1:12pm says:

Congratulations on getting greenlit on Steam :) I think the game deserves as much attention as it can possibly get. I was wondering if people who bought it on Desura would also get a Steam key when one's available, or would they have to buy the game anew on Steam?

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xxxsaucebossxxx Sep 16 2013, 12:12am replied:

im wondering the same thing does anyone know anything about this?

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Caine123 Aug 26 2013, 4:12am says:

strangely this game doesnt recognize my dpad! the analog sticks work great but why not my d-pad ? :(
i use ps3 with xpadder, also tried xinput, nothing works but those progs recognize my dpad.

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Danilo_Dias Aug 28 2013, 8:39am replied:

Hum... I'm using DS3 Tool to play using my ps3 controller. Oniken reconizes the dpad with it.

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dokartist Aug 17 2013, 8:45pm says:

good platformer

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VanRaposU Aug 11 2013, 7:36pm says:

This game is really awesome! Nice and charismatic 8-bits graphics mashed up with great soundtrack and gameplay. It's dificult, yes, but in a very, very addictive way. Nostalgic and yet somehow unique!

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GatoMaster Aug 10 2013, 6:02pm says:

so hard for me

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Rollingk Aug 22 2013, 9:05am replied:

This is one of those games where you get better the more you play it! Then the ironman runs become more fun and better.

"Save this powerup for here, theres a pickup there, planning ahead"

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Jun 16 2012, 10:58pm by unseven

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