Clunky Hero is a story-driven, platformer metroidvania, with a touch of RPG and tons of humor. If you’d love a platformer game where you have a funny storyline, can talk with characters, solve side quests, find and buy items, change weapons and wearables, with great hand-drawn-looking backgrounds, presented in a very comical way, then Clunky Hero might be the game of your dreams!

In a village far, far away, a dull peasant named Rufus was living an ordinary life. The boss of the house was his wife, Brunilde, a boisterously smart and funny woman that you wouldn’t exactly call “pretty”. Life was nice and happy in the village, until one day, awakened by some magical mistake, the Evil One started to spread his minions around town, performing hideous acts against the people. The worst of which was the kidnapping of Brunilde. She was torn from Rufus’ hands and put in a prison at the Evil One’s castle. Transformed into a blondie duck-faced doll girl, she now spends all her time staring at herself in a small handheld mirror.

Determined to win her back, Rufus made a helmet out of a bucket and picked a broom as a weapon. Everybody now calls him the CLUNKY HERO, but he might be the only hope to defeat the evil one that no one wants to call by name. Rufus is now on his journey to save his wife and the whole village!


  • Nearly 40 different levels set in 7 different areas
  • 15+ Interiors
  • 6 Skills: Double Jump, Dash, Dive, Cling, Range Shot and Blasting Attack
  • Combine 8 different bonus items on 3 bonus slots to boost your character's skills and abilities
  • Defeat tough bosses
  • Humorous dialogues and funny items/weapons
  • Trade Items on various shops along the game
  • Various side quests to level up your character
  • Original Music
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Chaosmonger Studio, developer of the acclaimed game ENCODYA, announced that Clunky Hero, its new story-driven platformer metroidvania game, will be released to Steam Early Access on November 9th, 2021. Furthermore, the game will be featured as part of the Steam Next Fest event (October 1st through 7th, 2021), in which upcoming game demos are available to play for free.


Players looking for a lighthearted romp can explore a gorgeous Studio Ghibli-esque fantasy world filled with absurd creatures and hilarious encounters. Armed with just an ordinary broom and protected with a bucket on their head, players are called to rescue the kidnapped Brunilde and save the village by taking up quests, slaying monsters, solving puzzles and uncovering hidden secrets.

"I'm eager to see the reaction to Clunky Hero's humor and sillyness”, said Nicola Piovesan, Lead Developer of Clunky Hero. “The metroidvania genre is often very dark, how many games will arm you with a broom and a bucket for a helmet in order to save the village?"

The Clunky Hero demo will be freely available on Steam from Friday, October 1st until October 7th, and will encompass around 1 hour of gameplay.

The developer Nicola Piovesan will be livestreaming the game and answering questions on the Clunky Hero Steam page: Friday, October 1st and Wednesday October 6th. The demo includes the first few levels of the game and the "Double Jump" skill at the end that will allow players to go back and explore other areas, talk with characters and fight a boss.


Clunky Hero is a story-driven platformer metroidvania game with a touch of RPG and tons of humor! Join Rufus, the clunky hero with broom and bucket, on a journey full of surprises through a bizarre realm. Players will have lots of laughs as they explore the beautiful 2.5D environments filled with dangerous baddies and minions, bustling shops and charming villagers.


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