Platformers have always been a popular game genre, from the iconic Super Mario Bros.
5. Move or Die
A relative newcomer to the indie platformer genre, Move or Die by developers Those Awesome Guys introduced a new mechanic to the platformer genre. By remaining still, your character loses health until they eventually move… or die. Furthermore, Move or Die allows you and your friends to select from a variety of constantly changing game modes. While many platformers are single-player adventures, Move or Die is a platformer best enjoyed with a group of good friends, or people you wish to shove into a falling block in order to secure your own victory. Up to you really.
Feeling patriotic? Broforce, developed by Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital, is a chaotic run-and-gun platformer where players take control of the buff, and notably masculine character “bro” as they guide him through frenzied fights with terrorists in order to rescue his bros from captivity. Serving as an astute parody to action heroes like Rambo, Chuck Norris, and Die Hard’s John McClane, Broforce is an all-American, ass-kicking platformer!
If you’re looking for another good multiplayer platformer, look no further than Speedrunners. Developed by DoubleDutch Games and published by tinyBuild, Speedrunners is a cutthroat platformer that pits you against your friends in a race to the finish line. You’ll have to run, jump, and avoid a wide variety of dangerous obstacles to secure your
2. Ori and the Blind Forest
Ori and the Blind Forest, developed by Moon Studios, is notable for its gorgeous art style and engaging story arc. Players will occupy the role of Ori, a spirit guardian with a variety of abilities, including wall-jumping and teaming up with spirit Sein, who has the ability to shoot Spirit Flames. To progress forward in the game, players must solve puzzles and navigate a variety of platforms and landscapes as Ori quests to restore the forest.
If you love Greek mythology, Apotheon is the platformer for you! Developed by Alientrap Games, Apotheon is an action/adventure RPG and platformer inspired by the art and history of Greek mythology. Players will control the young warrior,
With humanity suffering this decision, warrior
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