An action platformer! Soundtrack by Ben Pettengill. Released July 2010.
Arvoesine is a tough NES-style platformer in which you play a Roman soldier, throwing spears and swiping your sword at the enemy.
The protagonist can throw spears in an arc at oncoming enemies, and make them eat his blade if they get too close. For baddies which fire projectiles, his trusty shield comes into play. Don’t be fooled by how easy it looks in the above video – that’s just Tim being stupidly good at games. It’s actually pretty difficult, as games arguably were in the age of the NES.
The enemies are pretty abstract – I swear that blue running baddie is a Squirtle – although the boss battles fit the scene, with mythological gods raining lightning bolts down on the player. It’s got a soundtrack produced by Mr. Ben “Pgil” Pettengill, too. The demo features the short level you see in the video above, while the full five levels will set you back $5. Download demo or buy here.