A downloadable game for Windows

AGGELOS is a retro ActionRPG demo.

In this demo, you'll explore the world, searching for the princess, but to achieve your goal, you'll have to fight, earn experience and acquire the two essences required to beat Lord Vammer.

Collect items, solve enigmas, and help the world's inhabitants to succeed on your mission.

Note: the AGGELOS demo is only playable on PC systems.


If your pad is not working properly with the game, please try installing the joytokey : http://joytokey.net/en/download


A game by Wonderboy Bobi, Storybird - 2016

http://storybird.fr

http://www.wonderboy-bobi.com

Contact :

wonderboy_bobi@hotmail.fr

julien.rocca@storybird.mobi

NEWS : SUPPORT US ON STEAM GREENLIGHT !

Download

Download
Aggelos demo.exe 20 MB

Comments

Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.

Nope, I have just completed earth templ and got the earth power, no fireball or anything.  No idea where to go, seer states something under library in a village, but that village isn't on the very vague map.  No clue of where to go, been over whole map from house back to wall.  Anyways, I have moved on from this game now.

(Edited 3 times)

You must just not be very good at these kind of games then!
Every day I play it I get farther. It has been pretty easy up till now but the portal opened and a bunch of baddies came out,
now it's fuckin' hard as Hell! I may end up having to cheat cuz I hate when a game I love suddenly becomes too difficult!

Since last message I typed here, I have unlocked many new abilities and levels. If you are really stuck, there is an entire walkthru video
now up on YOUTUBE. It will answer every single question you have! Good luck!

Thanks.  Done the Earth Temple and got  the ring.  Left temple went left and used power to go up glowing stars to a signpost which points left to "The Wall" and right to bosco forest.  In that "The Wall" area there is a well, down which is three doors with shapes (star, sun, moon), and three shops one of which you can buy a sword (masamune).  Then there is an exit in the background with an arrow above it which leads to a greyer area with two tree stumps and with a high jump on first screen.  There doesn't appear to be anywhere else to go, have been right back to the start and gone through each map.

(Edited 14 times)

Okay. I assume you're playing the full game, I don't think the demo has this part. I know exactly where you are!
Have you got the fireball teleport thing yet?
Once you get it, you have to go back and go through all the areas that were blocked by the two bars before.
You will find a room where a dragon gives you tasks to complete.
I am stuck here!
I'm not stuck because I don't know what to do, I'm stuck because the difficulty suddenly rose astronomically!
It's hard as fuck! I can get through the first task and the one where you have to go to bubble form and float around catching the gems.
After that, you have to complete a section without using special weapons and it's just fuckin' frustrating as all Hell!
You hold down and bounce across the bad guys, then you have to do the double jump/sword up thing as well and it becomes a tedious
chore! I'll eventually get through it though!

The thing about this game is, you can get to many places but if you don't have the special abilities, you can't explore those places in full.
For underwater, you need the bubble transform so you can go to the top and find various items. For many places with the two silver bars
blocking your path, you need the fire teleport. Also, the big tall wall that is made of "very dry wood" can be burned down with a fireball.
Of course, I assume you have the double jump/upward sword swing. That allows you to get to some high places you couldn't get to
before as well. I hope this helps!

I love how this game links all the areas together with secret passageways that can be navigated once you get power-ups as well!
It's just how WBIMW is! This game is really ending up being one of my most favorite games of the year!
I have been waiting for MONSTER BOY but the devs have taken too long and have become sidetracked on everything but the
actual game it's self it seems - Hyping it up for consoles/ignoring PC users/etc. I hope it's good but I'm sick of waiting!
AGGELOS is better than THE DRAGON'S TRAP remake as well! It's a better game all around and that's really saying something,
considering DRAGON'S TRAP is a 1:1 remake of the original but with new graphics and a few tweaked elements.

I was never a huge DT fan anyhow, I love Wonderboy (Arcade original), Wonderboy in Monsterland (SMS,C=64,ETC.) and
Wonderboy in Monster World. I also love Wonderboy IV (I think?) which is the one where you're a girl. That game rocks!
It's a great time to be a WONDERBOY fan! There's even another game, WONDERBOY RETURNS, which I have but it's just average.
AGGELOS is turning out to be one of my favorites!!!

I WISH THE DEVS WOULD SELL IT ON ITCH.IO THOUGH!!!

You can't access the upper level of the library from the inside. You need to enter through a window on the roof. Generally if the game is too hard it's because you don't have the right equipment for it. Going in the Volcano area without the dragon sword and the armor, you'll get pulverized in no time. There are three hints for the dragon sword: one is near the save point, the others are further down on your way to the fire temple. You need to speak to one of the monkeys to  know the path to out of the labyrinth in the volcano.

(Edited 1 time)

Thank you for your response, unfortunately it doesn't answer my question.  I do not have 2 days to spend on getting stuck at a point.  Hence why I request a tip sheet or walkthrough.  What I am talking about is not even a puzzle, for instance, got the earth ring and used that to get to The Wall.  I have nowhere to progress to, been over the whole map 3-4 times, locked doors in well, no jump ability to progress through the wall, so I have given up.


Note I have no idea why this reply to @MENTD does not appear under his reply?

(Edited 3 times)

NCR - U talking about the DEMO or the FULL GAME? If you don't have the time to play then I don't know what to say,
most of us want games to be as long as possible and take up many days!
Personally, part of the thing I love about games like AGGELOS is that I can play for a few hours every day.
When I get stuck, I put it down and come back later.
If the game is good enough to keep going back to, as Aggelos is, eventually I figure it out and when I do, it makes my day!
ANYHOW tell me if you're playing the DEMO or FULL GAME and explain specifically & exactly where you are and I will be glad to help.
The only issue I have with this "forum" is it reformats my text.

It seems that as soon as devs get onto STEAM, they totally ignore other mediums. I don't like that and I don't
like STEAM. This place is dead now during the time it should be the most active! But no one on ITCH.IO can even
purchase the game from ITCH.IO now! Not cool to ITCH.IO or it's users. I will never use STEAM.

(Edited 1 time)

Greetings! I love this game but I think it's unfair that ITCH.IO has
been ignored in favor of STEAM.
ITCH.IO is what put this game on the map and generated all the
hype over it. It's where I initially found out about it.
Its where I downloaded the DEMO from.

Now the game has been released but they have totally forgotten
about ITCH.IO, I can't believe it's still not available here.
What gives?

NEWS: Support us on STEAM! <<<----- NO! I support you on ITCH.
Don't abandon ITCH.IO, release the game here already!

(Edited 1 time)

Hi, I am liking this game.  One thing though, is there or could there be a walkthrough/tip sheet.  Its very frustrating to get stuck and not be able to find any information at all.  The list for instance, took ages to work out to hit them with sword.  And after doing Earth, got to the wall, no idea how to progress.  Made me give up.  Oh and the cryptic clue from the seer doesn't help, I can't even see the village mentioned on the map.

I think the game is perfectly balanced! I love it when a puzzle has me stumped
for a few days and then, I finally figure it out! On the full release of AGGELOS,
this happened to me when I didn't know how to get past a wall but I had to
throw a magic ball at the lower one and hit the upper one with my sword,
then the wall came down. It was so much fun finally discovering that!
If I had simply read a cheat sheet, it would have erased the fun of trying to
figure it out by myself and then finally getting it!

(Edited 6 times)

Wonderboy-bobi/STORYBIRD - This game rocks!
I've been playing the demo for the last few days on Linux using WINE.
Do you ever plan on doing a Linux port?
Wonderboy is one of my most favorite series and this game has got
all of what I love about it! The only issue I have is that I think I'm
about to win the DEMO and then I won't be able to have any more fun
with it till the full game is released. 8)

What is the final game's eta?
I read an old text where FEBUARY 2017 was given as a possible
release time but obviously, that time has passed.

I don't use STEAM or support DRM.
Will AGGELOS be available to purchase from ITCH.IO when complete?
I hope so!!!

The game is awesome, great job!
Very anxious to play the final full version! 8)

Thank you MENTD!

Yes the game development is finished and will be released really soon :)

(Edited 1 time)

Awesome! So will it be available here on ITCH.IO ?
I hope so because I do not use STEAM!

I've been looking forward to MONSTERBOY & THE CURSED KINGDOM
for years now but they are taking forever and ever and have not released
any playable demos or anything yet.
I found AGGELOS searching through ITCH.IO's platformer/metroidvania section.
I had heard nothing about it yet it has become one of my most anticipated titles!
Of course, I've already won the demo so I am ready for the full game asap!!! 8)
I think AGGELOS is awesome and feels exactly how a WONDERBOY game should feel!
My favorite WONDERBOY game is Wonderboy in Monster World.
AGGELOS feels very much like an extension of that game but with all the problems fixed,
I think the control is even better! I also love WONDERBOY IV and AGGELOS seems to
have taken from that as well! I hope the game can be purchased, DRM free, on ITCH.IO!

Hey there... Any progress on the game? I really loved the demo.

https://www.egx.net/rezzed/2018/show-floor ;)

Some BIG NEWS.

OOOH!

Exciting!

Did you finish this game?

I gave the demo of Aggelos a short run on my weekly indie game series Games and CHiLL. I enjoyed it! Very solid mechanics and it feels great to control! Looking forward to seeing a full release!

(+1)

I couldn't find a way to rebind the controls on keyboard. PLEASE add a way to do this—ESDF to move and IO to attack and jump feels unnatural for most people.

It's a very good game i want to spend lot of time on it !!!!!!

fantastic game

I enjoyed a lot. A promising metroidvania.

Its like a 2-D Legend of Zelda

(+1)

Hmm odd i press enter but when i get to the first dialogue i cant do anything.. Please help cause id love to try this

Same thing happened to me I got it to work going and fiddleing in options before starting the main game. :) :P

Please inform us when your game is finished. I'd love to play it!

Love the combat and art style!

This game looks great, you seem to be doing great work!

Is there any more news on Eon, though? I love SOTB and really want to see this game finished!

Thanks, Eon is one of the most important project to me. But I need my society to grow up before :/

Well I'm glad you haven't dropped it completely, and I really look forward to it in the future. :)

(+1)

Great game! I downloaded the demo to do a Let's Play on my YouTube channel, and I'm very impressed by what I played! I would love to do a series on the completed game, so I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one! Keep it up! :D

This is a fun game. Cannot wait to play the next update. Keep it up.

FIRE PORTALS FAIL SOMETIMES BUT I REALLY LIKE THIS GAME

(Edited 2 times) (+1)

[Long Comment Warning]

I downloaded this game only yesterday, but I'm already liking it a lot! The level design is nice, the puzzles aren't too ridiculous (so far), and the game is challenging, but FAIR, which I really appreciate. It shares some similarities to Shovel Knight, but I suppose it's inevitable that the two will be compared. This isn't a bad thing, however! I do have some suggestions though, most of which have already been touched on by a few commenters below:

- As retsmuga said, the Living Fireballs are a bit of a pain to deal with, especially in tight hallways. As he also said, an indicator for being underwater would be a nice touch. Something as simple as a little air bubble around the player would probably suffice.

- A better method for executing the Dash attack would be very much appreciated. I think that the double tap thing just leaves too much room for error which could potentially REALLY screw someone over just because they didn't get the command perfect. I would suggest maybe just having it so that you hold in the direction that you want to dash, then perhaps double tap the attack button? Or maybe as tboctavan suggested, have a button dedicated only to the Dash. I feel as if that would be a bit more intuitive to use.

- Similarly, I think that the Mole Attack could use some tweaking as well. Again, comparing it to Shovel Knight, it would "feel" better if instead of having to re-execute the attack every time you land a hit on a monster or destructible piece of environment, it would only reset when you hit the ground.

Other than those few things, I didn't have any real issues with this game. It's well put together, it's challenging but fair, the graphics look very nice and definitely have the NES vibe, and is just a nice game overall. Great work to all the folks involved in putting this game together, and I can't wait to see the full version!

Thanks for this developped comment. It's a good idea to indicate the fact you can't fireball underwater, I will do something.

We had many feedback about the dash excution and arrange this also. And for the mole attack you'll just have to let down plus button pressed to keep doing it in the final version:)

Awesome, I'm really glad to hear that! Thanks for reading everyone's comments and considering their feedback, this game really deserves to be the best it can possibly be. Again, I can't wait to play the full version

(Edited 1 time) (+1)

Good game. But, a suggestion: a dedicated button for dashing instead of a double tap. Not everyone who plays has the dexterity to pull that off. Myself, having cerebral palsy, lack the nimbleness in my fingers that this maneuver calls for (even on a joypad). I know I am one of many, but I feel like no one ever considers something like this when they make a game double tap to dash or "MASH X TO WIN" type QTEs.

Here is a video I made on the game!

Started playing through the game, wasn't impressed at first, but it's growing on me. I've only just begun discovering the extra abilities, NPC's charm, and fantastic environments, and this game seriously packs a punch.

Great work everybody! I look forward to the full release~

had a hard time learning the controls.

After a bit of trial and error I learned that sdf is for movement and o for jump, i for attack. O_o

(+1)

Awesome game! love the pixel art, and the level design is very clever. For the most part, the enemies are very well designed, making a really cool gameplay

Feedback:

The purple flowers are a bit hard and frustrating compared to the other enemies, same with the living fireballs. It would be cool if there is an indicator that you can't drown underwater(its a bit weird). When you get the fire power you also get the ability to create portals, in my opinion it makes a bit confusing to have to learn both at the same time.

(+1)

Absoloutely LOVE the game, really cool retro feel. Would like to get WASD controls soon though, and how do I get pass the iron gate in spooky forrest below the red chest? ;-;

(+2)

this game deserves to be as popular as shovel knight

needs more screenshake


also whats with the esdf io controls?

(+2)

esdf control is not usual but we chose esdf keys because they are comon to qwerty and azerty keyboards.

Beautiful. It`s so nice to see people still care about the Wonderboy series. Metroidvanias before it was cool! ;)

Hi

Have a look at his EON ; not a bad project either : ))

You can't be a hero until you can beat a bear!

This. Game. Rocks. Period, exclamation point, any other punctuation mark you want to put at the end of that phrase. This game is perfect.

Aggelos plays like a mix of Zelda II and A Link To The Past. Not that that's a bad thing, it's a hearkening to the 16-bit era, where fancy graphics couldn't mask a shoddy game, like what we're experiencing in mainstream gaming more often than not.

The controls, once you configure them to your liking, are flawless. The graphics look like they were ripped from a 16-bit console. The music, despite being more 8-bit than 16-bit, fit every area I went to.

Usually, I would point out some flaws I found in the game. That being said, there are NO flaws that I can find. This is a perfect demo, and will surely turn into a perfect game.

In the purist biblical sense of the word, I am in awe of this game. You guys have my support in the Steam Greenlight!

Thanks man !

Long time I don't play a platform game as fun as this! I can't wait to play the full version! Congratulations.

Thanks !

(Edited 1 time)

It feels good to play again this kind of game ; with good atmosphere. Everything i have seen so far is great. Especially the none abstract graphics.

5/5