Dandara

Explore a directionless world.

Winner

SBGames 2018
Design

Winner

SBGames 2018
Best Game

Finalist

IMGA 2017
Upcoming Game

Best of

The Mix at E3 2017

Finalist

SBGames 2018
Narrative

Finalist

BIG Festival 2016
Brazilian Award

In a bizarre universe where the oppressed are on the brink of oblivion, Dandara has awoken to reshape the world.

As a metroidvania carefully designed with both touch and gamepad in mind, we considered how you could achieve exploration and fast action using either input. The result was a gravity bending world where movement is comprised of jumping from surface to surface in lovingly crafted environments. It's up to Dandara to restore balance and give direction to a directionless world!

Dandara
Dandara

Features

  • Innovative control scheme lets action and exploration happen fluently on both touchscreen and gamepad alike!
  • Beautiful, handcrafted pixel art and original soundtrack!
  • Wide variety of enemies and puzzles, no room should feel the same!
  • Plenty of secrets to discover!

They're talking about it

"Having to leap around turns even simple enemy encounters into an acrobatics challenge where every victory feels well earned. Dandara is a flashy addition to the Metroidvania genre."

Heather Alexandra from Kotaku

"Dandara is a game all fans of Metroidvanias will want to try."

William Murphy from Game Space

"Dandara is also one of the most interesting and enjoyable Metroidvanias because rather than just take a blueprint of what a Metroidvania must be, it throws that blueprint out the window and shows what a video game can be."

Kinglink from Kinglink Reviews

"Easily one of my favorite games of the year, this is a Metroid-style game with very unusual movement [...] and one of the most creatively laid-out game world maps I’ve seen in years."

Stephen Totilo from Kotaku

"...every boss, every obstacle, figuring out every puzzle felt so rewarding, so damn good..."

Pelvic Gaming from Youtube

"Seriously, though, if you were ever going to shell out for a iOS game that is premium to its core, you want to do it for one that earns it with stellar gameplay, stylish presentation and just the right dash of nostalgia. "

Nick Tylwalk from Touch Arcade

"I had a blast as it continues to build on the foundation it laid, [and I] discovered the secrets this bizarre society has to offer. I guess what I'm trying to say is that you need to play Dandara."

Snoman Gaming from Youtube

"Dandara is a small pearl that gives new life to the metroidvanias. It offers interesting mechanics, a fascinating game world and the right level of difficulty."

Simone Pettine from Multiplayer.it

"The beautiful graphics and wide range of attacks make the steep learning curve worthwhile."

Alex Fitzpatrick, Eliana Dockterman and Patrick Lucas Austin from TIME Magazine

"I know it's early on in the year, but this is a contender for game of the year for me."

Christine Chan from App Advice

"Where its movement and controls excel because of their fluidity, it’s the more strategic mindset of its set-pieces that give the game its lasting identity — one Dandara delivers with both confidence and finesse."

Jordan Helm from Hardcore Gamer

"Dandara is an indie game that couldn't have released at a better time. It's a surreal, magical, platformer."

Jeffrey Rousseau from GameSkinny

"[...] Doing this not only let [Long Hat House] work on something that was meaningful to them, but also allowed the devs to add another level of exploration for their players – a different culture and an untold story."

Sarah Impey from GameAnalytics

"With totally innovative mechanics, a character with strong identity in visual terms, the Long Hat House game is an ode to Brazilian culture and Belo Horizonte. "

Lelo Galdino from Switch Brasil

"It's not just another game, it's a breath of light, innovation and originality in one of the oldest genres of videogames."

Bruno C. Castro Alves from Premiere Line

"Dandara does what many fail to do: it takes an interesting concept, and executes on it perfectly. It is simply a well-polished game; Long Hat House hit the nail on the head."

Greenbean from Save or quit

"Dandara has fantastic movement mechanics! It's a beautiful world that has many unexpected surprises."

Pepp's Indie Reviews from Youtube

"Any game that makes me want to face off against hours of challenging fights is something special."

Danielle Riendeau from Waypoint Vice

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About

João Brant

Developer

Lucas Mattos

Developer

Thommaz Kauffmann

Music Composer and Audio Designer

Victor Leão

Artist

Raw Fury

Publisher

Developed in Unity 5 engine.

Designed both for gamepad and touch devices.

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Simplified, French, German, Italian, Korean

Release: February 2018