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In the small backwater town of Portsbourgh, two outcast teenagers—Young Souls, if you will—are about to fight off an invasion from the upside-down. By day, they're punk-clad redheads who ain't go nobody but each other. By night, letting their scarves fly as there's real evil to suppress. 

In a tale about "life, family, adventure, and saving the world," this intrepid duo stars in a story-first demon-bashing RPG beat 'em up. You can go solo and swap between their characters at will, or you can play co-op with player two dropping in or dropping out at any time. A hand-drawn 2D neo-polygonal art style is put to good use here—the kind where Saturday morning cartoons meet the '90s shift to CD graphics—and painted over 70 dungeons.

Our unwitting heroes, Jenn and Tristan, will fight against the hordes to find their adoptive dad and to protect a town that cares nothing for them. They're rocking Chuck Taylors and denim shorts, but they get armed and armored in a good mix of D&D casual wear. 

Young Souls Captures Hearts and Minds Across Two Worlds

People call them outcasts. Screw people.

PARIS – August 8, 2018 – From The Arcade Crew (Blazing Chrome, Dark Devotion) and 1P2P (Inside My Radio - winner of Ludum Dare 23, Epistory Typing Chronicles) comes a touching and exciting new tale about life, family, adventure, and saving the world: Young Souls.

Gorgeously animated, Young Souls draws you in with its distinct art direction but keeps you playing via a deeply narrative-driven RPG beat-em-up that features clever crossover mechanics. Young Souls features precise gameplay mechanics wrapped inside a profound story with unforgettable characters and intense combat. Penned by Matthew Ritter (The Walking Dead game, Nova Phase graphic novels), Young Souls draws players into a familiar place teeming with nostalgia and adventure where everything is possible.

Jenn and Tristan are two teenagers twins who find themselves suddenly abandoned and without a family until a good-hearted scientist adopts and brings them into his home settled within a small port town. Life in Portsbourgh for Jenn and Tristan proves uneventful. Uneventful, that is, until they uncover a portal to another world which threatens the very existence of life on Earth as we know it. The alternate world is filled with goblins, friends and foes, but Jenn and Tristan are used to going it alone and set out to navigate this strange new world - all was going well, until it wasn’t.

Young Souls features intelligently designed drop in/drop out mechanics, meticulously and gorgeously rendered environments to play in, set to a beautiful original soundtrack scored by Joachim Neuville (Inside My Radio). Players can train, collect gold and raid in dozens of dungeons with a variety of weapons, but will have to be careful that Jenn and Tristan don’t meet an early demise.

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