For this week’s free game, we are showing you Jotun: Valhalla Edition, free on the Epic Games Store this week.
Jotun: Valhalla Edition is an exploration-based puzzle game developed by Thunder Lotus Games. The game is based around your character, Thora, and her adventure through the Viking afterlife.
The game features a frame-by-frame hand-drawn similar to games such as Cuphead and looks absolutely astounding for a 2D game. Throughout the game, there are vastly different environments as you progress, all with their own unique theme and feel.
In the game, there are several puzzles to complete before you continue the story, one of these is the one shown above, in which you have to recreate constellations using light patterns. Some of the other puzzles are much simpler and help you progress through environments.
Although there is only a small amount of combat in the game, however, the boss fights at the end of each of the five areas (and final boss) are really good. Each one of them has a different fighting style and unique arena design making you feel like you are fighting all of the different gods and taking over the afterlife.
Overall, I feel like this is a fun game to jump into if you want to have a nice time exploring a beautiful hand-drawn world.