Jotun – A Giant Game

Get it? Because Jotun are… giants. Yes.

Jotun, being developed by Thunder Lotus Games, does feature the Norse giants, but its main focus is on Thora, a Norse warrior who died disgracefully, and thus must make it through Viking Purgatory before she can finally reach Valhalla. In order to get to the land of eternal fighting though, she’ll have to do a bunch of, well, fighting.

Thora running

Thora wields an enormous battle axe – seriously, it’s almost bigger than she is – and has to collect Runes, which she uses to summon the Jotun. The Jotun are described as elemental creatures, which fits well with their original Norse background. In addition, to give the game a bit more mystery (and replay value), each level will be procedurally generated. The combat is advertised as being “fast-paced and brutally hard,” with the Jotun requiring skill and strategy if Thora is to have any hope of defeating them. These Norse giants are huge, to the point that the camera has to zoom out quite a lot to even place a single Jotun on-screen with Thora. The Jotun are so huge, in fact, that a single finger would easily dwarf Thora.


So if all this talk of Jotun has given you a giant craving for the game (yeah, I used the pun twice, sue me), then you should consider backing Jotun’s Kickstarter. It still has 21 days left to reach its goal (as of this writing), and about 21,000 CAD, which is almost nothing to Kickstarter. If all goes according to plan, Jotun will release in September of this year for PC, and possibly other platforms as well (if the game turns up enough money). You can learn more over at their Greenlight page, and their dev blog too, if you’re interested.

A nerd of elephantine proportions (both figuratively and literally), Connor also writes for Pxlbyte, and has recently come to realize that he is, in actuality, really bad at video games. So he writes about them instead.