A downloadable game for Windows

Hjort Helten is my platformer experiment to get to know Gamemaker Studio 2 and the Metroidvania genre behind the scenes.

The story is about a young huntress, named Samantha, that had made friends with a wounded fawn. She recovered the deer and returned it to the forest. 
One day, the forest and their wolves started getting more hostile, so Samantha went to the forest to save her pet deer from the big bad wolf.

Besides the music and sound effects, everything is programmed and drawn by myself. 

The game took big inspiration from the Momodora series. Since these also started short and simple by one developer.  These are a neat example how other small indie developers make games of this genre. 

The game's already in a playable state, but it's not having the details to consider it a released build. This game's put on hold untill I've recovered and caught the interests again to continue for a release build.

Things that the game's lacking for a proper release build:
- Story, including Intro and outro.
- Backgrounds and background objects.


Arrows: move  / go down platforms
Arrow -Up: Save when near Save Stones
Z: Jump
X: Bow / Select
C: Knife Attack (item)
A: Bomb (Item)
S: Use vial (Item)
D: Open/Close inventory
M: Open/Close minimap

Esc: Pause
Space: Select

Controls are also noted in-game and in the README.txt

Updated 4 days ago
StatusOn hold
GenrePlatformer, Action
Made withGameMaker: Studio
Tags2D, Metroidvania
Average sessionAbout a half-hour

Install instructions

The file comes in a .zip format, once unpacked, the game will open when clicking on the .exe file.


Hjort Helten v0.12.zip 56 MB

Development log


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really good metroidvania, loved it.
just like my good brown mystery drink and my pet friend.
even though i had totally forgotten about the way to get to him :-)

Thank you! Glad to hear you liked it.

I don't know what you mean with the second sentence, but I can agree that it's easy to lose track without a map. I'll try to work on that.

I was talking about certain powerups late  in the game :-)

one in the upper right, one on the middle right.

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Aah, I see, thank you, and nice job finding them.
Next time I'll update it, I'll make sure things will be easier to locate.