Valfaris demo showcases cutting-edge web-tech – fully playable in browsers and as easy to share as a YouTube video

Valfaris demo showcases cutting-edge web-tech – fully playable in browsers and as easy to share as a YouTube video

Digital game store Nuuvem launches demo that makes it easier than ever to play and share Valfaris’ intense run-and-gun action 

Big Sugar is excited to announce that a demo for the critically-acclaimed Valfaris is now available to play in browsers (Chrome or Firefox), and showcases innovative web-technology that makes game demoes as easy to play, share, and embed as YouTube videos.  

Coming courtesy of Nuuvem, the leading digital game store in Latin America, the demo takes advantage of cutting edge ’embedded gaming’ web tech, allowing it to be freely shared and embedded, exactly like a YouTube video. It’s an innovation that allows for an unprecedented reach for gaming content. The demo runs directly in the browser at full speed. No installations, extensions, or launchers are required.

You can try the demo now at:

How it works
The entire process is 100% web based, requiring no additional tools, add-ons or extensions. By porting the game’s demo while making use of state-of-the-art web technologies, the Nuuvem team managed to get Valfaris running locally at full speed and no latency directly inside the user’s Chrome or Firefox browser. No need to worry about updates or reinstalling NET Framework or DirectX for the thousandth time. Even more impressive, the current demo takes up to 80% less disk space with no loss of quality when compared to its Steam version counterpart. 

Streaming? Not quite: after a very small initial payload is delivered on the background, the rest of the game’s assets are seamlessly downloaded while you play. 

Beyond the frictionless ‘click and play’ experience, the tech presents an entire new avenue for core and hardcore game publishers and developers to explore: the power of the web format itself. Embedded gaming, diving into a multiplayer session through a simple click of a link, sharing a playable link through any web-accessible channels (Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp, Telegram, Skype), and beyond, are now all viable realities for developers and publishers who face an uphill battle to promote their game in an increasingly competitive and crowded market.

With this tech at the forefront, Nuuvem aims to bring a disruptive user-friendly experience for high quality games that will open entirely new possibilities.
About the game

Valfaris: A 2D action-platformer forged from heavy metal. Wield an array of deadly weaponry as you venture into the mysterious fortress of Valfaris. Uncover the truth of its doomed fate and challenge the arcane evil at its very heart. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Amazing pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole. Savagely reduce foes to piles of gibs with an array of brutal weaponry Explore a diverse range of tainted environments as you venture ever deeper into the dark world of Valfaris Dominate ranks of deadly enemies and bosses, from the weird to the grotesque (and some that are just grotesquely weird) Gorge your eyes on devastatingly awesome pixel art hand-crafted by Andrew Gilmour Complete the game to unlock Full Metal Mode for an even deadlier challenge! Valfaris is out now for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.



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