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Trials of Azra is the first release of Onion Core, a small studio of only two people, whose most relevant mechanic is the ability to control the enemies you killed to solve otherwise impossible situations.

According to the developers, the game is almost done, being stable and already finishable, but they decided to put it in Early Access on Steam to solve unexpected bugs and to iron the final details with the feedback of players. These are their comments on the Early Access section:

Quote“The Early Access version is a fully playable and finishable game. You'll be getting most of the quality and content of the final release, but be aware that bugs are more likely to appear and some things could change during development, such as difficulty balance, design of some levels and/or rework of some mechanics.”

(...) “We intend to stay in Early Access for about 1 month ideally, but no more than 2 months.”

If you want to invest a few minutes on the game, they do luckily provide a demo.

Also, they're offering 20 free keys at IndieDB, under the 24 hs. modality. If you liked the game so far, you can proceed to the following link and enter the contest, just like the previous giveaways.
Note: At time of publishing there is just under five hours to enter for a key.

IndieDB page: Trials of Azra
Steam Store page: Trials of Azra

About the game (Official)
Play as Sam, a kid that controls the dead! (...) The gameplay is mainly about defeating and controlling your enemies, then using them to solve increasingly difficult puzzles. Once you control an enemy, you can switch back and forth between it and Sam. This ends either when the controlled enemy dies, or you start controlling another enemy (you can control just one at a time).

The game features local co-op, which will probably (if you and your buddy get along) make things a little faster and more fun. Careful though, now there are 2 players who can mess up a puzzle or get killed by a deadly trap!

-20+ enemies to defeat and control
-60+ rooms filled with puzzles
-Challenging Boss fights
-Upgrade your basic attack and learn new spells
-Several areas with diverse environments
-Local co-op
-Full compatibility with Xbox Controller Article taken from
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