A downloadable game for Windows

Welcome to Ruin Valley!

Ruin Valley is a metroidvania game with tight controls and retro style graphics.

This is only a demo about 20 minutes in length. The game is still being worken on and is in an early stage of development. Some things might change.

Please, leave your feedback in the comments. Let's play videos are also appreciated! If you encounter a bug, feel free to also leave a comment or to PM me on Twitter.

Discord Server: https://discord.gg/9AEeHAgfjh

Speedrunning Server: https://discord.gg/Yz8XKUzXvs

Install instructions

Extract the zip file anywhere on your computer and run the 'ruins.exe' file. Hope you'll enjoy your playthrough!


ruin-valley- 9 MB

Development log


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I really enjoyed the game!

this game is amazing. i can tell a lot of effort went into this you even made it so the chains move when you zoom by them; its little details like that that make great touch. the enemies were well balanced and had a great design. i give it a 10/10 for a demo. i can't wait to see the full game. keep up the great work.

Really good

If you put this on Xbox then I will buy it.

It's casual

Hope for future Steam release! :D

this is amazing! i am very excited for the full release! i think that the pogo downslash thing should bounce you up a bit more, and the big swinging blades i wish you could duck under that was my first thought for how to avoid them. the controls are very fluent and tight and it makes for some very good gameplay. also i reccomend making a steam page for the game so people can wishlist and stuff, i think it will get you alot of popularity! 9/10!

Just got done playing through the demo and Pavel Shibaev, if you're reading this, this was great. 

It's also nice to see a solo indie dev make something cool like this, as I'm looking into being an indie dev myself at the moment. For the full game, please take your time making it. 

HOW CA I GET INTO THE waterfall i was struggled by the cross bar


This demo is amazing! As soon as it ended I was upset, I want more. Also I realized much later in the game play that the game is controller friendly and felt like a goober for not actually taking the time to read that. lol Overall I really enjoyed playing this game and am looking forward to a possible full game in the future. Great job Dev!


this demo is incredible can't wait for the full release

El mejor que e jugado en los últimos meses, esperando la versión completa del juego.


This game is incredibly polished. Well done.

I love it, the movement feel super accurate. I hope you can finish the game! :D
The coins hype me. I wish i can buy items in the future! 

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Без лишних слов - ПОТРЯСАЮЩЕ!
(Надеюсь в итоговой версии будет полная поддержка всех контроллеров)


I really like how the movement feels. It'll make for a great metroidvania game. I hope plans for the full game include elements that make it new and unique.


OMG THIS IS BETTER THEN MOST PAID GAMES WHERE DO I START AHHHHH!!!!!!!! The movement and controls/abilitys are so addicting and fun that I litterally played through this 10 times. Not to mention the art style and characters/sprites. IM IN LOVE!!!


Great demo, with excellent movement. Love the simple art style. Currently on the easy side, but this is the intro to the game so to be expected.

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its good 9/10 (its fun bc i played 3 times lol)but i feel like some of the combat isn't hinted at enough like i didnt know that could attack down mid air so yea! great demo

Fantastic! Movement and combat feel great! There's a good variety of enemies and hazards for a short demo, and the platforming provides a nice challenge. I love how agile you are right from the start!
The pixel art for the characters and other sprites is charming. The environmental art is pretty basic, but manages to conveying a sense of place, and is very clean visually so that the sprites stand out nicely.


-Underwater gameplay is a bit dull, maybe add a dash while swimming?

-Add diagonal shooting for the bow?

-A downward air-dash/butt-stomp move might be nice?

-The music is a bit weak

I very much look forward to playing the full game!

Really amazing! 10/10


Regardless of setting / character / abilities, the movement alone is so smooth and addicting that I found myself immediately sucked into the demo. That plus the extraordinarily charming audio design and spritework makes for an extremely enjoyable demo! Looking forward to the full game!


Oh also - I played this demo with an Xbox controller and I loved the added vibration effects - really made it that much more immersive!


Excellent work, sprites and animations are gorgeous, it looks as good as it plays. A lot of work has been put into this game so far, keep up the good work!


Yo this game is amazing, it controls so well it's addicting even though I'm bad at it.


Impressive! ❤️




WOw! Super fun! 


oh my god where do i start, THIS IS SO GOOOOD!!!!!

the movement is so fricking c r i s p, all the level and obstacle designs are detailed enough to be interesting but also clearly readable, and of course the characters are so so cuuute :D

can't wait to see more :)



This game is pretty much perfect. I don't even remember playing a demo this long since those old ps2 demo discs. Can't wait for the release!

This is one of the best-feeling games I have ever played, thanks to the great controls. Everything feels just like it should. The art and music are also really good, establishing an atmospheric mood. Good luck, would definitely buy!

I found a video on this game on YouTube, I decided to check it out, I thought it was another not interesting indie game. But damn me, this is a fantastic game, everything looks amazing, I'm really looking forward to this game, I hope it turns out to be very good. (sorry for my English, I just live in Russia)

It's a really cool game, its feel so nice to play. But i think that the up and down dash are unuseful, and annoying, and its a bit weird that in a metroidvania you have all the abilities in the very beginnig. Appart of that a really cool game



Хорошая игра хорашя графика анимация управление багов или ошибок у меня не было поэтому это заслуженные 5 из 5

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Absolutely fantastic! The movement and combat feels really good and the game manages to strike a really nice balance between platforming and combat. The art and animations are a particular high point for me. Good sound design too. 

Can't wait to see where this goes!

Very good game i liked

the game is so good can not what keep up the great work it is a great game I can not explain how good it is.

Just replayed when the internet was down. I still love the art style and gameplay! How's the delevopment going?

Perfect work! Please ask is a hand-drawn frame?

dude the movement is SO SMOOTH. Building up to a full moveset in metroidvania fashion would be an easy way to implement some progression, as would attack strength / quiver size / arrow effects (light/fire arrows?) and max health pickups. even just a few palette-swapped enemies with altered speed, power, health, and/or movement patterns would add a lot of diversity as well as setting of 'harder' sections of the castle. I don't know what all you've got planned for this, but what you've got so far is looking pretty effin' hot!

Personally I love how agile you are right from the start. After years of Metrodvania's, being forced to play halfway through a game before finally unlocking the double-jump or dash ability just gets pretty tedious

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