Fact sheet

Release Date:
Q4 2021

PC and consoles (TBA)

English (additional TBA)

Based in Linköping, Sweden

Press / Business Contact:

Website: (game) (studio)



Embrace your newfound powers as a shapeshifter in Coridden, an action adventure RPG for 1-4 players with a strong co-op focus. Use various beast forms to explore, fight and ride together. Unravel the mysteries of a lost civilization and stop a slumbering threat from erupting once again…

Game Genre

Action adventure / mid-core action RPG. Coridden takes a different approach on the more player skill-focused action RPG games such as Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance (2001), combining realtime action RPG combat with more adventurous elements such as interactive dialogues and open levels to explore.

Key Features

Save the people of a distant world
Take the role as one of four thrill-seeking siblings, who suddenly gain superhuman abilities after receiving old artifacts. Explore different paths in the choice-driven dialogues and the various quests you can take on during your mission to save your people.

Become a shapeshifter
Experience the strength and freedom of being a shapeshifter! Shift between your human and beast whenever you want to utilize each form’s strengths when needed. Gather DNA from the creatures you defeat and use them as items, just like any other loot. The different forms are not only usable in fights, you can also use them to traverse faster and overcome environmental obstacles.

Fight using both your skill and character build 
Build your character with attributes, skillpoints and items and complement your character build with your own skill in the hack and slash style combat. Learn how and when to attack, dodge, block, jump, shoot, shapeshift, grab and use abilities to take out the aggressive beasts, bandits and security machines that you’ll encounter on your journey.

Ride out together in Co-op 
Up to 4 players can play together in drop in/drop out co-op gameplay, both locally and online. Work together while fighting, exploring, engaging in dialogues and building your skilltrees. In co-op you also unlock a special team mechanic: riding on each other’s back to become a strong cavalry unit together!

About the developers

Aftnareld is a small indie studio in Sweden started by a gaming couple, passionate about creating games that bring people together. Aftnareld was founded by Narin Yousef and Valdemar Tove in 2018, both largely self-taught game developers. Besides working on Coridden, the company’s first title, they have been arranging courses and projects to teach young students programming and game development.