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The Intense and Minimalistic Action of Flat Heroes Lands on Xbox Today

Hey all! We are Parallel Circles — a massively small studio — and our very first game on Xbox is available now.

The last few years have been a bit of a rollercoaster for us. After working in AAA development for quite some time we decided to take a leap and create something new and fresh. We established our own two-person indie studio, Parallel Circles, and started working on our dream project: a highly polished platforming game with tight controls and a lot of care put into game-feel, to be played on your own or enjoyed with your friends and family.

This is how Flat Heroes came into being and now we are especially proud to finally launch it on Xbox. We’ve put a lot of love, passion, and work into this project so we hope you will enjoy it as much as we did creating it.

So what is Flat Heroes? Flat Heroes is a game starring a few minimalistic heroes trying to survive wave after wave of ever-changing enemies. It is fast paced, it is intense, it is chaotic, and it is a lot of fun. Especially if you are sharing a play session with your friends. There will be a lot of shouting, quite some challenge and a lot of things to overcome, you have our word on that.


Since this is our tiny studio’s very first game, we tried to include everything we like in games ourselves. If we had to describe our dream game through gameplay, we would definitely show you Flat Heroes. It’s also jam-packed with content: different single player and multiplayer modes, over 300 handcrafted levels and many epic boss battles, versus modes, and even infinite levels to prove your skills and add your scores in the leaderboards. We put all our passion for games into this indie gem.


Up to this point, it’s been a uniquely thrilling experience to found our very own studio, making a game we are passionate about, showing it to people around the world at events and festivals and getting so much great and constructive feedback. Seeing how people react so positively to something you’ve made has been magical to us, so we wanted to bring it to as many players as possible. This is why we’ve decided to bring it to Xbox and its loving fan base very soon.


Finally, and before we forget, we know Flat Heroes is hard to imagine with just words and images of minimalistic cubes jumping around, so we’ve put together a free demo for you to try by yourself or with some friends and see if it’s up your alley!

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When was the last time you felt like a hero? Flat Heroes rewards you with that good old feeling of surviving impossible levels alongside a smooth modern design with a minimalist style. With a simple set of movements — Run. Jump. Dash. Attack. — and delightful controls, Flat Heroes encourages you to stylishly navigate and survive over 300 handcrafted levels, destroy the most epic bosses around and truly be the two-dimensional hero (or heroes!) you’ve always dreamed you could be. Easy to learn and hard to master; it is easy to pick up and even easier to learn, but don’t let that fool you! During your adventure you will face increasingly difficult challenges that will require you to master the game’s controls on the journey to becoming a true Hero. And while Flat Heroes comes along with a very minimalistic art style, it’s spiced up with stunning effects making it one truly unique eye candy experience. Got stuck in the campaign or want to survive longer in the challenge modes? Too intense for you to take on alone? Let your friends join the party; Flat Heroes is the perfect couch co-op experience! Invite a few friends, get some pizza and overcome the challenges together!