Zorya: The Celestial Sisters

Zorya: The Celestial Sisters

Digital ReleasePC (Steam, EGS)
February 08, 2022

Nintendo Switch
February 08, 2022 (AU, EU, NA)
DelistingJanuary 21, 2023 – Steam (Standalone)
February 28, 2023 – Nintendo Switch (NA)
May 16, 2023 – Steam (Bundle)
DeveloperMadLife Divertissement
PublisherTLM Partners
Available OnEpic Games Store
Nintendo Switch (AU, EU)
LinksSteamDB page
Zorya homepage [Archive]

Delisting

The team at TLM Partners announced on January 20th, 2023 that Zorya: The Celestial Sisters would be delisted from Steam on January 28th. The game was removed a week early, on January 21st, though its full version unlock was not removed until May 16th, 2023. TLM Partners’ full statement follows:

Beginning January 28, 2023 Zorya: The Celestial Sisters(tm) will no longer be available to purchase on the STEAM Store and all online features will be disabled on February 28 at which time the game will no longer function. We, at TLM Partners, thank you for playing and hope you enjoyed the game as much as we did making it. As certain online features will be disabled the game should continue to run in offline mode.

End of Life for Zorya – Steam Events page

On February 10th, 2023, TLM would take to their social media accounts to confirm that the game would be removed from all remaining platforms at the end of the month. The Nintendo Switch version was delisted in North America as planned, but due to an oversight, the game remains available in Europe and Australia. Zorya currently also remains available on the Epic Games Store.

No reason was given for Zorya’s delisting, but given the closure of TLM Partners’ only other published title Heroes & Generals just three months later, it may be related to organizational changes within the company.



About the Game

*This game is technically online-only, however, workarounds to run the game in local mode exist.

Stranded on earth, Aysu, goddess of the night, must find her way back to the sky! Helped by her sister, Solveig, goddess of the sun, Aysu must safely navigate the shadows to regain her powers that are scattered across the never-sleeping lands of Viraj.

Embark on a puzzle filled adventure where you and your partner must prove that you can communicate and collaborate to recover Aysu’s powers.

Shadows: Navigate the shadows cast by the environment to complete each level. Solveig controls the time of day, creating new paths for Aysu and giving both players new accessible areas.
Solar Energy: As Solveig, use solar energy vanquish enemies and activate puzzle elements throughout the game. You can only use solar energy on enemies and elements that are in the sunlight.
Wind Power: As Aysu, push your enemies and puzzle elements into the sunlight with wind power so that Solveig can deal with them.

NOTE: The game can only be played with 2 controllers or a keyboard/controller combo.