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Anodyne is a top-down action-adventure game in the style of retro 16-bit games such as the Legend of Zelda franchise, but with a much more dreamlike setting and style. It was created by the two-man team of Analgesic Productions, consisting of Sean Hogan and Jonathan Kittaka. The game was originally released on February 4th, 2013.

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Anodyne was first made available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and is currently available directly from the developers' website, Steam, Desura, GOG, and GamersGate.

On February 28th, 2019 a port for the Nintendo Switch was released.

System Requirements

Generally the only requirement is Adobe AIR 2.6+.


Quoted from the developers' website, "Sean began the development of Anodyne in March 2012, and met Jon in late June. As they are both students, they have worked together on Anodyne since; in between summer and academic year responsibilities."

Current Development News

Current development news can found at the game's IndieDB page, which is mirrored on the front page of this wiki.

Gameplay and Plot

The game unfolds from a top-down perspective as the player travels through the subconcious dream world of the main character, Young. Along the way Young and the player must solve puzzles, collecting new items and cards to gain access to new areas of Young's dreamworld.


The 70+ minute sountrack is available with the game in a "premium edition" as well as seperately via Bandcamp. The music was composed and performed by Sean Hogan, one of the Developers.