DASHKIN is a game set in a natural world of grasslands, glades, forests and mountain caverns. It is a side scrolling platformer of high-speed challenges through Adam Phillips' world of Brackenwood. You play as Bitey, the last of the Dashkin. Capable of super high speeds you must avoid obstacles, creatures and the menacing YuYu. The game is based on the animated episodes found at Bitey Castle.
Adam Phillips is an artist whose career in traditional 2D animation began in 1993, landing a job as a trainee inbetweener at Disney's Australian studio in Sydney. Working up to eventually become FX supervisor, Adam left Disney in 2004 to pursue his own animation projects. He developed the world of Brackenwood in a series of animated shorts on Newgrounds where it gained a loyal following.
In 2010 Kirk Sexton was a server engineer at EA2D Bioware and Adam worked there briefly as an art lead. It is rumoured they hated each other at that time. Despite this, in October 2016, they put their differences aside and began discussing a collaboration. Soon thereafter they began work on Dashkin.
Bitey is the last of the Dashkin people. With tantalising clues to his past, the mysterious flying girl lures him through increasingly difficult obstacle courses, training him for a confrontation with the invaders.
Playing as Bitey, you will visit different regions of Brackenwood, unlock his story and activate special powers needed to destroy YuYu outposts and ultimately, their nest.