Since their creation, 2D platformers have all followed a similar formula. Players typically execute a series of diagonal jumps from one platform to the next, often in varying widths or moving in certain patterns in order to traverse the landscape and reach an end goal. Dandara, developed by Long Hat House and published by Raw Fury, dares to turn that formula upside down, however. The game begins with the world of Salt, a directionless universe where free-spirited civilians have become oppressed. With Salt on the edge of collapse, the heroine Dandara is born within the Crib of Creation and it is here that the story begins.