Astroman developer StarQuail Games has released its Rastan-inspired retro side-scroller Tiny Barbarian DX via Steam, bringing its pint-sized hero to the end of a long journey from freeware experiment to crowdfunded success story.

Taking its cues from muscled classics like Golden Axe and the Conan the Barbarian film series, Tiny Barbarian DX pits a miniscule warrior against armies of sword-wielding foes and mythical beasts in between bouts of tricky platforming challenges. Originally released as a freeware game, Tiny Barbarian grew larger in size and scope (if not stature) after a successful Kickstarter campaign, and later won community approval at Steam Greenlight.

Tiny Barbarian DX is normally priced at $9.99, but is available for $5.99 at Steam during its launch week. Steam keys are currently being sent to Kickstarter backers.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.