This had passed me by completely. After almost three months on XBLA, Deadlight -a side-scrolling platformer with a strange mash-up of old-school mechanics and zombies – is hitting Steam today. We have a very dark trailer to give you a taste of delicious, delicious infected flesh.
The set-up itself is curious. A paranoid and introverted protagonist call Randall (a name and mental health problems, that’s a good start) traverses dangerous terrain (not bad) and packs of zombies (won’t hold it against you) in the apocalyptic world of the US west coast in 1986 (well that’s int- wait, what?!). Throw into that moody lighting and a ‘narrative driven experience’, since it worked so well for Limbo, and you’ve got yourself a potentially compelling set-up, both thematically and mechanically.
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Deadlight will be available on Steam later today for £8.50 or $12.75, should this bite you.