Supernatural, stealthy shooter Deadbolt gets first trailer


Hopoo Games, creator of Risk of Rain, is making a new game called Deadbolt, as you'll be aware if you've played the alpha build that released early last year. Deadbolt is a game about the/a grim reaper, who's swapped that rusty old scythe for a load of guns (don't worry, you can still use the scythe; it's one of "over 30 weapons" in the game). Rather than appearing just after someone has expired and TALKING IN ALL-CAPS as he leads them to the afterlife, the reaper in Deadbolt is considerably sneakier and more violent, probably because he'll die after a single hit.

It's a stealthy, ultra-violent, side-on shooter, this, featuring zombies, vampires and a "dynamic gore system." Here's the first trailer, showing some of that off:

Deadbolt will be out sometime during the first three months of this year, and it has a Steam page with a bit more information. There's going to be a level editor, for instance, while the talented Chris Christodoulou is doing the soundtrack.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.