Deadlight: If the prince met a horde of zombies

What’s in a name anyway?  I’m not really sure, but all I know is that when I heard a passive mention of the name “Deadlight” from E3 this week, I looked it up and was immediately taken in by a game that looks like it “gets it” when it comes to the fine line between innovation while still feeling familiar.

As far as I can tell from demo videos, Deadlight is a zombie apocalypse game (whoa now everybody, don’t leave just yet!) on a 2D, Prince of Persia-inspired space.  The game looks very devoid of guns and ammunition and it looks like you will need to use your wits and the environment around you to survive.

The game also doesn’t look totally unlike another Metroidvania rip that I absolutely loved: Shadow Complex.  In fact the engine looks like a direct port, so I was a little surprised to hear the game wasn’t from Epic Games and Chair, but from good old Microsoft Game Studios with a new developer called Tequila Works.  Gameplay itself looks like it is much more akin to the classic Prince of Persia style with lots of acrobatic puzzlers.

Right now I’m just straight-up impressed with what I see and I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the sleeper-hit of the summer.  The game is rumored to be featured on Microsoft’s annual Xbox Live Summer of Arcade.  Hit the jump for some video footage!

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About Ryan Saul

Hailing from Portland, OR I work by day and blog by night. I like to consider myself a video game connoisseur, playing as many new things as I can get my hands on. Its hard to hold me down to one game for very long before I move on to the next big thing. Luckily, that works pretty well in terms of video game blogging.

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