The zombie/survival genre is tried and true, and is being carefully fashioned by the small team at Tequila Works. Slated for an exclusive release on the XBLA platform this Summer, details are now starting to emerge on this story-driven game.
As noted in our article back on the 18th, Deadlight focuses on Randall Wayne as a lone survivor within an apocalyptic alternate-world setting. Humanity has all but fallen, subjected to a virulent disease, turning the population into ‘shadows’. Desperate and alone, the player must survive using the few strengths remaining to the living – cunning and intelligence.
In the dark world of Deadlight, you are not some disease-immune superperson aka Left 4 Dead, facing the zombie horde with a range of weaponry. Wits and environment will be your key weapon, rather than an explosive array of destruction. As said by Tequila Works CEO and creative director Raul Rubio, using weaponry will usually be a “very bad choice”. So expect more of a puzzle-platformer, with a heavy use of physics, rather than flamethrowers and grenades.
The game is being crafted with a heavy focus on story, on the horrors of surviving alone in a world gone violently and animalistically wrong. One to be played alone, in the dark of night, if you dare.