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‘Slayaway Camp’ Is The Goriest, Weirdest and Greatest Puzzle Game You Ever Saw

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chris-littlechild - October 7, 2016

  Puzzlers are some of the most dangerous and addictive titles known to gamerkind. Check out tetrisruinedmydamnlife.com (which I just made up) to read all kinds of horror stories. The family that was lost because pa was always chasing the tetronimo. The hermit who didn’t leave his apartment for 35 years because he couldn’t stop getting his Candy Crush on. The guy who lost his thumbs to the mob, betting on Peggle. This is a dangerous genre to get into, friends. 

On the one hand, these games are as addictive as anything you can buy from some dodgy dude in a back alley that reeks of piss (the alley, not the dude; or sometimes the dude too). On the other, they’re just not all that exciting. If you’re the kind of gamer who wants guntastic action, explosions and car chases, this isn’t your world at all.

Or so you’d think, at least. The upcoming Slayaway Camp seems to have found a way to bring all the blood-leaky slasher action of an 80s horror movie to puzzlers.

Here’s the setup. You’re a Jason/Freddy/Chucky wannabe with a whole lot of sex-crazed teens to kill. It’s a story we’ve heard so many times before, but never told quite this way. As Siliconera explains:

‘Players control Skullface by sliding him around isometric screens in voxel-art stages, sending him hurtling into his hapless prey. While killing teens, players will need to avoid police, land mines, phones, and other odd items that will stop their murder sprees. Players will also be able to find enhancements for their kills in the form of ‘Gore-Pak’ scenes, which will involve wood chippers, lawnmowers, and ancient gods.’

Well, why the hell not? It sure beats the usual boring-ass match-three-to-make-them-disappear mechanic. If you’ve ever wanted to ‘slide’ a serial killer around an isometric screen (and who hasn’t?), this is your chance. Slayaway Camp is on its way to Steam in time for Halloween, and it’s bringing ten themed worlds and 200 levels with it.

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