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  Genre-busting new puzzler The Godkiller - Chapter 1 releases public beta demo
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08/04/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08/04/21

Seespace Labs [email protected]


Seattle, WA, August 4th 2021 – Seespace Labs is pleased to announce that its upcoming puzzle adventure game The Godkiller – Chapter 1 now has a demo available on the Steam store. This is a public beta which features the first 12 levels of a planned 60. Players will push blocks, climb upstairs, form words to open doors, and climb back downstairs again as they explore the secrets of the afterlife. The demo features the beginning of a fully voice-acted story, including three original songs.

 

“We’re hoping to use the beta to tune the game well to players that like puzzle games but don’t like super-difficult puzzles,” says Erik Hermansen, lead designer and developer. “Each level can be beaten two ways - the easy way and the hard way. So we’ve got the hardcore solvers covered too.”
 

“It’s been a struggle explaining the game to people, because it departs from so many conventions,” Erik adds. “Players tend to look for games similar to other games they’ve enjoyed. But The Godkiller is really different.”
 

Nevertheless, we’ll try to summarise: The Godkiller is a Sokoban-like block puzzler, except that blocks can be thrown across whole rooms until they hit a wall, and so can the player character. It’s a top-down grid-based game like Erik’s previous puzzle game series Deadly Rooms of Death, except that it’s in full 3D, and players will need to think vertically and stack blocks upwards to solve some challenges. It’s an exploration of the afterlife and religion, but it’s also a musical with a full original vocalised soundtrack. As Erik says, “it’s like it wants to be in a genre that doesn’t exist yet.”
 

The demo is available for Windows and Mac. Seespace Labs’ current plans are to expand the demo later in the year with a few extra levels. As this is a beta, players are asked to join the Seespace Labs Discord and leave feedback, including bug reports and unintended solutions. (Really clever unintended solutions might stay in the final game as an achievement!) Players can also peek at what’s next for The Godkiller at the official Twitter or Facebook pages. A full release of The Godkiller – Chapter 1 is planned for January 1st 2022.
 

Journalists and editors: A full press kit for The Godkiller - Chapter 1 with further information, screenshots and video links is available via this Google Drive link. For early game downloads, supporting content, interviews, or other press enquiries, please contact [email protected].

Seespace Labs

Seespace Labs is a Seattle-based game development studio and former VO studio. It is owned and operated by Erik Hermansen, who knows a thing or two about puzzle design, having created the DROD series.