What? You haven’t musically manipulated shadows before?
It’s not often you get to use the words musical, romantic, comedy and puzzler to describe the same game, but today, we have that honour. Daedalic Entertainment GmbH has announced that it will be publishing just such a game, Felix the Reaper, in 2019. The game, developed by Danish company Kong Orange, will be playable at the Indie Arena Booth during gamescom in Cologne between 21-25 August.
Felix The Reaper is a 3D shadow manipulation puzzle adventure about making people die. Moving amongst the shadows, Felix can manipulate the events in human lifes. He does so according to the Plans of Death issued by The Ministry of Death. All this because he thinks it will bring him to meet Betty The Maiden, with whom he has fallen in love.
You play your way through five deaths spread over 20+ story levels. Each level unlocks a hardcore version of itself for the striving ministerial achiever. You can also collect skull achievements, that further unlocks bonus time trials for the extremely resourceful ministerial employee. Play time is four to six hours for the story levels and you should at least double that, if you hunt achievements and solve hardcore and bonus levels too.
Some key features include:
An original 3D shadow mechanic at the core of the game
Challenging puzzles in an original story world
Choose your own tune from a selection of 10+ indie music artists on Felix’s Walkman
Collect skull achievements that further unlock bonus time trials
Felix’s dance moves have been choreographed with professional dancers
We’re sure to hear more about Felix in upcoming gamescon coverage, but for now we only know that this puzzler will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac sometime in 2019.
Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.