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  Worse Than Death  launches mobile first exclusively on iOS; pre-orders begin today
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

(Toronto, Canada – May 22, 2019) The gripping new horror game by veteran indie developer Benjamin Rivers, Worse Than Death, is launching first on the App Store, and is available for pre-order starting today.

In this terrifying thriller, Holly returns to her rural hometown to face a threat we can all relate to — her high school reunion. When unspeakable events throw the party into chaos, she must run for her life, solve brain-teasing puzzles, and escape from unseen enemies that are tracking her down — all to save her best friend Flynn.

Horror in Your Hands

"The game was designed from day one to be great on mobile devices," explained developer, Benjamin Rivers. Together with his wife Nancy, they created the indie horror hit Homewhich TouchArcade called “Thought-provoking, unsettling, and original.”

"Like HomeWorse Than Death uses intuitive touch controls and a minimal aesthetic so players can focus on the story and staying alive. Whether you use headphones or the speakers in your iPhone or iPad, you'll get the full effect of the game's creepy 3D positional audio," said Rivers.

Entirely Drawn To Death on iPad Pro

One of the game's major highlights is all of its high-res art was drawn entirely by Rivers himself using iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. 

Using professional art app Procreate on iPad Pro has empowered the developer to make a better-looking, richer game. "We were able to leverage decades of art experience in a fast, natural way, whether we were in the office or on the other side of the world," explains Rivers. "Even as a mom-and-pop shop, we can use innovations like this to compete."

Pre-Orders Are Available Now

Players can pre-order Worse Than Death starting today on the iOS App Store for $3.99 USD/$5.49 CAD. The game launches in late June, mobile-first, for iPad and iPhone.

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Worse Than Death is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam and the Humble Store later this summer. Pricing for those releases will be announced at a later date.

Contact and Media Assets

Developer/Publisher: Benjamin Rivers Inc. Press Kit: Official site: Twitter (company): Discord: Twitch:

About Benjamin Rivers Inc.

We tell stories no one else has told, in interactive form. Our games have been covered by industry press, newspapers, magazines and TV news outlets worldwide.