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  Worse Than Death starts the spooky season right this October 8th!
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

(September 26, 2019 – Toronto, Canada) Indie horror vets Benjamin Rivers Inc. kick off the spooky season with its critically-acclaimed new adventure game, Worse Than Death!

Worse Than Death initially launched on the App Store this summer, and on October 8, fans of clever puzzles, creepy adventure gameplay, and deep, dark stories can run for their life on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Steam and the Humble Store.

A page-turning, creepy pulp adventure

In this follow-up to the popular indie horror game Home, players control Holly as she returns to her home town for a reason that would scare anyone — her high school reunion! It doesn't take long for the weekend to go off the rails, and soon Holly must run from unseen horrors, hide in the shadows, and solve increasingly tricky puzzles to stay alive. 

In its glowing review, the Los Angeles Times labeled Worse Than Death “a game with ‘Stranger Things’ vibes,” and TouchArcade called it “an incredible experience,” awarding it 4.5 out of 5 stars and listing it as one of July’s best games. The App Store itself proclaimed Worse Than Death Game of the Day, calling it, “stunning, spooky and deep.”

Hand-made, small-town horror

Developer Benjamin Rivers Inc. is a mom-and-pop shop that has been known for creating thought-provoking, story-rich games for about a decade. With Worse Than Death, it pushed its creativity — utilizing an iPad Pro to create all of the game’s high-res, comic-book-style puzzles and cutscenes by hand. 

The team’s love for classic horror tales shines through the hand-crafted visuals and its fast-paced, Twin Peaks-style storyline. It’s an adventure about unearthing the sordid secrets of small towns, and Worse Than Death’s plot will keep players glued until the dramatic end.

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Launch date: October 8 (worldwide) Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Steam, Humble Store (currently available on iOS) Price (console/PC): $9.99 USD ($7.99 USD with 20% launch week discount)

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