The Dread of High School Reunions Comes to Life in Worse Than Death for PlayStation 4, Switch, PC, and iOS

Worse Than Death will bring the dread of attending a high school reunion to life in the newest title from the developers of Alone With You.

Worse Than Death is a new thriller coming soon to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows PCs, and iOS devices from developer Benjamin Rivers Inc.

This is the same developer as the horror game Home which was released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows/Mac PCs, and iOS on October 28, 2014. Worse Than Death centers on a high school reunion that has gone horribly wrong. Part of it is due to your best friend Flynn whose fiancée recently passed away in an accident, as well as the many secrets both Holly and other citizens are hiding. As someone who graduated from a very small private school, I can agree that a potential reunion would be a fate worse than death.

The game combines pixelated art style with animation. The player will have to escape some mysterious entities, solve puzzles, and confront old high school classmates. A meter at the bottom of the screen during gameplay appears to notify you of when you will come into contact with an entity due to the sound you are making, with the player character Holly hiding whenever it begins to fill up. Unlike other horror titles that take their time to build up to the real horror, Worse Than Death wants to get,  “your blood pumping from the get-go.”

Worse Than Death will feature two songs from Canadian rock-and-roll band The Secrets, with one of the tracks featured in the announcement trailer. All the artwork seen in-game has been done on an iPad Pro, from character portraits to cutscenes and puzzles. On PlayStation 4 Worse Than Death will implement the Dualshock 4 light bar, speaker, and rumble to notify the player of Holly’s heartrate and enemy proximity. Benjamin Rivers Inc. is a small indie developer made up of only five people, with two prior titles: Home and Alone With You, were both received very well.

You can watch the announcement trailer below as well as peruse some screenshots of the game in the image gallery. Worse Than Death will release sometime soon on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows PCs, and iOS devices.

Run for your life, hide in the shadows, and use your wits to avoid terrible enemies and solve a mystery that sees you trapped in your home town. Worse Than Death fuses a page-turning, pulp horror story with action-adventure gameplay.

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