By Adam Smith on February 14th, 2013 at 3:00 pm.
Valentine’s Day is the one with the pestilent patchwork bears and the twisted offerings of edible hearts, right? I’d have waited until tomorrow to post about Camp Keepalive, as it’d be a fitting game to share on Jason Voorhees’ birthday, but today’s macabre celebration of the vulnerability of the human pumping station is fitting as well.
Camp Keepalive is a turn-based strategy game set in a camp straight out of an 80’s horror movie. Save the helpless and dull-witted campers from an onslaught of monsters with a team of counsellors, each with a special power.
If that description didn’t herald a very fine game, I’d be grossly disappointed. Thankfully, Camp Keepalive is splendid. Video below.
The demo provides an endless onslaught of top-down terror, as shamblers shamble and werewolves devour every last child. The theme is strong and the variety of monster behaviour makes for compelling tactical decisions. I hunger for more.