He Shoots Dead People, All The Time: Corril Slayer

Bad pixels! Die pixels!

Serial demaker, Eric Ruth, has a new game out. And it’s not an IP-threatening pixellation of someone else’s game this time. It’s Corril Slayer, a Castlevania/Mega Man-style side-scrolling shooter for only $3. There’s a trailer below, which reveals some truly awesome dialogue.

Ruth is the man who brought us the TF2 and L4D demakes, and for that we like him, and we like his face. Corril Slayer tells the tale of Sam Asherton, who can seeeee ghooooooosts, and has some guns. He shifts between the real and ghost worlds, and he shoots “the internet’s scariest monsters”.

See, this is how all in-game chat should go:

Janice: Percy, you need to stop being so frightened by the unknown.
Percy: But the unknown is the scariest thing there is!
Janice: Not if we sing about it.
Percy: Hey, that’s a good idea, Janice! As long as I don’t have to go inside that cave.

… You must go inside.

I’m sold.


  1. dreadpirateryu says:

    An interesting thing to note is the title at the top of the dialogue at the 52 second mark. It says “Candle Cove – Footage 1.” The only thing I can assume from this is that it is a reference to the creepypasta store of the same name: Candle Cove There is also an enemy that seems to be the Slenderman right after that bit. Hmm.

    • Icarus says:

      Bloody hell that’s some weird stuff in that link.

    • edric_garran says:

      The ‘slenderman’ looks quite like Cabadath, from the Chzo Mythos

  2. deadly.by.design says:

    This corrilates with my interests.

  3. lordfrikk says:

    Reminds me a bit of Dangerous Dave in a Haunted Mansion, which is never a bad thing.

  4. Spoon says:

    Am I the only one who thinks this would be 2x more awesome with Splatterhouse music?

  5. Carra says:

    Looks like fun!

  6. Mctittles says:

    Anyone know if this will run on a 3ghz single core with an agp graphics card?

    I can run team fortress 2 and the like, but a common trend for indie developers is to get the classic game look down but none of the performance benefits.

  7. sonofsanta says:

    But what did the ghost say when it won the prize?

  8. MrTambourineMan says:

    I bought it immediatley, no let’s go and check it out.