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Slayaway Camp

7 months ago

Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle strikes on Friday the 13th of April

I've never been into slasher flicks: gore for the sake of gore has a tendency to bore. Gore for the sake of enhancing a smart, top-down puzzle game about murdering cute bobble-headed civilians though? That I can get on board with. Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is the followup to Slayaway Camp, both from PopCap co-founder Jason Kapalka's new studio, Blue Wizard. This time you're…

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1 year ago

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Have You Played… Slayaway Camp?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. It's me, the person who cannot understand how anyone can enjoy playing puzzle games because they feel like maths exams. Hello. Did you know that of all the puzzle games the ones I hate the most involve pushing crates around a warehouse? They…

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2 years ago

Nightmare On Steam Street: Popcap Founder’s Slayaway Camp Gets A Deluxe Edition

Slayaway Camp [official site] is a block-based, 80s slasher film-inspired puzzle-murder game from one of the guys who oversaw Popcap during its Peggle/Plants vs Zombies/Bookworm Adventures imperial phase. Popcap co-founder Jason Kapalka teamed up with Ido Yehieli, of the excellent micro-roguelike Cardinal Quest games, for this Vorhees'n'Myerslike starring an "adorable voxel murderer." They also recruited Mass Effect VO-man Mark Meer (no relation as far as…

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Slayaway Camp Is A Cult Horror Puzzle Game

Slayaway Camp [official site] is a free game in which you play the killer in a collection of old VHS movies, slaughtering the hapless cuboid characters who are foolish enough to Kum Ba Yah and cuddle by the fires and hot springs of the titular camp. The whole thing is presented as an isometric puzzle game - you slide the killer around each level, trying…

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