Posts Tagged ‘Blue Wizard Digital’

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 suck and I would ban them.

I’ve been playing Slayaway Camp quite a lot. It’s a brilliant game about oldschool slasher films and it doesn’t even vaguely resemble those puzzle games that I loathe so much. Read the rest of this entry »

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 I know, but if he says otherwise then I absolutely will not refuse it) to lend his Shepherdian tones to it.

Our Adam was very taken with the free version on Kongregate, and now it’s just pitched up as a paid ‘deluxe’ edition on Steam, with ads and f2p frippery excised, better graphics and more gore. But how many killings does it have? Read the rest of this entry »

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 to kill every victim without falling in a pit or trapping yourself between two obstacles. I hate puzzle games. Unless they’re also slasher films, apparently, because I can’t stop playing this.

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