Worse Than Death, the February-announced new game from Home and Alone With You creator Benjamin Rivers, will launch for iOS in late June, followed by PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam and the Humble Store later this summer, Rivers announced. Pre-orders for the iOS version are available now via the App Store.
Here is an overview of the game, via Benjamin Rivers:
In this terrifying thriller, Holly returns to her rural hometown to face a threat we can all relate to — her high school reunion. When unspeakable events throw the party into chaos, she must run for her life, solve brain-teasing puzzles, and escape from unseen enemies that are tracking her down — all to save her best friend Flynn.
Horror in Your Hands
“The game was designed from day one to be great on mobile devices,” explained developer, Benjamin Rivers. Together with his wife Nancy, they created the indie horror hit Home, which TouchArcade called “Thought-provoking, unsettling, and original.”
“Like Home, Worse Than Death uses intuitive touch controls and a minimal aesthetic so players can focus on the story and staying alive. Whether you use headphones or the speakers in your iPhone or iPad, you’ll get the full effect of the game’s creepy 3D positional audio,” said Rivers.
Entirely Drawn To Death on iPad Pro
One of the game’s major highlights is all of its high-res art was drawn entirely by Rivers himself using iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
Using professional art app Procreate on iPad Pro has empowered the developer to make a better-looking, richer game. “We were able to leverage decades of art experience in a fast, natural way, whether we were in the office or on the other side of the world,” explains Rivers. “Even as a mom-and-pop shop, we can use innovations like this to compete.”