DEADBOLT is an extremely challenging stealth-action hybrid that allows you to take control of the reaper to quell the recent undead uprising.
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Very Positive (12) - 91% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,984) - 95% of the 1,984 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 14, 2016

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March 14

3 Year Anniversary And A Mapping Contest!

Today marks three years since DEADBOLT’s release, and for a relatively unknown videogame, I'd say keeping its players for so long is a pretty good record.

Last time we hosted a Q&A, and while that was interesting, it felt like we could have done something that involves the community more, so we’ve decided to up our game with…

A mapping contest!

The difference between a regular MotW and this contest is that here you’ll get actual prizes as opposed to just a writeup about your map and a unique role in our Discord server


The contest’s submission period will last from March 14th, at this very moment, until March 21st, 12am PST. (or 12:00 by the 24 hour system)

Much like DEADBOLT was Hopoo's attempt at creating a very different experience to Risk of Rain, this contest is focused on creating a level that deviates from the usual standards of level design: turn the Reaper upside down, emphasize verticality in your design, create a devious puzzle – go weird, go wild, and unleash your inner chaos to create something that truly stands out from DEADBOLT’s usual gameplay style of shooting dudes in buildings.

The rules are as follows:
  • You are allowed to edit .nc files via text editors.
  • If you own the GOG version or cannot use the Steam workshop for whatever reason, you can join the Discord server and submit your level in the dedicated channel titled #contest-submissions.
  • If you’re uploading to the Steam Workshop, be sure to put "DBMC” (short for “DEADBOLT Mapping Contest”) either in the title or the description so that we could find your level among those that are not participating.
  • You may submit only one workshop item into the final pool. Creating multiple maps (not a series in a .zip) is allowed, but as we said, only one submission actually participates in this.
If there’s any confusion, be sure to contact JAG or Square_Rabbit on the Discord server to clear things up.


I’m sure you’re eager to hear why you should bother entering this contest, and you have good reason to, because the first place winner will receive a Risk of Rain 2 Steam Key!

We'd like to note that you'll only get the key on the release date, so you'll have to wait a bit after the contest ends.

We’ve also got 5 codes for the DEADBOLT Soundtrack, redeemable at for runners-up.

If you’ve reached the end here, you’re probably eyeing that Steam Key, huh? Either that or you just really like reading our posts, in which case, thanks! Whatever it may be, you now know that you’re one weird level away from nabbing a free game, so be sure to make us question your sanity with whatever you come up with.

May the weirdest win!
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March 4

Map of the Week #42

Hey there, folks!

Today’s map had the potential to be featured much earlier as a MotW, but sadly never got the chance, and was forgotten, abandoned by the cruel march of time… until now, that is! This week’s Map of the Week is “Through The Looking Glass” by SockPuppet, though it doesn’t seem to have much to do with Lewis Carroll’s creations, despite the name.

This level may seem like it’s a remake of Vall when you first load it up, but it’s different enough that it’s more a reimagining than anything. It’s much harder than Vall is, with fewer weapons and a wider enemy variety. Nothing’s stopping you from bringing your own guns from your car, though. All the while, a sniper is taking potshots at you, so you know the drill. Stay out of the light, time your movements to throw off their aim.

Going up the elevator, you’ll fight more enemies guarding a sniper rifle that you can use to retaliate against the marksman who’s been harassing you the whole way up.

Once you go back down, however, you’ll find you have the option of going over to the sniper’s nest in search of information, where you’ll encounter a large group of zombies interested in scavenging the place now that you’ve taken care of all the threats present inside.

Yes, the real meat of this map is choice. Keen-eyed players will notice the level transition to the right of the first stage, where you can go to the sniper’s nest early and take them out up close and personal. She’s lost track of you by the time you arrive there, thankfully, so you’ll only need to contend with the guards you were sniping in the other available route.

Having the choice between taking on the enemy from range or up close is pretty cool, and being able to visit the area after you’ve sniped it is an interesting concept. Plus, lazy reapers can just snipe the target and leave right after. Score!

Oh, and also, I just have to mention my appreciation for the level’s name. Through The Looking Glass, as in a sniper scope! SockPuppet should write a joke book or something.

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About This Game

DEADBOLT is an extremely challenging stealth-action hybrid that allows you to take control of the reaper to quell the recent undead uprising. Play and complete missions given to you by the mysterious fireplace as you become the avatar of death. While the reaper has an impressive arsenal and skillset to kill the undead, he has one flaw - he dies in one shot... leaving you with no room for error.

Key Features:

• Complete over 25 extremely challenging missions
Unlock and obtain over 30 weapons, ranging from a reaper's scythe to an automatic grenade launcher
• Fight over 35 enemy types, from zombies to vampires to bosses and more
Choose your playstyle: quiet assassin, loud one-man army, or anything in between
Gib them all! DEADBOLT's dynamic gore system guarantees that all evisceration leads to satisfaction
• Choose your own way to complete a mission - no mission has to be completed in one way
Accomplish a variety of objectives, like assassinating gang leaders and investigating mysteries
Multi-genre soundtrack created by the talented Chris Christodoulou of the Risk of Rain OST
Create and play custom maps with the DEADBOLT Map Editor (Windows only)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 130 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 145 MB available space
    • OS: Any Linux Distribution 2012+
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 135 MB available space

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