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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November 7

Map of the Week #34

Hey everyone!

After a small break, we’re back in action with another MotW.

Just in case you missed the last announcement: DEADBOLT is now available on the Nintendo Switch, meaning you can smash undead skulls on the go! Read the blogpost about the release here.

Sorry for the wait with this one, but the delay’s actually been worth it – this week’s highlighted map hadn’t actually been released until after the usual time! This week’s Map of the Week is “Limited Tinkering” by ColdBolt.



In my opinion, it was a bit of a waste that traps were only used in one of DEADBOLT’s levels (and I’m certain hopoo feels the same way), so it’s always great seeing a map that focuses on them, though the sheer amount of criss-crossing wires in this level is astonishing. Playing on Low graphics setting is recommended.

As you can probably tell from the screenshots and title, Limited Tinkering is a rehash of one of the original campaign levels, Timur the Tinkerer, in a similar vein to a few maps that have been covered here in the past. Of course, it’s deadlier than ever.



I’m pretty surprised we don’t get reimaginings of the original levels more often – revisiting familiar locations with a new spin on them is always interesting, and this felt like a breath of fresh air. I can basically do the original Timur level without even thinking, so getting caught off guard by the new trap layout made me feel like I was playing it for the first time again!

And oh golly, what fun it is! With traps plastered all over the place, this level turns into utter mayhem with endless trap triggering (mostly caused by enemies), corpses flying all over the place and... just things happening too rapidly to even have time to process.

One has to wonder if it's even possible to complete.



It’s not without issues, of course. The time limit made this a lot more stressful and felt unnecessary in a level where you’re meant to think things through, and the performance is pretty abysmal because of all the wires, although this is more on the game than the level itself. Despite these shortcomings, it’s still a fun, challenging and refreshing experience.

Perhaps even the most fun I've ever had completing a DEADBOLT level.

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October 25

DEADBOLT - Now On Nintendo Switch

The flames roar to life, as more potential Reapers arrive to the Place.

Hey everyone!

Not so long ago (a few hours, in fact) DEADBOLT got released on Nintendo Switch - a popular destination for many indie games, and for a very good reason!

If you've ever felt like smashing zombie skulls on your way to studies or work, then now's your chance.



If you don't own a Switch or can't afford one - there's an alternative handheld version in the form of a PlayStation Vita release, which happened a while ago, but we didn't cover it here at the time. Whoops.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uO-XL3T9Ug

Play... er, I mean...
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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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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