Happy Thanksgiving from Deathstate

Thanksgiving in the Ossein Swamp is not a pretty sight.

Whether you’re dining at home with family and friends or lost somewhere within the outer abyss without a cranberry to your name, have a safe and pleasant Thanksgiving! If you’re stressed over traveling or the inclement weather be thankful you aren’t being hunted by a hungry horde of dire turkeys.

Salutations, star pilgrims!

Welcome to Deathstate!

Welcome to deathstategame.com and thank you for visiting!

So what is this thing called Deathstate? Some astral artifact from another plane of existence? A distress signal from the 7th dimension?

In 2013 Workinman Interactive hosted an in-office game jam and an early HTML5 build of Deathstate was one of the results. Created by Matt Leffler and Peter Lazarski, they both continued to develop the project during breaks in their day to day work. Fueled by their obsession of Cave bullet hell shmups, Hellraiser films, Lovecraftian horror, and Dungeon Crawl, Deathstate is a true labor of otherworldly love. After over a year of gradual design, polish and porting to Unity, Deathstate features multiple worlds to explore filled with over a dozen weird monsters to battle and nearly one hundred items, relics, and organs to discover.

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Deathstate Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer

We uploaded a video today that features almost three continuous minutes of gameplay from the current version of Deathstate! Inside you can see some previews of the first two worlds and the player character build we’re calling “The Adventurer”. We hope you like skeletons (we really like  skeletons). You might even see a boss and some secret items while you’re viewing too.

This video was made while playing with a fully unlocked character at a mid-high character level, so enemies kind of melt under fire. That said, the Deathstate team is a real fan of games with old school difficulty, so we’re working on making sure the experience from Level 1 and beyond is challenging and rewarding to players that like tough games. A level 1 character will face some real challenge from the enemies in World 1. And you’re going to die. A lot.

We’ll be posting more videos and official trailers of Deathstate as we go. If you haven’t already signed up for the email list to find out when the demo is available, do so!

See you on the other side…