Deathstate Halloween content update: version 1.03 – Horrorful Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Deathstate!

We hope you’re enjoying the myriad mystic horrors of the Deathstate universe! It’s Halloween time, and that means it’s time for some trick or treats for our players.

Deathstate Update 1.03: Horrorful Halloween Update

Major Features:
* Unlock a spooky new playable character: Pumpkin Man! Meet him by striking fear into the hearts of your foes.
* Discover 3 nightmarish new items, each with a new and unique effect!
* Most major gamepads should now be supported via the new Gamepad Keybinding Menu!
* Scanline overlay effects can now be disabled in the Graphics Options menu. Select “Simple Graphics” to remove them.
* New visual effects for Buffs and Debuffs on characters.

Tweaks and Bug Fixes:
* Lasers can now properly trigger proc effects (this bug was most noticeable when playing as the Eye)
* Rebalanced the Seeker’s DoT ability to be more competitive with Scar’s explosion ability.
* Changed the Cosmic Horror’s ability to be more in-line with his Fire Theme.
* Teleporting as the Starcreep looks trippier now!
* The Final Boss has been working out — his health has been increased on “normal” difficulty.
* Slimes in World 2 and 3 are now more dangerous on “normal” difficulty.
* Gibberer’s screen distortion range reduced slightly.
* Several enemies and bosses have gained extra behaviors in Desecration 1+ difficulties.
* Fixed a bug that sometimes cause stacked buffs to never expire.
* Fixed a bug that caused bestiary entries to show as new when they weren’t.
* Fixed a bug preventing tracking of fastest win time.
* Fixed broken Mandira’s Diadem relic effect.
* Fixed bug preventing All Players Unlocked achievement from firing
* Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the player to take fractional damage and make their health meter unreliable.
* Switched an unlock criteria that required Health+ Potions to count Health Potions as well.

Drop us a line sometime!

Have you been playing Deathstate and enjoying it? Have some feedback for the team, or encountered a bug? Don’t be a stranger! We’d love to hear from you. We are available in a handful of places outside of just emailing us directly.

Deathstate is live! Get it now on Steam for pc and mac!

The Wait is Over. Deathstate is Live!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting (and working) for! Deathstate is available now on Steam.

We’re doing a launch sale of 10% off during the first week on Steam. Check it out while it lasts.

So don’t walk! Run, slither, phase, teleport, or astrally project yourself to Steam right now and get your copy of Deathstate for pc and mac!

Deathstate Trailer is Epic!

Epic Trailer is Epic!

Have you seen the new Deathstate trailer on Youtube? Make sure you’re sitting down, hold onto your butts, and prepare to get your face melted off!

The trailer represents some very hard work done by Pete Johnson and Mike Burns, composing a most shreddingly-awesome music track for the trailer. Also represented is some authentic After Effects wizardry by Chris Davis (real magic power was involved in making this trailer).

In case you want to direct link or share the trailer, it comes in Vimeo flavor too:

Mark Your Calendar!

If your face hasn’t already melted off and you’re still reading this, mark October 20th, 2015 on your calendar. Just in time for all the skeletons and creepers to enjoy on Halloween. Deathstate is real and it is coming soon…

Content Previews: Gameplay Footage, Maze of Ix

The Labyrinthine Maze of Ix

Behold another gameplay video preview!

Here you can see the Star Creep (familiar to you if you’ve seen some of the past gifs we’ve posted). The Star Creep is a sentient humanoid mass of star stuff driven by strange otherworldly motives. During this run we acquired a powerful mix of fire and missile spells and were able to lay waste to most everything that crossed our path. Also you can see some of the Star Creep’s character abilities; the ability to teleport as a triggered ability, and the ability to blink short distances when you take damage. If you’re interested in a highly mobile yet volatile play style, check out the Star Creep!

We cannot guarantee that you won’t teleport into the middle of a mob of enemies, but you will have fun doing it.