Death Squared – Co-op Puzzle Game

Death Squared, a cooperative puzzle game where user-controlled bots attempt to reach separate exits without accidentally killing each other, will put friendships and problem-solving skills to the test on Xbox One and PC early 2017.

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In Death Squared, bots must escape a laboratory without unwittingly triggering traps and sending a companion to the scrapyard in the sky. Both characters must reach their respective portals to complete a stage.

Solving Death Squared’s cunning puzzles means dodging hazards like hidden floor spikes, holocubes which shove bots off ledges and lasers capable of frying any bot of a different color. A keen eye isn’t always enough; if a teammate moves without warning, the decision could cost them a friend and all progress on the stage as traps are triggered by specific actions. Caution and strong communication are key to survival.

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Death Squared offers single, two or four players mode, but the experience is at its best in multiplayer. Two bots can be split between two controllers or a duo can be put in the hands of one person, with each bot mapped to a separate joystick on the controller. Four-player opens a whole new set of levels, designed for a larger group and chaos.

After playing the demo at both PAX West and ID@Xbox, Death Squared is definitely one to look out for. These living blocks are a treat to control and the puzzles become more and more complex as the stages progress. On the flip of a dime it can go from a friendly co-op to friendly sabotage as success at times can lay in the hands of a single block moving at exactly the right time into exactly the right position. With over 50 playable stages, Death Squared is perfect for game night.

Adrian Moses

A massive biggest One Piece fan who just wants to spend his days on a world adventure.

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