Don’t let the difficultly make you give up the ghost
Now here’s something to perk the interests of retrophiles. George: Scared of the Dark has been released and it’s a cute, colorful platformer for iOS that purposefully aims to offset its charming visuals with some brutal difficultly.
Starring a ghost who is ironically afraid of the dark, the game will toss players into a deck of 10 procedurally-generated levels in order to reach a lighthouse at the end.
Our little ghost is advised to avoid a second death, and to this end various powerups are available to help him on his arduous journey. These are accessible by collecting skulls littered across the levels and will also enable players to unlock additional characters.
The game is the inaugural release of Wall West, a one-man indie studio based in London, U.K., and run by Alex Petlenko. “I created George: Scared of the Dark for platforming fans who were itching for a real challenge”, Alex says. “George delivers that and more — including a narrative about facing and conquering your fears. Come for the gameplay and stay for the story!”
George: Scared of the Dark retails for $1.99 and may be downloaded via its iTunes page. Check out the trailer below and admire the boo-tiful visuals.