Factsheet

Developer:
SMG Studio
Based in the darkest jungles of Sydney, Australia

Release date:
March 14 2017

Platforms:
Steam (Win/Mac)
Xbox One
Playstation 4

Website:
deathsquared.com

Regular Price:

USD19.99

Description

Death Squared is a cooperative puzzle game for 1, 2 or 4 players, best enjoyed with loved ones who don't mind a little arguing for the greater good.

Prove your teamwork skills in Death Squared as you solve puzzles together or die trying! Each player needs to guide a robot to a colour-coded goal, but the path is beset with deadly traps and hazards. Teams of players will need close observation and communication to keep each other alive and discover a solution together.

Complete the main campaign in single player or with two players, then take a group into four-player Party Mode for the ultimate teamwork trial! For those that can't get enough, head to the 'Vault' to find extra experiments recommended only for the brave.

History

The original prototype originated at the 2015 48 hour Global Game Jam, themed “What do we do next?”

Features

  • The perfect puzzle gateway game for you to play with your "non-gamer" partner
  • 1 or 2 Player 'teamwork' story mode with 80 challenging levels
  • 2 or 4 player party/chaos/family mode with 40 insane levels
  • 10+ hrs of puzzling co-op gameplay
  • Includes 30 "Vault" 2 and 4 player levels for those who want an even bigger challenge. Deemed too hard for the main game with more coming post launch for FREE!
  • best enjoyed in couch co-op with a friend or three sitting by your side, enabling you to cover each other’s back or simply just trash talk them when they die unnecessarily.
  • Play by yourself in "Lonely Co-op" mode if you can't find a co-op partner. It's definitely a harder challenge, like patting your head and rubbing your belly at same time!

Videos

Death Squared Platforms Trailer YouTube

Death Squared Tears Kinda Funny Apart YouTube

Polygon Video Preview YouTube

Muyskerm Let's Play YouTube


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Selected Articles

  • "If we're gonna declare anything as game of PAX this is the one."
    - Sam Machkovech, ArsTechnica
  • "This Game is Awesome! Teamwork makes the dream work."
    - Greg, Colin, Nick and Tim, Kinda Funny
  • "It's challenging, but in a way that can be understood by anyone from a hardened puzzle fan to kids and grandparents."
    - Colin Campbell, Polygon
  • "If you have a girlfriend or a boyfriend who wasn’t into gaming, this is the game to play with them."
    - CJ Andriessen, Destructoid
  • "Death Squared is all about observation and teamwork - it facilitates a social experience in front of a tv, people of all ages are able to play together"
    - Miles Martignoni, The Guardian
  • "A game entrenched with all the satisfaction and frustration you’d expect to either galvanise a team, or tear apart fragile alliances"
    - Hayden Waugh, Power Up Gaming UK
  • "One of the most fun things I played on the show floor"
    - Tom Marks, PC Gamer Show
  • "I get asked a lot to recommend co-op games that don't involve shooting. You want Death Squared."
    - Susan Arendt, GamesRadar+
  • "Put your hand-eye coordination and relationship to the test with Death Squared."
    - Stephen del Prado, Player2
  • "This game is an absolute blast to play. 10/10 would die again. "
    - DecoyEC, The Sebie
  • "Various obstacles, such as lasers or blocks, were harmless to the same color-attuned robot, but would instantly kill the color-opposed robot. We had to communicate in order to carry out trust exercises."
    - Tally Callahan, Co-Optimus
  • "No matter what, you are going to kill each other many, many times."
    - Jacob Wood, Indie Hangover
  • "It may result in divorces and broken friendships, but so fun!"
    - Neha Tiwari, Gamespot
  • "if you loved Portal, you'll love Death Squared"
    - 2old2play, 2 Old 2 Play


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About SMG Studio

SMG is dedicated to producing games for mobile, desktops and consoles.

What does S.M.G stand for? Small Medium Giants? Sensible Motorcycle Gang? Six Million Gorillas?! We could tell you, but where's the fun in that?

More information
More information on SMG Studio, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Death Squared Credits

Ash Ringrose
Studio Head

Patrick Cook
Game Designer

Ilija Melentijevic
Art Director

Hamish Downes
Level Designer

Ben Olive
Artist

Hazim Abdul Hamid
Designer

Jonathon Valenzuela
Writer

Michael Sungaila
Interaction Designer

Nikhil Suresh
Developer

Roland White
Tester

Tim Vizesi
3D Artist

Lee Richards
Producer

Stef Stivala
Producer

Rice Pirate
Voice actor and Funny Guy

Brad Gentle
Music


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