Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Last Door

Jeremiah Devitt receives a letter that starts him on a journey to find a childhood friend, but it goes so much deeper than he had ever thought. This is the concept behind Game Troopers’ The Last Door, an episodic point-and-click horror adventure game that has been released on Windows phones as a Universal Windows App, meaning that gamers will be able to purchase the game on their Windows PC or phone, and immediately have access to it on either device.

Players will control Devitt through a pixel-art world that is brought to life by the imagination of those playing it. The studio has said that “by using the pixels to its advantage, it can hide strange shapes in the shadows and leave the horrific imagining to” the player. Adding to this is the soundtrack, which the studio describe as “exquisite”, and according to those that have played The Last Door, it lives up to that statement. To explore the world of the game, players will have to pick up items they find, combine them with each other, and use them to interact with the environment and solve puzzles.

Only by solving these puzzles will Devitt be able to make his way through “a story that usually poses more questions than answers.” In this respect, the studio consider their game similar to TV shows, as it will aim to end each episode with players wanting to know more. Without spoiling anything, this story begins without a manor of many secrets, before leading onto mysteries of the occult.

The Last Door is available on Mac, Linux and now both Windows PC and phones. For a taster, the first episode of Season One, “The Letter”, can be play on the game’s website once registered. Or, The Last Door: Collector’s Edition, which contains the first four episodes, can purchased for $2.99 USD from the Windows Store. Get in touch with the studio or keep an eye on game updates on Twitter.

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