Today on Playstation’s Blog, Latin American duo Italo Capasso (programmer) & Diana Pacheco (artist) of Glitchy Pixel announced that their game Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror will be coming out this October for PS Vita. In the game you play as a poltergeist who is fed up with the obnoxious tenants in his manor:
Poltergeist is a puzzle game. Your objective is to scare the tenants that live in a haunted manor with the help of certain powers at your disposal. That’s right! You can now call it payback time for all those other games where you were the scared one!
But be careful, it will not be easy. In each level, you’ll have a limited amount of powers and objects to use to scare the tenants. Possessions, spectres, and portals are just a sample of the powers you can use. You must be clever and not waste away your powers, or you will lose.
Poltergeist is more of a calm puzzle game, than an endless, action type of game. But we hope you can feel like geniuses each time you manage to solve a level. In Poltergeist, you’ll witness the history of the manor across a variety of eras. You will scare people from the 30′s, the 80s, even in an office! The basic idea is to create nice environments of the different periods of time from the past century. You will take advantage of the objects of each era, and you will face different bosses, each one representative of their time period.
Italo and Diana, pictured to the right, also discuss in the blog how stagnant the game development market currently is in Latin America, which fueled doubts about getting their game released. However, when their pet project won the 2012 SquareEnix Latin American Game Contest, they were convinced it would be feasible to release via digital distribution. The game has also been Greenlit on Steam, and will be making its way to PC, Mac, and Linux in the near future.
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