One of the better games from this year’s disappointing Summer of Arcade was Deadlight. The 2D title from Tequila Works is set in 1980’s Seattle, in the wake of an infection that is turning people into zombies.
One man that really enjoyed Deadlight was filmaker Jason Forge. Forge spent 3 days filming “Escape Deadlight”, on a $400 budget. When you watch the short film below, you’ll understand the extent of Forge’s class. With such a small amount of cash, he created a fantastic homage to Tequila Works’ maiden voyage as a studio. Right down to the Shadows’ eyes, this is a fantastic interpretation.
It’s just a shame that Deadlight didn’t live up to the expectations it set out for itself. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an enjoyable little game with some decent challenges throughout, but doesn’t quite reach the heights that other great Summer of Arcade titles have reached, previously.
Deadlight is available now for Windows PC (via Steam) and Xbox 360 (via Xbox LIVE Arcade)