December 18, 2011 6:12 PM | Cassandra Khaw
Hey, you! Yes, you. Do you want to play as a malevolent shadow god thing capable of extinguishing light and life? Do you want to sneak from torch to torch before devouring the unsuspecting? You do? Great! Because I have something here that you are bound to love.
Described as a stealth-action game inspired by the likes of Diablo, Torchlight and Batman: Arkham Asylum, Deity is a rather entertaining offering from Digipen. In this student project, players will be able to take on the role of the titular entity so as to be able to wreck careful, calculated havoc from the shadows. Unlike normal gods, you're not particularly good at full frontal combat. At least, not in the traditional way. You're capable of one-shotting a lot of enemies under the right circumstances but you're also terribly weak to the light. As a result, a lot of time in the game will be spent crouching in the darkness or inside converted torches (yellow lamp bad, purple lamp good). This makes for a lot of tense moments but that, as we all know, isn't a bad thing at all.
You can download the game here.