Cities Skylines gets down to to basics in infrastructure demo video

Dreamfall Chapters debuts on October 21st with its first episode: Reborn

Windows 9 is no more. Windows 10 is now a thing

Soulfinity: the indie game that's all about self-sacrifice

Hopefully death isn't too painful, as you're likely to run into it quite a bit.

While you might be trying to avoid character death in most of the games that you play, in Soulfinity it's going to be very, very necessary for you to die at certain points, and even for you to be the person who sacrifices yourself so that you can get things done. You see, I'm not just speaking metaphorically when I say that self-sacrifice is going to be your route to success.

Soulfinity is a third-person action and puzzle game in which your character's death creates a copy of their soul, a copy that will carry out the actions that you performed before you bit the dust. As you might imagine, there's all sorts of puzzle-solving potential here as you create a pre-programmed double of yourself, and the opportunity to really overheat your brain.

Why does your own death create a copy of your soul? Well, you're Odysseus fighting the Titans, of course, but in the year 2394. What does that look like? It looks something like this:

Soulfinity is the work of Dojo Arcade, an indie team made up of students from the University of Glamorgan who won the university's Future Entrepreneur's Award (and here they are being featured by on BBC TV!). It's due for release later this year.

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter PC review

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter PC review

Dreamfall Chapters debuts on October 21st with its first episode: Reborn

Dreamfall Chapters debuts on October 21st with its first episode: Reborn

Reflex movement trailer shows off how to go from A to B in style

Reflex movement trailer shows off how to go from A to B in style

No Pineapple Left Behind uses fruit and magic in a parody of the US education system

No Pineapple Left Behind uses fruit and magic in a parody of the US education system

Before, the prehistoric survival sim, joins the Facepunch Studios tribe

Before, the prehistoric survival sim, joins the Facepunch Studios tribe

It does what it says on the tin: Steam's big update is already helping indies get discovered

It does what it says on the tin: Steam's big update is already helping indies get discovered

Playing With Myself: The Long Dark

The Long Dark

Playing With Myself: The Long Dark

Big Pharma is a colourful tycoon game that explores an ugly industry

Big Pharma is a colourful tycoon game that explores an ugly industry

Pathologic remake trailer is appropriately discomforting

Pathologic remake trailer is appropriately discomforting

Tim Schafer explains why Spacebase DF-9 is being flung out the airlock early

Tim Schafer explains why Spacebase DF-9 is being flung out the airlock early

Survival racer Distance coming to Early Access this fall

Survival racer Distance coming to Early Access this fall

The Masterplan breaks into Steam Early Access

The Masterplan breaks into Steam Early Access

Gang Beasts Early Access review

Gang Beasts

Gang Beasts Early Access review

Wayward Tide: Starbound developer Chucklefish's next game is a co-op swashbuckler

Wayward Tide: Starbound developer Chucklefish's next game is a co-op swashbuckler

Double Fine's Hack 'n' Slash snuck out early

Double Fine's Hack 'n' Slash snuck out early

Paradigm: an adventure game that pits a mutant musician against an evil sloth

Paradigm: an adventure game that pits a mutant musician against an evil sloth

Clockwork Empires Early Access review

Clockwork Empires

Clockwork Empires Early Access review

Building gaudy ships in Gratuitous Space Battles 2

Building gaudy ships in Gratuitous Space Battles 2

Lost in the woods: Campo Santo shows off the Firewatch PAX demo

Lost in the woods: Campo Santo shows off the Firewatch PAX demo

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will make you uncomfortable on November 4th

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will make you uncomfortable on November 4th

"Modern Transport Tycoon" Train Fever launches this week, with 150 years worth of trains