Developer ApathyWorks is currently handing out its PC title, Cute Things Dying Violently, free on Desura’s online store for a limited time. It does so, because it seeks some more approvals to get through the Steam Greenlight process.
Cute Things Dying Violently is an elaborate puzzle game that uses little critters for fodder. By propelling them through a series of levels, you’ll eventually need to make some of them reach an end goal.
Mechanisms can differ between a set of different elements, such as having to press buttons to uncover new sections or using springs to access certain platforms. Usually, there’s also some billiard shooting involved.
Cute Things Dying Violently does make use of physics to fling the little things around. That makes it extra tricky to curve a shot just right.
Failure is quickly met with death, as all levels come with a wide variety of pitfalls. Sometimes it’s just a spike traps, then it’s electricity or other times it’s circular blades.
There are a total of 60 puzzle stages to go through, as well as 6 challenge levels. Those who want even more action can make their own challenges with a level editor.
Cute Things Dying Violently spawned from the Xbox Live Indie Games pool of smaller projects.
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