Prototype video of Death Trash releases the Fleshkraken


Obvious headline is obvious, ‘ey? I’ll bet deeply similar Death Trash headlines have already been written several thousand times, but I DON’T CARE IT’S MINE NOW.

Anyway, Death Trash is an upcoming video game, and it looks like a pixel-obsessed cousin of Fallout. Its website describes it as such: “A modern post-apocalyptic role-playing game with action elements and a focus on the narrative and dialogue. A world of cyberpunk, science fiction, horror, the grotesque and trash-talk humor.”

I do like the sound of that. I like the sound of that very much. There’s around four minutes of “early prototype” gameplay footage below, in which various fleshy things speak at you, presumably using gross, fleshy mouths hidden somewhere within their meaty mounds. You should have a look at it.

That sure looks interesting, and I’m really impressed with the aesthetic and the mood of the thing, even in its nascent state. The site explains that you’ll choose your character from a “diverse selection”, and then guide him or her through a journey of choice-making and stats-upgrading. You’ll “use realtime combat, dialogue, item crafting and psi powers to explore and survive this post-apocalyptic mystic world with larger-than-life beings”. There’ll be local co-op too, if that’s your thing.

Death Trash‘s release is set for “2017 or later” on PC. That’s quite a wait. Hopefully it’ll be worth the patience.

Our NAG magazine archive is broken, please standby