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Slayaway Camp is an isometric and sadistic puzzler where you play as a deranged psychopath who goes on a rampage at an isolated camp in the woods. It features one of the best trailers I've seen recently. I couldn't stop laughing at the 0:44 part, honestly:

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Although there isn't an official demo available, you can find the free version of the game on Kongregate. I would've liked to write some first impressions of this free version, but unfortunately it requires Flash Player to run. I will try to contact the developers to see if they can upload a HTML5 version.

In connection with this, a Steam user asked about the differences between this free version and the commercial game, and the developers quickly replied:
QuoteColtonBlueWizard [developer] 27 Oct @ 2:04pm
There are quite a few differences. A lot of different bug fixes for sure, but also a lot more content such as new levels, killers, kills, bonus kills, settings, particle effects, environments and achievements. So it is definitely a fairly different experience.

In case you played and liked the free version or simply were convinced by the looks of the game, then you can take advantage of the Steam Halloween Sale and buy it for only USD $6.65 (a small 26% discount).

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Finally, on a small side note, if you subscribe to the mailing list on the official site, you will be sent a DIY papercraft toy to play with your children celebrate Halloween.

Are you going to give this one a chance? Tell us on the comments if it's interesting enough to try!

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Official site: Slayaway Camp
Steam store page: Slayaway Camp

About the game (Official)
Experience a new dimension of gut-blasting terror as an unspeakable killing force of skull-faced killing maims and kills his way through smart-mouthed, over-sexed, substance-abusing young adults. No teenager is safe… no law enforcement enforces the law enough… and no animals are harmed… in the summer horror blockbuster smash hit of 1984.

Slayaway Camp is a killer puzzle where you control Skullface, a psychotic slasher bent on slaughtering teen counselors at the title campground. Depicted in colourful voxel graphics, this adorable murderer slides around isometric puzzle levels decapitating, squashing, and perforating his blocky teen victims. It’s a diabolical logic game that also happens to be a bloody tribute to eighties trash horror. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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ysblokje 29 October 2016 at 8:23 pm UTC
I bought as soon as I saw Jim Sterling reviewing it and noticed it had a steamOS icon. It's a nice puzzler the difficulty does seem to go up and down a bit along the way.
I can recommend it if you need a nice time waster.


Last edited by ysblokje at 29 October 2016 at 8:23 pm UTC
apocalyptech 29 October 2016 at 10:02 pm UTC
ysblokjeI bought as soon as I saw Jim Sterling reviewing it and noticed it had a steamOS icon.
Yeah, I'm glad I saw that Jimpressions video, too! I'd noticed the game pop up in my "newest released games for SteamOS" search a little while ago, but I actually didn't like the trailers on the store page - I tend to go pretty cold for trailers which use postprocessing and stuff, focusing more on atmosphere and cutscene type stuff than the actual gameplay. But then I stumbled across that Jim Sterling video and pretty much immediately turned around to buy the thing!

I too would recommend it, for anyone who enjoys this sort of puzzle game and can enjoy the cutesy, blocky slasher/gore aspects of it. I've been having quite a bit of fun with it over the past day!
HadBabits 29 October 2016 at 10:54 pm UTC
I saw and bought this the other day, but I ended up refunding it within the hour. I was really taken in by the cute gimmick, but past that the game just seems to get repetitive really quickly and I found none of the rewards very satisfying.

That said, it seems pretty well put together, might just be a game that doesn't resonate with me personally
Ido 30 October 2016 at 4:54 am UTC
The version on kong is indeed html5(webgl), I believe Kong's ads use flash which is where this message comes from.
Lin_Soldar 30 October 2016 at 5:34 am UTC
Going to buy and give it a bash soon before the sale is over
Cybolic 30 October 2016 at 7:00 am UTC
I've been beta testing the Linux version and apart from being a fantastic port with zero issues (for me at least), the game itself is also great fun and highly addictive. Definitely a must-buy this Halloween!
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