Delete After Reading is a pleasant wanting text-based puzzler that might be acquainted to anybody who’s performed Simogo’s glorious (albeit sadly iOS-only game) Device 6, solely with fewer spooks this time. Like Simogo’s surreal thriller, most of Delete After Reading performs out such as you’re studying a novel, the place scrolling by means of paragraphs of textual content will reveal photos, clues and puzzles you may work together with. As the devs put it, Delete After Reading is a “game you may learn, and a e book you may play,” and appears and sounds actually fairly rad. Even higher, it’s releasing on March 14th.
Device 6 is an effective analogy for a way this game would possibly play (or learn?) however the pitch for Delete After Reading sounds infinitely kookier. A despised billionaire steals the very best game of all time, The Curse Of Penguin Island. That’s when a file named “DELETE AFTER READING” seems in your character’s telephone, inviting you to hitch a heist and steal Penguin Island again. The remainder of your squad contains Nina, a century-old ghost (103 years to be precise), Cinco the goblin rapper, and Tomate, a rabbit who claims to be the reincarnation of John Belushi, the late Blues Brother. Belushi’s motivation to hitch the heist is unclear, on the time of writing, however by gum it certain feels like an attractive setup.
So, Delete After Reading is decidedly much less spooky than Device 6, however I’m nonetheless into how whacky every little thing sounds. I watched a hefty variety of movies final yr that centred on taking down billionaires, and I’m excited to see an increasing number of games deal with that too. Hi-Fi Rush already has the ball rolling and we received’t want to attend for much longer to see Delete After Reading go it on. Saving a game from the clutches of an evil billionaire appears very hyper conscious, however I’m right here for it.