• Send adorable adventurers to their sprightly little deaths in Lucky Frame's new game
07.07.14

Send adorable adventurers to their sprightly little deaths in Lucky Frame's new game

The Nightmare Cooperative is the newest game from the British studio Lucky Frame, who have made a name on creating colorful, thoughtfully composed iOS experiences. (Bad Hotel remains the greatest tower defense/beatmaking hybrid, like, ever.) Their newest appears to be no different, sending a group of adventurers out into the woods on an errand of ... well, whatever. The story ain't the draw here. Like Threes!, you move all of the characters across the grid at once; like Wayward Souls or 868-Hack, it promises an intriguing variation on the ever-popular roguelike genre. Roguelike purists will be delighted to know that the designers refer to it as "brutally difficult."

The three-person team originally developed the game for a jam, which you can still play here. The full version hits Steam on July 16, but you can see more of the almost-papercraft-lovely hellscape below.