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Today’s Spotlight is Flipping Death, the latest adventure game by Zoink Games. If you are a long-time subscriber to PlayStation Plus, then it’s possible you might be familiar with their previous adventure title, Stick it to The Man!
Like Stick it to The Man!, Flipping Death is an absurd, surreal adventure game with a vibrant art style. You play as Penny, a young woman that has recently died under mysterious circumstances. Upon passing to the other side, she is given a temp job to become Death and assist the recently deceased find peace and move on into the afterlife.
As Death’s temporary replacement, Penny has the power to swap between the realms of the life and death on a whim, as well as the ability to temporarily possess the living. This is where the game’s puzzles come in, which all generally revolve around possessing specific people to pick their brain for information, or use their body to manipulate the world of the living.
Here’s a quick rundown of the game:
When Penny dies under mysterious circumstances, she wakes up and finds herself filling in for DEATH HIMSELF! This temp job comes with a new power – the ability to flip between the worlds of the living and the dead! In this puzzling platformer, she’ll need that – and her wits – if she ever hopes to unravel the mystery of her demise.
Leap between platforms, solve puzzles and help the dead rest in peace by possessing the living and making them dance around at your merest whim in this comedy adventure game by Zoink Games, with writing by the Eisner-award winning Ryan North.
- Flip between worlds: Move swiftly between the living and the dead.
- Possess the living: Control their limbs and read their minds to solve puzzles.
- Play as Death: You’re just a temp, but the ultimate power of life and death is in your hands.
- Dive into a rich, colorful world: Explore vivid environments in a pop-up book style and make your way through a completely original storyline!
Flipping Death is now available on Windows PC (via Steam), PS4, Switch, and Xbox One for $19.99.