Niche Spotlight – Total Party Kill

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Today’s Spotlight is Total Party Kill, a single screen retro-inspired puzzle game by Adventure Islands.

In Total Party Kill, you control three adventurers working their way through a dungeon full of single screen puzzle traps. The game’s name also hints at its gimmick: to complete each puzzle, you will have to sacrifice members of the party by making use of their unique abilities.

The Knight can throw people, the Mage can freeze them into blocks of ice, and the Ranger can pin them to walls with arrows. Figure out which party members to sacrifice to ensure at least one makes it to the exit of each level. You can check out a trailer above.

Total Party Kill is available on Windows PC, Mac (both via Steam), iOS, and Android for $4.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

Your party enters a deep and dark dungeon… but the only way forward is creative use of friendly fire!

Control 3 different heroes and use their unique abilities to solve mind-bending puzzles by sacrificing your teammates! Throw heroes as the Knight, freeze them into ice blocks with the Mage, or pin them on walls and use them as platforms as the Ranger. As long as one hero survives to the goal, you win the level!

Total Party Kill is the winner of the Ludum Dare 43 game development competition with the theme “Sacrifices must be made”. This extended edition contains improvements such as redone art and animations, new soundtrack by KungFuFurby, and challenging new levels!

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.