A small Colombian developer, Glitchy Pixel, has announced that its game Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror is coming to the PlayStation Vita. The company is literally a team of two; an artist/designer Diana Pacheco, and programmer Italo Capasso.
Poltergeist is a unique take on the puzzle genre. The duo described their game as follows:
Your objective is to scare the tenants that live in a haunted manor with the help of certain powers at your disposal. That’s right! You can now call it payback time for all those other games where you were the scared one!
Poltergeist is more of a calm puzzle game, than an endless, action type of game. But we hope you can feel like geniuses each time you manage to solve a level. In Poltergeist, you’ll witness the history of the manor across a variety of eras. You will scare people from the 30′s, the 80s, even in an office! The basic idea is to create nice environments of the different periods of time from the past century. You will take advantage of the objects of each era, and you will face different bosses, each one representative of their time period.
Pacheo and Capasso expressed their delight at being given an opportunity to make a game. They said that Poltergeist has been in development since November 2011 and that until a few years ago, creating video games seemed “impossible” in Latin America.
In 2012, a prototype of Poltergeist won the Square Enix Latin American Game Contest. The title is scheduled for release in October.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]