A “comically-morbid platformer where you use your character’s dead bodies to solve puzzles,” PC title Life Goes On is coming to PlayStation 4 later this year with Life Goes On: Done to Death, which adds new content and features over the original release.
Developed by Infinite Monkey Entertainment, Life Goes On: Done to Death sees you on a quest to find the Cup of Life, sacrificing knight after knight as you make your way through a trap-ridden world.
Producer David Holmes talked about Life Goes On:
“The gameplay of Life Goes On follows from a simple idea: what if dying didn’t mean game over? Instead, each time your heroic knight dies, a new knight is summoned to continue on, leaving a dead body behind. By summoning knight after knight, you make progress through a level by pressing buttons, springing traps, and manipulating dead bodies to serve as tools for the next hero.”
“We’ve always had fun with Life Goes On — sacrificing your characters over and over is a dark concept. But by making it as ridiculous as possible, it turns into something funny. Done to Death builds on this by delivering more morbid comedy and more opportunities for players to mistreat the knights in horrible and unique ways.”
Having expanded the game since the initial Life Goes On release, Done to Death won’t do away with knights after they die. Instead, you’ll face the bodies as they walk around the level, attacking you and stumbling into traps.
Infinite Monkey says the “game has been running amazingly on PS4,” and it will use the DualShock 4 by playing the knight’s death cries through the speaker and using custom rumble effects for each way a knight can die.
[Source: PS Blog]