Well, here's something we don't see every day, a new horror game being released for Nintendo's revolutionary handheld, the Game Boy.
That's right, now available to download for free from developer -IZMA-‘s itch.io page, Deadeus is an authentic horror Game Boy game developed using Chris Maltby’s GB Studio engine and featuring music by Stuart Busby.
The game centers around a small boy who has a prophetic nightmare telling him everyone will die in 3 days and that he has to investigate his village to see how he can save them, if at all. Deadeus has 11 endings and no direct path leaving it up to the player to decide which is the best course of action.
The game comes as a ROM file, to play it you will need to download an emulator to your device. For PC users, -IZMA- recommends BGB Emulator and has even included a config file in the folder for the best setup for the game. If you can run a GB/ GBC emulator on it you can run Deadeus on it, during development it was played on a PC, Mac, PSVita, GB, GBC, Android and even a Nintendo Switch!
Of course, it's also playable on an original Game Boy using a flashcart or other emulation cartridge.
A Special Edition version of Deadeus is also available for $5 and comes with a whole folder full of concept art, process work and desktop wallpapers as well as a map to help you get around the world. There's also some "sneaky peeks" at what is to come in the future of Deadeus.