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Dance un­til they drop in off­beat shadow puzzler Fe­lix The Reaper

Who says the reaper has to be grim? A puz­zle game in which you or­ches­trate fa­tal ac­ci­dents by ma­nip­u­lat­ing shad­ows and mov­ing blocks, Fe­lix The Reaper is about fac­ing life’s great­est in­evitabil­ity with a spring in your step.

“Death is a rather de­press­ing mo­tive,” art di­rec­tor Mikkel Mal­te­sen says, “but I ended up with a de­sign that made Fe­lix friendly, un­threat­en­ing, and round. Our his­to­rian, Søren Hein, found a medieval text de­scrib­ing death as an of­fice clerk, so we went with a com­bi­na­tion of a grey and bor­ing of­fice clerk and a danc­ing death. Work­ing as an agent of death is a con­for­mal, stiff thing, so danc­ing is Fe­lix’s way to add colour to his triv­ial work.” Get ready to shimmy your way through a mor­bid nine-to-five when Fe­lix The Reaper struts onto PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One in 2019.

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