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Watch Castle in the Darkness kill us 15 times, completely break our spirits

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Castle in the Darkness, a new retro-styled action-platformer from Nicalis artist Matt Kap, is going to kill you a lot. You can tell it's going to kill you a lot, because each time you die, it proudly displays how many times you've perished. Sometimes it kills you fast, on a pit of spikes hiding just off the side of the next screen. Sometimes it kills you slow, at the end of a boss fight inspired by a foe from another classic game. Sometimes it kills you just right.

In the 23-minute Overview video posted above, I manage to die 15 times at Castle in the Darkness' hand. That equals out to about one death every 92 seconds! Math is fun, and so is Castle in the Darkness, which is out now on Steam.