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The Textorcist is a bullet-hell-meets-typing game

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May the power of Christ and Mavis Beacon compel you

The Textorcist - inside Ray Bibbia’s house MorbidWare/Headup Games

When I hear the word “exorcism,” I think of head-twisting girls with the uncanny ability to crawl on walls and ceilings. I picture old, wrinkled men in robes frantically reciting Latin at a blistering pace while the possessed thrash in their beds and foam at the mouth. Seeing previews for The Exorcist as a child scarred me, and I haven’t been able to return to many horror movies since. Fortunately, that’s not the case with MorbidWare’s upcoming game The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia.

Priest Ray Bibbia has all he needs: a bible, a dinky computer, and a lot of nerve. Follow him around town and rid seedy places of demonic presences. The Textorcist plays like a typical overhead bullet hell game — with the exception of actual weapons on your part. Are you a good multitasker? You better be.

To banish a demon, you have to finish typing incantations while dodging a storm of attacks. In order to successfully get the incantations across, you have to be within a certain range of the monster (no hiding in the corner!). Any spelling error results in having to start the entire chant over again. If you’re confident in your abilities to type and dodge to a heavy metal soundtrack, this might be the game for you.

The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia launches on Windows PC via Steam on Feb. 14 for $14.99.