Deadlight is a 2012 sidescrolling survival horror cinematic platforming video game. The game tells the story of Randall Wayne, a former park ranger who sets out to find his family in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. Intended as a throwback to the classic sidescrolling games of the 1980s and early 1990s, such as Prince of Persia, Another World and Flashback.
Deadlight is a 2.5D sidescroller in which the player character can move only from left-to-right and right-to-left, and is unable to enter any environments off the aligned path. The game consists of puzzles which the player must solve as he attempts to avoid the many "Shadows" (zombies) he encounters. Players are advised to avoid Shadows as much as possible, and try not to get into combat with them. When combat is unavoidable, the player can use melee attacks with a fire axe, which consumes stamina, or later, he can use a revolver, and then a shotgun, although ammunition for both weapons is extremely limited.... More Info »
The game takes place in Seattle in 1986 after the near-total decimation of society following the outbreak of a virus that reanimates the dead. Randall Wayne, a park ranger from the town of Hope in Canada, is a survivor of the event and has since been separated from his family; his wife Shannon and daughter Lydia. Randall has come to Seattle because of reports that located within the city is the last remaining "Safe Point" on the Pacific Northwest, and he is convinced that this is where Shannon and Lydia have come. Accompanied by his friend and fellow park ranger, Ben Parker, Randall has since joined with a group of three other people; an elderly police officer named Sam and two twin sisters, Stella and Karla...