Worse Than Death is a horror-style adventure game. The main source of inspiration for this title were comic Tales from the Crypt, and behind its development is Benjamin Rivers - an independent developer whose portfolio includes such items as Alone With You and genre related Home.
The main character of Worse Than Death is twenty-eight-year-old Holly. The protagonist comes to her hometown for a weekend to meet her best friend Flynn and comfort him after the tragic death of his fiancée. On the spot it turns out that everyone has something to hide here (including herself), and as if that wasn't enough, a mysterious, supernatural force arranges for itself a hunt for them. Holly must therefore break away from her claws and save Flynn; by the way, she confronts her own past, learning the truth about the whole town and her loved ones, as well as about herself.
In Worse Than Death the action was shown from the side. While traveling through gloomy locations, we talk to the inhabitants of the town, look for useful objects and solve various riddles. Although Holly can handle terrain obstacles (jumping or crawling under them), she can't fight. So she must be careful not to attract the attention of the monsters wandering around the town; although invisible, their position can be discovered by observing the lights, listening to the sounds of the surroundings or listening to the beating of the protagonist's heart. If the girl makes too much noise, the opponents will chase her and she will have to throw herself into fleeing, looking for shelter in the adjacent room.
Worse Than Death has two-dimensional graphics made in pixel art technique. It is worth noting that the portraits of individual characters, as well as selected scenes and film interludes are kept in a characteristic, comic style. Interestingly, the whole thing was drawn by hand on iPad Pro. The fun takes place with the accompaniment of Canadian band The Secrets.