Dead Cells

Motion Twin released a lengthy new video today that kind of goes through the history of Dead Cells development. Included in this 12 minute long video is a look at the very first iteration of Dead Cells, which apparently began life as a "really boring" multiplayer strategy game.

From there, the video goes on to show the evolution of the game and talk about how the studio had about a year's worth of funding left before they ran out of money. Also included in the video is the first look at the upcoming DLC for Dead Cells, which fans will undoubtedly want to check out for themselves.

Dead Cells is a stellar "roguelike-metroidvania" that was developed by Motion Twin. Players pick up new items and weapons as they progress through the game's procedurally generated levels. New permanent upgrades and unlocks can be purchased if the player reaches the vendor in between specific levels. In true roguelike fashion, if the player dies they lose everything that they acquired during their latest run. The game is currently available for Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Dead Cells was released on Steam Early Access in 2017 and quickly found an audience due to its unique take on the roguelike genre and polished design. The title has since its launch earned dozens of accolades around the world from international critics and has been a stunning commercial success for Motion Twin.

Fans will be able to get the first playable hands on the game’s forthcoming DLC at PAX East next month.