Death Trash is an upcoming post-apocalyptic RPG that showcases “a world of cyberpunk, science fiction, horror, the grotesque and trash-talk humor,” along with mesmerizing pixel art.
The game’s plot description is cryptic overall, but promises faction warfare on a distant planet where an “evergrowing heart pounds for the flesh hive.” Players will enter a world that has been impacted by a great galactic war that has left an overbearing power struggle for the generations of civilians who have lived in its turmoil. Starting players have a role in solving or escalating the issue, as they wish, and can utilize the RPG elements in doing so.
Players can choose a character from a largely diverse selection, and customize them to their liking. The real-time combat derives of using dialogue, item crafting, and psi-powers akin to System Shock 2 or Bioshock in order to survive the post-apocalyptic setting. The game also offers local co-op, and prides itself on building around player freedom. Any NPC can be killed, the plot ripens with rich dialogue, and players benefit from building on the imaginative choices that may need a deal of exploration before surfacing. Players are warned to expect “large flesh beasts, the grotesque, sexual references and trash-talking unlike anything seen before,” and a promise of development with modern PC gaming in mind, which supports either keyboard and mouse or gamepad controls.
The developer, Stephen Hövelbrinks, has not yet announced a release date, but has stated that it’ll be out “when it’s done.” Updates can be found on Hövelbrinks’ Twitter, or by checking the game’s developer blog.