One of the coolest looking 8-bit titles we’ve seen in a long time finally has a release date. Possum House Games has revealed that their upcoming indie game Shot in the Dark, will officially launch next week on January 12 for PC through Steam and Itch.io. They also released a brand new trailer to boot, which gives us a good look at not just the 8-bit graphics, but also its blistering difficulty, something that die-hard fans of old-school side-scrollers will no doubt be on board with.
It’s finally happening! Shot in the Dark is coming out next week!
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Shot in the Dark combines the aspects of retro platforming with point and click shooting, albeit with a floating crosshair instead of a mouse cursor. You play as a cowboy making their way through that looks like a version of Hell, complete with demons and demonic circles. The enemies range from small monsters to gigantic ones with mouths so wide that they cover their entire body. The color scheme keeps with the title, as you’re literally playing in the dark with the exception of the red and black that appears here and there.
The developer also warns potential speedrunners that there will be unseen forces in the game that will attempt to take you out. Considering that you die in just one hit, this will make fast runs exceptionally arduous, not that it will stop anyone from actually trying though. Shot in the Dark looks to be yet another addition to the already vast library of excellent indie titles. The game’s difficulty is sure to make even the most experienced players break a sweat, but that’s probably just the way they want it.
Shot in the Dark officially launches next week on January 12, for PC through Steam and Itch.io.