Earlier today, Coven Games announced the official release date for their horror title Witchkin, and it’s coming much sooner than we thought! Witchkin will be fully available on Steam later this week on Thursday, January 11th, 2018. Grab it quickly! Coven Games is releasing it with a limited time discounted launch price.
Witchkin will also make an appearance at Pax South 2018 as a part of PAX Rising. PAX Rising is a selection of up-and-coming indie games, chosen by PAX, that push the envelope. The large convention’s website says “PAX Rising showcases engaging games developed by smaller teams. The folks at PAX believe these titles have a chance to rise above their modest beginnings, by growing as a company, establishing a fan base or pushing the industry.” PAX South will also be taking place later this week on January 12th-14th.
Coven’s upcoming horror title is a game of hide-and-seek straight from Hell. Witchkin was inspired by the story of the Candy Lady, a legend from Texas. When children started going missing in a small Texas town, the only thing connecting the disappearances were the piles of candy and notes left by The Candy Lady. In Witchkin, your sister is the one that has gone missing and you have to rescue her. However, the Candy Lady isn’t your only concern.
There are four levels in the bloodless horror title, and each one features a terrifying toy minion of the Candy Lady. Trappy, a deadly teddy bear on wheels, inhabits the basement while Hooks the Clowns stalks the first floor of the home. Marcy, the broken, porcelain doll, is the guardian of the second floor in hopes of keeping you from the attic, the final level of the game.
This is the first title from Coven Games, a small indie developer based in Austin, Texas.
Shelby loves all things horror and anything even remotely nerdy. She has been playing games for as long as she can remember, and one of her first memories of gaming comes from playing Super Mario World on the SNES with her aunt. She has a real passion for literature and the indie gaming community.