(May 27, 2020 — Toronto, Canada) Comics-inspired horror game Worse Than Death comes full circle with an innovative new comic book expansion!
Worse Than Death is a scary, action-adventure horror game about a high school reunion that goes horribly wrong. It launched on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Steam, Humble and on the App Store in 2019 to critical acclaim and coverage worldwide.
The game draws from classic horror comics and manga for its unique aesthetic, and now its story continues in an original comic series that pays tribute to its roots. This opening chapter introduces us to Mia — a seemingly shy twenty-something looking for love online. There’s just one problem: all of her dates end up dead.
This is the first digital chapter in an ongoing series. Chapter Two is currently on the drawing board.
Worse Than Death: Chapter 01
– On sale at 10am EST at ComiXology: https://bit.ly/2Tp5JBY
– Writer / illustrator: Benjamin Rivers
– Page count: 16 pages
– Official site: http://www.worsethandeathgame.com/comic/
About Benjamin Rivers
As a game developer, Benjamin Rivers (Inc.) is a Toronto-based mom ‘n’ pop studio that’s been creating critically-acclaimed, story-rich games since 2012.
As a comic author, Rivers’ last major project was the Toronto-based slice-of-life graphic novel, Snow, which debuted at conventions in Toronto and eventually saw wide distribution through Diamond. Snow won a Xeric Foundation grant, was nominated for a Joe Shuster Award and was turned into an independent, full-length feature film.
Press Details: Game website: http://www.worsethandeathgame.com
Comic book launch trailer: https://youtu.be/7eRNAKwgndY
Press assets: http://www.worsethandeathgame.com/press/
Company site: http://www.benjaminrivers.com