Dusk, den decidedly first-person shooters from 2018, an even older school gets demake that riffs on classic puzzles like Chips challenge and Sokoban. And no, this is not a joke, despite the fact that the first word about existence had fallen on 1 April.
Twilight ’82 has everything you expect from a Dusk games – shotguns, cultists, explosions – except now it’s snub-based and plays out at a snail’s pace compared to the original game’s furious speed. As such, demake is less focused on twitches, Trembling-inspired shooting and more about strategic bullet-dodge, block-shoot and riddle-solve.
What more, Twilight ’82 comes packaged with a level editor so you can create your own perilous puzzles from scratch. Players can then switch these levels by swapping simple strings of text. The game also has Steam Workshop support, which provides even more sharing and customization.
As mentioned, Dusk creator David Szymanski originally spoke about his new jigsaw puzzle on April 1, leaving everyone to believe it was a joke. But no! Here we are a week later, and the very real puzzle is now listed on Steam. It’s the best possible punchline.
Twilight ’82 does not have a release date at the moment, but Szymanski said it should be ready “in a few months.”