I absolutely love the crazy visual aesthetics and quirky theme of Don’t Kill Her, developed by the small indie team of developer Wuthrer, composer Siddhartha Barnhoorn, with the additional voice of Lara Ausensi.
The above image is quite an accurate depiction of my reaction when I saw this game, and that certainly isn’t a bad thing.
What’s the story behind Don’t Kill Her? I have no idea, I don’t think anyone does. Why? Because She apparently doesn’t want anyone to know. Who is She? I have no idea, but the developer named the game Don’t Kill Her, so I’ll assume she is someone very important that we will most likely have a strong desire to kill. The concept of Don’t Kill Her is a mystery, the game’s story itself is a giant puzzle, but the actual gameplay is a classic 2D platformer with an animation style that reminds me a bit of Yoshi’s Island without all the bright vibrant colors.
Don’t Kill Her is fully hand drawn, the detail is amazing. I really love the movement and how everything feels alive in the game world, the facial expressions and the entire concept that you have no idea what is going on makes it seem so foreign, but the world and art style is also inviting enough to make you want to jump in and explore everything it has to offer.
You will jump on creature’s heads, solve puzzles, avoid falling into pits of death, and progress forward to reach your goal; you know, the standard platform exploration stuff. Could the story turn out to be a mess? It could, because I haven’t played the game yet and I am only going by the trailers and gameplay description, but so far it has intrigued me enough to want to see more.
Apparently you play as a murderer that has killed a woman, but very little is known. The world seems to be connected to her in some way, or perhaps She is the world? I’ll just post the gameplay trailer so you can see for yourself.
If you are interested in seeing Don’t Kill Her make its way to Steam, you can cast your vote on the Steam Greenlight page to help it get accepted, and the developer also has an Indiegogo campaign if you would like to show your support.
If you would like to learn more about Don’t Kill Her, you can also visit the official website for additional details about the game and story… but trust me, you won’t get any answers, we have already established that She doesn’t want you to.