Indie developer Four Door Lemon has announced that their darkly comic trap-making game, 101 Ways to Die, will be landing on PC this coming 23rd March. In the game, players take on the role of a mad scientist and inventor Dr Splatunfuder, who wants to make the most elaborate, brutal and bloody traps.
The game utilizes a physics engine for procedural generation of various Rube Goldbergesque traps. The plot, such as it is, has Dr Splatunfuder trying to reconstruct his "recipe book" of death after it was destroyed in a lab accident. "As the ethically challenged assistant of Dr Splatunfuder, players must assist him piecing the fragments back together; page by page; chapter by chapter; kill by kill as they progress through a fiendishly clever array of game puzzles."
The victims of the live trap testing are creatures called Splatts. Not to worry, they're clones generated as needed in a test tube, so there's no need to feel guilty with their death - and by all means, do not let them escape. In this way, the game is a combination of Lemmings, The Incredible Machine, and Orcs Must Die.
Gamers interested in learning more about 101 Ways to Die can visit the official site. Enjoy the bloody mayhem in the trailer below.