Slayaway Camp

112 players

For fans of horror and puzzle games, Slayaway Camp is a must-play. This game combines the charm of retro slasher films with clever, challenging puzzles, creating an experience that's both gory and brain-teasing. If you're ready to embrace the role of a deranged killer and navigate through meticulously crafted levels, Slayaway Camp promises hours of bloody fun.

What is Slayaway Camp?

Slayaway Camp is a darkly humorous, isometric puzzle game where you play as Skullface, a psychotic slasher inspired by 1980s horror films. Developed by Blue Wizard Digital, the game tasks you with moving Skullface around grid-based levels to eliminate all the unsuspecting campers in increasingly complex and strategic ways. Each level is a puzzle that requires careful planning and a bit of diabolical creativity.

Game Overview

Storyline

The narrative of Slayaway Camp is presented as a series of VHS tapes, each representing a different slasher film. You start with the original "Slayaway Camp" and progress through various sequels and spin-offs, each introducing new settings, characters, and challenges. The tongue-in-cheek humor and homage to classic horror tropes make the storyline both engaging and entertaining.

Gameplay Mechanics

Slayaway Camp's gameplay revolves around solving sliding puzzles. Here's a breakdown of the key mechanics:

  1. Movement: Move Skullface across the grid by sliding him in any of the four cardinal directions. He continues moving until he hits an obstacle or a victim.

  2. Eliminations: The objective is to eliminate all the campers and other characters in the level. Skullface automatically kills any victim he reaches.

  3. Obstacles and Hazards: Levels are filled with obstacles such as walls, water bodies, fires, and police officers. These elements add complexity to the puzzles and require strategic thinking to navigate.

  4. Environmental Kills: Besides direct eliminations, you can use the environment to your advantage. Push victims into hazards like campfires, woodchippers, and bear traps for creative kills.

  5. Special Abilities: Some levels and killers come with special abilities, such as teleportation or creating additional obstacles, adding variety and new strategies to the gameplay.

  6. Stars and Gorepacks: Completing levels with fewer moves earns you more stars, which can unlock bonus content and Gorepacks, collections of new killers and special effects.

Horror Elements

Despite its puzzle nature, Slayaway Camp doesn't shy away from its horror roots. The voxel art style gives the game a unique and somewhat charming look, but the gore and violence are very much present. The game features various gruesome kill animations and a darkly comedic tone, making it a perfect blend of horror and humor.

Tips for Success

  1. Plan Your Moves: Think several steps ahead before making a move. Since Skullface moves until he hits an obstacle, it's important to visualize the entire path to avoid getting stuck.

  2. Use the Environment: Look for environmental hazards that can help you eliminate victims more efficiently. Sometimes, it's better to push victims into traps rather than approach them directly.

  3. Observe Patterns: Pay attention to how different elements in the level interact. This can help you predict and manipulate outcomes to your advantage.

  4. Trial and Error: Don't be afraid to experiment. The game allows you to undo moves or restart levels without penalty, so take advantage of this to test different strategies.

  5. Unlock Killers and Gorepacks: Earning stars and unlocking new content adds variety and new abilities, making it easier to tackle tougher levels.

Why Play Slayaway Camp?

Unique Puzzle Experience

Slayaway Camp offers a fresh take on puzzle games with its slasher theme. The sliding puzzle mechanics are simple to learn but offer deep strategic gameplay that keeps you coming back for more.

Nostalgic Horror Vibes

The game is a love letter to 80s horror films, filled with references, homages, and dark humor that will delight horror fans. The VHS tape presentation and retro aesthetics enhance the nostalgic experience.

Engaging and Replayable

With over 300 levels, multiple killers to unlock, and various environmental hazards, Slayaway Camp offers a wealth of content and replayability. The game challenges you to find the most efficient solutions, rewarding creativity and strategic thinking.

Dark Humor

The combination of gory kills and humorous undertones makes for a uniquely entertaining experience. It's a game that doesn't take itself too seriously, allowing you to enjoy the horror with a smile.