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at Nicalis has announced 1001 Spikes on PS Vita, dubbed a game for the masochistic gamer.
To quote: What if you had 1,001 lives in your favorite 2D platformer? Think you could beat the game? That's 1001 Spikes.
1001 Spikes will likely be the most challenging game to come to the Vita this year. In developing the game, we looked to classic games such as the original 8-bit Spelunker and Hudson's Famicom game Challenger as inspiration.
Aside from utilizing a truly 8-bit art style, in developing 1001 Spikes, we've focused on making an incredibly difficult platformer with very precise controls requiring pixel-perfect inputs.
On the surface, the short levels seem minimalistic, but at the core, they're loaded with strategically placed obstacles hidden to the naked eye. The designers have spent countless hours fine tuning placement of every obstacle and item in the game, literally every detail of the game was meticulously planned and thought out, tested, tuned and retested.
Broken down to its most basic design, the goal in 1001 Spikes is to find the key to open the door to the next level. Each level will present a different challenge both in the procurement of the key and then making it to the door alive. Although some levels look impossible at...