Gameplay feature: Permadeath / Permanent Death

Group Description

Permadeath (slang) is a game feature where the player controlled character is permanently erased after death. No load game options are available and all saved game(s) of that particular character/scenario/campaign are automatically deleted by the game.

Single-player games storing player's data locally (e.g. allowing to quit playing and to return to game-in-progress another day) open the possibility of player manually backing up critical files - this is called save scumming and is considered cheating. Multiplayer games store players' data on server to prevent this.

Limitations
  • Games where permanent death is only a level/difficulty option e.g. exists only in hardcore/nightmare mode or where permanent death is optional and not the default mode, should be excluded from this game group. Hence, games such as Diablo should not be included in this game group.

  • Games that have a continue feature or multiple lives should be excluded from this game group. The permanent death feature must have the effect of the player losing all level progression, prompting the player to restart a new game, where the new game is indistinguishable from the first time the player played the game. Some games however, may have some minor achievements, scores, or other minor features recorded. Games that reward the player with additional lives during the game (e.g. via items) may be included in the game, as long as player starts with a single life.
Note
Rogue variants may also be included in this game group. Though please note that that some variants out there may not have a permanent death feature or that feature is optional.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Leap of Fate2016WindowsClever-Plays...
Flamebreak2016Linux, Macintosh, WindowsNimbly Games, LLC...
Deathstate2015Macintosh, WindowsWorkinman Interactive LLC....
NEO Scavenger2014Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBlue Bottle Games...
Ziggurat2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneMilkstone Studios S.L....
Full Mojo Rampage2014PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneNicalis, Inc....
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth2014Linux, Macintosh, New Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneNicalis, Inc.4.18
Wings!: Remastered Edition2014Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware, Inc....
Heavy Bullets2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDevolver Digital...
Tower of Guns2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneGrip Digital, s.r.o....
Our Darker Purpose2014WindowsAvidly Wild Games...
STWALT2014Browser...
How to Survive: One Shot Escape2014Windows505 Games S.R.L....
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.3.43
Wayward2013Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsUnlok...
Pixel Piracy2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One505 Games (U.S.), Inc....
Teleglitch: Die More Edition2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsParadox Interactive AB...
Angvik2013Macintosh, Windows...
Legend of Dungeon2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsRobotLovesKitty...
Heroes of Loot2013Android, BlackBerry, Browser, Fire OS, GameStick, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Ouya, PS Vita, WindowsAbstraction Games B.V....
Risk of Rain2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsHopoo Games, LLC4.55
Nuclear Throne2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsVlambeer...
Wasteland Kings2013WindowsVlambeer...
The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb2012Macintosh, Windows3.91
Spelunky2012PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360Mossmouth, LLC3.43
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Selected Covers

Spelunky PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Spelunky
Pixel Piracy Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Pixel Piracy
Leap of Fate Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Leap of Fate
Nuclear Throne Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Nuclear Throne
Tower of Guns Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Tower of Guns

Selected Screenshots

Intro cutscene.
Screenshot from Spelunky
Main menu.
Screenshot from Pixel Piracy
Main menu with three of the four mages unlocked.
Screenshot from Leap of Fate
Title screen
Screenshot from Nuclear Throne
Main menu
Screenshot from Tower of Guns
Game group created by Alaka (38385), additional games added to group by Rola (7762), Patrick Bregger (156349), Stefan Lindberg (10), Rwolf (10477), chirinea (36582), Evolyzer (7889), Sciere (377681), Игги Друге (44994), Parf (7308), Indra is stressed (19947) and MAT (139045)