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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...
Deathstate2015Macintosh, WindowsWorkinman Interactive LLC....
Our Darker Purpose2014WindowsAvidly Wild Games...
Tower of Guns2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneGrip Digital, s.r.o....
Wings!: Remastered Edition2014Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware, Inc....
Ziggurat2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneMilkstone Studios S.L....
Full Mojo Rampage2014WindowsOver the Top Games S.L....
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth2014Linux, Macintosh, New Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneNicalis, Inc.4.19
NEO Scavenger2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBlue Bottle Games...
Heavy Bullets2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDevolver Digital...
Pixel Piracy2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One505 Games (U.S.), Inc....
Angvik2013Macintosh, Windows...
Wasteland Kings2013WindowsVlambeer...
Nuclear Throne2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsVlambeer...
Risk of Rain2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsHopoo Games, LLC4.55
Legend of Dungeon2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsRobotLovesKitty...
Wayward2013Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsUnlok...
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.2.94
Teleglitch: Die More Edition2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsParadox Interactive AB...
Teleglitch2012Linux, WindowsParadox Interactive AB...
The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb2012Macintosh, Windows3.91
FTL: Faster Than Light2012iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSubset Games 3.69
Spelunky2012PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360Mossmouth, LLC3.43
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz...
The Binding of Isaac2011Macintosh, Windows3.61
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Selected Covers

WazHack Linux Front Cover
Front cover for WazHack
Deathstate Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Deathstate
Teleglitch Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Teleglitch
Wayward Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Wayward

Selected Screenshots

Main menu.
Screenshot from WazHack
Main menu
Screenshot from Deathstate
Main title.
Screenshot from Wayward
Main menu with three of the four mages unlocked.
Screenshot from Leap of Fate
Game group created by Alaka (37234), additional games added to group by Rola (7751), Patrick Bregger (151073), Stefan Lindberg (10), Rwolf (9891), chirinea (36304), Evolyzer (1701), Sciere (357925), Игги Друге (45006), Parf (7312), Indra is stressed (20020) and MAT (117182)