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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 losing all level progression is still in effect.
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
Chair Simulator2021Macintosh, Windows MSCHF Product Studios Inc...
Roboquest2020WindowsRyseUp Studios...
Spelunky 22020PlayStation 4, WindowsMossmouth, LLC...
Roundguard2020iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, tvOS, Windows, Xbox OneQuantum Astrophysicists Guild Inc., The...
Steambirds Alliance2019Macintosh, WindowsSpry Fox LLC...
Dead Ground2018Linux, Nintendo Switch, WindowsUltimate Games S.A....
Below2018PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneCapybara Games Inc....
One Hour One Life2018Windows...
Flamebreak2016Linux, Macintosh, WindowsNimbly Games, LLC...
Lost Castle2016Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, WindowsAnotherIndie LLC...
Leap of Fate2016PlayStation 4, WindowsClever-Plays Studio, Inc....
StarBreak2015Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsCrunchy Games...
Deathstate2015Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, WindowsBread Machine Games...
MidBoss2015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsKitsune Games LLC...
Full Mojo Rampage2014PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneNicalis, Inc....
Tower of Guns2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneGrip Digital, s.r.o.3.43
Our Darker Purpose2014WindowsAvidly Wild Games...
Heavy Bullets2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDevolver Digital, Inc....
Wings!: Remastered Edition2014Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware, Inc.3.76
Miscreated2014WindowsEntrada Interactive LLC...
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth2014Linux, Macintosh, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneNicalis, Inc.3.87
Ghostship Aftermath2014WindowsMAG Studios...
STWALT2014Browser...
How to Survive: One Shot Escape2014Windows505 Games S.R.L....
Ziggurat2014Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Tomahawk F1, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneMilkstone Studios S.L....
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Selected Covers

Spelunky 2 PlayStation 4 Front Cover
Front cover for Spelunky 2
Heavy Bullets Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Heavy Bullets
Roundguard Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Roundguard
Miscreated Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Miscreated

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Heavy Bullets
Main menu
Screenshot from Roundguard
The the screen. On the left is an animation of falling chairs
Screenshot from Chair Simulator
Game group created by Alaka (78528), additional games added to group by Rola (8288), Patrick Bregger (257359), piltdown_man (201894), Stefan Lindberg (18), Rwolf (18385), chirinea (46643), Evolyzer (19334), Sciere (715843), googleuser (13409), Игги Друге (46329), JudgeDeadd (26822), Parf (7785), Indra was here (20887) and MAT (222026)
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