There are brutally difficult platformers like Super Meat Boy, and then there's developer Cat Nigiri's Necrosphere which looks like it enters an entirely different level of pain. It's a Metroidvania-style platformer that has you exploring huge levels trying to negotiate your way around a plethora of hazards all of which will kill you in an instant. The game was recently shown at the Brazil’s Independent Games Festival a few weeks back and was nominated for a number of awards, including Best Brazilian Game, Best Gameplay, and the Innovation Award. People really like to die in their games, apparently! Here's a new trailer showing Necrosphere in action.

Depending on how you feel about ultra-difficult, die-a-million-times platformers, that trailer either has you salivating at the mouth or turning away in disgust. If it's the former, you can actually check out a demo of the game on to experience a bit of it for yourself. The full-fledged version of Necrosphere is launching on desktop on September 1st during the first day of PAX West, with versions for iOS, Android, Xbox One, and PS4 planned for Q4 of this year. If you enjoy punishing yourself, Necrosphere is one to keep on your radar.

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  • macatron

    So do you have to start the level completely over when you die, or do you start right back where you died like in the video? If it's the former then I'll pass.

    • CaioLopez

      Hi, macatron! You restart right back where you died. Thank you

  • Far_Out

    holy geez

  • Syrik_Zero

    If I'm going to die a million times, please make the time to start again as close to instant as possible. If there is a few second wait or load time I will Shirley stop playing fairly quick.

    • CaioLopez

      Shirley not the case! Respawns are even faster than VVVVVV's!

  • Kainamor

    Definitely salivating at the mouth for me. I love super meatboy and vvvvvvv so this is right up my alley.

    • CaioLopez

      That's great to hear, Kainamor! There's a demo you can play. If you do, please let me know your thoughts about the game. Thank you.

  • Press2Play

    The death of my ios devices is getting near.

  • Kallizm

    I'd rather not have to dislodge my iPhone from the drywall after playing a game.