DERE EVIL EXEOfficial Waldo Score 7.7/10

7.7out of 10
Official Waldo Review

Take a simple pixelated platformer, but add a creative storyline, jokes, a slow build of horror and you'll arrive at this awesome game called DERE EVIL EXE. From the surface this game appears a little boring, the graphics are a little basic and the platforming starts off easy, but after a few minutes you realize this game is nothing like anything you've played before. It takes everything you know about traditional platforming and flips it on its head with a storyline, twists and turns and even a little bit of humor. It gets really really good at Level 3. Give this game a download to see what I mean.

Rating Summary

UI Design
UX Design (UX)
Game Design
Learning Curve
Difficulty Progression
Playtime Longevity
Sound Design
Fun
Concept Originality
Post Production

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Game Description

DERE EVIL EXE is both a terrifying thriller with a gripping story and an unorthodox retro platformer with unique puzzles and obstacles.

In DERE EVIL EXE, you step into the tiny shoes of a silent hero named 'Knightly'. Knightly must jump, run, and manipulate environments in order to survive the heart-racing journey through a stunning pixel art world.

Within surreal structures and blocky hills lurk dangerous creatures known as 'corruptions'. They take the form of their creator's greatest fears. Their creepy creator, sporting a cunning visage of cheerfulness, hides in plain sight as she watches her prey fall deeper into her traps.


Rating Breakdown

This game was given a score of 7.7/10 which is good. Anything above a 5.0 is considered a great game. Below is a breakdown of the elements that were factored into the rating for this game. Even though Waldo's reviews are based on personal opinion, each game's rating follows a strict confidential rubric system for fairness.

User Interface Design (UI)
Game displays some but not all of the following: clean layout design, smooth transitions, animation / motion, good use of a color palette, orginality.
User Experience Design (UX)
Game factored some but not all of the following: simple to use navigation, engaging layout, priority-based design, clear use of icons, internationality / language barriers.
Game Design
Game displays some but not all of the following: original character design, level design, object design, sequence / interaction animation, special effects.
Learning Curve
Game required no tutorials or instructions to play.
Difficulty Progression
Difficulty progression was smooth yet challenging.
Playtime Longevity
It is a game that you will want to play for a week, but nothing more.
Sound Design
The sound in this game is amazing. It's what makes this game actually scary and it's incredibly well done.
Fun
Storyline is really great, a lot of anticipation and waiting for what happens next. Also the creativity is so unique and refreshing making it a really fun experience.
Concept Originality
I have to give extra points for the scary aspect of this game. It's beyond anything I've played before.
Post Production
Post production contains a well written description, screenshots, video and icon design.
DERE EVIL EXE
Meta Horror Pixel Platformer
FREE
Version: 2.0

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Andrew "Waldo" Webster

  • Programmer, Creator, Designer
  • Lefty Games
  • From Savannah, Georgia

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