Lovecraftian lore has already proven to be popular in the indie scene, but Spooky Squid Games is trading in the menus and dialogue screens for platforming and brutal, bloody combat with a new trailer for their upcoming indie, They Bleed Pixels. You take the role of a proper-looking little lady who is haunted by a mysterious book and nightmares, and like all proper ladies, she dispatches her foes with her lobster hands.
Aside from ridiculous combos involving kicking airborne enemies into floating saw blades and ricocheting them around spiked walls, the game also touts an novel checkpoint system and one-button combat. Racking up combos and disposing of enemies in inventive ways builds up a checkpoint meter, which grants you the ability to drop checkpoints where you want them. We’ll be bleeding pixels later this summer.