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Red Tape

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: DreadXP
Developer: Pollaris Studios
Release Date: Feb. 14, 2023

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'Red Tape' Is An Indie Horror Game That Lets You Navigate Through Hell’s Corporate Bureaucracy - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 11, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m. PST

Inspired by Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy, Red Tape is a dark comedy horror game that tells the tale of an angel who was "transferred" to Hell Inc. due to a filing error.

Red Tape takes the idiom and translates it into a full-on bureaucracy simulator about a fallen angel trapped in the bowels of Hell seeking a way back to Heaven.

It’s up to players to get this nasty … “HR issue” sorted with the head honcho himself: CEO of Hell Incorporated, The Devil.

Welcome to Hell Incorporated.

As an angel trapped in the fiery underworld due to a paperwork mishap, players of Red Tape will explore the nine circles of Hell Inc. to fix this egregious filing error. They’ll have to run, jump, wait in line, and experience all the thrills and thralls of horrific corporate culture first-hand. Hellish bureaucratic processes await, as are all manner of demons and hellspawn determined to complicate matters further with their petty nonsense, conflated egos, and sadistic requests. Players will have to cut through the red tape in their fight to restore balance between Heaven and Hell.

Climb through the ranks and help solve problems in all 9 circles of hell.

“DreadXP was founded by a desire to support fellow spooky-inclined indie game developers, so when we came across the folks at Brazil-based Pollaris Studios, we saw an amazing opportunity to highlight this small but immensely talented team,” said Ted Hentschke, Head of Production at DreadXP. “Pollaris Studios marks the first of many ultra-small indies that we intend to support with our publishing resources and introduce to as big of an audience as possible.”

Key Features

  • A fully-realized corporate hell
  • he nine circles of Hell are sectioned into familiar corporate departments, separated into 3 sections:
    • LIMBO - Reception
    • LUST - Human Resources
    • GLUTTONY - Cafeteria
    • GREED - Accounting
    • WRATH - Customer Service
    • HERESY - Marketing
    • FRAUD - Legal
    • VIOLENCE - Planning
    • TREACHERY - Administration
  • A colorful cast of characters

Red Tape is coming to PC (Steam) on February 14, 2023.

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