For the past couple of years, the only experience we had of Death Trash was seeing the occasional .gif or work-in-progress screenshot on developer Stephan Hövelbrinks’ Twitter account. Players got a chance to try the Fallout-inspired RPG game during the Summer Game Fest, which featured the first-ever Death Trash demo playable by the public. Now that demo is a permanent addition to Steam, so you can dip your toes in the contaminated, pixelated waters of Death Trash.
Death Trash is an RPG set in a post-apocalypse that’s severe even by apocalypse standards. Civilisation has fallen thanks to an incursion by extra dimensional cosmic horrors, and what’s left of humanity remains either hiding within its ruined cities or wandering the blasted wastelands as outcasts. Giant machines stalk by the ruined settlements, apparently feeling rather smug about themselves.
You’ll create a character and pick some starting stats, and then find yourself waking up in some kind of ancient bunker filled with old computers and robots who would like you to be on your way as quickly as possible.