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Breakup-Inspired Indie Game Where Love Is Literal Hell Launching in Time for Valentine’s Day

After 5 long years of dev time, solo developer Tim Ruswick launches his breakup-inspired indie game Philophobia: The Fear of Love, just in time for Valentine’s day.

Philophobia: The Fear of Love is a precision platformer based on the 5 stages of grief, where love is literal Hell.

“̸B̵r̵e̷a̴k̷u̶p̴s̴ ̸a̵r̴e̶ ̶s̶u̸p̸e̴r̷ ̷t̸o̶u̴g̸h̵,̵ ̷a̶n̵d̵ ̷y̵e̷t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̷y̶’̷r̴e̴ ̵a̷ ̴u̴n̸i̴v̷e̴r̶s̷a̵l̷ ̷e̸x̷p̴e̵r̸i̵e̵n̴c̴e̸ ̸f̴o̵r̵ ̶u̶s̶ ̷a̵l̷l̴.̶ ̶I̶ ̷w̶a̷n̵t̵e̴d̶ ̶t̸o̷ ̶m̷a̷k̴e̴ ̶a̸ ̴g̸a̷m̶e̴ ̵a̸b̵o̵u̴t̷ ̸m̶y̶ ̸l̷i̶t̵e̵r̵a̷l̴ ̵i̸n̶t̷e̵r̴p̷r̵e̷t̵a̶t̴i̸o̷n̷ ̴o̴f̴ ̶w̵h̴a̸t̴ ̴i̵t̵’̸s̶ ̷l̴i̵k̸e̶ ̷t̴o̷ ̵f̷e̵e̸l̶ ̴a̵l̵l̴ ̴o̴f̶ ̷t̵h̴o̵s̷e̸ ̵d̸e̷e̷p̶ ̷d̷a̵r̵k̴ ̷e̴m̴o̵t̴i̵o̶n̵s̷…̷e̴m̸o̴t̴i̶o̷n̶s̶ ̵t̶h̵a̸t̸ ̴m̷o̵s̸t̸ ̴p̶e̴o̵p̸l̸e̵ ̶t̸r̵y̶ ̶t̸o̸ ̵b̶l̶o̶c̴k̸ ̶o̸u̶t̶.̶ ̸T̶h̴i̸s̷ ̴g̷a̷m̶e̴ ̷l̵e̴t̵s̷ ̶y̸o̷u̷ ̸e̵x̸p̴e̸r̷i̵e̵n̸c̴e̶ ̷t̵h̶o̵s̴e̸ ̸e̸m̷o̵t̶i̷o̸n̴s̶ ̶l̵i̵t̵e̶r̴a̸l̴l̵y̷.̶”̶

About Philophobia:
The only thing worse than losing your life for love…is having it hunt you down. Philophobia is a game where love is literal Hell and all of the enemies are hearts.

  • Experience the story of Stuart and his horrifying encounter with heartbreak.
  • Work your way through 5 stages of grief being hunted by 25+ demons of misery.
  • Endure 100+ levels of torture designed around real world emotions.
  • Fight the 5 Demons of Grief and overcome your heartbreak for good!
  • Escape the 6 Realms of Misery and help all of the lost souls you find along the way.
  • Make your broken heart whole again.

Philophobia: The Fear of Love launches on Steam Feb 10, 2020.

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