Dead End Job

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Dead End Job sends you into a madcap, Ren & Stimpy-esque world to bust up ghosts.
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About Dead End Job

About this game

Dead End Job sends you into a madcap, Ren & Stimpy-esque world to bust up ghosts. It’s a procedurally generated, couch co-op, twin-stick shooter that straps a vacuum pack to your back, and puts a plasma blaster in your hand. For you, it’s just another day in the office.

  • Exorcise restaurants, offices and other buildings.
  • Use a plasma blaster, your trusty vacuum pack and a whole range of supernatural items.
  • Save your mentor's soul or she'll spend eternity as a spook (voted “Least Preferred Fate” in Ghost Hunter Monthly).
  • So many ghosts.
  • A madcap story written by IGF nominee Xalavier Nelson Jr
  • Drop in/drop out couch co-op, as your mentor appears to lend a hand!
  • Stunning cartoon-quality artwork inspired by 90’s favourites like Ren & Stimpy.
  • Actually, maybe too many ghosts?
  • Featuring original music by the award-winning Will Morton (Grand Theft Auto series).
  • Twitch and Mixer integration allows viewers to help or hinder the streamer.
  • Seriously, can someone please get rid of all of these ghosts?




Please note that Dead End Job supports mouse & keyboard controls for single player, but couch co-op requires at least one player to use a controller.

Familiar Haunts

You take on the role of Hector Plasm, a worker at Ghoul-B-Gone – ‘the Number One experts in paranormal pest control’ – as you’re tasked with heading to haunted offices, restaurants, and other everyday buildings before freeing them of unwanted guests. One minute you're sucking up specters, the next you're sucking up to your bosses, chasing that promotion.
Have you got what it takes to be the best at putting pests to rest?

Don’t Suck… Well, Actually Do

Exercise that fighting spirit, since every specter you snag and every resident you rescue is added to your client’s bill at the end of the job. Haunted by the ghost of your mentor, quite literally, you must learn the ropes and to save her soul before she’s forced to spend eternity as a spook (voted “Least Preferred Fate” in Ghost Hunter Monthly).

Kindred Spirits

Play alone or bust ghosts with a buddy in drop in / drop out co-op that works seamlessly within the main adventure. Plus you can play to an audience with Twitch and Mixer interactivity that allows viewers to help or hinder your assault on the afterlife.

Ghost Writer

Do you love 90's cartoons? Yeah, so do we, and we grew up on their stretchy squishy gross-out laughs. Our love for them spills over into the game like so much ectoplasm. See every nose hair in wacky, vibrant art that brings everyday items to life as screwball spooks to suck up. To top it off, the entire adventure is backed by music from the award-winning Will Morton (Grand Theft Auto series).

Game Details

Release Date:
December 13, 2019
Developer:
Ant Workshop Ltd
Publisher:
Headup Games
Supported Languages:
English +
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Genres:
Action
Top-Down Shooter

Shooter

Twin Stick Shooter

Shoot 'Em Up
Themes:
Colorful
Fast-Paced

Great Soundtrack

Difficult

Atmospheric
Play Styles:
Local Co-Op
Singleplayer

Co-op

2D

Procedural Generation

Top-Down

Controller

Split Screen
Features:
SharedSplit Screen
Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Cloud

Remote Play on TV

Remote Play Together

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or equivalent
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Dead End Job is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck. This game does not default to external Bluetooth/USB controllers on Deck, and may require manually switching the active controller via the Quick Access Menu
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Dead End Job was released on December 13, 2019
Yes, Dead End Job supports Linux.
Dead End Job is published by Headup Games
Dead End Job was developed by Ant Workshop Ltd
Fanatical users tagged Dead End Job as Action, Top-Down Shooter, Shooter, and Twin Stick Shooter
Fanatical users tagged Dead End Job as Colorful, Fast-Paced, Great Soundtrack, and Difficult
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Dead End Job as having Local Co-Op
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Dead End Job as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Dead End Job as having Co-op
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Dead End Job as having Split Screen
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Dead End Job as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Dead End Job as Top-Down Shooter
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Dead End Job as Shooter

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