Death’s Door is a 2021 action-adventure video game developed by Acid Nerve and published by Devolver Digital. It was released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on July 20, 2021,and for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on November 23, 2021.It received positive reviews upon release, with several publications praising its mechanics, simplicity, and difficulty level, likening it to the Legend of Zelda and Dark Souls games. It is also a sequel to Titan Souls.
Death’s Door was developed by Acid Nerve, a Manchester, United Kingdom-based two-person studio comprising Mark Foster and David Fenn. Foster is credited as programmer, designer, writer, and animator; Fenn was producer, designer, composer, and sound designer. They also worked with two concept artists and a modeler.The developers wanted to use ideas and themes from their previous game, Titan Souls, and create a more advanced, polished game.They drew inspiration from the Legend of Zelda, Dark Souls, and the work of Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli.
The game was about half-way complete at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which required they move to remote work and leave their new office but, it otherwise did not have a significant negative impact on development.It was published by Devolver Digital. It was released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in July 2021, selling more than 100,000 copies in its first week.The game released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in November 2021.