Having spent the last 12 months cooped up in our houses, it’ll soon be time to collectively step out and breathe in the fresh air. Of course, that’s all before we strap two live fireworks to our tender bodies, propelling us up into the sky before we come crashing back down to the ground, landing in the open jaws of a handy shark who has taken refuge in a nearby river. Oh, wait. No. That’s Just Die Already – the old aged pensioner playground that Curve Digital and DoubleMoose can today announce will be launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as well as PC on Steam and Epic Games Store on Thursday, May 20th.
If this is the first time you’ve heard about Just Die Already – and, given we’ve all had so little to do during the last year that even thankless tasks such as “reading a book” or “making conversation with a loved one” have almost seemed legitimate, we frankly find that hard to believe – then hold onto your dentures.
Just Die Already tells the tale of a group of seniors who have just been kicked out of their retirement homes. These seniors are now competing with each other to secure a sweet spot by performing dangerous challenges to qualify for free care.
There is something inherently American about this premise and I kind of adore it for it. There is a fine line this game is balancing on between cheeky and tasteless.
Players can either take on Just Die Already alone or compete in four-player online multiplayer. This will be fully cross-platform too, thanks to Epic Online Services. Players can also tick off dangerous challenges that put your life – and, indeed, every atom of your being – in danger.
Just Die Already: I don’t get old I just get better
You’ll lose limbs getting eaten by sharks, you’ll break every single one of your bones, you’ll get squished and shot to pieces. If you’re lucky, you’ll stay alive long enough to earn your place at a prized retirement home. And isn’t that the horrifying dream?
“Just Die Already might be a fictional tale of OAPs competing for spots in retirement homes, but given the folks in those homes have food & drink, company, and – most importantly – haircuts on tap, I’m starting to think I should join then. Seriously, after a year of COVID-dodging, there’s not a single person in a retirement home who doesn’t look younger and fresher than anyone at DoubleMoose. At least we can now take on the comparatively sprightly forms of Just Die Already’s cast of characters when the game launches on May 20th.”
offers DoubleMoose co-founder Armin Ibrisagic.
For more insights into Frank’s mind, the protagonist of Just Die Already, follow the Twitter account here: @JustDieGame. Be warned: Frank does not hold back…or even know what Twitter is, really.
Just Die Already will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as well as PC on Steam and Epic Games Store for £11.99/$14.99/€13.99.