My favorite Google Stadia exclusive has been brought back from the dead, and I can't wait to replay it


Google Stadia may have said its goodbyes back in January, but the developer of one of its exclusive games is bringing it to other platforms - and I couldn't be more excited to replay it.

Developer Tequila Works released survival horror game Gylt for Google Stadia back in late 2019, and as a fan of all things mildly spooky, I had to give it a try. In Gylt, players take on the role of young girl Sally who, in search of her missing cousin, finds herself in a nightmare world that parallels the bullying her cousin suffered. Players will need to stealthily explore their surroundings, avoid monsters, and solve puzzles all with just a flashlight.

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I played Gylt back in 2020, and since Google Stadia was still in its early days I didn't always have the smoothest experience. The game often suffered with severe lag on the basic laptop I was using, so there were a lot of instances where the game was mostly unplayable and I had to restart it. That's why, when Tequila Works announced earlier this year that it was bringing Gylt to other platforms, I was so excited to experience the game again without all the interruptions and quality issues.

Regardless of the problems I had back then, I really enjoyed Gylt and found it genuinely terrifying at times (if you've explored the area with the mannequins, you'll get it). In fact, I'm not the only one that had a great time with Gylt, as back in 2019 we reviewed the former Stadia exclusive and called it "a modern gateway horror."

If I've convinced you to give Gylt a go, it's set to release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on July 6th, 2023. You can also wishlist the game via the PlayStation Store and Steam right now.

Wondering what else we've got to look forward to for the rest of the year? Take a look at our new games 2023 list.