Independent studio Tequila Works has announced that it has signed a deal to bring its first title, Deadlight, exclusively to Xbox LIVE Arcade in summer 2012.

Described by the developer as a cinematic puzzle platformer, Deadlight is set in apocalyptic world where there is no reason to exist. The game sees you trying to survive while crossing the American west coast.

"Being published by Microsoft Studios, one of the world's largest publishers, is a true reward for all the team hard work," said Raúl Rubio, CEO and creative director at Tequila Works. "The opportunity to work with first-party publisher Microsoft Studios is a dream come true, and shows their commitment in the talent of small independent studios."

Tequila Works was founded in September 2009 and comprises of industry veterans who have worked on titles including Commandos and Motorstorm series, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Diablo III, Heavy Rain, and Overlord II.

Deadlight is due for release on Xbox LIVE Arcade in summer 2012.

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