A stealth assassination-based RPG developed by Canadian developer Mark Nasr of Exiled Thunder, called Shadowy Contracts has just been released on Steam Early Access. Taking its inspiration from sword and sorcery movies, historical knowledge of the Dark Ages, and classic stealth games form the 90’s, he’s single-handedly produced a large open world stealth game with sharp graphics and detailed character customisation.
The premise of Shadowy Contracts is a simple one. Take on assassination contracts, eliminate the target, and get paid for it or, get killed in the attempt, either’s possible. In an Arthurian world, filled with poverty, hardship and violence, the protagonist realizes that the only way that things are going to get better is if he changes things himself. After joining an assassin’s guild, he soon starts ‘changing’ the world, and discovering a magical heritage while he accumulates wealth.
Wealth that will enable you to buy equipment from 52 weapons, 38 armor sets, and 21 weapon effects/enchants currently, but more are due to be added later. Earn enough money and could hire and lead mercenaries into battle, which really starts to raise the stakes.
“I’ve loved playing games from a very young age. I used to wonder about how they were actually made – and if I would ever be able to create my own games one day. A part of me has always been fascinated by the stealth genre and what makes those games tick – even more so with games such as Skyrim that combine stealth and combat! After studying software engineering and spending a few years working on smaller games, I finally had the chance to develop my own title. I’m thrilled that it’s finally out – and I can’t wait to hear from players.” Mark Nasr (Lead Developer & Founder, ExiledThunder Productions)
- 7 Contracts and 4 battle levels, with more coming soon
- Buy or steal 52 different weapons, 38 armour sets and 21 weapon effects and enchantments
- Loot weapons, and learn abilities and spells using the talent tree
- Scalable enemies ensure there’s always a challenge
- Extensive character creation system
Shadowy Contracts is now available on Steam Early Access for PC (Windows Only). Order before the 10th oct to receive a 25% discount, making it buyable for $9.74 rather than its standard price of $12.99. Head over to the official Shadowy Contracts Steam page for more info.