My favourite part of the Trine games is zipping around as the Thief with her grappling hook, so I was excited to see a hook-swinging stealth game from creators Frozenbyte. That’s Shadwen [official site], which launched today. Shadwen’s a medieval-y third-person stealth game about an assassin who befriends a young girl, larking about with sneaking and swinging and knocking-crates-onto-soldiers-ing, with Superhot’s ‘time moves only when you do’ and Prince of Persia’s time-rewinding on the side.
So! Shadwen is an assassin on a mission to kill a king. She can climb and swing on her grappling hook, stab men in the neck, pull and knock physics objects around for distraction and murder, and craft gadgets to murder and help. For some reason, she’s also escorting a young orphan named Lily, clearing paths for her to slip past the guards.
I played the demo Frozenbyte released a few months ago, and sadly didn’t particularly dig it. But maybe you’ll enjoy it more?
Shadwen is out for Windows, Mac, and Linux from Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store. A launch discount brings it to £11.04/14,44€/$14.44, then it’ll normally cost £12.99/16,99€/$16.99. Here’s the launch trailer: