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Betrayer

Betrayer review

Colonization meets The Shining

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3 years ago

Feature: Have you played it? Yes or roaNOke

Have You Played… Betrayer?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Part horror, part stealth, part open world action-adventure, Betrayer [official site] is the first game from Blackpowder, a studio that includes former Monolith employees who worked on the likes of F.E.A.R. and No One Lives Forever. Released in March 2014, it's far from…

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5 years ago

Feature: Colonization meets The Shining

Betrayer review

Betrayer is a pre-industrial, mostly monochrome first-person action game from Blackpowder Games, among whom number several ex-Monolith developers. It's out now. The bloody red cross of an English flag flickers against the bleached horizon like arterial spray on snow. Brittle, near-dead pines rise from the grey-white ground, silent, skeletal giants forever threatening some terrible fate to those who dare approach. A bell tolls, endlessly, through…

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You Will NOLF True FEAR: Betrayer Out Now

Once upon a time Monolith made the candy/1970s-colored No One Lives Forever, but then the years passed and the colors drained away. The result? F.E.A.R., which traded NOLF's yuck-yuck-yucks for some spooky, splattery "oh... yucks." Flash forward to today:¬†all of the color is gone, with six Monolith vets producing the gloomily black-and-white Betrayer. It's got scares in spades and thick cobwebs of dread lingering in…

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Feature: The Art Technology Of Betrayer

Monomania: Shades Of Old In Blackpowder’s Betrayer

The latest installment of an ongoing collaboration between RPS and Dead End Thrills brings you a look at the recently released Betrayer. Just a moment while I stand and address the group. Hi everyone. *deep breath* I am a Monoholic. One whiff of vintage Monolith Productions and I'm back in the throes of a FEAR bender, or in a caravan park somewhere fighting ninjas disguised…

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Monolithic Monochrome: Betrayer

Betrayer, an upcoming FPS from Blackpowder Games, certainly has some visual clout. A monochrome colonial North America with a few dashes of bright red to unsettle proceedings, it delivers quite a look. And it sounds creepy: "The year is 1604. You sailed from England expecting to join a struggling colony on the coast of Virginia. Instead, you find only ghosts and mysteries. What catastrophe blighted…

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