Indie game developer Blackpowder Games announced today a new game called Betrayer, a high-contrast, black, red and white first-person action adventure exclusively for the PC. The game is being self-funded by the studio, which is made up of ex-Monolith devs (best known for the F.E.A.R. franchise).
Betrayer is set in “the New World” in the year 1604 in a “struggling English colony” on the coast of Virginia. And though this is a first-person game, there are no people to shoot, per se, “only ghosts and mysteries in a land drained of color and life”, thus the visual aesthetic.
Weapons at your expanding disposal include muskets, crossbows, throwing axes and other weapons of the time, not to mention treasures you’ll find throughout the land.
There’s also a “silent woman in red who helps from afar.” Which sounds eerie. And awesome.
“We wanted to get back to crafting games more intuitively,” said Creative Director Craig Hubbard.
“There’s a sense of discovery and excitement when you navigate by instinct rather than market research and open yourself up to opportunities that arise during development.”
Betrayer is slated for release, believe it or not, later this month as an Early Access title on Steam, in which gamers can fork over the dough early to… well, get the game early. It’s running on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3, and looks pretty good so far.