Ex-Monolith developers have formed a new indie game studio called Blackpowder Games. This team was responisble for the original F.E.A.R. and the No One Lives Forever series. Today they announced their next game was going to be Betrayer. It is described as an eerie and suspenseful first person action adventure set in and around an abandoned New World colony in 1604.
Betrayer is set to release as a Steam Early Access title in August. For now it appears the game will be PC only title. Some of the features include:
- Chart your own course through an untamed wilderness teeming with danger and discovery.
- Unravel the colony’s many mysteries by gathering clues and awakening the memories of the dreaming dead.
- Build up an arsenal of early 17th century weaponry including muskets, bows, crossbows, and throwing axes.
- Collect untold treasures hidden in the wilds by the colonists for reasons you will come to understand in time.
Synopsis: 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 the land and drained it of color and life? Where are the settlers and tribes who lived here? And who is the strange, silent woman in red who aids you from afar?
Clue by clue, you must piece together the story of what befell this doomed settlement and find a way to set things right. You will be hunted by corrupted Conquistadors and ravening shadows as you explore an expansive wilderness in order to trace the brief, tragic history of the colony and search for survivors.