Blackpowder Games, (formerly known as Monolith, the developer of F.E.A.R. and No One Lives Forever) has announced a new FPS, Betrayer.
The game is set in 1604 and is based within an American wilderness crawling with undead soldiers who have emerged from a mysterious British encampment. Players can piece together the plot by searching for artefacts scattered across the black and white world, while objects of interest are highlighted in red to create a striking visual style.
The Creatve Director of the game, Craig Hubbard, said,
“The social situation of that time was really interesting, I don’t know if you’ve read about what it was like to be in the Pilgrim colonies, like if you broke the law, but they’d like… pile stones on you until you died. It was just brutal and horrific and that’s great subject matter for an atmospheric and eerie game.”
CEO and UI Designer, Larry Paolicelli, added,
“When we turned it off and when we went back to color, we missed the tension. We missed being in that world. We’d do playtesting, and we’d show people both, and they liked the black and white better, because of that tension, because of that sense of mystery.”
You can check out the announcement trailer below:
Betrayer will be available through Steam Early Access on August 14 for PC.
Are you excited about playing?