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Blackout: My StealthJam EntryPosted by Linkage on 24 July, 2012 at 6:31pm
About a month ago I took part in a Stealth Game Jam (the StealthJam) hosted by the website Sneaky Bastards, completing a small stealth game called Blackout in roughly a total of ~15 hours work from home. The result is not entirely pretty, but it demonstrates my original idea at least as well as you could hope given the time limit.
Blackout is actually similar in a few ways to StealthDemo, featuring a 2D perspective with the basic objective of reaching the exit, however the main premise of Blackout is that you have one key ability which you must use to get through the levels- which is, as the name implies, the ability to cause a blackout of the whole level at will.
My goals behind a design like this were largely related to putting a twist on typical stealth gameplay. Many stealth games are all about hiding in the shadows and observing enemies from where they cannot see you- what I wanted to do was create a game where stayin...
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