From the Developers of the original F.E.A.R. and No One Lives Forever – Blackpowder Games Unveils Studio and Debut Property PC Action Adventure Betrayer

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Video games have a tendency to be announced months and years before they’re available to play, but Betrayer seems to have popped up out of nowhere. Blackpowder Games, a Seattle-based indie game developer founded by ex-Monolith developers, announced the game yesterday and say it will be out on Steam Early Access later this month. Betrayer is powered by Unreal Engine 3 and is set in an English colony on the Virginia coast drained of color and life. Check out the teaser trailer below for a look the gameplay and art style, it definitely looks like nothing I’ve seen before and considering that No One Lives Forever and F.E.A.R. were two top-notch first person shooters I have confidence in the team’s abilities. Expect more details soon.

Seattle, WA – August 5th, 2013 – Seattle-based indie game developer Blackpowder Games today revealed Betrayer, an eerie and atmospheric first-person action adventure game for the PC. Betrayer is the self-funded debut of the studio, which was founded by ex-Monolith developers best known as the creative team responsible for the No One Lives Forever series and the original F.E.A.R.

“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 washes you ashore in the New World in 1604, where you’re expecting to join a struggling English colony on the Virginia coast. Instead you find only ghosts and mysteries in a land drained of color and life. You’ll build up an arsenal of weaponry including muskets, crossbows and throwing axes, collecting untold treasures along the way. Chart your own course through an untamed wilderness teeming with danger and discovery as you search for survivors and unravel the colony’s many mysteries, including the identity of the strange, silent woman in red who helps from afar.

Betrayer is set to release as a Steam Early Access title in August. The game is powered by the latest award-winning Unreal Engine 3 technology. For more information about Blackpowder Games and Betrayer, visit the official site:

About Blackpowder Games
Founded in 2013, Blackpowder Games is an entertainment software developer whose mission is to create compelling and memorable first-person action games. The studio was founded by Craig Hubbard, David Longo, Larry Paolicelli, Brad Pendleton, Charles Wes Saulsberry III. Blackpowder Games is located in Seattle, Washington.

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