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Shadow of the Game
Genre: Adventure, RPG, Puzzle
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:04pm
Oct 27, 2014 @ 12:23pm
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Shadow of the Game released on a broad variety of distribution channels
Only 3 days left before Shadow of the Game hits over 60 game portals!
Release date: Released on several sites, waiting for greenlight=)
Shadow of the Game is a multiple award-winning roleplaying title with a strong focus on interactive storytelling.
Demo and full game available!
"A game within a game – it’s the type of stuff to make Christopher Nolan proud" - T1 Magazine
"Gameception" - Indie Game Magazine

Download demo and full game on Gamersgate:

The Game is the scene of the crime!

One of the strongest guilds in a fictive MMORPG is embarking on the last expansion’s final raid to become the highest ranking guild in game. The event is so tremendous that even the MMO’s lead developers at Gizzard are watching the raid on live-stream. Things start to slowly fall apart when the guild’s outcast “Cookie” makes his return sporting an illegal race and bringing power-grinded companions. Friendships are put to the test, internships are on the line, and the gamers are forced to take action in the “real world”. (Original Soundtrack included)

“It's only natural to get excited for DeRail Game's adventure narrative game” - dsoGaming

The story touches not only on the players in the MMO, but also on the developers making the MMO and the lives of the people who play the characters in the game. It is filled with off-color humor and puns about taboo subjects like psychoactive drugs and deviant sex, as well as pokes at the games industry itself. The game is full of color and contrasts, and music is used consciously.

The story is central to Shadow of the Game and much of play consists of choices made during dialogs. Traditional combat modes and character development systems have been replaced with narrative choices and story-contextual puzzles. The narrative choices determine the story’s development. The player experiences the story through control of varying characters, not just one. If one character fails, dies, or gets politically buried in the Guild, the story continues. When the story requires physical action from a character, it’s the player’s task to solve problems through puzzles. For example, everybody knows that loss of internet connection during a raid could result in disaster. So, what do you do when your father cuts the TP-Cable? You look around to find materials and make an antenna to hack the neighbor’s wireless using a portal-radio, of course.

Shadow of the Game is unpredictable, and amusing, especially for those familiar with MMOs or the games industry. Things like political in-fighting and jockeying for position within the guild, conflict between parent and teen, or interactions between employees in the workplace are familiar and easily identified with for most players. The rough language and references to sexually taboo subjects are shocking, but amusing. With time they also prove to be thought provoking as a seemingly trivial attitude to drug abuse and sexual deviation is brought into question. The plot takes twists and turns, which are partly determined by player choices. This results in an unpredictable story which holds attention and lends itself to replay, as alternative storylines are revealed when the player chooses differently.

The characters within the game are unusual and memorable. They develop during the game, and reveal sometimes surprising sides. The game is bizarre, but enjoyable with loads of puns and off-color humor references. The lines between real life and game are at times unclear, and parallels are easily drawn between the two. There is suspense, action, and drama with Grey men from the IRS, hippies and dancing Monkeeys. Adults who have experience in gaming or the games industry and enjoy puns, off color humor, and exploration and discovery should enjoy this game.

Demo and full game on Desura:

Genre: RPG, adventure, experimental, interactive story
Playtime: 12-18 Hours
Replay value: High (Multi branching story)
Rating: Unrated
Release date: Released on several sites, waiting for greenlight=)

Awards and nominations:
Norwegian Game Award for Best Concept 2012
Norwegian Game Award – The Gathering 2012
Nominated for Norwegian Game Award – Best Sound

Shadow of the Game - Guild on Facebook:

Popular Discussions View All (4)
Mar 27, 2014 @ 5:43pm
PINNED: Why I think this game will be worth buying.
Apr 8, 2016 @ 12:44pm
Just found out about Shinyloot
Kaas Chuig
Nov 24, 2012 @ 11:24am
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Kaas Chuig Feb 7 @ 2:18pm 
Still waiting... though I'll probably have to pay for it again considering what happened with ShinyLoot.
Chibini Jan 15, 2015 @ 11:20am 
I can confirm that the developers was just made aware of the game being greenlit now. We will look into it and hopefully get it out on steam.
IceFrost Dec 18, 2014 @ 2:14pm 
Dead game facebook page and website closed.
Defilum Aug 23, 2014 @ 5:26pm 
This is looking pretty fricken awesome!!!
BFG-9000 Jul 14, 2014 @ 9:14pm 
Nice game! Yes! Voted!
Kaas Chuig Jul 13, 2014 @ 10:15pm 
To answer the opening question: Yes, I have played an mmo inside a single player game. Remember those old .hack games on the ps2?

Regardless, this game looks hilarious, so you got my vote.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Jul 13, 2014 @ 11:41am 
Nice game
OnlyLFeris Jul 6, 2014 @ 1:11pm 
sorry but no I'm not big on bad words
Roman Jun 22, 2014 @ 12:43pm 
Travis Bickle Jun 16, 2014 @ 12:56am 
euphoria the game *le tips fedora*