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Northern Shadow
Genre: Action, Strategy, RPG
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Players: Single-player
May 29, 2014 @ 2:36pm
Dec 31, 2016 @ 3:42am
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Farewell to Northern Shadow
Oyungezer Online Röportajı (Turkish Interview)
Release date: Cancelled
Development of Northern Shadow ended on January 2016. Huge thanks to everyone that followed the development over the years.

Northern Shadow is an upcoming open-world sandbox RPG with city building elements. It is played exclusively from first person perspective. Introduces advanced AI and dialog systems, as well as city building and management mechanics.

Main Features:

  • Advanced AI: Character trait system provides a realistic context for AI actions. They can adapt to any situation, and always try to choose an action that represents their character the best.
  • City Building: Detailed building construction system allows for extreme customization and building options for cities, down to individual flowers. You can build anywhere on the map, whenever you like.
  • City Management: Realistic logistics system requires you to balance the city resources. Traders may choose not to visit a town if they find them unprofitable or dangerous. A mining town cannot survive without a steady supply of food. A farming town cannot produce food without protection. Guards cannot do their duty without adequate armaments and support.
  • Huge Open World: Constantly growing 200 square kilometer map has variety of geographically different areas with different cultures. Season cycle system can change not only the look, but the topography of the map as well.
  • Sandbox: Dynamic event system leverages the AI and dialog systems, so that any event that can happen, can happen anywhere, anytime, without the restrictions of the classic quest systems. Anyone can become a murderer (if it fits their character) and open up an investigation option, anyone can become a key witness to that crime. There are no special NPCs.


Turkish version

Northern Shadow açık uçlu oynayış, açık dünya ve şehir kurma özellikleri içeren bir rol-yapma oyunudur. Tamamen birinci kişi gözüyle oynanıp, gelişmiş yapay zeka, dialog sistemi ve şehir yapma/yönetme mekanikleri içerir.

Ana Özellikler:

  • Gelişmiş Yapay Zeka: Gelişmiş karakter nitelik sistemi ile yapay zeka davranışları için gerçekçi bir içerik ortamı sağlıyor. Her türlü ortama uyum sağlayabilip, kendi karakterlerine uygun şekilde davranış sergiliyorlar.
  • Şehir Yapımı: Detaylı şehir yapım sistemi, tek bir çiçeğine varana kadar aşırı detaylı bir şehir kişiselleştirme ve yapım sistemi sunuyor. Haritada istediğiniz yere, istediğiniz zaman inşa yapabiliyorsunuz.
  • Şehir Yönetim: Gerçekçi lojistik sistemi şehir kaynaklarını sürekli olarak dengede tutmanızı gerektiriyor. Tüccarlar verimsiz veya tehlikeli şehirleri ziyaret etmemeyi tercih edebiliyor. Bir madenci kasabası yiyecek olmadan hayatta kalamıyor. Bir çiftçi kasabası korunma olmadan yiyecek üretemiyor. Nöbetçiler mühimmat ve destek olmadan görevlerini yerine getiremiyor.
  • Devasa Açık Dünya: Sürekli olarak büyüyen 200 kilometre karelik harita, değişik kültürlere sahip çeşitli coğrafi alanlar içeriyor. Mevsim sistemi haritanın sadece görünüşünü değil, arazinin şeklinide değiştirebiliyor.
  • Açık uçlu oynayış: Dinamik hadise sisteminin yapay zeka ve diyalog sistemlerinden faydalanması sayesinde, herhangi bir hadise, herhangi bir yer ve zamanda, klasik quest sistemlerine bağlı kalmadan gerçekleşebiliyor. Herhangi bir kimse (karakterlerine uygun ise) cinayet işleyip katil olabiliyor, oyuncu için soruşturma seçeneği açabiliyor, herhangi bir kimse bu olayda anahtar tanık olabiliyor. Herhangi bir NPC'nin özel olması söz konusu değil.

Türkçe Trailer
Popular Discussions View All (62)
Jan 7, 2017 @ 12:29am
- Northern Shadow Türk Takipçiler - Turkish Followers of Northern Shadow -
Jun 26, 2015 @ 7:32am
When is the release?
Jun 28, 2016 @ 1:11am
Some quick answers
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GamerbyDesign Apr 18, 2017 @ 3:00pm 
I just remebered about this game now and looked it up. So sad.
Buldor Mar 27, 2017 @ 1:04am

Same type of game, progress being made. Check it out!
Plocana Mar 25, 2017 @ 1:30am 
I beg for the dev to give this one more shot. All they need is people. You can't do a project like this all by yourself. So many people were looking forward to this game, and I was right there with them. It looked like the kind of RPG I've been looking for for a long time. I just really hope the dev doesn't give up just yet. If of course it does/has become too much to handle, I'll understand.
MAGS SABERTOOTH Feb 14, 2017 @ 12:37pm 
If you ever change your mind on this project I could help you with level design if you need it.
Parzival Jan 14, 2017 @ 4:53pm 
Why did they cancel, i'll continue it if you give me info was really looking forward to this, I think this would have been level with skyrim which is very hard to beat XD
tiepae.ygt Jan 3, 2017 @ 7:25pm 
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, i have waited so long
OOT | Blade Dec 30, 2016 @ 9:07pm 
This Game is Dead..... :((((

Author: Arda Güneş

First of all, a big thank you to everyone that supported the game. Seeing so many people interested in the game was an amazing experience. Thank you!

I’ve worked on the game as a solo developer until the start of 2016. At that point it became apparent that the game I was working had gradually ended up being a completely different game. I had hoped to maybe somehow preserve the original vision of Northern Shadow, but fortunately after a year of development that effort has failed. And it’s time to call it.

Development of Northern Shadow ended on January 2016. Huge thanks to everyone that followed the development over the years.

Thanks for reading!
EmoTheKid Dec 9, 2016 @ 9:35am 
Apparently, the game is not dead, the dev is still developing it, but he isn´t going to post anything here as ,,stuff I'm working on is always in flux".
ddbrasseaux Dec 4, 2016 @ 10:08am 
please let this game happen!
wolonggong Nov 15, 2016 @ 6:38pm 
I would say this is dead since even the games official site hasnt been updated in a year.