Betrayer is a first person action adventure game that takes you to the New World at the turn of the 17th century. The year is 1604. You sailed from England expecting to join a struggling colony on the coast of Virginia. Instead, you find only ghosts and mysteries. What catastrophe blighted the land and drained it of color and life?
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Release Date: Mar 24, 2014

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“My 7 Favorite Shooters of 2014: Betrayer is a special game, one I believe everyone should play, given the chance.”
Kotaku

“this is absolutely a project worth supporting if you appreciate atmospheric first-person games.”
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“PAX Prime 2013 Awards: Up and Comer Award. Now for the Up and Comer award, our rising star, I'm going to have to give it to a game that dazzled me.”
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About This Game

Betrayer is a first person action adventure game that takes you to the New World at the turn of the 17th century.

The year is 1604. You sailed from England expecting to join a struggling colony on the coast of Virginia. Instead, you find only ghosts and mysteries. What catastrophe blighted the land and drained it of color and life? Where are the settlers and tribes who lived here?

Clue by clue, you must piece together the story of what befell this doomed settlement and find a way to set things right. You will be hunted by corrupted Conquistadors and ravening shadows as you explore an expansive wilderness in order to trace the brief, tragic history of the colony and search for survivors.

Key Features

  • Explore large, open environments teeming with danger and discovery. Chart your own course in search of clues and treasures.
  • Switch between two distinct worlds featuring different enemies, obstacles, and threats.
  • Wield early 17th century weaponry including muskets, bows, crossbows, and tomahawks. Upgrade your arsenal by purchasing or finding faster, deadlier, longer-ranged weapons.
  • Charge headlong into battle with guns blazing or pick enemies off quietly. A novel, movement-based stealth system lets you hide in plain sight or use the wind to mask your footsteps.
  • Equip ability-enhancing Charms to complement your play style, granting anything from extra health to faster movement to improved stealth.
  • Play with the default visual style for maximum eeriness and tension or customize the color and contrast settings to suit your tastes.

About Blackpowder Games

Our ongoing mission is to create first person action experiences that are distinctive, compelling, and memorable regardless of scope or platform. Most of the founders began this quest together over 15 years ago at Monolith Productions and have continued to refine and improve our craft as a team ever since. We expect to continue on this righteous path for centuries to come now that the Singularity is just around the corner.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with 1GB video RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460/AMD Radeon HD 6850)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible stereo sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit/ Windows 8 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz quad core or better (enhanced for multi-core processors)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with 2GB video RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti/AMD Radeon HD 6870)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible stereo sound card
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matabhaine
17.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Just finished it, really liked it, especially after I'd upgraded all my weapons and abilities. Lovely visuals.
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Awesome Enterprises
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
I really like the unique look this game has, and using my musket and bow.

I wish it was faster paced though, I find it's mostly walking and trying to get to locations on your map. With a bit of fighting thrown in, and some story too.
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Shelby the Worm
7.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
Had a good feeling about this game at the start but it turns up it's just a run n kill game with almost a story..just can't understand where to go and killing fullplate wearing guys(which you can't loot at all tho).
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❤️ Lady Lover Boy 9271 ❤
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
This game Is very mysterious but fun.
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HushMonk
19.4 hrs
Posted: September 22
Complete Immersion
The closest you can get to being in the Colonial New World. Evokes a very strong sense of its time-period and outpost strewn landscape.

  • Spooky but not terrifying.

  • Enemies include: animalistic conquistadors, blazing angry natives, and the skeletons of the deceased colonists.

  • Stealthy hit-and-run combat with historical weapons.

  • A well written mystery about a lost colony.

  • Outrageously low price for what you get.

Personal recommendation: play with low colour saturation, but not completely black and white.
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SLiverMulti
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 18
Got bored real quick into it & haven't re-installed since.
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Genesis_le_dragon
3.5 hrs
Posted: September 18
the only think I betray is my wallet
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
If you're looking for like a solid 7 hour game to finish with an interesting story, for 5 bucks, its definitely worth it. I drink more than 5 bucks of coffee a day and have put more than 5 bucks into quarters into ♥♥♥♥♥♥ arcade games. It plays like a spooky mystery game/fps.

Pros

  • spoopy nightmares
  • interesting mysteries
  • fun hunting enemies
  • fun playing detective
  • combat is pretty fun

    Cons

  • repetative AF, there are some minor story parts that serve no purpose
  • Wannabe RPG elements that are totally unnessary
    The game forces you to upgrade weapons and buy ♥♥♥♥ from a merchant but it just interupts the gameplay and ruins immersion
  • could have been spookier
    They set up this really quite unsettling creepy atmosphere then didn't really capitalize on it, I kept wating for something to make me ♥♥♥♥ my pants but I never did :(
  • minor plot holes and lack of explanation for certain enemies or why they exist
  • AI is really dumb, so to make it interesting you gotta fight them like you are Mel Gibson in the Patroit or its not a challenge.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
The good:

- Nice atmosphere
- Nice graphics (sometimes with some frame drops, even with a GTX 980. It uses Unreal Engine and runs on DX9. Doom (as example) runs more smoothy with all Maximum, 1080p and DX11 getting constant 60 fps). Lack of optmimitzation I would say. But nice visuals afterall.
- Search for ammo (destroying boxes or killing enemies), gold, treasures etc
- Use the shoop for upgrade your gear or for buy new weapons / ammo / items
- Stealth is a good choice. I really like more to kill (he he he) but in this game the enemies makes a lot of damage even on normal. 3 touches and you are dead.
- Aiming is excelent (with mouse and keyboard)
- Challenging
- Good AI
- Good dialogs
- Good story (ok, the ending is a little meh)

The bad:

- Can be repetitive (search here and there and only running with your feets)
Would be a good idea (in the future patches) to put a horse or something

7/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Really enjoying this game. At first i thought it was a tech demo dubbed a game, but the gameplay is really immersive. The world is gorgeous, the gameplay mechanics are well thought out and the game has some very frightening moments.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Betrayer is a relatively generic stealth horror fps. That's not to say it isn't good, because it is. It has a certain charm to it despite everything being somewhat run-of-the-mill. The aesthetic is fantastic, playing in black and white with red accents is something different and it's sets a good tone. The horror element is pretty well done too, especially with the story(ies). If you're a fan of ninja-ing around with a bow and arrow with a bit of unnerving intensity, do it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Beautiful. that's my description of this game in one word, allow me to explain why i think so:
this game is an atmospheric horror stealth detective game, it is very rich in it's story, and is using very simplistic graphic options in order to set you 'in the mood' to be frightenned by a mere bush or shadow, it uses the black and white feature perfectly. altogether it is not a very difficult game for people who are skilled at stealth games, and yet it still manages to challege even skilled players (my personal oppinion).
a complete playthrough can be achieved withing 8 hours with most the steam achievements apart from the "Antagonist" which will take some more grindding, but yet again, the game is fair to the player and is capable of building up pressure and interest as you wonder deeper into the dark forsaken woods.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Interesting concept and a work of art. Loved the game and would like to see a sequel.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
The atmosphere of Silent Hill and fun stealth and combat. Not too much variety in locations, though. Every location is just a lightly populated settlement.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
this game is worth atleast $10-$20.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
I don't even know what to say. It is sort of a stealth/adventure/mystery/horror game. But the real horror isn't things popping out at you, or the creepy atmosphere (both exist). The story of what happened to the people on this island is what remains with me, like a piece of lead in my heart. I can not say I recommend it as a game, because the game here is fairly simple and mostly easy. But if you ever want to see a macabre story unfold voer 6-9 hours, Betrayer has you covered.

As a side note, the stealth elements can be mostly ignored.
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