A police detective returns to his abandoned hometown, where he must confront his past and an unsolved case draped in shadows. Follow Peter Bennet through a first-person, puzzle-solving game with mild horror elements, and explore the mystery and heavy atmosphere of Westwood Shadows.
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Mixed (19) - 68% of the 19 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 15, 2022
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Why Early Access?

“Westwood Shadows is the first commercial title from our 5-person team and we’ve put a lot of love and hard work to it. We look forward to hearing your opinion and how you like the story and puzzles. Working directly with our players and implementing your feedback will help us create the best experience for Westwood Shadows. By supporting us, you will play a crucial part in the development of our game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The current plan is to release the game in late 2022/ early 2023 however this may change depending on features added and how the game will progress through early access.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We want the full version to reflect what our players expect from a horror adventure with puzzles. New updates, primarily in the form of features and world content, will arrive throughout Early Access until launch. Missing languages for subtitles will be added in Early Access as well.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Players will have access to 17 different maps, 2 weapons, several unique mechanics, 4 boss stages, resources to regenerate sanity, flashlight battery and save coins to save the game. You can find more info at the “About this game” section below.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We are not planning an increase in the price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We want to create as many opportunities as possible for our community to engage with us and provide feedback. Whether it is our development blog, discord server, or monthly dev diaries, we will be listening, discussing, and incorporating your feedback from start to finish.”
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About This Game

Play Westwood Shadows: Prologue for free:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1717810/Westwood_Shadows_Prologue

What would it take for you to confront your greatest fear?y


What if your greatest fear was staying a silent, obedient observer as evil burned everything you ever loved?

From Village to Factory Town


In the 1940s, Westwood was a small, hilltop village; by the dawn of the 90s, it was a factory town. With the arrival of Alegra Pharmaceuticals, almost every resident in the area came under the company’s employ. Its Westwood branch produced everything from painkillers to anesthetic.
Peter Bennet was always skeptical of the corporate giant. It was a machine-monster that ate away at the old village’s soul, and more importantly, his family’s happiness. Consumed by his work, it took only the smallest hint to lead him to the truth - that buried beneath the layers of Alegra’s promises and progress, lurked something truly horrible. The truth is often difficult prey, but he was a detective and he knew how to hunt it. He wouldn’t stay silent in the face of evil. He would bring the truth to light kicking and screaming, even if it meant he would lose his mind.
Is it a coincidence that now, his family is dead?

Hunter and Prey


Years later, a mysterious phone call will bring Peter back to Westwood. Dark and abandoned by Alegra and its residents, only fear remains: Peter’s memories, the deadly shadows clawing at his mind, and the answer to a mystery that could explain his family’s death.

The Last Resident of Westwood


Westwood Shadows features combat, riddles and puzzles, and a story-driven experience draped in mystery and heavy atmosphere. Survive the shadows and guide Peter to the truth behind Alegra, what happened to Westwood and his family’s death.

KEY FEATURES:


• First-person action
• Horror adventure
• Puzzles
• 17 different maps
• 2 weapons (handgun and shotgun)
• Unique several mechanics
• 4 Boss stages
• Resource management system





Westwood Shadows explores the story of Peter Bennet, who gets involved in a surreal mystery in his abandoned hometown. Soon, he finds that not everything in Westwood is what it seems, that there are deadly shadows clawing at his mind, and that the mystery might have more answers than he wants to know.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB.
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5-1600 / Intel Core i5-7600K
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB or better
    • Storage: 25 GB available space

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