Earth's Shadow is a third person action Sci-Fi dungeon crawler set in the year 3081 on planet Sumbra; a remote alien planet where legends of valuable relics surround this black world, calling to the greedy and brave explorers seeking a bright future... but end up uncovering an even darker past.
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Very Positive (68) - 88% of the 68 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 31, 2023

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“...extremely impressive for such a small outfit”

“'s so well made and a ton of fun to play! 10/10”
The Irish Pickle TTV

“...I like it very much. The movement is very smooth”

About This Game

Earth's Shadow is a third person action Sci-Fi dungeon crawler set in the year 3081 on planet Sumbra; a remote alien planet where legends of valuable relics surround this black world, calling to the greedy and brave explorers seeking a bright future... but end up uncovering an even darker past.

Working a dead-end job... Alexi-Ru, a cyborg CSP (cargo ship pilot), tends to fill the void-ness of his boring flight job by day-dreaming of the mysterious stories surrounding planet Sumbra, aka Earth's Shadow.

In the year 3081, the original Earth and it's galaxy has been dead for centuries, and although a few humans still exist, colonized in far away sectors... Earth's legacy is not forgotten with some even referring to Sumbra, as the shadow of Earth.

Intrigued by Earth's history, Alexi-Ru often finds himself flying millions of light-clicks off his normal cargo route just to speed by the mysterious planet, hoping to catch a glimpse of something on the alien surface via radar that might force him to slow down or possibly even stop.

Eventually Alexi-Ru's curiosity is justified when his ship encounters a malfunction one night, while passing by the tiny planet, forcing him to crash-land on the surface he dreamed of so often on previous flights.

Alexi-Ru remembers his attention right before the impending crash, focused on an un-jostled book, thrown from a compartment during the violent atmosphere re-entry, titled... "When Day-Dreams Turn To Nightmares"

"That doesn't mean anything," mumbles Alexi-Ru, trying to re-assure himself as he arms himself with a Tec-9000 semi-automatic and sets forth to explore... Earth's Shadow.


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  • Three different game modes: ROGUE, ADVENTURE or STORY mode (Never lose progress or equipment)
  • Fully Voiced NPC Characters
  • Role Playing Shooter (RPS) - Level up your character while building your stats to become a powerful cyborg
  • Explore and uncover secrets from an ancient alien civilization
  • Find and equip weapons and tech with dynamic stats and modifiers
  • Crawl through procedural and custom locations
  • Adjustable DIFFICULTY settings to allow for an easier or more challenging experience
  • All loot is random, allowing each playthrough to be a completely different experience

Here's what a few Twitch streamers, who played an early version of Earth's Shadow, are saying about the game...


"I had a blast playing this game!" - Struck TLF

"I really like it! I definitely think I am going to get it when it comes out." - Leezie Bee

"I had a good time... Excited for full release... Combat was really good." - Darkest Dame

"I think it's pretty DOPE! Love the dodge mechanic." - NerdsthePodcast

"Earth's Shadow is an exciting world filled with danger, and it gives the opportunity for hours of gameplay with higher difficulty settings." - Wyvern

"Surprising, I need more" - Hurricane Bill

"Earths shadow is a mix of exploration, well thought out leveling mechanics, and fluid gameplay that does a great job of kicking my butt - how could I not enjoy this?" - Ohno Creates

"I really enjoyed." - The_Jadles

"Overall it's been a blast..." - Eileo

"This game is very cool... I find myself enjoying it quite a bit... Yes, very cool!" - WinterBound

"Amazing game!" - Pooch

"Been a load of fun! Love the mechanics... love the lighting... WOW! Time has flown by" - MachineOsaur

"I definitely want to play this again!" - Swedish Geekball

"It's pretty cool!" - N8TheGr8N8

"Earth's Shadow is a dark, intriguing game, just on the right side of challenging which makes you want to keep pushing on though it. Really enjoyed playing it and will certainly be playing more." - Pike the Pike

"It was pretty fun... I enjoyed!" - FacelessPupper

"A lot of fun!... For a third-person, grim, dark sci-fi shooter... it's really good!" - Pogiforce

"I'm having a lot of fun with this... I think this is something I would like to pick up!" - ShanelsGames

"I was surprised about how much I enjoyed playing Earth's Shadow. The Sci-Fi themed setting and the overall atmosphere were an immediate winner for me. It was a very fun experience for sure and I would definitely recommend it!" - ReadyToTina

"If you like shooty games... it's fun for a shooty game!" - Foximus Prime

"This is a fantastic game... A lot of fun!" - thecontentanalysts

"I very much enjoyed this... I had an absolute blast!" - GameShotz

"I really like it... the environments are really nice, the music is really nice... I like the random loot... really good, I like it... it looks good... It was a lot of fun!" - Bflattened

"I really liked it... I forgot what time it was. It's hard for me to get into a game, but I actually thoroughly enjoyed it." - DaniiManic

"A lot of Fun! ...all the looting is really fun! The controls are really responsive and easy to use." - Lyssatee

"I think it's a great game... I think it's very well done... and I do very much enjoy it." - PaPaJDub

"Honestly... Great game so far!" - W1P3T

"I am enjoying this, deeply. I like this a lot. This is just a fun game. Other than the bombs blowing me up all the time, it's been a blast!" - LoveLaurenn_

"It's really good!" - AnnaDemetriou

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD Quad-Core or better
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
    • Storage: 21 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7 4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX580
    • Storage: 21 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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