1336, Feudal Japan. The player takes on the role of a ninja, out for vengeance against a corrupt Nobel. Maybe the Empress of Gold can help restore balance, unless she's already captured.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“To avoid the wait, possible issues with crowed sourcing, and let people get in on the action!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The total development time of this game could range into 2-3 years. This time frame can be drastically reduced - depending on the overall cycle business events, and / or other developments.”

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

“The story so far in the Early Access version, has a few twists along the way. We're constantly thinking of new ways to expand the story and world with things like;

  • Level updates & new destination types
  • More scenery
  • Playable characters
  • Enemy types
  • Weapons
  • Abilities
  • More music

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Empress of Gold Early Access currently has 2 types of weapon (close & long range), 5 types of enemies, 15 levels, 8 cut scenes, a level unlock system, a fairly basic linear story line and some awesome music to go along with the journey.”

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we build new content and implement new features, such as the ones mentioned before.”

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

“We will read every comment throughout development, and take all opinions into consideration.”
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About This Game

The Story:

Set in feudal Japan, 1336.

The player takes on the role of a ninja, out for vengeance against a corrupt Nobel who ordered the killing of an entire clan of ninjas in the area. Maybe the Empress of Gold can help restore balance, unless she's already captured.

Play Style 1 - Stealthy.

Players can assassinate every enemy soldier, with sneaky mixed with fast paced action.

Play Style 2 - Speed run!

Players can avoid almost every troop, except for the bosses.

Current Features:

  • 2 types of weapons. Sword / Katana & Shuriken / Throwing stars.
  • 5 types of enemies.
  • 15 levels.
  • 8 cut scenes.
  • Health items to pick up & keys to find which unlock doors.
  • Level code system. Every cut-scene will reveal the code.
  • Music to go along with the journey.

Other Notes:

When you start playing, you will notice various transparent cubes and rectangles (extras). Here's what they mean;

Small green cubes - Enemy soldier way-point.
Large green cubes - End of level indicator.
Orange - Edge of wall indicator.
Red/green - Wall climb indicator.

These can be hidden, or visible by pressing 'H'.

If you would like to see this game continue, and would like the full version please consider purchasing this early access version.

Controls:


A,D = move left & right
W,S = climb up & down / drop down
Space = jump
Ctrl & Mouse 1 = use sword / Katana
Alt & Mouse 2 = throw shuriken (infinite)
H = hide extras
C = temporary block


* Various glitches exist, and we're working towards fixing them.
* If the player gets stuck in the ground, try crouching and then standing back up. Or run into the nearest wall to get out of the floor.
* If the end of the level area does not work, try jumping into the area or shooting it.
* The music in the trailer is not in the game.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game has minimal blood.
The players and enemies use a Katana and Shurikens to kill.
There are supernatural themes, such as the undead and giant snakes.
This game has depictions of dead horses.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel or AMD New Generation Dual Core 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 8800 or ATI 3850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 263 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel or AMD 64-bit capable processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 8800 or ATI 3850
    • Storage: 278 MB available space

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