An immersive sandbox detective stealth game set in a fully simulated sci-fi noir city of crime and corruption. Think like a private investigator and take on jobs to earn cash on your path to catching a serial killer. If you don’t catch them - they will kill again…
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Apr 24, 2023
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Shadows of Doubt has been in development for many years, so we didn’t take the decision to launch into Early Access lightly. Being open and transparent, we’ve had a lot of serious discussions about how and when to launch the game. Given the massive scope of the game and the nature of its AI systems, launching in Early Access first allows us to identify any unusual edge case issues that may be discovered and react to them during a non-final version of the game, rather than have players discover them in what is considered to be a ‘final’ release. We’ll also be adding additional content, along with further technical optimisations and balancing improvements that player feedback will help us shape.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are now looking at extending early access through to 2024 after the game's successful launch and after all the feedback we have received for what people want to see in the game. Check the roadmap on the store page to see what is planned!”

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

“The full version of Shadows of Doubt will include additional content and optimisations that will be introduced throughout Early Access. We are currently planning to add new content such as new and improved cases, new locations and new citizen interaction options, along with a more rounded and polished game experience.

You can see the roadmap on the Steam page below!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is in a very advanced state of development and functionally complete with a full suite of features, cases, content and a complete Sandbox Mode, beyond what you may usually expect from an Early Access title.

However, given the massive scope of the game and nature of its systems, we expect some bugs and unusual edge cases to be encountered for the first time at the launch of Early Access. Launching in Early Access allows us to identify any of these unusual issues and react to them, rather than have players discover them in what is considered to be a ‘final’ release.”

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

“The game may be priced differently for the 1.0 release depending on development updates throughout Early Access.”

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

“We’d love to get as much feedback from the community as possible to help shape the continued development of the game. We encourage everyone who would like to be part of the game’s community to join our Discord and leave their thoughts in the Steam forums. Receiving critical and constructive feedback from players during active development will really help us as we work towards full launch.”
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About This Game

A procedurally-generated sandbox stealth game with a whole city of secrets at your fingertips!




Shadows of Doubt is set in an alternate reality in the hyper-industrialized 1980s. Think like a detective and use a variety of gadgets as a private intelligence investigator, gathering evidence and making money by solving cases, finding and selling information and more.

Play your own way in a fully simulated world with hundreds of citizens. Discover, meet and tail individual citizens, each with their own name, job, apartment and daily routine, in unique, procedurally-generated cities. Each case has different culprits, clues and experiences for  you to test your investigative skills.



Explore anywhere in the city! Every nook of every trashy bar, every place of work, every seedy hotel room… This dystopia is your oyster. Break into apartments, rifle through secret documents or hack security systems - even a discarded receipt can be the key to cracking a case. Trace the receipt back to an individual location, scour CCTV footage and match the time up to the receipt to find out who it belonged to!



The entire world is fully simulated. Each citizen has an apartment, job, daily routine, favorite things to do, places to go, and people to interact with. They live out their lives independently, in a world that moves on with or without you— uncover this knowledge and use it to your advantage!



Become a private investigator in a truly unique detective experience. Think like a detective to solve the cases around you: check call histories, find passwords, read private emails, speak to persons of interest, watch CCTV footage and more to retrieve evidence and build your case. Store information on your investigation board and link evidence together as you piece together the full picture.

Features


  • Become a private investigator and track down a serial killer in a fully-simulated sci-fi city. Think like a detective and use a variety of gadgets to gather evidence and solve cases in this truly unique detective experience.
  • Meet individual citizens, each with their own name, job, apartment and daily routine, in unique, procedurally-generated cities.
  • Take on new cases to earn cash, purchase new gadgets and equipment, and customise your apartment.
  • Gather evidence to build your case - scan fingerprints, check call histories, read private emails, watch CCTV, and find key pieces of evidence to gather information and accuse your suspect.
  • Play your own way - pick locks, break down doors, sabotage security systems and bribe citizens for information, or stick to the law and play by the book. There are multiple ways to approach each case.
  • Explore every room in every building, and talk to every citizen. Lose yourself in a detailed sci-fi noir world.

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Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Depictions of graphic violence displayed in a low-fidelity fashion. References and depictions of fictional drug use and alcohol.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10 or newer
    • Processor: Intel 6th Gen i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 or Radeon 5500XT
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Approximate specs for 1080p, 30+ fps
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 11 or newer
    • Processor: Intel 9th Gen i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 3500
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 3060 or Radeon RX 5700 XT
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Approximate specs for 1080p, 60+ fps

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