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Project Wight

An FPP action game with stealth elements, developed by indie studio The Outsiders. The game is set in the alternative Middle Ages, where Scandinavia is inhabited not only by Vikings, but also by a forgotten race of sapient beasts.

Action | FPP | Stealth | indie games | the Vikings | action adventure

PC / Windows
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developer: The Outsiders

publisher: The Outsiders

Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

2020

Project Wight for PC is an FPP action game with stealth elements, in which you play as a dangerous beast, representing a species at the verge of extinction and struggling to survive in a land of Vikings. The game was developed by an indie team The Outsiders, consisting of about a dozen members and located in Stockholm. The co-founder of the studio is David Goldfarb, who previously worked on Battlefield 3 and PayDay 2.

Plot

Project Wight is set in the alternative Middle Ages, in the Viking era, inspired by the legend of Beowulf. Apart from the Norse warrior, the rocky realm of Scandinavia is inhabited by a forgotten race of sapient beasts, the eponymous wights. You play as one of such creatures. At first, the protagonist is a adolescent creature, but eventually it grows up to be more and more ferocious.

Mechanics

The gameplay of Project Wight changes as the game progresses. At first the production seems like a stealth game, as the young creature is weak and incapable of fighting, so the only way to avoid death by a Viking sword or axe is hiding in the shadows and escaping to places humans cannot reach (e.g. narrow crevices). Later on, the beast learns new skills: it can run fast, glide and produce a deafening scream, and it grows more ferocious.

Technical aspects

Project Wight for PC utilizes the Unity engine, which generates detailed 3D visuals and realisting lighting effects. Because of the setting, the game features subdued colors, and the locations are often dark and shady.


Expectations: 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 108 players' votes.  

Become a Viking-killing beast in Project Wight, a game by Battlefield 3 and PayDay 2 developer
Become a Viking-killing beast in Project Wight, a game by Battlefield 3 and PayDay 2 developer

news 02 November 2016 11:52

Vikings killing beasts already sounds good enough, but Project Wight gets even better, letting you become a deadly monster hunting the Norse warriors. See what David Goldfarb, a key developer of Battlefield 3 and PayDay 2, has been up to lately.

Project Wight is Now Darkborn. New Gameplay Footage.
Project Wight is Now Darkborn. New Gameplay Footage.

news 03 April 2019 01:42

The Outsiders team reminded us of their FPP adventure game, in which we will control a monster fighting for survival in the Viking age. This ambitious game, so far known as Project Wight, has been given a new name - Darkborn.

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