Shadwen PC Game
Shadwen is a stealth-action game where the only rule is to remain unseen. Stay hidden – or the ruthless guards will kill you on sight! Shadwen, an assassin on a quest to kill the king, has a chance encounter with an orphaned girl, Lily. She follows Shadwen on her dangerous journey, but when the ruthless guards get too close, Shadwen must take action right in front of Lily’s eyes.
Will Shadwen risk the girl’s budding trust by resorting to violence, or try and find another way while keeping her real purpose concealed?
To kill or not to kill? It’s a question that many games ask, though perhaps none as boldly as Shadwen. The game takes place in a medieval kingdom, where the titular character Shadwen makes her way to the castle with the intent of murdering the king. Mixing stealth and action, Shadwen allows players to be peaceful or violent, and features a unique “rewind” mechanic, allowing players to freely retry their actions as they make their way through the game.
Early in the adventure, Shadwen happens upon a young girl named Lily, who must be escorted throughout the remainder of the game. The need to guide Lily from one hiding place to the next makes Shadwen a linear affair, though there are several ways to traverse the city, using the streets, walls, and lampposts to move about.
The story changes depending on whether the player chooses to kill enemies or allow them to live. Playing as a pacifist means luring enemies around, sneaking from cover to cover, and sometimes just getting lucky. If Shadwen gets seen, the game immediately ends, but you are always allowed to rewind to a previous point without restriction. As such, the game is highly forgiving, and you can rewind five seconds to slightly tweak a strategy, or rewind several minutes to give yourself a clean slate.