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Good news stealth fans, as Frozenbyte are back and Shadwen will release on 17th of May complete with Linux support.

While none of the stores currently have Linux listed as a platform, I have been told by Frozenbyte they just haven't updated the stores yet to say it.

From the press release:
QuoteHelsinki, Finland - 5th of May, 2016

Finnish game developer Frozenbyte is happy to confirm 17th of May as the release date for its upcoming stealth-action game Shadwen (official website at The initial launch platforms include PC, PS4™, OS X® and Linux.
The launch price of the game will vary slightly based on platforms and stores and their pricing policies. On PC it will be $14.55 / 14.55 € or less, and the regular price once the launch discount is over will be $16.99 / 16.99 € across all platforms and stores.

I liked what I saw from the demo, but I do hope it's going through a lot of polish since then as it was quite buggy for me.

About Shadwen
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 - that is the question.

It will be on Steam, GOG & Humble Store. Article taken from
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Beamboom 6 May, 2016
I really really hope for the best for these devs. It seems this project is quite a big leap in complexity compared to the relatively simpler Trine games, so I hope they are able to handle it. I am also quite worried what will happen if they don't. As far as I understand the very bad Trine 3 reception (quite deserving too, if I may add) made quite the dent in their economy.

I am of the impression that much depends on this one to succeed.
stan 6 May, 2016
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I played a bit of Trine 3 and it wasn’t bad. About Shadwen, I didn’t have much luck with the demo (broken keyboard input so I couldn’t play at all), but I might buy the game as I like stealth games… I just wish there wasn’t this time pause feature.
psymin 6 May, 2016
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The demo was a blast, in my opinion. I'm eager to buy this on day 1 :)
Shmerl 6 May, 2016
It's always good when developers do simultaneous releases in all stores.
Swiftpaw 6 May, 2016
Hope their new game ends up being good!
Kallestofeles 8 May, 2016
If the actual end-product is as good as the demo was (I'm looking at the performance), then it's definitely one of the best contenders for the GoTY award this year for me. Will not pre-order but will check out the performance reviews (looking at you Bossman as you have the same GTX card) and get it then, if the performance stays the same as in the demo. :P
Zelox 8 May, 2016
Now please for the love of some god. Let there be a linux version on gog.
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