Curve Studios’ brilliant indie stealth-‘em-up is heading to Steam next month.
Stealth Bastard Deluxe’ story began last year. Wanting to take a razor to the unnecessary complications of the modern stealth genre, design director Jonathan Biddle used his spare time to create the grin-inducing Stealth Bastard – a fast-paced sneaking game in which players must escape a facility full of fiendishly gory insta-death traps.
The initial idea blossomed into a tightly-crafted action platformer, which was released for free via the firm’s website almost 12 months ago. To date, over 125,000 players have downloaded the game.
Stealth Bastard Deluxe keeps the essence of Stealth Bastard – which has been described as a cross between Metal Gear Solid and Super Meat Boy – but builds upon it in almost every way.
Players must journey to the exit of each level by employing a mix of platforming, puzzle solving, hacking and stealth. Vicious robot drones are on constant patrol, poised to shoot on-sight. Security cameras perform constant sweeps, ready to execute anyone who falls within their field of vision. And fiendish traps lurk in every shadow, eager to lure careless agents into their clutches.
One false move and…………. zzzzk!, frrrrap! or gnnnnnnnnr! And sometimes spppppplrrrt!