Demo Event #FromTheShadows for Stealth-Action Game Shadwen


Finnish game developer Frozenbyte emerges from the shadows to announce a special “Demo Event” at for its upcoming stealth action game Shadwen. Players all around the world are invited to try out the sneak peek preview that captures the essence of Shadwen and highlights key gameplay features. With each playthrough the players are helping drive down the eventual launch price of the game.

How to participate:

Step 1: Download the free sneak peek demo at (available on Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store)

Step 2: Play! Complete the demo as many times as you want, each playthrough contributes to a community score; the higher the community score, the lower the launch price!

Step 3: Share and win! Watch the launch price go down and share your best moments with #FromTheShadows for a chance to win Shadwen and Frozenbyte related prizes!

The event runs from Wednesday February 24th to Monday February 29th. The demo will be available for a limited time.

Shadwen will be released in the spring 2016 for PC and consoles, with exact dates and platforms to be announced later.

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.


  • MOVE FREELY – Sneak and explore around the dark and gritty medieval province and use the environment to your advantage – use your rope to grapple onto rooftops, silently drop from ceilings, or veil yourself in the shadows.
  • STAY HIDDEN – Pick your assassinations carefully. Avoid being seen, heard or getting caught indirectly. Suspicious sights and noises will alert the guards – use it to your benefit!
  • TIME IS AN ACCOMPLICE – Time stands still when you are not moving Shadwen, allowing you to stop at any point mid-motion. Rewind time to manipulate your past and present actions!
  • USE PHYSICS – Use physics and a freely attachable rope to drag and topple objects. Make deaths look accidental; let gravity do the grave work.
  • CREATE TRAPS AND HAZARDS – Set up traps and hazards to lure guards towards their untimely demise; discover new ways to eliminate or distract your foes by crafting items into deadly surprises, including poison traps, spike devices, decoy toys and more.
  • TWO CHARACTERS – Embrace the darkness with Shadwen and her abilities to protect Lily and create a safe passage for her.


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