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Use stealth and wield magic in this upcoming pirate strategy game


One of the best things about games is the diverse nature of themes they can take on no matter the genre, something which is pretty well personified by Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew. In this upcoming strategy game from Mimimi Games, you’ll become part of a cursed pirate crew with one major goal. Find the legendary treasure of Captain Mordechai.

Since this is a strategy game combat will be a mix of turn-based movement and actions. You can also wield magic powers to slay your foes, but will also need to use stealth at times to remain undetected. Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is set in an alternate history version of the Caribbean called the Lost Caribbean. The developers don’t mention an exact date for the time period, but it’s set during the golden age of piracy. Which would put it sometime between the 1650s and the 1730s.

If the setting and general theme of the game already have you interested, it gets better.

Shadow Gambit devs promise lots of player choice

Player choice in games can be a huge factor in keeping more players engaged and interested over the long-term. And Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew will apparently have plenty of player choice. From exploring islands to mixing up your crew and abilities, each mission can feel unique depending on how you want to tackle it.

The devs describe each island as a “small sandbox.” So you can have multiple points of entry and choose how to explore the islands you visit. As well as which islands to visit first and which missions to take on before others. Mimimi Games says there’s no set linear mission order. So it really is up to the player to decide how they want to go about things. You can check out more about Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew in the latest dev insight video below. You can also view the cinematic trailer and the first gameplay trailer. The game is set to release sometime this year, and is currently up for wishlisting on Steam.

Now the question remains, will it be playable on Steam Deck?

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