About the Game

Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is the next chapter of the Heretic Kingdoms saga. The Action-RPG is produced by Games Farm and published by bitComposer Games for release in Q4 2014. Set a few years after the events of Kult: Heretic Kingdoms, players are caught up in a terrible conspiracy and propelled upon an epic journey through a world of dark fantasy. Epic battles and unexpected plot twists await those brave enough to rise to the challenge! Take control of the Devourer, a demon that swallows the souls of the dead and brings them back into the mortal realm as puppets. But is the demon their master – or their servant? 

New Content Update: Lore

2014-06-25

The latest content update sheds some light on the Dreamworld and how it turned into the Shadow Realm that you can currently explore in Early Access. Check out the new Lore addition.

Press Update

2014-06-19

Things have been set in motion since our Early Access launch last week. Discussions have been started on the official Steam forums but also all around the web and we have just released our first patch!

New Content Update: Character

2014-06-17

The first update, after having entered the Early Access, will feature the Devourer. Get to know all about the protagonist of Shadows and learn about the demon race of the Devourer!

Early Access - Turtle Beach Raffle

2014-06-13

Bigben Interactive is celebrating the Early Access launch with us. We are giving away five Turtle Beach Gaming Headsets! Take a look at the official raffle rules:

Developer Interview: Part 2

2014-06-05

Our last update featured the first part of the developer interview. You can read up on that right here. Today we are publishing the second part of the interview. Learn all about the freedom Shadows offers and its consequences. Take a look at part 2 of the interview right here.

"...if you help a merchant with a problem, the dialogue options and his attitude towards you will change. Later in the game he can offer you bonus quests or help you with some information."
Peter Hornak

Shadows goes on Early Access

2014-05-27

Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms will be coming to Steam Early Access on June 13th!

Play the first chapter of Shadows and adventure through more than 10 locations and zones. Find plenty of quests and items and enter fierce combat fights against the first boss mobs of this epic journey.

Developer Interview: Part 1

2014-05-27

Learn more about the way Shadows came to be and read up on what makes it stand out among other Action-RPGs. Check it out right here.

"Only a few titles deliver fresh ideas – 
and I hope Shadows will be one of these games..."
Peter Nagy

New Content Update: Lore

2014-05-13

Today's update continues the journey across the South East of the Heretic Kingdoms that started with last week's update on the region of Taymuria. 

"The Accession Wars are over, but the shadow they have cast over both Corwenth and Taymuria will not be lifted for years to come" - unknown

Read all about the Accession Wars that burst out between Corwenth and Taymuria and learn how the Ishkai slaves have turned the tides of battle!

New Content Update: World

2014-05-07

Take a look at our latest content update and learn more about the land of the wolf-like Taymurians. At least one of the souls, the Devourer will be able to command, will be of this tribal culture from the southeast of the Heretic Kingdoms.

Content Update: Feature

2014-04-23

Today's content update contains tons of information! Find out more about the unique group system of Shadows and learn about the many possibilities combat has to offer. 

Character Design

2014-04-08

This week's update will include three topics!

We will introduce a new character: Evia. She is the third playable character and as a mage embodies the third combat style of Shadows. In addition, we release a small teaser showing her design and creation process. Finally, we give you an impression of the general process of character design in our latest blog-entry directly from the developers of Games Farm.

New Content Update: Character

2014-03-25

This week's update will feature Jasker. He was also called "The Wild Boar" and is the second playable character in Shadows. Jasker was originally from Corwenth, the region we introduced in last weeks Content Update.

New Content Update: World

2014-03-18

Today we continue our journey across the Heretic Kingdoms. Corwenth is one of the big provinces that has played an important role in the fall of the Garulian Empire. 

 

New Content Update: Lore

2014-03-11

This week, we present a new part of the rich lore behind the Heretic Kingdoms saga. Learn about the events of the predecessor of Shadows and dive into the rise and fall of Theocracy.

 

Bolton Students Learn to Slay Dragons

2014-03-05

Final year students on the Game Design course at the University of Bolton already learn to use cutting-edge game development tools – but now they also learn how to slay dragons.

Chris Bateman: Kult Post-Mortem (3)

2014-02-28

Today, Chris Bateman finishes his post-mortem for Kult: Heretic Kingdoms with his contribution to our Dev Blog. "Kult Post-Mortem (3): From Tom Baker to Release" is now live and can be found right here!

Content Updates

2014-02-27

We would like to offer you regular Content Updates on the complex gameworld of Shadows. Stay tuned for more information on the characters, lore, world and the features and dive deep into the world of the Heretic Kingdoms. 

The Shadows website is live

2014-02-27

Today the new action-RPG Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms produced by Games Farm and published by bitComposer Games was announced. Along with the announcement, we are launching the official website welcoming interested players with a vast amount of information and a communication plattform.

Shadows Dev Blog

2014-02-27

Welcome to the official Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms development blog!

This is where those of us working on the game will share our thoughts, ideas and comments on the development process of our new Action-RPG. In the following months, we will be posting pictures, videos and tons of information from behind the scenes or inside the game. See the game development through the eyes of our creative designers, artists and coders.