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Abduction combines first-person stealth with CryEngine 3, looks super slick

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Dark Side of Gaming (opens in new tab) 's weekly roundup of works-in-progress by CryEngine 3 modders shone a harshly bright pool of light upon Abduction, an indie first-person stealther by Dark12345 which harnesses CryEngine 3 to show us what a renovated Thief or Splinter Cell might look like. Now that's a worthwhile justification to peek warily over that shadowy cardboard box you're hiding behind. Yes, we see you .

Dark's progress journal (opens in new tab) offers scant details so far—as if we needed actual reasons for ( willingly (opens in new tab) ) plugging bullets into the back of helmeted heads like some sort of angel of darkness—but the modder's future plans include more advanced AI, a distraction system, traps, and custom animations. For now, have a look at the video and bevy of screenshots showing off CryEngine's proficiency at rendering deep shadows, contrasting light sources, and the general ineptitude of guardsmen idling within an assassin's playground of a stone hallway.

Abduction dingy office

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Abduction fire track

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Abduction guard shadow

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Abduction guarded hallway

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Abduction hallway hiding

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Abduction hallway light

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Abduction helicopter crash

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Abduction light shafts

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Abduction starry sky

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Adbuction dingy den

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Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?