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AT SUNDOWN: Shots in the Dark

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AT SUNDOWN: SHOTS IN THE DARK is a hide-and-seek shooter where the maps are covered in darkness and light is your enemy, as 4 players compete in a deathmatch to be the best! Strategic gameplay is vital in the shadows of this dark world in which you only become visible when you shoot, dash or slash. See or be seen, kill or be killed. How long will you survive At Sundown? Features UNIQUE STEALTH DRIVEN ARENA COMBAT – Unique stealth driven arena combat with dynamic twists and turns where the maps are covered in darkness and light is your enemy. ONLINE & LOCAL MULTIPLAYER – Compete with up to 4 friends in online deathmatch or at home in local deathmatch to see who will dominate! OFFLINE BOTS & SINGLE PLAYER CHALLENGE MODE – Play against AI opponents or take on special challenges to prepare for the live showdown. 6 UNIQUE ZONES WITH MULTIPLE MAPS – Dominate your opponents across multiple maps, each with different light mechanics. Unlock new zones as you level up!
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

Disclaimer: I played this game a lot during the PC beta (free invite from devs), and just got it for my Switch today (paid myself). On to the review...
Ok so you'll definitely have fun playing this game with your friends/family, it's really simple to pick up and have fun with different weapons. If you like Towerfall or Gang Beasts this is similar but with more variety/replayability. You'll want to own some controllers if you want to play local through steam.
But this game _really_ gets good once you get past the intial learning and get into the M I N D G A M E S. I love playing a unpredictable mix of stealth and speed. Your opponent gets scared that you are sneaking right next to them so they shoot blindly giving away their position. Then when they drop their guard, you rush right at them.
Would love crossplay between platforms of course, but playing locally on a single screen is the most fun anyway imo.

Review from Steam

It's a refreshingly interesting casual game.
Unfortunately there is no community and therefore is no game to be played. Wish there were people to play with =C

Review from Steam

Enjoyable game party, especially with friends. Hit reg is questionable at times, there might be a delay on the dash hitboxes. You can hit people as soon as they spawn and they sometimes cant move.

Review from Steam

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AT SUNDOWN: Shots in the Dark finally hits Steam, with a new and refreshing approach on multiplayer! Developed by Mild Beast Games, we’ve been hearing about this game for almost a year, since it has been nominated for several Gaming Award categories, and winning some, particularly the BAFTA Games, “Ones to Watch”.
Originally released on Discord store on October of 2018, At Sundown quickly gained a lot of attention, but fans had to wait for other platforms such as Steam or even consoles for that matter. Going for a time-exclusivity deal has helped Mild Beast Games polish the game and release a proper and final version, but what does really await us At Sundown?!
At Sundown is a top shooter with stealth elements, that uses darkness and light as a way to mix the whole action into a new level of intensity. Players fight in almost complete darkness, using only shadows and specific lights to their advantages, such as lamps or throwing flares as part of the team’s gear. There are a total of 6 different maps in this current build, all arena-based where a maximum of 4 players fight for survival online.
There are 4 different characters to play with, each with a specific color. The green Dusk, the red Dawn, the yellow Midnight, and the final, the blue Eve. This makes two males and two female characters, and each represents a class, or at least, some sort of “preference”. Eve is a skilful sniper, Midnight weals a blade, Dusk seems to love his shotgun, and so on, but the truth is, there are 11 weapons to unlock and equip on your favorite warrior of the night.
The wide range of weapons gives an extra satisfying motto to keep engaging in combat. The arsenal consist of basic shotgun, revolvers and auto rifles, but quickly becomes heavier with sniper, swords, grenade launcher, and if all of this is not good enough, some particular weapons are at your disposal, such as a very special umbrella, a shock-bow and even a juggernaut with a devastating swing! All of these weapons look extremely amazing to use against your friends, but unlocking them requires some effort, not to mention learning to maneuver them!
If the above concept does sound tricky to you, do not fear, there’s a training ground ready for all your knowledge to be properly acquired, together with all the cool arsenal! There isa total of 24 challenges that goes through every and each weapon available within the game. Each challenge is composed of two levels, the basic challenge and the advanced one. The goal is to teach players all the skills of the game, rewarding the performance with medals from Bronze, to Silver and finally Gold, which is the highest rank. XP is unlocked based on the medals earned, and the more experience points, the more goodies are earned.
With this exercise, players sharp their senses and learn the mechanics involved in the game, as well some tricks to take over the online matches. Run, sprint, fire both primary and secondary weaponry, malee, sniper, and even how to properly use bounce mechanics of specific projectiles that can hit corners and blind sides. Now that’s a fantastic technique to take down all your opponents using angles!
Every single arena is very unique, and delivers amazing moments of intensity and unpredictable gameplay. Three maps are unlocked from the very beginning, but the others require at least level 13, and it’s convenient to say these last maps are the wild ones. Locations such as the Subway, have players fight with a train crossing randomly the middle of the map, being an extra obstacle. Other locations such as the Factory and Mansion offer a large amount of structures to take cover, hide or use the angles to your advantage. Levels are simple but good looking and both the dark and light elements are a pleasant fusion to look at. The game never stops being colorful, even if the darkness is your ally when hunting or being hunted!
At Sundown offer all sorts of game modes. Of course online is the primordial focus, but that doesn’t mean single players are left out. Offline bots are available for local matches if one does not feel comfortable enough against other players. Local Multiplayer is perfect if you’re having friends over and there’s a need for that casual, relaxing fun. Players can also host a match and give the room code to friends, so they can set up a more private party, but there’s always the chance to Host a game and set up all your desired options, or just joining a game match, for 1vs1, 2vs2, Free for All, and even Arcade!
Created with Unity, At Sundown shows a huge customization, while in-game. Full controller support, with remapping ability, even for extra mouse buttons, which is always pleasant. We should also take a moment to appreciate the lack of chromatic aberration being forced down to customers, and also, since we’re on the matter, the Bloom effect can also be toggled off. Same goes for Blood and Bodies from within the game. Other options such as VSync and Anti-Aliasing are also present. Overall Graphics Quality and Visuals can be changed from Low to Medium and High, and shadows can further be reduced.
Overall, and entering into technical details, I personally noticed no frame rate drops while playing with the High setting, on a GTX 750 Ti, which is now a Low tier card, but still performs very well in this game, and generally speaking, the Unity engine doesn’t go along low-tier cards based on nVidia’s Maxwell architecture. If anything, we must make reference to the fantastic optimization made by Mild Beast Games!
Playing online or with local friends, one thing is surely certain, there’s fun waiting for you At Sundown, and might just take some time to learn and gain reflexes, but once you do, the learning progress will become simpler and rewarding. A fun multiplayer game that can be extra fun at long sessions, especially with friends, presented with a huge optimization and offers decent customization as well.

Review from Steam

Fun game! takes ideas from games like screencheat but makes it simpler and good for online multiplayer. I would like to see more maps and weapons as well as game modes.
Have noticed some pretty big issues with hit reg such as someone dashing and the bullet hits the trail of the dash and counts as a kill (which I hope will be ironed out) as well as I have found that in arena games you are sometimes able to kill someone before they have time to move. There is a delay between spawning and shooting sometimes but not always.

Review from Steam

Great couch game with friends!! Love all the different weapons and all! 2 Big thumbs up!

Review from Steam

Good party game, not a good local party game.
I haven't tried the online lobbies outside of making my own. Friends and I have a lot of fun with it, obviously it's more fun with a full group of four as opposed to 2 players just bullying each other. I do recommend if you have a group.

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