Shady Knight is a fast paced and fluid first person action game that combines parkour platforming and dynamic melee-based combat as you slide, jump, kick, stab and slice your way through a series of high towers.
Currently in development by Alexey ‘cptnsigh’ and previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer when it was a game jam prototype, Shady Knight is a melee combat-focused first person action platformer that’s all about speed, skill and style. You take control of a knight as they climb and fight their way up a series of towers, using your agility, your sword and the environment to get the better of your enemies.
You have a nice variety of attacks at your disposal, including a normal sword slash, charged slash, throwing your sword, a sliding attack and jumping attacks. You can also use the environment to your advantage by hurling objects at enemies or kicking enemies into hazards.
The current build of Shady Knight features three towers to climb (though one is a simple tutorial tower), and really impresses with the speed and fluidity of the gameplay. You can really race through each level (speedrunners will have a ball with the game) and the free-flowing combat is a whole lot of fun. Highly recommended.