Videogame super spies move too slowly. At least the team at Edge of Reality studios thinks so. The Austin-based developer has played every stealth game under the sun and found them lacking. Now, after years of making profitable license games (think Shark Tale and Over the Hedge), they intend to do something about it. Put simply, they want to kick the stealth genre into overdrive by making it faster, smarter, and increasingly brutal.
The game to make it all happen is Cipher Complex, and it just happens to be Edge of Reality's very first original game. After years of squirreling away money from its franchise offerings, the team decided the time was right to start making Cipher Complex, an idea the team had been brewing for years. It would carve out its own subgenre by focusing on something the team likes to call "aggressive infiltration." And yes, it plays exactly like it sounds. Instead of sitting in a dark corner waiting for a guard to walk by, players will actively push through obstacles (living or otherwise) to achieve their goals. Players avoid detection through speed and lightning-fast executions -- not from hiding and avoiding confrontation
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