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Black Shades

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In Black Shades you play a psychic bodyguard in a randomly generated city, protecting a VIP (dressed in white) from snipers, zombies, and other would-be assassins. Your reputation has preceded you, so the VIP has absolute faith in your abilities and will completely ignore all threats.

Your powers allow you to slow down your perception of time, to see an imminent shooter's line of sight, and to release your soul to scout the area for other souls bearing hostile intent.

If you or the VIP are killed, the level restarts. The failure only occurred in a possible future which you have foreseen and can now act to prevent.

An iPhone version and an open source Linux version are also available.

This game placed fifth out of 41 entries in uDevGame 2002. Its creator discussed the development process in a postmortem.

Architecture: PPC


htz's picture
by htz - 2020, December 22 - 6:58pm

This game seemed to struggle on my G3. Found it runs well on an intel 2007 iMac under 10.6.8 (rosetta). Then I played it on my 2006 Mac Pro with a 5770 and it ran poorly. So seems to be kinda a toss up.

Fun game though.

Daxeria's picture
by Daxeria - 2017, May 19 - 3:08am

So is "uDevGames" plural or is it "uDevGame"?

It looks like the naming shift occurred between uDevGame 2003 and uDevGames 2004.

SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2017, May 18 - 3:15am

The failure only occured in a possible future which you have foreseen ...

U lost me there at first, -thought maybe you were describing a bug in the program, but now I get it. Like that movie with Nick Cage + Julianne Moore in which he knows future events, keeps having visions of the future and before acting, erases a few minutes of what's been shown moviewise and he then does things differently. Then at the end, it's revealed the entire movie was one big premonition and starting over from the beginning, he will do everything differently. Clever plot device for a video game.

So is "uDevGames" plural or is it "uDevGame"? There's about an equal number of both descriptions here, and too bad we can't search on "uDevGame" and get a list of both spellings. Even more confusing is the Web site for uDevGame, it was called ""