In Trevor Sheridan’s explorations at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, he’s discovered a gas-lit Victorian underworld by way of a game called Antihero. In development now for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android, Antihero pits you as a Master Thief with the task of building the most powerful thieves’ guild. Along the way, you’ll need to outsmart and out-steal your opponents.
Sid Meier’s Civilization With a Twisted Twist
Antihero was inspired by the most popular multiplayer turn-based strategy game, Sid Meier’s Civilization. The similarity ends there, though, as the goal is to outsmart and out-steal your opponents. You’re the Master Thief behind a notorious thieves’ guild, where bribery, blackmail, and assassination are all part of a night’s work.
Guide Your Master Thief Through Underground Street Wars
You start out in Antihero with a story-driven campaign to learn the ropes. Once you know what you’re doing, you can go online, challenging your friends in an underground street war to see whose Master Thief can build the most powerful thieves’ guild. You’ll burgle houses, infiltrate businesses, and sneak into estates. Everything is yours for the taking, as long as you beat your opponents there.
A Seedy Cast of Characters
You play as the Master Thief, scouting the Victorian gas-lit city and burgling buildings. The fun doesn’t stop there, however. You can enlist other seedy characters into your thieves’ guild, such as assassins, saboteurs, thugs, and street urchins. You can also hire gangs to do your dirty work, and truant officers to capture your enemy’s urchins.
Coming Soon to iOS
Antihero is slated to launch in spring 2017 on Mac and PC, but iOS fans won’t be left out in the cold for long. The developers plan to take it mobile soon after launch, and multiplayer action will be cross-platform. Your Master Thief will be able to take on other thieves’ guilds no matter what variant of the game they’re on, mobile or computer. Check out an introduction to Antihero in our video from the GDC expo floor below.