Former Witcher 3 Devs Making a “Beyond Post-Apocalyptic” Isometric RPG Inspired by Thief

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Fool’s Theory, a new indie studio founded by a core team of former The Witcher 3 developers from CD Projekt RED, has teamed up with the Kholat creators and publishers at IMGN.PRO to begin development on a brand new project titled simply Seven. (Not to be confused with the classic noir crime thriller starring Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Spacey. And thankfully not stylized Se7en.)

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Powered by Unreal Engine 4 and still very early in development (the project has only been in progress since June), Seven is described as being a 3D isometric RPG inspired by Thief, featuring stealth, tactics, a nonlinear storyline with branching choices and plot twists, and parkour traversal–both horizontal and vertical–in a sandbox world.

In the game, you will play as a lone traveler wandering about the open world known as the Empire of Vetrall, a “beyond post-apocalyptic” setting that’s a thematic mix of the Dark Ages with ultra-advanced technology.

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“Our greatest ambition is to bring a breath of fresh air into classic, isometric role playing games – a genre where the player was traditionally chained to the ground,” said Jakub Rokosz, Project Lead at IMGN.PRO and Fool’s Theory founder. “Seven will bring a new type of exploration as well as open new possibilities for tactical planning and stealth gameplay. We are fully aware how big the challenge is, but it only gives us a greater motivation.”

“Finally, we can unveil our new project that has already been in progress since June,” said Bartosz Moskała, IMGN.PRO co-owner. “We are setting the bar for ourselves on a brand new level, aiming to achieve a cutting edge gaming experience. The IMGN.PRO development team, freshly supplemented with the former Witcher 3 devs, currently consists of 16 experienced gamedev professionals, working full time on Seven.”

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All of the images seen on this page are concept art, because obviously screenshots and trailers aren’t ready to be shown for a game at such an infantile stage of development. Seven will be out on PC, that much I can tell you. A bit more information about the game world is available to read up on at seven-game.com.

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