The Contract

Inspired by renowned classics like Goldeneye, Splinter Cell, Hitman, and Max Payne, The Contract is an upcoming indie title that blends elements of action-adventure, stealth, and traditional shooting mechanics to deliver a uniquely realistic FPS experience. Built with the Source Engine, The Contract seeks to provide an immersive single-player campaign in addition to a dynamic multiplayer component to create a single, robust game that is familiar yet refreshingly new. Upcoming developer Greenlight Games’ objective in this is simple: pull in aspects of the aforementioned series to not only elicit feelings of nostalgia, but also expand upon the fundamental systems found in those franchises to deliver a product that is equal parts refined and innovative.

The Contract will be a full-bodied game that includes a rich, thematically-laden narrative focusing on international espionage, intrigue, and betrayal. With deeply developed characters and a strong central plot, The Contract’s single-player adventure is driven by its expansive roster of personalities and the interpersonal melodramas that unfold between them. Outside of the narrative, though, the game will include, and moreover emphasize, a fully-featured multiplayer system that is both varied and original. As of now, the modes currently planned will allow players to play tactically as a team of up to four players (4v4) or as a lone wolf in free-for-all deathmatches that support eight competitors. Gamers with a preference for faster paced matches and a larger pool of enemies will also take comfort in the inclusion of modes that boast 32 players.

The multiplayer will also make use dedicated servers. In an effort to protect online-players from cheating and piracy, The Contract will have a built-in license authentication system that checks the game’s installation against details held on The Contract servers. It will also allow users to view all of their stats, create clans, and initiate tournaments through the multiplayer website that is currently under development. More to follow on this feature in the coming weeks and months.

But regardless of the chosen mode, the game aims to produce a realistic, simulation-like experience. To that end, there will be no HUD, limited ammo carrying capacities, melee and hand-to-hand fighting alternatives to standard shooting conventions, as well as bodily injuries that can render players less mobile if they should be wounded (particularly if they suffer a leg injury or any other kind of damage that would impact agility). Subtle nuances such as players having the option to equip bulletproof vests in order to protect themselves from incoming shots to that area of the body, but with the penalty of slower movement speeds, will help distinguish The Contract from other games of its kind. These aspects mixed with evolving AI on top of real-time lighting and shadows that play vital roles in how the game unfolds, as well as sneaking tactics and general stealth are the core elements of The Contract’s gameplay.

Written by Bradly Hale.

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0 comments by Bravo81 on Jul 9th, 2013

Hi everyone,

Thank you for tracking us still!

I want to start of with a small Yay, our Dev Team is now full! We currently stand at !25! dev members and have filled all positions required. So, Yay!
In the future, we will require VA's but we will discuss that another day.

I wanted to take this moment to share our website:
Please feel free to register under 'UserCP', then visit the Forums. Help us get discussions going and the board flowing, we would really appreciate it. You can also comment on our blog updates, news, media and lost more!

Also, within the next few weeks we are aiming to release some ingame footage including a fully rigged and animated Sebastian, the Ruger Mk3 with aiming, reloading, firing etc. So you can get a scope on how realistic things will be. Our SFX guy Brendan has live recorded the Ruger at various shooting ranges. So we're hoping they will sound amazing!

Our graphics designer Kristian has created the logos for ISDC, Black-9 and our game studio Greenlight Games. These will be uploaded in a few days.

Regarding Music, Chase created a Theme for us which you can preview below. Now Andy has taken it under his wing and will recording the whole thing live! Great stuff.

Lastly, I wanted to congratulate our friends over at the Underhell mod.
They are getting on well aiming at their next release and we can't wait to work with them.

Once again thank you for still tracking us, we hope to give you some large updates soon!
Alpha Testing positions will be selected over the next few months.

See you soon!

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alldatcheese Sep 12 2014, 10:55am says:

"Inspired by renowned classics like Goldeneye, Splinter Cell, Hitman, and Max Payne"


I am really excited for this game to happen, please make it happen.

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GamerDude27 Oct 31 2013, 2:02pm says:

How is things going? I hope this is not dead.

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Bravo81 Creator
Bravo81 Nov 25 2013, 4:41pm replied:

Not dead, possibly changing engines due to the upcoming stuff with Source. Paused for research, as Greenlight is also working on other projects.

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GamerDude27 Apr 16 2014, 6:34pm replied:

Any news? Please say there is something new. This is the best thing I have seen and I would be disapointed if you kill this mod.

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Bravo81 Creator
Bravo81 Apr 17 2014, 2:01am replied:

We have been very busy with some other projects within the company, we have decided that the project is of such size we cannot deliver it at a high enough standard that we hope for.

At this moment we are trying to create revenue from smaller games and once we become slightly known will attempt a crowd funding campaign to help progress further and complete The Contract.

This project is not dead and we hope to start work again in 2015.

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GamerDude27 Nov 25 2013, 4:45pm replied:

Oh, Okey.

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GamerDude27 Jul 2 2013, 1:45pm says:

How will the HUD system work?

Without a HUD there is many opinions.

What is yours?

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Bravo81 Creator
Bravo81 Jul 4 2013, 3:56am replied:

Hi there GamerDude27. The hud gives you 3 important pieces of information. Your health, your map and your Ammo.

At a realism stance, we are trying to avoid helping the player too much. We don't believe a HUD is realistic, not until the Google Glass is released anyway!

Your health will not be displayed, we won't have health packs. If you are injured seriously you will die. Smaller injuries will deter you, move your screen and even throw you to the floor. Bullet wounds will also make you bleed, leaving a trail and eventually kill you if not treated. This game will have a lot of save points, trust us.

Your map will be found by using a navigational device such as a Smartphone or Tablet. Also, your handler Specter will guide you through levels via an earpiece.

Lastly, to check your Ammo you will hold Reload. This will remove the magazine, so you can count the remaining bullets. Like so:

Thanks for your questions, We hope that answers them!

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GamerDude27 Jul 4 2013, 9:12pm replied:

I see.

Some of the stuff that will be in the mod/game have been done before and i love to see it again.

"If you are injured seriously you will die" - Hitman: Contracts

"Bullet wounds will also make you bleed" - Underhell HL2 mod

"To check your Ammo you will hold Reload" - No More Room in Hell HL2 mod

This will be so awesome!
When can we expect the release or a beta?

PS. I already knew abut the G-Glasses they're sweet as hell.

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Bravo81 Creator
Bravo81 Jul 5 2013, 3:26am replied:

Glad it sounds good to you. We are working closely with the creator of UnderHell.

Alpha release will be first and honestly, its a long way off just yet! But we will keep you informed as we develop.


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GamerDude27 Jul 5 2013, 10:04am replied:

Really? You guys are working close with Underhell.
Nice you got a tracker.


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