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.

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1 comment by Bravo81 on Jan 2nd, 2015

Dear followers! How are ya? Enjoying 2015?

First up, we're sorry. We're sorry there hasn't been an update in quite a significant amount of time now, there's a good reason behind this; here it is..

The Contract got to big. Yup, our dev team of 25 people were unable to create enough progress for The Contract using Valves Source Engine. But The Contract is not dead, honest!

Right now, we're working on another title coming to PC and Xbox One late 2015, GOMBIES. Here's the link:

Some of the devs from The Contract are also helping us with GOMBIES, using the Unity engine we're making swift progress and are hoping to release alpha content soon!

So what does this mean for The Contract? It means we're coming back to it late 2015 or early 2016. Greenlight Games Ltd has been created as an official Independent Games Studio and we're in the process of generating funding for the company to go full steam ahead end of April.

We're aiming at having 3 development teams that will cover mobile platforms, PC and Xbox One. How cool is that?

So please don't loose faith! We loved The Contract, its design and the storylines behind it so it's not Dead. We're coming back bigger and better with full time employees to make this concept come to life!

But please help support us by looking at GOMBIES, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, register on our website and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

We wish you all the best as our supporters and hope that your 2015 is as amazing as ours!

Here's some GOMBIES goodness:

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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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Bravo81 Creator
Bravo81 Jan 2 2015, 10:44am replied:

We hope to! Thank you for your support. :)

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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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