I’ve been following the development of the game SpyParty for some time now and I received my beta/purchase invite recently so I thought it would be good to tell you a bit more about the game.
If you aren’t aware of the title, it is labelled as an asymmetric multiplayer espionage game. It revolves around an ambassadorial party (not a Ferrero Rocher in sight) where a spy is attempting to achieve a predefined number of tasks, simultaneously a sniper is trying to identify and eliminate that spy before they completes their tasks or time runs out.
This is a games that requests your complete & undivided focus, attention to detail is very important and could result in you winning or losing. Additionally the game has tension by the bucket load no matter which side of the scope you are on, it is a game of skill where players continually learn from previous matches.
You have a room full of people and you need to keep your eyes peeled for the tell-tale signs of a spy. Your rifle has a red laser that gives the spy some idea of were you are focusing your attention or to maybe misdirect them. You have only one bullet so you need to be 100% sure before you pull that trigger.
You have to blend into the party and work toward completing your missions, watching for the most opportunistic moment to spring into action while avoiding doing something silly that could bring that single sniper round hurtling towards you. You have to navigate between the other guests and use them to mask your actions.
As yet SpyParty has no release date as it’s still in early beta, but if you are looking for something that’s not your usual shooter title, this certainly takes a step in the right direction.