Concealed Intent is a simultaneous turn-based game of tactical stealth space combat. Players control their ships in a fully 3D world - hunting down their enemies, just as they are being hunted themselves. In Concealed Intent you know your enemies are out there, but not exactly where, or even what they are.
Space is big and empty. Finding something can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, but there is nowhere for the needle to hide. To stay concealed a ship needs to fade into the background as much as possible. Everything a ship does will signal its presence and increase the ability of those nearby to detect it. A big ship may blot out stars as it passes. Heat from engines can be detected against the cold of the void. Lasers can be traced back to their origin. Eventually as detection increases, a firing solution can be calculated so that a beam of coherent light a few millimetres in diameter can cross thousands of kilometres to strike an evasive enemy - hidden no longer!
Concealed Intent includes a single-player campaign, an instant skirmish generator and multiplayer options.
Release Trailer YouTube
One of the game development tasks I have found particular difficult is writing a good tutorial. Of course, best would be no tutorial at all. Unfortunately, Concealed Intent is much too complex to be playable with the player doing a little learning first – and that complexity is part of the game’s design. Numerous hours have been spent tuning the tutorial, but it is still a little clunky – probably the result of my inexperience and the nature of the game. To help overcome this and the common subtle misunderstandings, I have created a couple of videos to help newbies. They will be added to the game page, the press kit and maybe even as a link in the game itself.
Here is a 20 minute tutorial on how to play:
And here is a 34 minute introductory tactics video
I have also created a YouTube playlist of all the Concealed Intent videos I can find (let me know if I’ve missed any!). It is at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-BfCOTbn76q7pAq9BMnmjYpLH19hRbrN