Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire – Preview

Monday, 10 August 2009


Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire is an upcoming adventure game which has been under development for more than five years. The project is based loosely upon the Star Wars book and graphic novel released by back in 1996 under the same name.


Shadows of the Empire is currently being developed by an Italian developer group called Hexence and is an unofficial fan game. The game will be released into two parts, with the first part being all but finished and now under going beta testing.


Here are some of the latest shots recently released by the developers.


Sote - Italian


Sote - Italian 1


One thing which is immediately apparent about Shadows of the Empire is its breath taking visuals. The level of detail and quality is rarely seen in a freeware adventure game such as this.


Sote - Italian 2


Sote - Italian 3


The beta version of the game is currently in Italian but is due to translated into English before it’s full release.

The developers of the game are also currently looking for additional beta testers (You will need to speak Italian), If your interested check out this link:


If you can’t speak Italian (like me!) you can always give the Technical Demo a try:


and for regular updates on the games progress, check out the games dedicated site:




Rob said...

Looks pretty cool from the visuals. I read the book a long time ago and enjoyed it.

James Macfarlan said...

like the look of the star wars game. while it looks like great graphics it also looks like it will play well as a slightly older style adventure game that u can each a sandwich while playing rather than having to drink a can of red bull to keep u're reactions sharp. if it turns out like anything like baldur's gate i'll be happy.