Stealth game Children of Liberty pits kids against Redcoats in colonial America

Children of Liberty developer Lantana Games released new footage and screenshots of the American Revolution stealth title earlier this week, showing off the game's unique look and fiction.

Children of Liberty takes place in April 1775. Upon the abduction by British forces of four Patriot spies attempting to raid the home of Thomas Gage, Royal Governor of Massachusetts, the Sons of Liberty find the spies' children and tell them of the failed raid. The game puts you in the shoes of the four children, each of whom has their own abilities and storyline, as they sneak past Redcoats on the eve of the American Revolution. (The battles at Lexington and Concord broke out that same month.)

Two-dimensional characters move around a 3D world in Children of Liberty, and players will have to keep track of elements like British guards' vision cones in order to get past the soldiers. The kids aren't completely defenseless: They can leave enemies stunned, and use tools like toy swords and abilities like wall-running to make their way through the world of 1775 Boston.

Lantana Games is currently selling Children of Liberty like Minecraft, charging $9.99 (on its website or Desura) for an alpha build of the game with the promise of free lifetime updates through the final version. The small Boston-based team also put Children of Liberty on Steam Greenlight last summer.

If you want to play Children of Liberty, a prior version is available to play on the developer's website; the studio will also be showing off the game at PAX East 2013. Children of Liberty is in development on Windows and Mac.

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