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October 15, 2008 11:51 AM Subscribe
When Looking Glass Studios originally released Thief: The Dark Project
in 1998, it broke new ground by combining a first-person shooter with stealth-oriented gameplay.
In Thief, the player assumes the role of Garrett, a thief in "The City", a dark, moody steampunk metropolis.
Although Thief was overshadowed at the time by games like Half-Life, it went on to gather a cult following, and after petitioning by fans, Looking Glass released the level editor, DromEd
, to the public.
Fans were greeted in 2000 by the release of the Victorian-themed Thief 2: The Metal Age
, shortly before Looking Glass shut their doors.
In spite of this, a dedicated community
of Thief enthusiasts have kept the series alive on their own by creating their own Thief adventures in the form of fan missions
, which range from simple burglaries
campaigns equal to or larger than the original game.
Still have your copy of Thief or Thief 2 kicking around and want to get started playing Thief missions? Download the fan mission loader Darkloader
and taff away: Users have also created patches
to support newer computers and widescreen displays.
Also worth keeping an eye on: The Dark Mod