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Heist takes a noir look at the art of cat burglary (PAX Aus 2015)

Silent, stylish and non-lethal: Heist brings an iconic art-style to a clever (and challenging) stealth game.

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PAX Australia 2015 ran from October 30 to November 1 and once again proved that the gaming and geek culture show is an absolute mecca for the best that the independent gaming scene has to offer.

According to Travers Dunkinson, director at Atomizer Games, Heist has a very simple ethos: "get in, get it and get out".

Heist puts you in the silent shoes of a cat burglar making your way past guards as you track down your soon-to-be-stolen target. Sound and light mechanics are the major gameplay elements, letting you distract guards with thrown objects and cherry bombs while you stay out of their field of vision.

The sepia-toned title has an unusual film noir look and feel, right downed to the fedora-sporting protagonist. It's been in production for around two years with a development team of just four, although Dunkinson says they've just added a composer to produce the appropriate music.

Atomizer has kicked off the Steam Greenlight campaign for Heist. The Greenlight project lets Steam community members pick the new independent titles that will make it on to the digital distribution service. You can get more details on the campaign here.