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Shadowless is a 2D web-based action platformer with RPG Elements developed by Griman in 2016.

In this game, players take on the role of a unnamed wanderer who's missing their shadow. He doesn't have much recollection of his past, but has heard that the Queen of Shadows likely has his shadow due to her taking the shadows of her minions. So, our hero embarks on a quest to regain his shadow and learn more about his part. But of course, the journey will not be easy with all of the Queen's minions patrolling the land.

This game can be played for free here.


Shadowless provides examples of:

  • Airborne Mook: Bats. Due to their somewhat random flying pattern, it can be hard to hit them at times.
  • Auto-Revive: If a player has a health potion equipped, it will automatically be consumed upon receiving a blow that normally kill the hero, and restore all of their health.
  • The Beastmaster: With enough points allocated into the Adventurer skill line, players can purchase a bat. These will help the player by attacking nearby foes.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: The hero can equip both a sword for short-range combat, and a bow for medium to long-range combat. Certain skill lines like the Warrior and Rogue will favor different weaponry.
  • Cartoon Bomb: The Bomb Knights throw these at the hero. However, it's possible for the hero is knock them back into the knights or other enemies.
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  • Cloudcuckoolander: The first villager players meet in the second village appears to be quite disconnected from reality.
  • Cycle of Hurting: Investing enough points into the Warrior skill line garners the player the ability to randomly stun an enemy upon striking them with a melee weapon. Investing more will increase the stun rate. With a fast enough weapon, it's possible to stun lock most enemies to death.
  • Healing Potion: These restore of the player's health, and are consumed automatically once their health drops below 1.
  • Giant Mook: Ogres. They have the highest health pool out of any enemy and high attack power, but have a slow movement and attack speed. They tend to hold important items and act as minibosses.
  • New Game+: After completing a playthrough of the game, the difficulty multiplier is raised by 1, the level progress is reset, and the player is taken back to camp. Players retain their equipment and gold, and can purchase stronger gear in the shops. Plus, as the masters have been reset, players can level up further.
  • Rare Candy: The stat boosters. They are typically found in higher quality chests or by gambling at the camp's slot machine, but can be also received as a reward for achievements. These will raise the indicated stat by a particular value, usually by 1 point.
  • RPG Elements: Players can boost their stats by picking up stat enhancers found in the world or from enemy drops. They can also level up in one of four classes (Warrior, Rogue, Defender, and Adventurer) by talking to wandering masters. These will boost a player's stats and give them extra abilities upon reaching certain level milestones.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Following the Queen of Shadows's defeat, she reveals that the main protagonist is the son of a Vampire.