Shadow Fight was a Facebook-based fighting game developed by Nekki. It was released on February 12th, 2011. Players started out as a ninja who could only attack bare-handed. They could play against other players in online battles and could explore and try out the features/locations on the map.
Shadow Fight was available on Facebook in English, Russian, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish.
On March 28th, 2015, the game was closed after being announced to be temporarily unavailable. However, on April 1, Nekki announced that the game would be available once again, and also stated that it had been moved to a new account.
On August 16th 2017, Nekki announced on their official Facebook page that Shadow Fight servers would be permanently shut down on the 29th of September 2017. Following this announcement, online transactions in the game were discontinued and players who opened the game received 900,000 rubies as a farewell gift. Due to tremendous requests received from the players, the closing of the game's servers was postponed to the following month. On October 27th, 2017 Nekki permanently shut down the Shadow Fight servers.
|“||Shadow Fight is a classical Beat-em-up game in the tradition of glorious arcade classics such as Mortal Kombat or Tekken. We hope that this action-rich game will offer you a lot of entertainment and fun. Like any good action game, Shadow Fight is easy to learn, but very hard to master! It’s best to just start and get an impression of the easy-to-learn controls, which on the other hand will allow more advanced players to use complex special moves. A short tutorial will introduce you to the game. In Shadow Fight, you will compete against avatars of your friends in the VZ network. The opposing avatar will be controlled by the computer – to allow a good action experience without latency over the internet. If you do want to play 'live' against one of your friends, this is also possible, however, you will have to share your computer with them. The corresponding option can be found under 'two players' in the combat menu.||”|
Shadow Fight began with Sensei introducing the player to the controls of the game. Once the tutorial ended, the players could participate in various battles. Through fighting, they could earn XP and coins which could be used for purchases and upgrades to enhance the player's attacks and abilities. They were also able to battle other players. As the player progressed in the game, more structures and features would become unlocked on the map.
Main article: Techniques
The following is a list of the basic controls which were available in the game:
Jump - Up Arrow Key
Crouch - Down Arrow Key
Move Left/Right - Left/Right Arrow Key
Punch/Attack using hands - X
Kick/Attack using legs - C
Play Shadow Fight on Facebook. (unavailable)