Black Shades Elite

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Black Shades Elite
Blackshadeselite screenshot4.jpg
Latest release0.0.1
Release dateNovember 21st, 2007
Code licenseGPL version 2.0
Media licenseGPL version 2.0
Black Shades Elite is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: blackshades 
Daemon-phk.svg FreeBSD: blackshadeselite

Black Shades Elite is a fork of the game Black Shades, originally written by David Rosen and ported to linux by It is licensed under GPLv2 or later.[1]


In the game you play as the psychic bodyguard of the VIP (dressed in white) who enjoys walks around city blocks despite the fact most of the world seems to want to kill him. To aid you in your task of protecting the VIP, your psychic bodyguard abilities show you when a assassin with a gun targeting the VIP, however this does not show assassins with knives.

To dispatch the would be assassins the game provides a handgun, assault rifle, magnum, hand grenades, a knife and the shotgun. All these weapons are used by the AI assassins too, so if you start with a knife, you can retrieve a better weapon from the dead opponent. Additionally you can hit oppenents with your weapon while running to take them down.


  1. Gna! project page (archived 2017-02-05

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