Calvino Noir

Stealth And Subterfuge

  • Control three main characters, each with a special ability.
  • Infiltrate buildings using concealment, sneaking and brute force.
  • Distract guards with alarms to clear your path.

Architecturally Designed Environments

  • Beautiful 1930s architecture provides the sombre backdrop for the tale.
  • Just like classic film noir stories, the visuals are presented in shades of grey.
  • Alcoves and corridors are your hiding places, but they have secrets too.

A Film Noir Mystery Plot

  • Conspire with multiple characters to start a revolution.
  • Experience the city through Wilt's dry wit and disillusionment.
  • Learn about Siska's optimism and drive to reveal corruption.


The film noir stealth game. Calvino Noir is the exploratory, sneaking adventure through the 1930s European criminal underworld. Architecture meets Noir as you become unwillingly entangled in a revolutionist plot. Sneak through sewers, across rooftops, and past guards in this dark and mysterious journey.

Play as a disparate group of low-lifes, loners and last-chancers as they fight for the future of a city sliding slowly into the gutter. The characters of Calvino Noir exist in a moral universe which knows only shades of grey. Some are broken souls, some are merely damaged - but all are fighting to forge a future in an ugly world ruled by those whose hearts are cruel and dark.

Although inspired by the futuristic dystopian visions of Deus Ex and Blade Runner, Calvino Noir is a throwback to an era that could easily be from Earth's past. The game is heavily noir influenced, but at the same time progressive, reflecting a somewhat modernist take on the classic genre.

  • Seven levels splits across three acts.
  • Fully voiced, rich mystery plot.
  • Stunning visual style inspired by classic film noir cinema.
  • Explore a richly detailed and atmospheric world.
  • Co-ordinate multiple unique characters with a range of skills.
  • Use stealth or brute force to face those that stand in your way.

Fact Sheet

Calvino Noir was created over 14 months by Dan, Luc, Anna, Harry, Dejan, Ceri, Chris, Rob, and help from many others.

  • Developer: Calvino Noir Limited
  • Platforms: iPhone and iPad, Steam, Playstation 4
  • Genre: Stealth, Side Scroller, Adventure, Story
  • Release Date: 27th August 2015
  • Singleplayer: Yes

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Selected Articles

"Plays like art in motion."

Megan Logan, 26th August 2015, Wired

"The game’s visuals also borrow heavily from film noir movies, and feature brooding, dramatic imagery with a gritty palette."

Alanna Martinez, 28th August 2015, Observer

"This isn’t just a game. This is a tuxedo with a glass of Johnnie Walker Blue, in a tumbler, neat. This is jazz, not elevator jazz, but smoke and silhouette filled dusty wooden floor-jazz."

Leo, 27th August 2015, Gone With the Win

"The style alone makes this game worth checking out... there's a real sense of texture and beauty at work here."

Craig Withers, 3rd October 2014, gfbrobot

"There's great use of light and shadows... the film grain perfectly evoking the classic noir feeling of a film like The Third Man."

Alasdair Duncan8, 1st October 2014, Destructoid

"[Calvino Noir] has a striking monochrome look, long shadows and more fedoras than a Brony convention"

Mark Brown, PocketGamer

"[This] is shaping up to be a challenging and very intriguing film noir, 40s gangers inspired 2D puzzle platformer. If it gets it right, it could well be an offer you can’t refuse."

Joe Donnelly, StrategyInformer

"A game doesn’t need to be running at some crazy resolution or be ultra-realistic to look good, it just has to select a niche and make it its own. Calvino Noir does this fantastically, playing with shadow and light to evoke a classic noir film look."

Blair, thesixthaxis


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