Mod It Up: Forge Your Own Pirate Tales with the new “Modding Tool”!

Create your own Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew missions with the free “Modding Tool” update and share it with the world!

Ahoy, cursed pirates!

We know, we’ve said the Shadow Gambit DLCs will be our last update. But we actually have one more thing to share with you. 

Since Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, many of you have been requesting some sort of modding level editor for our games. We took a first step in that direction with the implementation of the “Level Editing Cheats” for Desperados 3.

Today, we’re thrilled to release the “Modding Tool” for Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew as a free update!

We’re adding this feature to the main game with the latest patch update, which is live now.

This our very final parting gift to you.


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*Please note: This tool is officially supported on PC only. Be aware that bugs may appear in your modded content, which we won’t be able to fix in the future.

Create your missions & stories!

Get ready to unleash your imagination. The new “Modding Tool” empowers you to create your own custom mods!

This new feature puts the creative powers in your hands, allowing you to craft your own missions and forge your own captivating stories.

Spawn characters, enemies and NPCs throughout a level. Have fun placing different objects and interactive elements to create a new dynamic landscape within the existing locations of Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew. Set animations, establish routines for enemy guards, and even add your own dramatic flair with (non-voiced ;D) dialogues and cutscenes. Just let your creativity run wild!

There are some limitations as it’s not a fully-fledged modding editor. However, the emphasis of the “Modding Tool” lies on the thrill of adding new elements in real-time and shaping the game to align with your vision for crafting custom missions. 

All in all, we hope that the “Modding Tool” will offer a really fun way for you to get creative and to keep the Shadow Gambit flame alive!

Sharing is caring!

Of course, the “Modding Tool” wouldn’t be complete without the ability to share your masterpieces with friends and fellow players.

To facilitate this, we’ve added a very handy “Export” feature. This allows you to elegantly export your creations to a designated “Mods” folder on your PC.

You can then easily upload your mod to the dedicated and official Shadow Gambit modding space on

Also, don’t forget to join our Discord server where you can discuss mods with fellow modders:

How to mod

Ok, so you’re ready and want to start modding. But how?

Don’t worry, we got you covered: In the Shadow Gambit space you’ll also discover a comprehensive guide series, providing instructions and tips on getting started with the “Modding Tool” and exploring its full potential.

Furthermore, we have created a short tutorial video that explains some of the basics. It is an excellent starting point for getting started with the “Modding Tool”


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We have also uploaded a few mod examples to the Shadow Gambit space so that you can get a first impression of what is possible with the modding tool.

We really hope you’ll enjoy this new feature and we can’t wait to see what you will come up with.

Let your modding adventures set sail in the vast seas of Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew.


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