Version 20, the first release of the "new style" Shadows Behind the Thrones, is finally playable. It's almost a complete rework, revisiting nearly every feature, and introducing agent-enthralled on the map screen. Sadly this means many powers and mechanisms are currently absent, but the foundation for their return has been included into the underlying game architecture.
Unfortunately for the project, I am likely to be far more busy in the future than I was during the previous months. I've been developing the game in my free time, but now have other concerns to focus on, revolving around my academic work (Self-Additive Artificial Intelligence). What this means for you is that releases will probably be far slower to arrive, sadly. I will probably update it from time to time, but will try to respond to messages, but cannot make any guarantees.
As always, I offer the option to anyone interested in forking the project to contact me, and we can discuss transferring its assets, so the game can continue to progress and grow. I still believe it's a good game idea, and has huge potential for expansion, and would love to see someone else take the project in their own direction and bring their own ideas to the game. Of course, I understand this is a reasonably unlikely prospect, I just want to ensure that if there is such a person out there that they know the option is available.
In any case, it's been great developing this thing so far, I've been consistently surprised at how supportive the people who've messaged me have been, and am glad that people had some fun with my work.