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Christian Knudsen

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Assets and Contractors
« on: August 06, 2014, 09:55:59 PM »

I recently added another character with a unique look to Hidden Asset. Unlike the bouncer and Tony Vargas, however, this character will also show up later in the game. He’s what is referred to as a Contractor in the game’s world.



When a company needs someone killed, they don’t get in touch with the assassins, or Assets, directly. Instead, they contact a Contractor that deals with the company-end of the deal. This Contractor then gets in touch with another Contractor who deals with the Assets. This double-middleman arrangement ensures that nobody knows who hired who.


So in the above screenshot, that’s the company’s Contractor talking to you, which is unusual. But the company (or whoever it was that hired you) insisted that their Contractor witness the hit in person, since you’re a rookie in the assassination business and they wanted to make sure you were up for the task before hiring you for a second job.


This anonymity between employer and assassin is a core part of the game’s story. The plot kicks in when you’re forced to find out who hired you to carry out a specific hit.