Lesser Evil Games announced that its dark RPG The Executioner, which thrusts players into the shoes of a torturer, has been released via Steam for Windows.
Fusing a unique blend of medieval storytelling, sanity management, and the brutal moral conundrums only an executioner could face – this harrowing tale of a man who tortures people for a living will challenge you to face the monster that lives inside of all of us. The decisions are yours, and so are the consequences.
As shown in launch trailer, this story-driven horror promises a dark and unsettling atmosphere in a world filled with moral ambiguity. [Continues below]
The Executioner is a multi-part epic adventure into the cruel and unforgiving political sphere of medieval times, starting with the base game, releasing on September 25th.
Partially inspired by the famous Milgram experiment – a study on obedience in psychology, this brutal tale will follow the newly appointed Royal Executioner on a journey to retain his sanity in the darkest of times.
Lead Writer, Elena Sivakova said: “We were inspired to create this game by a question: ‘How do people, whose work is inflicting pain and killing other humans, actually live?'”
“We believe that our game provides an opportunity to live through a hard, painful and rather dark experience – and experience the ethical trap in which the participants of the Milgram experiment were caught. We want our players to fully understand the price of a lesser evil.”
The Executioner will launch on Steam for Windows.
About The Executioner
The Executioner puts you in the shoes of a man who tortures people for a living and has to fight to preserve his own waning sanity.
Fusing elements of traditional roleplaying with investigation, exploration and moral decision-making, it invites players to take on the role of an executioner who must seek a signed confession from those he is about to put to death – and there are many means of gaining one, not all of them pleasant.
Your own torture chamber – study your victims, find their weak spot, and use your extensive arsenal (or their loved ones) to break them.
An occult underground – a town filled with rich mysticism built around Medieval artefacts: the Hand of Glory, Mandrake Root, and Tarot Cards.
A dark economy – a market in dead flesh, with you as the main supplier.
A walking lie detector – your character’s unique perceptive abilities make him a walking lie detector and opens the door into the occult.
Staying sane – as a torturer and executioner, you’ll need to constantly manage your sanity to survive in this world.