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The Executioner: an RPG Horror about a monster in every man

  • Genre: Single-player non-linear horror RPG
  • Platforms: Windows + Stretch Goals
  • Supported Languages: English + Russian + Stretch Goals
  • Sources of Inspiration: “The Hangman’s Daughter” Oliver Pötzsch, “Master” by Henry Lion Oldie, film “Unthinkable”, and historical and literary research

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The Executioner is an RPG Thriller from an independent team of Russian developers.

This grim and often cruel game set in a kingdom on the brink of a revolution tells the story of a man who inherited his father’s job: to torture and execute prisoners in the name of the Crown and to the delight of the bloodthirsty crowd.

As he tries to strike a balance between his duty and his sanity, the Executioner investigates alleged crimes on his own time, trying find the answers tormenting his own mind.

About the Hero
About the Hero
  • The protagonist belongs to the lowest strata of society.
  • The hero's synesthesia as his own unique way to see the world and understand people.
  • You'll be playing a professional torturer and face dilemmas civilised people rarely have to face.
  • The protagonist is the only legal supplier of the black «body market», since the executioner can claim bodies of the people he's slain.
  • Off putting appearance and reputation don't leave much room for diplomacy — it'll be a lot easier to intimidate or maim people than to persuade them.
About the World
About the World
  • You enter the game at a tumultuous time: the Dark Ages meet a budding industrial society.
  • Reality that's alien to most of us: constant hunger, high child mortality, horrific epidemics that leave cities empty.
  • The New Faith, supported by the Crown is fighting emerging science, while adepts of the Old Faith call upon the ancient gods.
  • Mysticism and occult arts based on such tools as The Hand of Glory, mandrake root, Tarot cards.
  • Eight different endings for the hero and the world itself.
About the Torture
About the Torture
  • Torture is like a battle where the Executioner's skill and selected tactics play against the mental and physical characteristics of the victim in a limited time frame.
  • A system of injuries (a cruel, but quick path to the truth).
  • A system of mental disorders: the human mind can't cope with violence and needs to recuperate.
  • An option to keep your hands clean and leave the dirty work to your assistant. Later deal with the consequences of his incompetence and obsession with violence.
  • Your father’s diary: a train of breadcrumbs — or a manual on what NOT to do?

About the Kickstarter

After Ludum Dare we’ve decided to launch The Executioner on Kickstarter. Our goal is to turn a text-based quest (text + imagination) into a profound RPG with a rich set of mechanics you rarely find in games of this genre, evocative art and soundtrack and a smooth combat system.

  • Our Kickstarter launches very soon. Wanna know the exact time? Subscribe.
  • Our goal is $19 000.
  • With this money we'll be able to work on The Executioner full time, not just on the weekends
    or during creative allnighters!
  • We'll also add some atmospheric rewards
    for our backers like a real executioner's axe
    and an almost real Hand of Glory!
  • We plan to release The Executioner
    in the fall of 2017.

Our stretch goals

  • A full-blown turn-based combat system. Pay with your sanity to use fear and sinister moves you picked up on the job to send an overwhelming enemy force on the run.
  • New Chapter: the hero's father plotline — final days of a man, doomed to be executed for treason.
  • New Reward: a Tarot deck that mirrors the game's style.
  • Endless torture mode: how long will you last before
    the crowd's madness and rage destroy you? Plus New Reward: a victim of your own design.
  • German translation.
  • Mac and Linux versions of the game.
  • Mobile version of the game. Plus New Chapter: the story of your Assistant, the most controversial character of the game.

 The Executioner is ready to kill! 




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