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

  • Genre: Single-player non-linear horror RPG
  • Platforms: Windows
  • Supported Languages: English + Russian
  • 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?