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Independent developer VestGames in partnership with indie publisher Versus Evil is excited to announce that their multiplayer social deduction game Eville will be launching on PC via Steam Early Access in 2022.
A mysterious murder has taken place in the once peaceful village of Eville, and so begins a collective effort for those involved to either unmask the co-conspirators and prevent them from taking over the village, or just get through the night alive. Built upon a solid foundation of deceit, slander, and manipulation, Eville casts players into randomly assigned roles with every session each with unique abilities, skills, and advantages.
As Mayor, you could flex your voting power and village stature, or go about setting traps for the dastardly murderer as the Trapper, or you could be investigating suspicious villagers as the Detective, or just talk smack, casting doubts and aspersions about the other players as the Slanderer. Whatever your role, there’s murderous intent afoot and someone’s responsible, it could be you or it could be someone else, utilizing your social skills is key to your survival.
Fundamental to Eville’s gameplay mechanic is its day and night cycle, during the day villagers will go about their daily lives before retiring to their cosy homes in the evening, unless of course, you’re the murderer, where nightfall can be used to deadly effect, gruesomely hacking people to death in their beds while they slumber.
Players will have access to handy items and crafting abilities, spending their hard-earned copper during the day on upgrades to help them survive the night or survive the devious traps by the pesky do-gooders impeding another murder.
Within the quaint village map of Eville, players can find forlorn citizens who need assistance and even encounter the ghosts of the dead, Eville is not a place where dead men tell no tales and the clues to treachery and murder are still attainable.
“The Versus Evil team are huge fans of the social deduction genre. We just launched First Class Trouble 1.0 this month on PC, PS4, & PS5. Social deduction offers players a form of multiplayer gaming that connects people and invites them to engage one another in ways specific to this style of game,” said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil.
“Eville stood out to us because the talented team at VestGames has approached social deduction in a wholly unique way with its medieval RPG style, character roles, and individualized motives. It’s sure to deliver a distinctive experience full of excitement, challenge, friendships, and of course, inevitable betrayal, that we feel fans of the genre will enjoy. We’re very excited to be working with the creative minds at VestGames, and to introduce Eville to players around the world.”
VestGames GmbH is an emerging company from Datteln, Germany, mainly specialized in video game development, comprised of a small and enthusiastic team working on innovative and original projects.
About Versus Evil
Founded in 2013, Versus Evil, LLC is the US-based video game publisher behind critically acclaimed video games First Class Trouble, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, and The Banner Saga trilogy. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC, and console platforms, Versus Evil works with independent development studios from around the world. The corporate philosophy is to champion for the independent game developer.Sponsor this Article!