In case you missed the news, VestGames, the dastardly developers behind the medieval social duction game, Eville, released a "Top Murderous Moments" video — a killer highlight reel of the most creative ways to end up six feet under!
Ah, murder. It’s an art all on its own, wouldn’t you agree? One needs only to peruse some of Eville’s finest blood-caked works to appreciate the craftsmanship involved:
Skewered Souls: What happens when folks don’t keep an eye out for spike traps? They end up as human-kebabs, that’s what.
The Poison Colada: Toxins during the day keep the sleepless nights at bay — because ingesting poison kills you, duh.
Purification by Fire: Team building with a tinge of old testament righteousness! Who needs a fair trial during town meetings with the option to vote guilty and witness flames strip the accused’s flesh from their bones?
Axe a Question: She’s beauty, she’s grace, she just took an axe to the face! A tried and true classic.
See masters of the killing-craft at work for yourself in the video below:
Set in a once-tranquil medieval village, Eville features several character roles, each with its own unique abilities, purchasable items, and toolkit upgrades. Stepping into the shoes of either an ill-fated villager or wicked conspirator, players must work through a delightfully comprehensive yet intuitive system of murder, deception, betrayal, teamwork, and eventually, crowd-sourced public executions — hopefully of those with the intent to kill! Combining the most exciting elements of titles like Among Us and One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Eville takes the social deduction genre to exciting new heights.
Key Features of Eville:
More Strategy than a Queen’s Gambit: The combination of character roles, items and upgrades, unique skills, and a multi-layered map adds a depth of strategy and replayability that other games in the genre don’t come close to.
Magical and Maybe Murderous Medieval Aesthetic: Murder and mayhem might be afoot in Eville, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a sunny stroll around town collecting herbs and chatting up vendors. You can even customize your avatar with different skins, outfits, and cosmetic items.
The Wolves Come Out at Night: The day and night cycle isn’t just a gimmick, but a fundamental gameplay mechanic; during the day, villagers mill around town, going about their business before tucking in for a nice restful evening in their snuggly bed...Unless you’re the murderer, of course, where nighttime is the right time — to hack people to death while they sleep.
Receive a Role, Play to Your Strengths: Eville casts players into different roles with every session, each with unique abilities and advantages. Enjoy flexing your voting power as the Mayor, or setting traps for the dastardly murderer as the Trapper, investigating suspicious villagers as the Detective, or cast doubts and aspersions by talking smack about the other players as the Slanderer.
Let’s go to the (Medieval) Mall: When the sun is out, players can spend their hard-earned copper on items and upgrades to help them survive the night — or, conversely, survive the traps laid out by those tricky good-guys trying to prevent a blue-collar axe murderer from doing their thing!
Eville will be available for PC via Steam in Early Access in 2021.
Keep up to date on all things Eville by joining the conversations on Discord and Reddit, and by following the game on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and the official website: https://eville-game.com.