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 cozy 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.
To find out more about Eville and its unique spin on the social deduction game genre, head over to the game’s Steam page here.