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KickStarter The Executioner - CYOA horror RPG about the psychology of medieval torturers

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Infinitron, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Irenaeus Self-Ejected Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    Why is your name Fuad? You are not Muslim, I hope. Because if you are, I hope you are beheaded.
     
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    Sounds interesting but I dont understand the actual gameplay; do you torture for fun, is there a plot, do you unlock better techniques, does it include a written description of what you are doing? I have images ik my head of the Elvira or Horrosoft games showing those cool death animations bit other than that I am kind of lost really
     
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  3. Fuad Lesser Evil Games Developer

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    As is say we don't want to go pure CYOA because we want so choices and consequences was maded not out of thin air but from working of game mechanics. So for example player can compensate his low skills with excessive cruelty and face the consequences of his weakness :) And with torture mechanics, The Executioner is already not purest CYOA.

    I totaly agree with you that tactical combat must be fully integrated in game system, not added as minigame and that's the reason that this stretch goal cost as 50% of all other campaign. We really want to add it but understand scope of work and problems.


    My name is Fuad, because I was born in Azerbaijan and it's arabic name. I'm not a muslim, neither do not belong to any other confession, but I have some Muslim friends and I will be pretty sad if they all will be beheaded.
     
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    You should become my friend to gain the perspective of the Medieval Catholic. Would help in the development of the game.
     
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  6. Fuad Lesser Evil Games Developer

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    We make some gameplay video in a day but I can try to describe it in words.

    The game cycle:
    1) You play choose-your-own-adventure, you make some choices, travel around the city, talk with different people, move plot forward, etc. With your actions you Health/Sanity/Stamina changes and you can be killed or go insane. Your actions also influence your Variables Attributes about which I speak here http://executionergame.com/global-variables/
    2) Then you go to work. You have victim, have limited time, you need to force victim to sign confession. So you "work" with victim, spend some Stamina/Sanity on different tortures and sign confession (King is happy, execution is legitimate, crowd is placid) or not (King is angry, execution is illegitimate, crowd is angry)
    3) Then you go to execution. King usualy doesn't change his decision, so no matter of confession you kill you victim. You can make bloody spectacle out of it (which will cost you some sanity) to calm and instill fear in angry crowd or just be quick and merciful (it's basicaly CYOA choice)
    4) Then you return to CYOA and you will trade the part of the victim body (because by tradition it belongs to you), investigate victim's past and maybe you found true criminal and execute him or you just think that everyone is guily. It helps you to create your mindset and worldview (and change your attribute, variables and relationship with different characters)
    5) Then you go to work again and again and again until consequences of your former action will not lead to the climax of the plot
     
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  7. Fuad Lesser Evil Games Developer

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    Sweet and open proposal. I agree, my friend :)
     
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    Some guy (a young atheist from Azerbaijan) tries to make a "deep", intellectual game about serious subjects, in "historical" setting. Nothing can go wrong...

    Actually when i think about the Azerbaijan part - it might be a positive part, at least he might not be touched by modern western education system and its sensibilities (read = total lack of understanding of history and ahistoricism) but by ex-soviet education system instead which should be - relatively speaking of curse - better not as bad.

    As i said, it just can't go wrong...

    My prediction:
    - gameplay will be terrible (high chance)
    - the game will be somewhat interesting despite probable poor gameplay (unknown but low chance).

    In short i remain cautiously optimistic. Seriously, in worst case scenario the game might become a source of good lulz, so win/win.
     
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  9. Fuad Lesser Evil Games Developer

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    Thank you (especially for young part :))!

    But I want to add that no man is an island and this is not only my game. We have six person in the team and I can be creator of idea and main designer but without them the game never be finished. But all of them from former USSR so our education is based on same principles :)
     
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    I appreciate the premise of making an RPG about torture, but methinks a browser based game is taking that premise a bit too far.
     
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  11. Fuad Lesser Evil Games Developer

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    We based on browser only in demo version and it was close to failure. When we add music it became uncomfortably big to work through html for most of players. Anyway browser demo are much convenient for majority of testers than download aplication. In future we will release on Windows PC through Steam, it doesn't suport browser games.
     
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    Should've guessed that the game about torture of course is made by an azerbaijani.
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    Edit: Seriously though, if it would've been more, err, fantastical version of inquisition, where you'd get to torture some heretics who really are consorting with demons, summon plagues, etc. and not be corrupted yourself would've been neat. But a browser CYOA game where you, what? Just torture some randomly generated schmucks? It's a really strange idea, and it seems to me that you want to ride on controversial topic, kinda like Hatered devs did.
     
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    Isn't that from Armenian Genocide?
     
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    Yep. Azerbaijan was (mainly) part of Turkey back then (and then allied with it, it was very turbulent period), and is both complicit in it, and denying its existence. For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_Days
     
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    Also I have grandmother from Germany and grandfather from Georgia, so it makes me inheritor to Hitler and Stalin at the same time. With my arabic name I'm heir to ISIS and with my atheist beliefs I'll burn in Hell. That's a hell of background to make games on difficult topics.
     
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    Well, there's a reason why I spam "Behead all muslims".

    The reason is that they are bloodthirsty death cultists.
     
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    Nah, Comrade Stalin is ours, don't even try to monopolize him. :russia:
     
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    Yes, when your Sanity is 0, you dead as well as if your Health is 0.
     
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    They made a trailer:

     
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    Are you shitting me that someone made Shadow of the Torturer comic in that style :D
     
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    I guess this is the consequence of the failed Kickstarter!
     
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    *game description*
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    Note: The game will be released episodically

    :fuuyeah:

    Gotta wait until they're all out, then.
     
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