News The Executioner - coming July31 (Ep1, other episodes each 3 months)

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The Executioner puts you in the shoes of a man who tortures people for a living while trying to retain his own sanity.

Fusing elements of a traditional RPG with investigation, exploration and moral decision-making, it invites players take on the role of a man who must seek a signed confession from those he is about to put to death.

With a predominantly text-based interface unfolding 20 hours of engaging story, The Executioner promises a dark and unsettling atmosphere, and a world filled with moral ambiguity.

With the threat of revolution on the cards will you fight for monarchy and tradition or revolt in the name of progress? Do you support emerging science or follow the mystical path? Will you desensitize yourself to the violence you have to inflict or try to preserve your humanity?

The decision is yours. So are the consequences.

Note:
The game will be released episodically, with a new episode coming out every 3 months.



  • The torture chamber: study your victims, find their weak spot, and use your extensive arsenal (or their loved ones) to break them
  • An occult underground: a town filled with mysticism built around Medieval artefacts, such as the Hand of Glory and Mandrake Root
  • A dark economy: a market in dead flesh with you as its main supplier
  • Synesthesia: your character's unique perceptive abilities make him a walking lie detector
  • Staying sane: as a professional torturer you'll need to constantly manage your sanity to survive
 

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The RPG mechanics looks kind of interesting and the story could end up being well-written, but I'm not sure if I want to roleplay as the titular character -- the torture mechanics goes against my sensibilities as a person. I know it's not real but it doesn't sit well with me.
 

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The RPG mechanics looks kind of interesting and the story could end up being well-written, but I'm not sure if I want to roleplay as the titular character -- the torture mechanics goes against my sensibilities as a person. I know it's not real but it doesn't sit well with me.
Torture is torture so it is fine to be put off by it.
I am curious about the game and will keep an eye on it.
What would get me to play it is if i can go thru the game without actually torturing and be more of a threatening character
 
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Kvik

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After looking through the screenshots, it seems there's no graphics/illustrations during torture, and the accompanying text/passage depicting the torture is clinical in nature and as far as this single screenshot, I don't feel it's glorifying the violence of the torture method. Although I still find passages like this sometimes hard to read.



What would get me to play it is if i can go thru the game without actually torturing and be more of a threatening character
Yes. If there's a way to force a confession out of a suspect without necessitating torture, then it could be the make or break of this game for me.
 
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