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This is why Throne of Lies is the online game for you:
+ Looking Good: Full 3D, Vulkan graphics @ 64-bit - With stunning full illustrations and art.
+ Tricky: Your deduction skills are more useful than your 100+ class abilities.
+ Unique: Abilities change each phase with 30+ different class combinations with high replayability.
+ Twisting: "Recruiting" and "Converting" system, changing the entire class to a new, "darker" version.
+ Opportunity: "King" and "Royalty" system: Rise up to inherit the throne when the King is killed.
+ Customized: Individual custom rooms at night, including secret meeting rooms.
+ GG, not yet!: Death/ghost system with mini game(s). You may return or talk to the living!
+ Challenging: Earn traditional full skins, but also claim new weapons, shields, armor, and even auras. Only aesthetic unlocks (No pay-2-win here).
+ Community: 15-player online interrogation, trial and treason system with community decisions.
+ Be the writer: Every move contributes to the game's next move, causing ripple-effect.
+ Be creative: Taunt your enemies by drawing "Deathnotes" to leave with their body with blood and ink.
+ So many gifts: Instant alpha access, exclusive backer rewards, limited forum titles, special prices, free extra keys given out to invite a friend(s).
+ Practice and Excel: The art of perception knows no boundaries - become a better negotiator, improve at convincing others, and become better at deducting situations that involve investigation and clues.
The game will be available on Steam (PC), and is being developed with the Unity3D engine. Throne of Lies will be the first [Non-VR] standalone 3D social deduction game to be produced. Seen at GDC and Unite 2016.
There are 15 players per game session, each is randomly assigned a class. Players will also be assigned membership to a team (one of 4 factions), which could be either Blue Dragon, Black Rose, Neutral, or The Cult. There are a series of Day and Night rounds. Each round allows only a short duration of time for players to make split-second decisions, based on deductive clues obtained from the players’ special abilities and the social aspect of the game.
Each round has Day and Night phases. Any time within the day period, players may vote to determine if a player is guilty of treason (a crime generally punishable by death). If the majority votes a player guilty, the accused player will be executed by the first person who accused them of treason. There are special execution effects tied to the accuser’s equipped weapon (a fire weapon would light the executed player to flames, for example).
Outside of the proper voting to be executed trials during the day, players will also have limited time to chat, where they would gather and share evidence to decide who is or isn’t suspicious, allowing them to decide who to slay or defend during the following night phase.
Day is when players get to discuss and learn about what happened at night, such as who has been murdered, among other things. Players will then get together to cast their votes to execute a player. Being enemy factions, a Blue Dragon member would want to get rid of a Black Rose member, and vice versa. There will be times where you wrongly vote to execute an innocent person (or someone who was actually on your side) for treason, by wrongly assuming they were guilty. You can lie, act innocent, and blame others to try to trick everyone into voting someone you want gone.
Night is when a player may kill in the darkness and be part of others’ foul play. Different classes will have different abilities and intentions at night. Players can visit each other’s private rooms, share secret plans, assassinate, spy, use special night abilities, and more.
You can write in your journal to keep track of what happens each day, such as who was killed or who you interacted with.
You'll also have a deathnote, which you'll write in using ink and blood (black and red). Whatever your write or draw in your deathnote will be revealed to all of the other players when you die.
There are also two neutral factions to act as wildcards during these efforts. When a king is slain, a new King rises, based off a nomination amongst the Royals class types (those with an ability to step up to become King).
The players’ ultimate goal for their faction (good or evil), is to eliminate all opposing factions, with the exception of neutral factions that may have their own goals or take advantage of the weak.
The main references of the game are:
The original 1986 Mafia/Werewolf party games: The first of it’s kind.
Secret Hitler: Card-based version of Mafia/Werewolf as a tabletop game with friends.
Town of Salem: SC2 Mod Mafia Clone (+SC2 Mafia is also a clone of the 1986 genre).
The gameplay of Throne of Lies, unlike other Mafia/Werewolf games, focuses on giving players multiple classes with both day and night abilities, choices in armor and weapons, and having a Royalty system (where a King rules and can be replaced) exist for the first time in any online game of this genre. You can actually visit the inside of other players’ rooms, meaning if you’re in a secret meeting, you’ll see your friends there with you. This is the first 3D game in the genre, giving full immersion, and at certain moments, freedom of wandering around.
With 33 unique classes and over 100 abilities, all fully illustrated, we mean serious business when it comes to getting the most out of our game. Check out our deviantart or some of our images - this is just a fraction of the art effort with our brilliant in-house artists to help bring about further immersion within our game.
We make it easy to learn and understand what each class does by having an in-game wiki with class cards.
How else are you going to be able to execute each other? Throne of Lies will have many weapons to choose from which means you'll get to bring style into taking the life of those accused of treason. Each weapon type has a special execution effect.
Each player has their own room, which they'll stay in each night. Every class type has their own room style. As mentioned in the gameplay section, players may visit each other's rooms at night to use their night abilities on them, such as attempt to assassinate them secretly or simply spy on them, among other things.
Join us today to get the latest info about our launch, including contests and events.
Discover your allies, Dispose of the rest in this new social deduction game of lies and deceit!
(Throne of Lies Trailer + Kickstarter Pitch)
Throne of Lies' Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign went live yesterday, already raising thousands of dollars within less than 12-hours. With up to 15 players simultaneously as 1 of more than 30 classes, gamers sift through day and night phases until an enemy faction is defeated. Players discover friend from foe during the day while discussing clues as to who is and is not an enemy faction member with social manipulation abilities. Secret meetings occur at night, plotting the next victim to slay with 1 of over 100 abilities.
During this time, players can also be converted by The Mastermind -- a class that can completely change a class to a "dark version" with new abilities, forcing them to join the enemy faction:
(The Mastermind Class Portrait)
After discovering a new murder in the morning, there will a trial for the guilty, by majority vote. If found guilty of Treason, the initial accuser will execute the guilty party with a visual animation linked with their weapon. For example, if you have an ice staff, you may execute them with a bolt of ice. If you have a sword, well -- let's just say he's definitely not surviving that:
(Poor fellow being executed by a sword style after finding himself guilty of Treason. Pre-Alpha UI)
Backers are being rewarded for their contributions with a minimum of two keys-per-tier, including access to beta:
(Beta access at $10 with 2 keys; Alpha access at $19 with 4 keys)
Meanwhile, the indie game devs of Imperium42 Game Studio recently released two more gameplay GIFs - with UI - to help visualize how the game is played:
(Death, Journal, and "Deathnote" Mechanics)
(Alchemist class at night - "Hmm.. I should really heal this guy... NOPE! Poison for you! Mwaha..")
Throne of Lies is as flagship as it gets for an online, indie game asking for only $20,000. Considering the game is low-scoped, everything you see so far will appear in the game.
To get the most up-to-date information, players are encouraged to chat live now on Discord, where fans are already roleplaying the social deduction aspect of Throne of Lies.
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