Experience a Narrative Adventure where your choices and character growth truly matter. As a member of a 1793 secret society, live a tale of intrigue and manipulation on the hunt for your missing mother.
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Mostly Positive (17) - 76% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (608) - 86% of the 608 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Mar 13, 2018
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October 3

Hotfix 03/10/2018



Dear all,

It’s been one week since the release of The Council - Episode 4: Burning Bridges. We would like to thank you, at first, for all your support and feedback.

Today, we’re launching a hotfix which addresses some issues that you’ve raised to us since the release. You can find below the details.

Hotfix content:
  • The balcony door in Elizabeth Adam’s room is now inaccessible. Players will no longer be stuck.This fix is not retroactive, and if you have had it occur, you will need to restart the episode.
  • Characters will no longer be resurrect by a bug.
  • Players that were previously unable to generate save files and log files on specific setups are now able to create these files. These files will not work with Steam Cloud Saves.
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September 25

The Council - Episode 4: Burning Bridges now available



Louis de Richet is thrown ever deeper into the web of intrigue… Complete Season and Season Pass holders can play today, full release on September 27.

The fourth episode of The Council, the narrative adventure game redefining the genre with RPG mechanics and consequences for every choice, releases today for all Complete Season and Season Pass owners. Episode 4: Burning Bridges sees allegiances explained, rivalries come to a head, and the ghosts of the past begin to catch up to the inhabitants of the island. Your decisions will haunt you as you decide the fate of Louis, Mortimer, and the world itself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8DCLyFEeXU
The Council has already enthralled players and press alike with a deep and captivating story featuring intricate characters and smart writing. The innovative concept brings the genre beyond its boundaries and allows for meaningful choices with impactful consequences.



Characters and their fates are up to you, and shown here is just one way things can go – how will your endgame begin?

Burning Bridges releases September 27 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Complete Season owners on Steam and consoles, and Season Pass owners on consoles can play Episode 4 now with a two day head start, as well as early access to the next, last episode.

Note that Episode 1: The Mad Ones, is required to play Episode 4. The Complete Season will include a total of five episodes, with Episode 5 releasing end of 2018.
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Reviews

“A New Era in Adventure Games”
9/10 – Game Revolution

“I was hooked by the story, I really need to know what happens next!”
15/20 – Jeuxvideo com

“The RPG mechanics really elevate the experience”
8/10 – GameReactor

About This Game



The Complete Season of The Council grants you access to all 5 episodes.

The Council is an episodic game like no other. Delivering a fresh new take on the Narrative Adventure, your choices and character growth truly matter. Make hard-hitting decisions, but also develop an array of skills to directly impact how the story unfolds. With permanent, long-lasting consequences, there is no going back. Plunge into a tale of intrigue and manipulation in the style of a classic murder mystery, living with a cast of alluring characters each hiding their own dark secrets. Trust no one while uncovering dire truths – no matter the cost to mind and body.



The Council begins in 1793, with players taking the role of secret society member Louis de Richet after his invitation to a private island off the shores of England by the enigmatic Lord Mortimer. Joining him are a number of high profile guests, including Napoleon Bonaparte and President of the newly-formed United States of America, George Washington. The strange nature of this private reception goes beyond just the prestigious guests –Richet’s own mother has recently gone missing on the island, while each and every one of the colorful cast seems to have their own hidden agendas.



In a new twist for the genre, the core of The Council’s gameplay comes from manipulating and maneuvering through character encounters using the unique Social Influence system. During confrontations, skills and limited resources can be used to gain the upper hand and achieve the desired outcome. Players will be rewarded for their knowledge of each character’s psychological vulnerabilities and immunities, as well as their preparations made during prior exploration and investigation. Failing an encounter does not mean ‘game over’, and no action can be taken back. The consequences are permanent, and may result in persistent physical disfigurements or mental traits that help or hinder the rest of the player’s adventure.



Richet’s numerous skills can be developed to align with your chosen approach to the adventure. Solve issues with diplomacy, delve into occultism to expand your historical and scientific knowledge, or play detective and see what others do not perceive. Your skills will have uses that extend far beyond your conversations with fellow guests. With 15 diverse skills to use and invest in, players are free to uncover The Council’s mysteries how they see fit, with wildly varying consequences depending on their methods. The results will forever alter the life of Louis de Richet, of those around him, and shape history as we know it.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-2125 (3.3 GHz)/AMD FX-4100 (3.6 GHz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB, GeForce GTX 750/Radeon R7 360
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 (3.4 GHz)/AMD FX-8370 (4.0 GHz)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 960/Radeon R9 380
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION

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