Machiavillain is an evil mansion management and strategy game, inspired by Dungeon Keeper, Prison Architect and all the horror movie clichés! Build your own manor, raise your monsters, set up your traps, and exterminate your victims. But to gain reputation you'll have to slay by the horror movie rules!
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (21) - 71% of the 21 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (272) - 61% of the 272 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
16 May, 2018
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29 June

Electricity and the finger of evil

Dear fellow Villains,

As always we want to thank you for your continued support!

We are announcing the first feature and content update!

It will be the electricity 

What will be new:
- Batteries, generators, wires.
- Presence sensors (to activate/deactivate).
- Lightning rod.
- Mobile phone jammer.
- Electric door (closed when powered by electricity).
- The finger of evil! It will be a machine that recharges with quite a lot of electricity, but will give you the power to generate lightning! You will be able to zap victims, heroes or even your own minion to make them go faster.

What will change:
- Some furniture (like fridge, light,...) will need electricity to work now. (we will readjust the balancing)

We will release this update for the end of July/ beginning of August.

And we will continue fixing bugs of course.

As always, if you find a bug, we would appreciate it if you could click on "Send Feedback" (bottom right) and add a short description. It will send us useful game data and it will help us fix them quicker, thank you!

Thank you so much for your support, feedback and patience!

Alex & Zimra
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22 June

Bug Patch #4

Dear fellow Villains,

Again we want to thank you for continues support. It really is amazing to see that so many of you enjoy the game so much on a daily basis!

We do our best to improve the game every day. We have a new update for you that addresses the following issues:

- Save/Load bugs: 93% fixed.
- Lab XP gain doesn't work when monster wears glasses.
- Rotating walls work on non attracted victims.
- Monsters with increased health from lab return to default health after sleeping in special bed.
- Turret just shoots sometimes at nothing.
- Achievements "all research done" and "100 days "not always trigger.
- Turret not always reloading.
- Some Heroes Attack victims.
- Dogs have wrong sound when die.
- Sarcophagus increases the max hp but shows a -1hp icon.
- Fire Hydrant can be placed on the road.
- Saving a file and name it with something with " K " it will activate fight stance.
- Fire can't be extinguished after a tv as been burned.

Besides this, we have some exciting news for you! For the next big patch, that will be released end of july, we have planned a major content update that is all about electricity.

We will post more details about that next week.

We said this before, but if you find a bug, we would appreciate it if you could click on "Send Feedback" (bottom right) and add a short description. It will send us useful game data and it will help us fix them, thank you!

As always, we thank you so much for your support, feedback and patience!

Alex & Zimra
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Reviews

“Do you wish you too could have an army of minions under your capable grasp? If the answer to both these questions is yes then MachiaVillain is probably right up your alley.”
HardcoreGamer

“There’s just something rather disturbingly fun about indulging your inner evil genius through creating elaborate traps and kill rooms.”
4/5 – Mirror

About This Game


Welcome to Villain City, a luxury community entrenched in the hills of horror. Ax murderers, mad scientists and tax evaders, all kinds of bad guys consider this place to be their sweet home. This is the perfect place to rest, relax, and pursue a career in the noblest of professions: professional Villain!!

The real estate agent promised you a haunted house with jump scare devices and terrifying traps. Instead, you have a piece of empty land full of Vermin near a rubbish forest.

But do not flee yet! With a little elbow grease, the help of your minions and a lot of murders, you can turn this house into a happy and dreary mortal trap. Just lure locals inside, then trigger your deadly traps or let your minion feast on their brains and flesh. Every night you'll multiply your evil level until everyone calls your mansion " scary, nasty and horrible."

Be aware that the League of MachiaVillain Villains has adopted a strict policy that governs the level of wickedness that you have to adhere to in order to stay in the community. Drs Frank and Stein, Siamese co-Chairmen of the Board of evil ( BDM ), dictated a series of rules to follow when conducting your villainous business. They cover everything from how to kill intruders- to what salads are considered the most evil (no surprise, grated carrots).

Follow the rules of the League and become the scariest neighborhood Villain!


  • Build your mansion: Create the evil mansion of your nightmares! Put together the perfect crypt for your vampire, the insanest lab for your mad scientist, an irresistible swimming pool for your victims (and your shark) and don't forget the cannibal kitchen!
  • Gather your evil nightmare team: Choose your minions wisely though, as each possesses different traits and have different needs that must be tended to. They also have different fighting styles, such as long range, bare handed, and of course, bare fanged.
  • Manage your monsters: No evil mansion is complete without a cadre of minions to keep it running. Order them to do your evil deeds, and don’t forget to have them clean the blood stains.
  • Slaughter innocent victims…and bankers!: Our menu tonight includes a wide array of victims from famous tropes such as jocks, nerds, potheads, party girls or horror movie celebrities. A good variety ensures your minions stay well-fed.
  • Fight all the things: The environment is full of hostile creatures who want to take your place at the top of the food chain. Chupacabra, Wendigo, Sasquatch... There are also pro monster hunters who come knocking at your door with stakes, holy water or baseball bats. Show them who's the boss… the Villain boss!
  • Bloody good crafting: Sawing through countless victims means you'll end up with a few spare parts. Why not use those bits and bobs to craft something useful? MachiaVillain lets you create things using ingredients gathered from victims and harvested from the environment. Put them together and you'll get something horrifying, but also useful.
  • Follow the Rules!:The key to evil survival in MachiaVillain is to follow the unspoken rules of the horror movie genre. You do have an Evil Mastermind Reputation to think about after all. Follow the villain's rules to be a real success. So slaughter them when they're alone, kill the virgin last, and never, ever hurt the dog!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later. 32 Bit supported.
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5750/Nvidia GT 450 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or Later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5750/Nvidia GT 450 or higher
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or equivalent
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5750/Nvidia GT 450 or higher
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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