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!
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Release Date:
May 16, 2018

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July 26

Bug Patch #5

Dear fellow Villains,
the electricity is not yet ready, but we made a lot of bug fixes and some improvement based on your feedback :)
So we thought it would be nice to release it before the next content update.

- Buttons to demolish/cancel action (with shortcut).
- Autosave limit the quantity and frequency.
- Add [select all] button.
- Increase gold storage capacity from 500 to 700 Increase Wood normal/evil capacity from 600 to 800.
- Every monster can get a weapon and to compensate psychopath cooldown for weapon is divided in half.
- Esc key bring the setting menu.
- Button to start/stop tasks (Fight/working mod) on individual monster.
- New event manager (virus events shouldn't be close).
- Post office closing during the night (your minion won't bring letter and cross a victim path).
- Clown reworks (don't scare victims).

Bug fixes:
- Victims enter map with bleeding status.
- Victims appears at the bottom left corner after a load.
- Victims not arriving after load.
- Day counter blocked after a load.
- Some mobs respawn after a load.
- Monsters don't bring letters to storage.
- A Push trap placed next to a rotatable wall trap will not push the human when he passed the rotatable wall.
- Mad scientist Achievement unlocks retro compatibility old save.
- Spam email counter is displayed in reverse.
- Rat of the event mystical chest fight each other.
- Dogs can use phones.
- Victims get costume cook after a load.
- Time /day stops increasing.
- Dog increase suspicion when they leave the map.
- Esc key bug on fight skill points distribution screen.
- Hypnotize victim don't phone and are not scared.
- Minion's face doesn't change after recruiting it.
- Music change when food merchants.
- Body part going through walls (and may scare victims).
- Weapons added back to the enemy after a load.
- Hero doesn't drop weapons.
- Victim sometimes sees minions through the walls.
- Can't attack when the target is on a bed.
- Poison of the gaz master doesn't work on victims.
- Merchant sound on arrival can't be heard from far.
- Feedback messages when victims are scared overlay when there is more than one.

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

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June 29

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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“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.”

“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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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