It is not easy running a haunted house. You do not know even half the work that goes into it. You will, however, if you win our Steam key giveaway for MachiaVillain – a strategic management game about making the most terrifying haunted house you can.
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MachiaVillain is largyely inspired by two games: Dungeon Keeper and Prison Architect. From the first its developers take the idea of playing a baddie, creating a dungeon – or, in this case, a house – that attracts good people, and then murdering them. But how you go about building your house and using the architecture and decoration to influence the people (or monsters) inside is closer to Prison Architect.
The game takes place in Villain City – where else? – where axe murderers, mad scientists, and tax evaders flock to live. Thatgives you plenty of resources for constructing the most “scary, nasty, and horrible” mansion in the neighbourhood, then. All you have to do is build a house that meet each horror icon’s strict requirements (a crypt, a lab, or cannibal’s kitchen, for example) and you will have a bunch of muderous minions to hand.
You can also build traps and send zombies after victims in order to increase the size of your horrible army. Plenty of options, then, so you should be bathing in blood in no time. However, there are rules you have to follow at all times – rules that take their cues from horror movies. You need to slaughter people when they’re alone, kill the virgin laste, and never hurt the dog, to name a few.
We have 1000 open beta keys for MachiaVillain up for grabs via the widget below. All you have to do is complete one of the available actions and you should receive your key right away. Should you need them, key redemption instructions can befound right below the widget.
To redeem your key, just follow these simple steps: