Machiavillain Indie Game, Horror Parody

Machiavillain is the brainchild of programmer Alexandre Lautié and comic artist Rachel ‘kiri’ Zimra. Developed Under French based developer Wild Factor. The game is a parody of Horror tropes. As Horror fans we’re all familiar with the common themes in Horror. The cliches are but not limited to the following; virgins never die, mobile phone have bad or no reception, cars never start, African American characters perish first, etc…

If you’re a gamer you’ll take note on this upcoming indie game. “Machiavillain”, will presents the opportunity to relive those Horror movie moments. Read the Press Kit below.

Horror video games are often violent, and depicts visual carnage and gore. While those concepts are welcome, its overabundance can be numbing. “Machiavillain” is taking the kid-friendly approach with its comical art and concept. Stay tuned to for more information on this upcoming indie title.

Wild Factor “Machiavillain” Gallery

Machiavillain Press Kit


Machiavillain is an evil mansion management and strategy indie game, in development for PC (Win, Mac, Linux), inspired by Dungeon Keeper, Prison Architect and all the horror movie clichés ! You play as a Horror Movie Overlord. 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 rules… the horror movies rules ! so slaughter them when they’re alone, kill the virgin last, and never, ever hurt the dog !


Machiavillain was born during a Ludum Dare game jam, shortly after seeing Cabin in the Woods. Programmer Alexandre Lautié and his girlfriend, comic artist Zimra, kept things simple and silly, had a lot of fun and very little sleep, and the game (named “The Villain’s Rules”) got a rewarding enthusiastic reception. The prototype got a french government grant from the CNC (attributed by a committee of video game professionnals) in 2014. Writer John Bardinelli and game designers Matthew Weekes and Adrien Forestier joined the team who is currently working on the alpha. The next step of this evil adventure will be a crowdfunding campaign.


Build the evil mansion of your nightmares ! create 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 kitchen !
Raise your pick of monsters and creatures, and feed them delicious, crunchy victims !
Look out for horror movies references everywhere ! cliché rules, famous creatures, well known visitors, catchphrases.
Slaughter innocent victims ! and bankers !

Wild Factor
Based in Paris, France

Release date:
4th quater, 2015

PC / Mac / Linux


Regular Price:

USD not defined

Wild Factor “Machiavillain” Trailer


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