The Council is an episodic game that delivers a fresh new take on the narrative adventure genre, where gameplay comes from manipulating and maneuvering through character encounters using the unique Social Influence system. Make hard-hitting decisions, develop an array of skills, and directly impact how the story unfolds. 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. 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, interacting 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 he was invited 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 member of the colorful cast seems to have their own hidden agendas.
Name: The Council
Release Date: March 13, 2018