Factsheet

Developer:

Imperium42, based in
Las Vegas, NV USA
& Taipei, Taiwan

Release Date:

Sep 29, 2017 (9am PST) on Steam

Current Phase:

Closed Beta (Purchasable)

Platforms:

Windows (Steam)
Mac (Steam)
Linux (Steam)

Websites:

ThroneOfLies.com tol.wikia.com (Learn)

Social:

Discord forum.imperium42.com @TheThroneOfLies
ThroneOfLiesGame (FB)

Funding:

Kickstarter
Patreon

Regular Price:

USD $9.99

Free Updates?

Yes

Description

Short

Throne of Lies is a 3D online multiplayer game where up to 16 players must combine their social deduction skills with over 100 abilities to root out the traitors at the table and stop their foes from taking control of the kingdom.

Long

Throne of Lies is a 3D online multiplayer game where up to 16 players use their social deduction skills in a modern take on tabletop games like Werewolf/Mafia and set during a time of medieval conflict.

With over 100 abilities and more than 40 class, members of the Blue Dragon must root out the traitors at the table and stop your foes from taking control of the kingdom. Members of the Unseen and Cult will use their abilities to kill and convert rivals in an attempt to take the throne.

The unique Day/Night cycle allows players to congregate around the table, discuss their findings and accuse players of treason during the day and use their abilities to occupy, spy on, conspire against and even kill their fellow players at night.

Experience more than 100 abilities, 40+ classes, 4 factions, and day/night phases in a game where wit is more important than abilities. During the Night phase, the bad guys must conspire murder while the good guys must investigate clues to discover the traitors. During the Day phase, the good players will accuse the guilty of treason and execute them upon a guilty vote, while the bad guys will manipulate the to turn it against the good guys!

While Cult and Unseen players know their allies, members of the Blue Dragon must be suspicious of every other player to ensure that they don’t fall to an evil plot. Even the King is suspect in Throne of Lies, and the enemy’s ability to convert other players to their side means that allegiances are always shifting.

The game concludes when the Blue Dragon faction has disposed of all hostile threats against the kingdom or their enemies have seized control of the Throne of Lies!

Features

  • Use social abilities to silence opponents, manipulate their words and actions, or even speak with the dead.
  • Keep precise notes in a journal to expose your investigation in the event of an untimely death.
  • Leave behind a custom, hand-drawn death note to mock your attackers.
  • Equip armor & weapons to customize your character and executions with absolutely NO pay-to-win mechanics.
  • Several Neutral players each game will have their own objectives and missions to complete. While this could be as simple as ensuring their own survival, it may be to quietly eradicate everyone at the table.

History

Throne of Lies looks to bring back the glory days of tabletop gaming, where friends can sit around and play party-games like Werewolf/Mafia for hours without having the same experience twice. As rounds go by, players learn, devise and implement different strategies to achieve their objective and deceive their opponents. Throne of Lies manages to grow the party-game genre with the inclusion of over 40 unique classes that are assigned to each player at the start of the round. So while the setup is always the same, players never know exactly which classes are sitting around them.

To further develop this genre, Throne of Lies incorporates a King/Royal system to establish an in-game hierarchy and a conversion system that can quickly turn allies into enemies and allow the mysterious Unseen faction and evil Cult members to seamlessly and silently infiltrate the noble Blue Dragon faction.

On top of revitalized game mechanics that require acute social deduction skills and the use of more than 100 abilities, Throne of Lies modernizes the genre with 3D graphics, online multiplayer, detailed animations, customizable characters, unlockable weapons and the promise that players will never be able to play-to-win or be asked to purchase future updates. Throne of Lies wants to build a sustainable community of players that can grow alongside the game and dig deep into the established lore that gives the game more depth than its predecessors.

Development of Throne of Lies began in January of 2016 and the game was featured prominently by Unity Technologies at both GDC San Francisco and Unite Amsterdam as a technical demo to showcase the new Collaborate feature. The game has steadily grown from this simple idea and gained prominence in early 2017 with a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Along with taking advantage of Unity and Gamespark’s innovative technology, Throne of Lies has created a custom-designed API to link the game, ThroneofLies.com, the Throne of Lies Discord server and the game’s online forum into one cohesive, player-friendly package.

Throne of Lies entered a closed Alpha stage in May of 2017 and moved to an early-access Beta soon after. In that time, thousands of players have embarked on the journey of shaping the game mechanics and expanding the lore for which the game is based around. Now, with just the final touches left to be added, the game will launch on September 29th 2017. But the progress does not end there, as new classes, customization options and game mechanics are planned for the weeks and months after release.

Videos

Throne of Lies Gameplay Montage (Closed Alpha) | Download file (+English subtitles) as .zip (223 MB)

>> See more Community Gameplay Videos

Throne of Lies Pre-Alpha Trailer (Before Graphics Revamp) | Download file as .zip (182 MB)

Exclusive Music Videos

♫ Throne of Lies - The Hangman's Dance (Feat. Uri Avi) ♫

♫ Throne of Lies - Tavern Conspiracy (Feat. J. S. Crawley) ♫

Images

Screenshots (Alpha/Beta)

Download all 10 screenshots (1920x1080) as .zip (5.5 MB)

Concept Art

Download all 8 concept art pictures (2k+ resolution) as .zip (5.7 MB)

Class Cards (Portraits)

While we revamp these, see the current ones now on our Wikia.

Art Cutout Assets

This is for our streamers/YouTubers! Here are some assets to make epic video cover art:

Download all portrait cutouts as .zip (12.2 MB) *BULK DOWNLOAD NOT YET UPDATED*

Logo

Download all 7 logos as .zip (0.9 MB)

Full

Download all 3 large logos as .zip (0.8 MB)

Skinny

Download all 4 skinny logos as .zip (0.1 MB)



Awards & Recognition

  • Kickstarter.com - Successfully Funded

    Funded for $21,795 - March 24, 2017

  • GDC San Francisco - Unity Technologies Tech Demo

    'Collab' feature with Arisa Scott - March, 2016

  • Unite Amsterdam - Unity Technologies Tech Demo

    'Collab' feature with Arisa Scott - June, 2016

Selected Articles

  • If a game of wits is your kind of party, then check out the game, and see if you have what it takes to be king!

About Imperium42 Game Studio

Summary

Imperium42 Game Studio is a global team of developers, artists and writers with headquarters in both the United States and Taiwan. Originally founded by Dylan and Elsa Hunt, the team has grown to eight in-house members dedicated to creating a unique and sustainable online gaming community. Throne of Lies is Imperium42’s first project and the team looks forward to developing more high-quality, online games in the future.

More Information

Read more about the company on the Imperium42 Company PressKit >>

Team

Dylan "Xblade" Hunt
Founder/Developer

Elsa "FieryElsa" Hunt
Business Development

"Boslof"
Senior Developer

Arnoldas "Arnenzo" Jegorovas
3D Artist

Aditayarj "Adiart" Jane
2D Concept Artist

Mel "Xed" Kim
2D Concept Artist

Stephen "Teahacker" Wise
PR/Community

Dan "ISWThunder" Holzhauer
PR/Community

Contact

Inquiries
[email protected]

Discord
discord.ThroneOfLies.com

Twitter
twitter.com/TheThroneOfLies

Facebook
facebook.com/ThroneOfLiesGame

Web
ThroneOfLies.com

*Full credits can be found in-game via the Login Screen "Credits" button