Factsheet

Developer:

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

Release Date:

Summer's End, 2017

Current Phase:

Closed Alpha (Purchasable)

Platforms:

Windows (64-Bit)
Mac (64-Bit)
Linux (64-Bit)

Websites:

ThroneOfLies.com tol.wikia.com (Learn)

Social:

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

Funding:

Kickstarter

Regular Price:

USD $9.99

Free Updates?

Yes

Description

Short

The 3D online-multiplayer "social deduction" game of mischief & betrayal, inspired by medieval politics, tabletop & werewolf/mafia for PC. Discover your allies, dispose of the rest.

Long

Throne of Lies is a 3D online, multiplayer game of mischief and betrayal, a "social deduction" game inspired by medieval politics, tabletop, and Werewolf/Mafia (1986).

In a match of 16 players, each player is assigned a class and a faction -- no one knows who is who, but do know that there are traitors that want to kill you.

Your objective is simple: Discover your allies, dispose of the rest.

Experience more than 100 abilities, 35+ 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!

Who shall you believe? Your life will depend on it.

Features

  • Social manipulation abilities - Funnel chat to the dead, silence players, twist words.
  • Recruiting and converting system - Force a faction change, the class changing a "darker persona" with different abilities.
  • King and royal system - The king is known, but his faction is not. Upon his death, step up to ascend the throne.
  • Customized armor and weapons - Executions abilities are tied to your equipped weapon.

History

Throne of Lies has origins that date back to 1986, inspired by real-life party game genre, Werewolf/Mafia. While this started off as a party game, the genre evolved to cards, tabletop and even as far as online games. However, each flavor is unique in it's own mechanics and features: Ours is no exception, offering a King/Royal system, more classes than the average game, and a deep conversion system. Moreover, we offer more than just a game, but also a complete set of deep lore to accompany the game -- no other game of the genre has yet to have such a strong backstory, since it usually a mere party game.

As time goes on and genres branch off, the current-genre Throne of Lies uses is Social Deduction. Many other related games are also starting to pick up the same genre name, as most current social deduction games have evolved far beyond what Werewolf/Mafia once was. We like to think that we are the "League of Legends" of the genre, comparing to the original "DotA" Warcraft III mod, if compared symbolically, offering the game in full 3D, deep mechanics, backstory, and free updates for life (which our primary competitor does not offer).

Starting development in January 1st, 2016, Throne of Lies has come a long way in a short amount of time. In 2016, Throne of Lies was featured by Unity Technologies at both GDC San Francisco and Unite Amsterdam as their technical demo for their new Collaborate feature. As we developed the game, we started with a simple website with nothing more than concept art and an email signup form.

Now, by 2017, we succeded in our Kickstarter funding campaign, a robust website that links directly to our game via a custom-designed API that holds it all together, host our official forum using the #1 forum architecture in the world (Discourse), and have thousands of users in our official Discord server. We launched our Alpha at the beginning of May, 2017 as a Closed Alpha (closed early access) on Steam, with keys for sale at ThroneOfLies.com for $9.99.

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

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) *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 team of 7 from all around the world with HQ in both USA and Taiwan, founded by Dylan Hunt from USA and Elsa Hunt from Taiwan. Communicating remotely via Discord, they have the best in-house artists, experienced developers, and industry leaders to create 3D, online games.

More Information

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

Core 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