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GC: Daedelic reveals The Devil's Men

GC: Daedelic reveals The Devil's Men

The Devil's Men is the new adventure game from Daedelic Entertainment. The world created for this game mixes steampunk elements with a fictitious Victorian England. Amongst puzzles and a criminal case about a bizarre series of murders, the title features alternative storyline where every move and decision influence it. It will be out in Spring 2015, press release and a single screen after the jump.



The Devil’s Men: Daedalic announces new steampunk adventure with alternative storyline


Hamburg, June 11th, 2014. “Who killed the Devil’s Men?” – This mystery is the focus of Daedalic Entertainment’s upcoming adventure “The Devil’s Men”, which is announced today by Daedalic Entertainment and which will be released in spring 2015.

In “The Devil’s Men” players will influence the storyline with every move and decision they make. Gamers will have to consider all the possible ways to solve a puzzle, because every decision might change the story.

Author Kevin Mentz, known for his critically acclaimed fantasyadventure Memoria, invented with “The Devil’s Men” a world made of steampunk elements amidst a fictitious Victorian
England. In classic adventure gameplay, challenging puzzles are cleverly combined to a thrilling criminal case.

England, 1871: A sleepy seaside town – once venue of a legendary world exhibition – is kept in suspense by a bizarre series of murders. The trace leads to the old exhibition grounds, where ruins of steel and glass are the new shelter to a gang of waifs and strays, misfits and tramps – known as “The Colony”. To buoy up, the colony pursues more and more influence in the town and doesn’t shirk from ruthless means.

The 20-year-old Adelaide Spektor feels threatened by this menace. Adelaide was still a child when she was left by her father, the famous detective Karol Spektor. Since then, she is
hiding on the town’s streets and lives in fear to be discovered by the colony and to get swept up in a life of crime, contrary to the morals of her family. When she witnesses the murder of her father’s old friend, she sees her chance to find Karol Spektor and reclaim her former place in society. But only the notorious colonist and double murderer Emily can help take up Adelaide’s father’s trail.

Together the two women get entangled in a plot leading to the “Devil’s Men” – a coterie of scientists who have exceeded the limits of the spiritual and material world decades ago, yet are bizarrily perishing one after another. Will Adelaide and Emily manage to track down Karol Spektor? And what is his connection to the Devil’s Men?

The Devil’s Men will be released in spring 2015.

All comments

Commented on 2014-08-11 18:13:56
I loved Deponia, looking forward to more from this dev
Commented on 2014-08-11 18:20:56
Not that I would mind another adventure but I was really expecting some final chapter of Deponia. I wonder if they'll ever make it.
Commented on 2014-08-11 18:50:51 In reply to SangHee
Posted by SangHee
Not that I would mind another adventure but I was really expecting some final chapter of Deponia. I wonder if they'll ever make it.
Daedalic already made a final chapter to the Deponia trilogy, it's called "Goodbye Deponia". From first to last: Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, and Goodbye Deponia.

The games are great and get better with each sequel, definitely excited for The Devil's Men.
Commented on 2014-08-11 21:51:06
Thats some really nice art work. Hope the final game looks that good.
Commented on 2014-08-12 02:44:34
Keep meaning to get into a Daedelic game cause I love the genre, but I always hear about weak translations and voice acting.
Commented on 2014-08-12 04:16:58 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Keep meaning to get into a Daedelic game cause I love the genre, but I always hear about weak translations and voice acting.
Not sure about any other Daedalic titles, but the Deponia trilogy has an excellent voice acting quality and didn't notice any problem with text - this from someone who always reads everything in games.

Can't say if the translation is weak because I don't speak German fluently and didn't play the German version, but haven't found anything mistranslated or missing. If you speak English fluently, you will be able to complete all 3 games without a problem.

Only real obstacle is that some of the puzzles are hard, very rarely, as in having some "unconventional" solutions. In a specific case, the solution was - in a way - outside of the game itself (not a spoiler, just something about the hardest puzzle in the trilogy).

But I highly recommend the Deponia games, because they're funny as hell, very creative and you can't help, but fall in love with the characters. Plus they get better with each sequel, so you get one of the adventure genre's masterpieces in the last one.
Commented on 2014-08-12 12:10:24 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
Daedalic already made a final chapter to the Deponia trilogy, it's called "Goodbye Deponia". From first to last: Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, and Goodbye Deponia.

The games are great and get better with each sequel, definitely excited for The Devil's Men.
I know that, man. The problem is that the 3rd game ends with a cliffhanger and the story is nowhere complete. That's why I was expecting another one. I feel it needs to get some closure.
Commented on 2014-08-12 17:35:22
Posted by SangHee
I know that, man. The problem is that the 3rd game ends with a cliffhanger and the story is nowhere complete. That's why I was expecting another one. I feel it needs to get some closure.
Goodbye Deponia doesn't end with a cliffhanger, that is actually the ending of the trilogy and the ending of Rufus' story. Almost everyone hated the ending (me included) and is asking for a sequel, another trilogy or anything that changes some of the things that happened in the ending. Trying not to spoil anything for anyone that haven't played it yet.

I do agree with you that it needs a better closure - same as ME3's ending, ironically, but the developer said that while there could be other stories about Deponia, that's it for Rufus' story. Something similar to how the following Mass Effect games will be in the same universe, but Shepard's story ended with Mass Effect 3.

Either way, to those who are interested, it's a great trilogy and definitely worth playing.

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