RedDeer.Games have announced a video game based on the cult crime novel The Evil One by Leopold Tyrmand. This isometric action-adventure game will take players to a city that is rebuilding after the war, full of jazz, swing, romance, and crime. The game is created in cooperation with Destructive Creations, the creators of War Mongrels, Ancestors Legacy, and Hatred.
In the ruins and construction sites of Warsaw in the 1950s, a white-eyed stranger brings justice to hooligans, thieves, and organized crime on his own. Where the power of the Militia does not reach, citizens can count on the Evil One. The underworld, however, is awake and is preparing an intrigue that may lead to serious problems in the reviving city. Tyrmand’s noir tale is the perfect setting for a game steeped in a dark and disturbing atmosphere.
The Evil One – Interview with Mathew Tyrmandem
RedDeer.Games has obtained a 20-year, modern license to adapt Leopold Tyrmand’s book and build a world inspired by The Evil One. Developers started working on the game based on the author’s most famous novel, hailed as “the most popular crime story of the People’s Poland (PRL)”.
“The Evil One is often called the ‘Polish Batman’ – this comparison has already shown the novel’s potential. Tyrmand dedicated his book to the city of Warsaw and we also intend to show the city that rises from its ruins. For an international audience, it will be called Bad City and will often be mentioned as a City by a capital ‘C’. Fans of the novel have nothing to fear – we will certainly convey the unique atmosphere of the underworld, streets, gates, and buildings of the capital, and at the same time we will ensure accessibility for players from outside Poland. I am proud of the team who imagined at an early stage how during the dynamically developing technology and emerging new fields of exploitation, we can build not only the game but the whole world that we call the “multiverse”. We will bring it closer and reveal it in the next steps.”Michał Maciej Lisiecki, Co-Founder and CEO, RedDeer.Games
The game The Evil One – The Man with the White Eyes will be an action-adventure game. It will reportedly offer 7-10 hours of gameplay, approx. 50 tasks and six large locations. The game is developed on Unreal Engine 5 for PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. Versions for other platforms will be confirmed at a later date.
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