Warsaw, 30 June 2022
We are pleased to share the fact that our development studio RedDeer.Games has entered into a letter of intent with Destructive Creations on the basis of which the Parties are beginning preliminary negotiations of the content of the agreement in order to establish the terms of co-operation aimed at developing and releasing a timeless computer game titled “The Evil One – the Man with White Eyes” (“THE EVIL ONE”). The game will draw on content from the novel by Leopold Tyrmand titled “The Man With White Eyes”, for whose adaptation RedDeer.Games has acquired the rights under a licence agreement.
Our partner has a development team with an excellent understanding of World War II and the times that followed. The combination of Destructive Creations team members’ valuable experience, passion and expertise as well as their sense of taste for the market needs of “THE EVIL ONE” project is perfect for meeting the needs of our studio,’ said Michal M Lisiecki, Co-Founder and CEO of RedDeer.Games Ltd.
Working together on the implementation of “THE EVIL ONE” project, the Parties will be able to use their joint experience, human resources and budget to create an AA-class video game at a high development and artistic level.
‘At RedDeer.Games, I have always made sure that our games stand out with an original graphical style, and this time will be no different. “Batman”, “Sin City” and film noir are obvious inspirations from which we will draw. We want the multiverse of “THE EVIL ONE” to be unique and recognisable from first glance,’ said Dominik Czarniga, Co-Founder, Senior Game Producer and Creative Director of RedDeer.Games Ltd.
Tyrmand’s “The Man With White Eyes” has not been heavily exploited so far (communist censorship stopped Tyrmand’s books) when it comes to cinema, games or comics, which sets us a responsible and exciting task – to create the intriguing, dark, violent world of “THE EVIL ONE”,’ he added.
Experienced video game publisher and producer Destructive Creations will take care of the executive production of “THE EVIL ONE” by hiring a team of artists for the project that were responsible for the so realistic bestseller “War Mongrels”.
‘The source material presents a dark and disturbing vision of the post-war City, whose immersive atmosphere is very close to our work. That’s why we’re happy to have the opportunity to work on a title with such a distinctive noir climate and unconventional storyline,’ added Marcin Stanek, Destructive Creations Board Member.
RedDeer.Games, in turn, will be responsible for directing, scripting, creative production and exposure of the title along with digital distribution through dedicated platforms, in particular the Nintendo eShop (for Nintendo Switch consoles), the Microsoft Store (for Xbox consoles) and the PlayStation Store (for PlayStation consoles), which are the largest distributors of games and apps in the world. The game will also be available on Steam (PC).
‘The adaptation of the crime novel “The Man With White Eyes” to the script of our new game is a challenge for me and my team to create a multiverse that has not appeared on the market so far. Evil lurks around the corner… and in each of us, and hence it is up to us to decide whether we fight it or coexist in symbiosis with it. As a co-author of the emerging script, I want to convey to our audiences something more than the heavily embellished moral and criminal plot of the “Bad City” underworld, which will make it possible for fans of the novel to look at it from a different angle, and modern audiences to understand why the novel “The Man With White Eyes” is a timeless phenomenon.’ said Marta Frankel-Dominik, Head of Publishing Department & IP Acquisition RedDeer.Games sp. z o.o.
ABOUT THE PROJECT “THE EVIL ONE – THE MAN WITH WHITE EYES”
The premise of the project’s developers is to neatly combine an isometric real-time tactical game with a dense yet fascinating plot inspired by the crime novel “The Man With White Eyes”, whose expressive action with stealth elements will be set in the backstreets of the “Bad City” of the 1950s.
1 GAME TITLE “THE EVIL ONE – THE MAN OF THE WHITE EYES”
2 GAME CATEGORY AA
3 GENRE ISOMETRIC ACTION GAME WITH ADVENTURE ELEMENTS
4 GAME LENGTH 7-10H
5 QUESTS 50 QUESTS + 6 LOCATIONS
6 PUBLISHING PLATFORMS PC, NINTENDO SWITCH, XBOX ONE, XBOX SERIES X|S, PS 4, PS 5
7 GAME MODE SINGLE-PLAYER
8 ENGINE UNREAL ENGINE 5
9 AGE REQUIREMENTS 16+/ 18
10 DUBBED YES
11 LANGUAGE VERSIONS
ENGLISH (VO), POLISH, JAPANESE, KOREAN, CHINESE TRADITIONAL
(SUBTITLES), ITALIAN, FRENCH,BRAZILIAN, PORTUGUESE, FRENCH, GERMAN.
12 RELEASE DATE TBD | 2025 R.
WE ANNOUNCE A COMPETITION
All interested parties are invited to participate in competitions for:
- a comic book, inspired by the cult novel “The Man With White Eyes” by Leopold Tyrmand | details:
- Prototype of a board game, inspired by the detective story “The Man With White Eyes” by Leopold
Tyrmand | details: HERE
Winners can expect publication of their works and cash prizes (the total pool in both competitions is PLN 21,500)
COMMUNITY OF „THE EVIL ONE”
We invite you to join the community that will shape the image of the City and the gameplay of the Evil One.
Fans of Tyrmand’s prose, video games and Warsaw can express their opinions and debate with the creators on the following social media platforms: Discord, Facebook and Twitter.
We will post current information about the game on a dedicated website, THEEVILONE.GAMES, where we will post a video of the press conference combined with a panel discussion entitled: “The Road to ‘the Evil One’. How to translate a legendary novel into a computer game and multiverse?”
Destructive Creations is an independent Polish development studio based in Gliwice, and it has been on the game market since 2014. The company is a developer and publisher of its own video games as well as third-party titles via Steam (PC) and the PlayStation Store platforms (for PlayStation consoles). This highly experienced team creates and releases original and uncompromising titles. The authors of “Hatred”, “Ancestors’ Legacy” and “War Mongrels”, among others, successfully infect players with their passion for controversial projects. All titles available HERE.
REDDEER.GAMES SP. Z O.O.
RedDeer.Games (RDG) is an independent development studio with a presence on the game market since the fourth quarter of 2019. After less than two and a half years of operational activity, the company debuted among the top Polish game developers in the Forbes monthly ranking “TOP 50 game producers in Poland 2022”, taking fortieth place with a value estimated at PLN 56 million.
RDG is a developer, as well as a publisher, of indie games of its own and third-party titles sold worldwide in the digital distribution model through dedicated platforms, in particular the Nintendo eShop, the Microsoft Store and STEAM, which are the largest distributors of games and applications in the world. The company’s plans for 2022 include expanding its publishing operations on the PlayStation Store platform.
Combining the expertise of a team of passionate designers, artists, musicians, programmers and producers, the studio creates funny and engaging independent games. Teaser of games released in 2019-2021 are available at this link: VIDEO.
Currently, the company has nearly 100 contracted titles in its portfolio, with all announcements and games released by RedDeer.Games available: HERE
The company is one of the largest publishers of games for the Nintendo Switch. Our studio’s games regularly appear in the TOP 30 sales in the Nintendo Switch eShop in all regions, as well as in the recently added new section to the eShop ‘Trending by Play Time’.
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