During a press conference in Warsaw, developers from RedDeer.Games announced they will work on 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.
Watch the interview with Matthew Tyrmand, son of Leopold Tyrmand: https://youtu.be/9j5s4NHERBY
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)”.
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 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”, says Michał Maciej Lisiecki – co-founder and CEO of RedDeer.Games.
The game „The Evil One – The Man with the White Eyes” will be an action-adventure game offering 7-10 hours of gameplay, approx. 50 tasks and 6 large locations. The game is developed on Unreal Engine 5 for PC, Xbox Series X | S, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. Versions for other platforms will be confirmed at a later date.
RedDeer.Games has signed a cooperation agreement with Destructive Creations, whose experience and portfolio of games perfectly fit into the dark atmosphere of „The Evil One”.
“Our partners from Destructive Creations have shown that they can reflect the past and at the same time give it the right tone and atmosphere – as was the case in, for example, War Mongrels. This is what we are looking for in The Evil One – the world of Tyrmand is not only history but also an instantly recognizable atmosphere. The Destructive Creations experience gives us confidence that the City will perfectly reflect our vision and experiences of Tyrmand.” – Lisiecki adds.
„The source material presents a dark and disturbing vision of the post-war City, the captivating atmosphere of which is very close to our work. That is why we are happy to be able to work on a title with such a characteristic noir atmosphere and an extraordinary story” – comments Marcin Stanek from Destructive Creations.
Developers 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 discuss with the creators on Discord, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also find out more about the game on TheEvilOne.Games website, where you can also watch the full press conference footage.
The Press kit is available HERE.
RedDeer.Games is an award-winning global gaming company that focuses on developing and publishing unique indie games.
We aim to create accessible games, easily distinguishable by their original art style. Our main goal, however, is for them to be FUN!
In recent years we released Cyber Protocol, Clumsy Rush, Art Sqool, Nirvana Pilot Yume, Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia, Circa Infinity, Detective Di, Trash Quest, Syndrome, Inukari, and AAA Clock.
Check out reddeer.games to learn more.
ABOUT DESTRUCTIVE CREATIONS
Since its founding in June 2014, Destructive Creations has been creating and publishing original, uncompromising titles.
The extremely experienced team has a diverse portfolio of development and publishing projects to its credit, and it builds business relationships on the foundation of mutual trust.
The authors of Hatred, Ancestors Legacy, War Mongrels – are full of passion for their games, they can enthuse other players with it.
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