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Killer In The Cabin

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Games People Play
Release Date: May 12, 2022

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'Killer In The Cabin' Available On Steam Early Access

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m. PST

Killer In The Cabin is a multiplayer deduction and survival game. Keep your wits about you and trust no-one, someone's trying to kill you!

In Killer In The Cabin, play as a member of a group of survivors from a bus crash in the desolate Norwegian mountains, where in order to survive you must work together in order to gather supplies, discover shelter and share food as you wait for help to arrive. Stick together and you’ll make it out alive, but danger looms: there’s a hidden killer in the group, working to sabotage all survival efforts and eliminate the party, one by one. 

The game is a social survival game. The goal is to make sure as many players as possible survive until help comes. Each game session is maximum 15 minutes long and with up to 8 players. To succeed you need to search the area for loot and share resources with the other players to be able to create meals for the party, keep the cabin warm, and ensure a sufficient supply of water. Communication is vital to make sure you cooperate efficiently on the different tasks, as well as a means for exposing the killer.

Killer In The Cabin is now available through Steam Early Access for $14.99 with a 10% launch week discount.

The developers (who will be playing the game this weekend!) are planning to release the full game early next year. 

You can start a new online game session, or join an existing one, and choose between 10 different characters in the lobby and cosmetic items

In the games sessions:

  • One of the players will get the role as killer
  • Explore the areas for items and resources
  • Cook meals for the party
  • Man the well pump to ensure water supply
  • Sleep to regain stamina
  • Strangle sleeping players
  • Chop wood and fire up the fireplace for heat
  • Start a vote for the one you think is the killer
  • Use items such as poison, bleach, keys and antidote for strategic advantages
  • Hunt wolves for meat
  • Find a fishing rod to catch fish
  • Use knife, axe, rifle or fist to deal damage
  • In-game voice tied to the gameplay; you are muted if someone attacks you or you are sleeping. Dead players are placed in graveyard chat where they can talk among themselves and listen in on the surviving players (but not talk to the current survivors)
  • Spectate the other players when you are dead

By completing a game session you:

  • Gain experience to unlock cosmetic items
  • Update your skill score that shows how good you are at the game
  • Update the karma score based on if you have positive non-toxic behavior. Good karma will increase the chances of becoming the killer. A very low karma score will stop you from being able to play the game.

"There are several things that we would like to add and improve, our intent is to use early access to make sure we implement all the things that the game needs and our players want."

Expect improvements around:

  • More survival tasks to do, and ways to kill.
  • Ensure that our moderation mechanics ensure positive fun game sessions when playing with randoms from the internet.
  • More meta-game content and features to ensure that the game stays fun to play.
  • Balancing survival and combat aspect for both new players and hardcore fans.

You can start a vote for who the killer is at any time, and if more than half of the players agree, the respective player dies. But you won’t know if you have voted off the actual killer before the end of the game session.

Sharing information with the other players is critical to stay safe and to expose the killer.

Unless you are a killer of course. As a killer you have a range of different options for how to terminate the other players, but you have to be stealthy. Blunt violence is seldom a good idea, at least not before you have thinned the horde. Poison the food, or one of the ingredients, strangle a sleeping player, sabotage the survival efforts, and any other devious thing you can come up with. But your voice is the most powerful weapon, nothing is more suspicious than a quiet killer. And if you play your cards right, you can get the innocent players killing off each other.

With 15 minute long game sessions and multiplayer play with up to 8 players, Killer In The Cabin puts players’ communication, deception and truth-telling skills to the ultimate test. Crafty killer or innocent survivor? The voice is the most powerful tool in Killer in the Cabin, as nothing is ever more suspicious as a quiet murderer. Playing Killer in the Cabin requires a microphone, as it is critical to the core social interaction gameplay experience.

Killer In The Cabin is coming to PC (Steam) in early 2022.

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