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Machiavillain Launched on Windows, Mac and Linux

(We are currently reviewing this game, expect it shortly)

Manage a menacing manor of monsters and design devilish demises for mortals with clever traps and creatures!

May 16, 2018 – Good Shepherd Entertainment and independent developer Wild Factor have released MachiaVillain, the evil mansion management strategy game, on Windows PC, Mac and Linux for $19.99, with a special 20% discount available from now until May 23.

Inspired by the classic tropes of horror cinema and games like Dungeon KeeperMachiaVillain lets you build the macabre mansion of your dreams – assemble a menagerie of monsters, set deadly traps and lure your next-door mortals inside for your minions to feast upon. But beware: even masterminds must obey a code of honor. To become the most frightening menace in the neighborhood, you’ll have to slay by the rules – target victims when they’re alone, keep the virgin alive until the end, and never, EVER hurt the dog!

MachiaVillain oozes with fun features to let you unleash your inner evil genius. Balance your monsters’ unique traits, then customize your palace of panic to make them feel at home. Use leftover dismembered body parts and other environmental resources to craft new items and keep the manor safe from supernatural creatures and monster hunters out to exorcise your gruesome good time!

For more information, please visit, and follow @GoodShepherdEnt and @WildFactorGames on Twitter.

About Wild Factor

Founded in 2012 in Paris, Wild Factor is an indie studio making games with an offbeat sense of humor. Their third title, MachiaVillain, started when Alexandre – the coder  convinced Rachel, his girlfriend artist, to enter an innocent LudumDare. His evil plan worked, as they have been working in couple on MachiaVillain for over two years.

About Good Shepherd Entertainment

Good Shepherd Entertainment publishes video games from independent artists worldwide and operates a proprietary investment platform for a growing global network of qualified investors seeking risk-mitigated participation in the $130B video game industry. Originally established in the Netherlands in 2011 as an equity crowdfunding platform under the name Gambitious BV, the Company became a publisher in 2014 with the release of Train Fever, which was the first game ever successfully published with equity crowdfunding. The Company has since funded and released over a dozen original games across eight digital platforms. The founders of Devolver Digital and Croteam, two very successful companies in independent game development and publishing, invested in the Company and joined its management in 2012. The Company rebranded in 2017 as Good Shepherd Entertainment following an investment by Advance/Newhouse, having established a track record of success with both independent developers and investors.