Ooo, I’ve been kicking around the idea of a game based off Joss Whedon’s fantastic Cabin In The Woods in my head for ages and it looks like small French indie studio Wild Factor are making it a reality. MachiaVillain [official site], which I don’t think I’ll ever successfully spell on the first attempt, is about being in control of a haunted house and using various horror movie tropes to kill the unsuspecting teenagers that show up. The kicker is you must follow the rules of only killing them when they’re alone (“unless they’re having sex, then you can slaughter those degenerates”) among others. It all span off a Ludum Dare game called The Villain’s Rules from 2012. There’s a prototype trailer below, and some thoughts on that first version of the game.