Mac gamers will soon face Tyranny

Published On March 15, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

It’s swiftly becoming the new golden age of RPGs for Mac gamers.

At GDC today, Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive announced the brand new RPG: Tyranny.


The game is being designed and developed by the studio behind Pillars of Eternity, Fallout: New Vegas, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, and will introduce players to an original fantasy world that witnessed a brutal clash between good and evil, and evil won. It’ll now be up to you find your role within the dominant empire and live with the outcomes of difficult, morally unclear decisions.

Because unlike in today’s America, characters in fantasy games still have to live with their decisions.

Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, said it thus: “With Tyranny, we love the twist we’ve put on the world which started with the premise ‘What if evil already won?’ Coupled with that is our ongoing dedication to giving our players games full of choice and consequence. Games they can play not just once, but many times.”

In Tyranny, the grand war between good and evil is over – and the forces of evil, led by Kyros the Overlord, have won. The Overlord’s merciless armies dominate the face of the world, and its denizens must find their new roles within the war-torn realm. Players interact with the populace to inspire loyalty, disgust, or fear as they roam the world as an officer in Kyros’ forces, empowered to act as both judge and executioner.

Parents, please quit giving your kids names like Kyros. If the name you pick sounds good followed by “… the Overlord,” you’ve done the wrong thing. Switch to Chet or Becky before things go south. (Of course, before this election season I would’ve never thought Donald the Overlord would’ve worked, but we’re getting dangerously close.)

Perhaps the best news from this announcement is that the game is due out this year. You’ve still got time to finish Pillars of Eternity and its expansions, but you’d better hurry.

For more information on Tyranny, visit

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