Thief’s Roulette is a narrative-driven Anime styled puzzle adventure that draws inspiration from the Zero Escape and Danganronpa games as you complete challenges and attempt to escape after you are kidnapped by a mysterious woman called Lady Luck.
In Thief’s Roulette you and 14 other strangers (who are all thieves) are all kidnapped by a woman called Lady Luck. You are then all divided into three groups which must compete to solve puzzle-filled challenge rooms as fast as possible. Members of the two teams that come in 2nd and 3rd place are randomly marked for death and if they receive two marks then they are executed. So you’d better solve those puzzles fast!
The current build of Thief’s Roulette takes around 20 minutes to play though and has a nice mixture of puzzles, of varying difficulty. The puzzles are well designed, but you will have to pay very close attention to your surroundings to solve them (there’s one clue linked to the floor tiles that’s very easy to miss). You are also accompanied by the rest of the members of your group, who you can chat to, but who (infuriatingly) don’t really lift a finger to help with the puzzles. Hopefully they end up getting marked for death rather than you!
It’s still early in development, but Thief’s Roulette shows a lot of promise and will certainly appeal to fans of the Zero Escape and Danganronpa games. It impresses with its visual style and clever puzzle design, though perhaps the other characters could be a little more helpful! See if you can crack Lady Luck’s puzzles and survive her test.