Henchman Story comedy supervillain adventure releases on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Thanks to the creative efforts of developer Silken Sail Entertainment. Which is now live on Steam and Itch.io. Coming in with 100% Positive Reviews.
Developer Silken Sail is beyond excited to release their long awaited supervillain adventure. Henchman Story, is where players can begin their villainous career. While offering the game’s brand new launch trailer.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Well whatever it is – your job is to get rid of it! Henchman Storyis the created and written by Marc Soskin. Who is also formerly part of the award winning The Outer Worlds story team. Telling the story of Stan, an average guy with a seldom used history major in one hand. While coming with a crushing student debt on his shoulders. Work can be hard to come by these days. So Stan doesn’t ask too many questions when he finds himself working as a lowly henchman. Thanks to the eccentric Lord Bedlam.
Henchman Story takes the classic comic book tale of superheroes fighting supervillains. While dropping you right into the pages, just not where you’d expect. Through Stan’s eyes you’ll see the more humble realities required. All due to keep supervillainy flowing smoothly between the exciting standoffs.
With voice talent like Anairis Quiñones from Attack on Titan/RE:Zero. Anthony Sardinha from A Hat In Time. And also Elissa Park from Marvel Avengers Academy. Henchman Story offers a fresh take on a classic concept. While creating a world filled with dynamic, colourful characters.
Henchman Story – Launch Trailer (Linux, Mac, Windows PC)
When asked about the inspiration for Henchman Story, Soskin said: “Henchman Story is kind of like Office Space meets the superhero world of Marvel Comics or My Hero Academia. With a sprinkling of Mel Brooks influence because I just can’t help myself.
In terms of gameplay, I like to think of it as sitting in the space between a classic Telltale game and a text adventure. We’ve got these bright, comic book visuals. But because we’re a leaner production, we also have tons of room to make a truly branching, reactive story.”
Regarding how Henchman Story handles choice, consequence, and navigating the satirical genre. Then adds, “When players make choices that affect their relationships, send the story in different directions or start a romance. We try to really lean into it. The cast can end up in some wildly different places depending those choices. It really covers the whole superhero and supervillain spectrum.
Hopefully players find it funny, but by seeing the world through the eyes of the superhero equivalent of a cubicle worker. I hope it offers some food for thought between the laughs. There’s a bit of economic commentary in there.”