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Kill The Joker: Survival Game by galakei

Redemption is a fickle thing. 

Nine detectives and nine serial killers find themselves playing a dangerous survival game of deductions, pretending, and—murder. With your life and alias on the line, what would you give up for a shot at redemption?

The main premise and kick of KtJ is that it is a guessing game of sorts. 18 high school students of various ages and backgrounds come together and are given aliases, such as “King”, “Killer”, or as the protagonist is aptly named—”Protagonist”. They do not know each others’ identities, and what’s more—9 of them are anonymous detectives, and 9 of them are serial killers.

The cast is given a list of their names, and a list of the identities of the serial killers and detectives they are being held hostage with, and are forced to interact to guess the identities. The people who are able to connect all identities will get “a special advantage” in the killing game, but it isn’t specified what.

Alongside this, each cast member is given three secrets they are able to reveal at any point for an advantage in the killing game as well. However, one of these secrets is their name, and revealing that secret will result in a minor “punishment” as well.

Note: Kill The Joker: Survival Game contains some graphic violence.


An ongoing scripted series, with new episodes weekly

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Listed: Mar 9, 2019

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A Whole New, Unique Experience

By kisikil, author of RATS: 252 Chances At Redemption

Mar 25, 2019: Kill the Joker brings everything that’s good in a story to the table: an engrossing, complex plot brought to life by interesting characters that all contribute to the events happening within in some way. It’s a "death game" story that gives it’s own unique twist, giving the genre a new light and a take to it that’s wholly its own.

There are all kinds of mysteries to solve, but Kill the Joker is exceptionally compelling by adding more than any other of it’s kind could – exploring identity. We go beyond "Who are these people?" and start asking even more daunting questions – What are their names? What are their secrets? Who are the detectives? Who are the serial killers? The stakes are brought higher than they ever have before, and it only makes you want to keep going to solve everything given to you.

The characters are all quirky in their own ways, and they all feel like their own persons. No one character feels like a copy of another, nor do they feel like they fall into any certain tropes, and that’s quite the feat to achieve in such a large cast of characters. The protagonist – fittingly named "Protagonist" – is entertaining and relatable, and how he bounces with each of the others really sets the tone for what this story has in store.

This story may not be written in prose, but the script format it has works perfectly for this sort of story. Scenes that are fast-paced make you feel tense through how the dialogue and narration is set up while slower parts are reflected as such, giving you more time to breathe. How galakei is able to balance what sort of tone the story is in through the script style is phenomenal.

While the story is still early in the plot (around ten updates in at the time of this review), there’s so much packed into it and so much already to want to discover that it truly is an experience to start now. Every mystery yearns to be solved, every character has a story to tell, and every word within is carefully crafted to begin, and to tell, what is so far a fantastic story.

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