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About this game

Start practicing your evil laugh! As the world's greatest criminal mastermind, choose a lair, hire a minion, and steal the world's largest ball of aluminum foil! (Or, destroy the world. FINE.)

"Diabolical" is a 130,000-word interactive novel by Nick Aires, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Famous, feared, or filthy rich—why not all three? You've got the money and the motives to build an evil empire worthy of the most ruthless villain the world has ever seen. Crush the good guys and terrorize the populace! Stamp a big red "FAIL" on your enemies' foreheads! Plunder your way to world domination – or sit back and pet your kitty while your henchmen do it for you.

Will you be a high-tech daredevil, a ruthless military soldier, or an apparition terrifying to behold? What calling card will you leave at the scene of your crimes? Whatever your choices, the results will be diabolical.

• Play a villainous story of scheming, grandstanding, and laughing evilly.
• Interview and hire the best possible (or best available) minion.
• Decide when to use trickery, when to use force, and when to hide behind henchmen.
• Choose the ultimate, guaranteed-to-be-infamous nickname.
• Play as male or female, with straight, gay, and bisexual romance options.
• Destroy the world!
Updated on
Sep 10, 2023

Data safety

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This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

820 reviews
February 23, 2023
This is the first app I've actually paid money for as an adult and I don't regret it. There are cons of course, there's some points where you make a choice and the game jokes that there's no way you'd do that, there's characters you can't romance that I was hoping you could, and I wish it was longer (not to say it's short, but I'd read a whole book series with this plot). But the pros definitely outweigh the cons for me. Very fun story with funny dialogue and great romance options. 100/10
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Joseph Espinal
December 29, 2021
I don't like how the story is passing by skipping up time. It starts with you as a new villain, then, all of a sudden, on the next chapters you are already well known and have fought a lot of heroes and made new friends. But it all happens in the background. It makes the story feel inconsistent. This also makes making choices kinda pointless. I also wish the story had a darker more mature tone, but it's satirical instead. Not very diabolical at all.
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A Google user
November 12, 2018
I love this! I love the sarcastic tone, the news anchors, all the characters and options. I love that you can be whatever kind of villain you want, you can even be a good guy. There are so many different choices and directions and interactions. Also thanks for not making the final battle skill related options confusing. This was so good! I'm gonna go play it again.
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