The first episode of narrative adventure The Council is now free on Xbox One

By Heidi Nicholas,
The first episode of point and click adventure title The Council is now free to play on Xbox One. In Episode One, the player is Louis de Richet: member of a secret society, investigating the disappearance of his mother on a private island.

The Council

Episode One is titled The Mad Ones. It's 1793, and Louis de Richet has been invited to Lord Mortimer's private island as part of a secret society, which also includes the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte and George Washington, along with several other notable guests. Your task is to find out what happened to Richet's mother after she went missing.

The Council makes use of a complex Social Influence system. Players will need to explore around beforehand and work out a thorough understanding of each character's weaknesses to be successful in confrontations. Richet also has 15 skills to make use of; you can choose his approach, whether diplomatic or detective, or beyond, and all consequences are permanent.

Episode One is free to play now.

The Council - Episode 1: The Mad Ones
The Council - Episode 1: The Mad Ones

The Mad Ones is the first episode of The Council’s 5-episode season. Get the full experience with the Complete Season. Experience a fresh take on the Narrative Adventure where your choices and character growth truly matter. As a member of a 1793 secret society, plunge into a tale of intrigue and manipulation on the hunt for your missing mother.

Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!