Mercy Royal

"Mercy Royal" is an iPad adventure game, with a twist. 

Twitter: @mercyroyal
About the Game 


In 1814, mental health institutes in England were renown for being representative of the worst excesses of asylums. Torture and cruelty were typical, as was disease and death. Patients were not sent there to be cured, they were sent there to be forgotten.

You play as Virgil Longfellow, a writer, who has be unceremoniously thrown into Mercy Royal Hospital. Now you must try to escape, before you become insane yourself.

"Mercy Royal is a strange, dark, interactive satire by two of the talented students from the USC Games program. It was great to see this game come together in the class I teach with Peter Brinson, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the world reacts to it!"
-Richard Lemarchand, lead game designer of the Uncharted series 

 Indie Statik (Dec 14, 2012)
"Those students are at it again! Always creating games that intrigue us enough to investigate further, to prod and poke until we find out what the hell is going on with the latest project."

The Game Station (Dec 19, 2012)
 "There's a USC project called 'Mercy Royal' that looks really great."

Cooper Haskell (artist)
 chaskell12 (at)

Chris Wallace (programmer)
chris (at)