Aaaah! This visual novel absolutely sucked me in, and now I'm eagerly awaiting the final game (HOW are we going to make it to December??? T____T). What I really appreciate about this story is allowing us to customize our MC (I love this so much), the love interests are actually interesting, and the decisions about how to run the kingdom and what skills to develop are really intriguing. All I can say is I hope the final game comes out earlier than expected, and when it does, I'm literally happy to pay whatever's necessary to get this awesome game! Thanks for putting time into it, and allowing us to create a character we care about.
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"...A world is supported by four things...the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing without a ruler who knows the art of ruling."
- Frank Herbert
When your brother, the King, is killed in an ongoing war with the neighboring country of Tawar, you are named next in line for the throne.
No one said wearing a crown would be easy, however. It will take all of your charm, cunning, and strength as a ruler to keep it.
There is also the small matter of your suitors...
... An elegant former tutor who seems a little too determined to hold you at arms length, a tempestuous lord whose bid for your hand could decide the fate of the kingdom, and even a surprisingly witty ambassador from the very country you are at war with...
Settle the conflict in your kingdom and decide who - if anyone - will be at your side when it ends.
Set in the medieval fantasy setting of Sinado, Queen's Crown, is a visual novel otome game influenced heavily by Bioware titles such as Dragon Age, Baldur's Gate, and Planescape: Torment. Political intrigue and danger abound, even as you woo one of the three eligible suitors.
New demo (updated 02/14/17) features:
- A nameable, customizable protagonist whose actions and personality are determined by you!
- A stat-building system made up of 3 different attributes: Intelligence, Strength, and Charisma
- Opportunities to build stats manually as well as in casual conversation for heightened role-playing potential!
- Roughly 45,000 words of content or about 1-2 hours of gameplay
- Original music composed by the talented Noyemi K!
- Beautiful hand-drawn BGs by RudeRoo
- CGs done by Sweet Chiel, creator of Nusantara: Legend of the Winged Ones
- New GUI generously provided by Potouto
- Sprites drawn by Nero aka Ofdawnandtwilight!
Note: only the demo is playable at the moment. Full Game to be released tentatively around December, 2017! Look for it here and on Steam!
- Download the QueensCrown-Demo-Final-All.zip file.
- Extract to desktop or memorable location.
- Run the correct game file for your platform from inside of the folder.
Note: While not a very graphic-heavy game, some testers have reported lag on older laptops and computers, especially while other programs are running simultaneously.
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You're very sweet. ♥ Thank YOU for giving the demo a shot and taking the time to leave a comment. ^^ We hope you enjoy the finished game just as much!
Nice job with the demo edits i played both the old and the new versions i can't wait to see the full game. I do have a question on that though is it going to be in a Zip file much like the demos? Also is it gonna cost $ ? (i can't afford nothing mostly free games help) anyway keep up the awesome work can't wait for the full game to be released. Oh and one other question what does the term Skirla mean? (from in game emissary) just curious lol
I'm not 100% sure since I'm not the programmer, but I believe the full game will be in a .zip file also, yes. On steam, I'm sure it will be packaged the way they package their games over there.
Unfortunately, while I'd love to offer the full game for free, I'll have to charge for my - and my programmer's - time if I want to make a career out of this. :( In light of the fact that many fans are younger or have financial difficulties, however, I may offer some free copies of the game in giveaways or contests in the future.
The term "skirla" - roughly translated - means "Radiant One." This is how Tawarian people address their queens. If you're curious about the language and the other phrases Noah uses in the game, this might interest you! Thanks for your comments!
Oh man, so fucking good. I was really disappointed to have it end so quickly (purely because I was really enjoying myself) but I am really looking forward to the full game! The story is really interesting and different than most visual novel-type games I've seen. Great work :)
XD That's some high praise! Thanks so much and I hope the rest of the game is just as much fun for you!
I love this demo so much! probably the best so far! I just have two questions. 1. WHEN WILL YOU RELEASE THE FULL GAME!?!?!?!?!? 2. Will I be able to play it for free, and will i be able to buy it here if it costs money?
i guess that's three questions... But I seriously love this game and I'm so excited for the full release!
Thank you! ♥
"Note: only the demo is playable at the moment. Full Game to be released tentatively around December, 2017! Look for it here and on Steam!" ^^ Haha, I think that should answer your questions... The price will be around $20, maybe a little less. :)
Just played the demo, and it was AMAZING! :DDD
Do you have a set release date for the full version yet?
"Note: only the demo is playable at the moment. Full Game to be released tentatively around December, 2017! Look for it here and on Steam!" ^^
Haha, thanks for the comment!
The new demo was amazing. The menu screen is much nicer, and when I scroll back the interface is prettier and the font is nicer, too. I hadn't realize that Noah's tattoos were green, I'd assumed they were black. I liked how our mc is now customizable and when she chooses a different dress, the sprite changes too. I see the effort you put in, and it's amazing. :) I saw Desmond in the extras, too! I'm glad you're implementing new things and making it more like a visual novel, with CGs and everything. This new update got me hyped up even more than before - I'll be so happy when the full game is released!
Haha... I won't lie, Potouto's work with the GUI is pretty top-notch! We're very glad we got a chance to work with them. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and appreciate our efforts... It really means the world to our team. T-T We can't wait to share the finished game with everyone!
The updated demo was awesome! I am super excited for the full release of this game!!
I played through the older demo a month or two back, and let me just say, replaying the entire demo again is really fun! QC's just so engaging and refreshing, even when I already know what's gonna happen (though playing through Noah's parts has left me flustered once again;; my love for this man anjkednne). And, oh, the customization; it's such a lovely addition and it just gets me more excited for the full game; like, honestly, just from the demo, I already enjoy it so much, but what more when the full game comes out? The music, the art, everything is just fits together so well; I've never enjoyed something as much as I've joined this ^^
(Though I have to ask two things, if that's alright: 1.) Is Desmond in this demo? and 2.) Are there only two cgs? I haven't fully replayed everything and I don't remember everything as well as I could, so I have to wonder...)
Ah, thanks so much! To answer your questions:
1- Poor Des does not appear in the demo... I wanted to include him, but there was just no way to introduce him organically in the main story. He appears almost RIGHT after the demo ends though, so in the full game, his romance route won't be much shorter than the others'. :)
2- Yup! 2 CGs in the demo. One for Teiran and one for Noah. It definitely irks my sense of fairness, since I like to keep things even between the love interests, but I wanted to include CGs just for the most important/impactful scenes in each route... Emry's more romantic/impactful moments come a little later than the others.
Playing through the new demo had only made me more excited for the full game! I can't wait! On top of that, my love of Noah has returned full force and I've found myself interested in Teiran and his situation. What's going on in his head? I'll probably try his route after doing Noah's, so I can see his inner workings. I'll be doing Emry's and Desmond's route as well, of course. I really love the music and the characterization of the main character, as well as everyone else! What else.... The art is beautifully done as well! I can't wait for this game! (Sorry if I'm not all that concise, I'm currently fighting the flu and my mind is all over the place. In conclusion, amazing game and that's just from the demo! I can't wait to play the rest! What am amazing Christmas gift this will be (if it does come out, if not it's no problem)
Hahaha... Now that I'm thinking about it, that's probably a good order to do the romance routes... Noah first, followed by either Teiran or Emry, and then Desmond last. You'll probably get the maximum impact of the story that way, yup.
Super happy that you took the time to play through the demo again and leave a comment (while you're sick, even! Being sick on Valentine's is the worst, omg!)... I'll send Noah over to tuck you in tonight! Hope you feel better soon!
I keep trying to download the demo, but it always stops and says the download failed. Is it not compatible with windows?
*EDIT* More than likely, it's your internet connection. Iffy internet and big files don't seem to mesh well together. If you are still having trouble, go ahead and message me privately on facebook, twitter, or tumblr (listed in order of how active I am on them), and I can send you a copy of the game file directly! Sorry for the trouble!
I just finished the demo and would like to say, I am anxiously waiting for the full game. When I first started it up, the music stood out to me the most. Throughout the entirety of my playthrough, I couldn't help but constantly enjoy the music. The story is fascinating, I have played countless visual novels in my life and a number of them bored me, but not this one. I'm really excited to see where the relationship with Emry will go. One of my favorite features, is unlike most visual novels, you get to create the way your character looks, even if it's rather limited. (I'm so sorry. My words are all over the place. There are so many things i'd like to say about this, good things, but I'm horrible with reviews.) In short, keep up the good work! ^^
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to our composer, the fabulous Noyemi K! As far as the character creation screen goes, we kept the options limited for two reasons: to keep our realistic aesthetic (no crazy blue/pink/orange hair colors here, haha) and also to make a little less work for our colorist, who is re-coloring some CGs 20+ times to account for every possible variation that you could choose. Next time we include this feature, I will definitely extend our production schedule to allow more time to develop it and give players more options...
Thanks again and we're very glad you enjoyed the demo!
Oh! I didn't mean to sound like the character creation was a big problem. I, personally, don't mind the limitations, because the color choices seem fitting. I would love to give props to your colorist who works so hard to make even this character creation possible. This is the first visual novel that i've seen with such a feature. It was all amazing. I can't wait until the final product.
No worries! It's a legitimate concern, and it's one of the areas of the game that could use the most improvement, so I just like to assure players that I'm aware of it... and let them know that I'll take it into account moving forward. ^^
Your comments are appreciated, m'dear!
Hi guys, I just left a comment inquiring on why your new demo wouldn't open on my Mac (currently running on macOS Sierra) before downloading the itch app and reading on the sidebar that the demo isn't available on macOS. Do you have plans on making this available for macOS? Thanks in advance.
We're not on the itch app (it requires some crazy new program that I'd have to learn how to use and the thought makes me sweat...) so maybe that's why it said that. The file listed above here on the itch.io website should have macOS compatibility. I hate to offer such a simple suggestion, but are you sure you tried to open the right file after you downloaded and extracted? I don't own a mac, so I may be wrong on this, but I believe that if you look inside the Queen's Crown.app subfolder, the file in there should open it for you.
If you're sure you've done everything right and it still won't open, please let me know and I'll badger my programmer for a solution right away!
Been waiting for the Valentine's Day update for a while now and I'm really excited to try it! However the zip file is pretty massive and it's telling me it will take 2 hours just to download. I'm not sure if it's due to that fact that all versions are in the same package or if it's just not compressed, but I've never seen this happen with any other VN download. Would it be possible for us to get separate download files for each version?
Ah, let me look into it. It may be a compression issue on my end, but if not, I'll see if I can get the programmer to send me the files in separate .zips.
Thanks for letting me know!
I was quite sad to realise it's just a demo, but it's fun nonetheless. I've always loved games like these, set in the medieval ages and about royalty. I know so far that Emry, Noah and Teiran are romantic options, but I was wondering, would Korin be available as an option? But so far, I'm leaning more towards Noah.
I find it hard to believe that no one realised Bianka was pregnant, I thought she was pregnant even when she first appeared. My opinions on the characters varies so far, with Korin and Noah topping the list, but I can already see Korin getting together with Jeisa, though. Teiran doesn't go on that list, though. His character intrigues me, it's like there's something underneath his character.
The main character is very perceptive and smart, which is refreshing from all the airheaded heroines you often see. I like that we get to dictate our relationships with the other npcs, save for Bianka. Although I had saw that coming, seeing as they're both in line for the throne. I'm very excited for this game and cannot wait for its release! I'll be looking out on Steam for the game when it comes out!
Ah, sadly, Korin is not romanceable by the MC. He respects her, but he is way too intimidated by her status to pursue her romantically... Even someone like Jeisa is a bit out of his league, tbh, and he's keenly aware of this fact. As far as other romance options go, there will be a fourth love interest (Desmond, the Stable-master!), and a.... short flirtation with Lliria for anyone inclined that way. :)
Thank you for you compliments about the MC's characterization! I tried to keep her somewhat believable as a someone who had to grow up learning the subtleties of court life, while still giving the player options to roleplay.
And as far as Bianka goes: well, she did hide herself away for the weeks leading up to your first encounter with her... And despite her efforts, some people DID realize she was pregnant. When Phedre is introduced at the beginning of the game, she flat-out states that there are rumors MC's brother left her with child. The Queen-Regent dismisses them, but that could easily be her putting her head in the sand...
Haha... Thanks once again for the comments! Glad you enjoyed the demo!
Aw, that's too bad. Korin is my favourite character in the game so far, after Noah, of course. :> I was half-expecting the fourth love interest to be a prince or a king from another kingdom, seeing as the mc is in line for the throne. But that's nice too, a princes doesn't always have to marry a prince. Oh yes, I'm not into girls but I do like options! That'd be great if it was true.
I didn't realise the Queen Regent was referring to Roy, I kept thinking that the King and Roy were different people. Yikes.
Oh, will the final game be on both steam and itch.io, or just steam? And will there be an ending where she gives up the crown??
You're welcome no, thank you for creating such a wonderful game! Best of luck! xoxo
Haha, no worries. The game WILL be available on this platform as well as Steam when it's released, so you can just buy it here, if you like. As for the endings...
There will be an ending where you can give up your crown... Whether or not you'd WANT to, is the question... ;)
I was wondering, is this game available on Windows? I'd like to download it, but the itch.io app says it's unavailable.
Hm... I don't have the app myself and I'm not sure if games from the main website are ported there automatically, but I imagine the answer is "no" if it's saying the demo is unavailable... I'll look further into that issue, but for now - if you can - access the game through the itch webpage instead: https://agashi.itch.io/queens-crown You can download the demo from here.
Sorry for the inconvenience! Please let me know if this solution doesn't work for you!
Wow. Just wow. I have to say just with the first scene with her mother addressing the subjects and reading into the mc's thoughts at her brother's funeral, I was already impressed and anticipating that Queen's Crown would be different than the various subpar VNs I've played. I'm so freaking excited and happy that it not only met my expectations, but shot past them and turned out to be at an even higher level of awesomeness.
I love your choice of words in dialogue and I've caught myself many times wondering at how suitably noble their eloquent speech was. I love the character designs. I love the varied reasonable choices I can make that will actually affect the game and I have to say, I was very troubled on how to sentence Bianka. I thought her plight and her reasons behind her risky actions were just so heart breaking and to be honest, shocking. I wasn't expecting her to have such a tragic reasoning. Gosh, I just love how she wasn't framed as a total villainess and how she was a very sympathetic character. (I was very shaken on how to deal with her, though I did decide on the execution in the end...) I love how we get to actually deal with all the political intrigue and dangers behind being a queen and that it's not just trying to woo a man.
Not to say that the wooing part is anything short of heart-throbbingly exciting! I have to confess that I'm really partial towards Noah, just gahh his mannerisms and appearance they're just so freaking attractivee, but I'm also very intrigued by Emry and how strict he is on his conduct towards the queen and his lack of expressions just compels me, hahhaha, I'm also super curious about Teiran and what went through his mind to send her those outrageous gifts, especially that chocolate bust of her including her breasts, hahah that was hilarious!! Ya, so mostly I really just want all of them, they're such great characters! On a sort of a side note, I really loved Noah and her conversation during their second meeting and how he talked about the differences in systems of governing in the two countries. I felt it was a great conversation full of intriguing musings and the Tawari style farewell just destroyed me hahahha I loved it! I also really love Jeisa and speaking of her, I love how intelligent and empowered I'm feeling all the women are. It's so gratifying, I can't thank you enough for it. Can I also point out how great the sound track is. I love it to pieces. So in conclusion, I'll be waiting your release with bated breath while trying out all the possible choices on your demo. Seriously, thank you so much for creating such a wonderful game!
Ah, that's really nice of you to say! Honestly, I'm a little self-conscious about that opening scene (I was worried it might come across as too melodramatic, haha!) so I'm really flattered that you enjoyed it!
As far as Bianka goes, I wanted to go a slightly different route with the conflict surrounding her. A problem I've found with a lot of female antagonists in games is that they tend to have either very petty or very vague motivations. They tend to feel flatter than their male counterparts and I really wanted Bianka to have an understandable REASON for what she did. It may have been misguided and wrong, but her actions came from a place of love... At least, I think so. I'm glad you found her a sympathetic character as the whole theme of the conflict is "sometimes you have nothing but terrible choices in front of you, and you still have to choose."
On the wooing side of things, I'm glad you enjoyed the political chat with Noah! There will be more of that later on his route as - out of all the love interests - Noah's romance is the one most tied up in politics.
Haha, well if you think about it, it makes sense for most of the females around you in the game to feel intelligent and empowered because they are, indeed, the most powerful and influential women in the realm. ;) I hope to show more layers and flaws with all my characters over time, so hopefully they remain strong and interesting, while keeping realistic. Thanks so much for the kind words and I hope you enjoy the full game upon its release!
By the way i played the game its amazing. Though while a bit short i was wondering if there is going to be a continue story of the demo? If so i can't wait to see it. Well done on characters.
Thank you! The demo covers less than 1/4 of the final game, so yes, there is quite a bit of story left to tell. :) The full game will be released December 2017.
It's my first time here and I made this account so I could leave this comment. This is the first game I played anything on itch.io and I am simply amazed. The first thing that attracted me to this visual novel among many others is the character design. Obviously, if I am to play an otome game I have to like the appearance of the characters and you really nailed it.
Please correct me if I am wrong, but when I saw your username and a redhead as a suitor, I couldn't help but think I found a fellow fan of a certain character from Kuroko no Basuke xD Even tough their personalities differ, his arrogance resembles Teiran's and you couldn't have made me happier. It was my goal and to find a character similar to Akashi in an otome game (because that's the dream). If you have no idea what I'm saying just ignore this paragraph.
I hope you don't mind my fangirling, I will somehow survive till December. I have seen in other comments that Teiran doesn't have many fans, and that was a second reason for me making an account here. Please don't give up on him as a romantic option. Yeah, Noah has an attractive orgin and I like his personality the best, and Emry is almost in a position of the old school childhood friend from anime, but I have a feeling Teiran's route will be the best. There are so many characters that seem off at first, only to find them very vulnerable and caring if they let you to really meet them (for example that redhead I can't stop talking about).
I understand you are busy and you are free to ignore all this text (especially if you never seen KnB and think I'm a lunatic) but can you just answer this one question. Is the Tumblr account updated regularly or is it better to stick to itch.io for the fastes news?
P.S. I hope you are not too weird out and sorry for the inconvenience of having your character being compared to someone else's.
Best wishes for you and your work.
Hello~! And welcome to itch.io! I'm ecstatic to hear from a Teiran fan, haha... especially one who will let me gush about him (my poor, neglected, red-headed stepchild...) for a while.
I'm unfortunately not familiar with that series you mentioned, but I did google the guy's picture. I think his manga counterpart might be even more attractive than Teiran, honestly. The name Agashi and Akashi being similar is a strange coincidence, but I got my pen name from the Korean word meaning, "young lady" or "young miss", haha... No need to apologize for comparing the characters either! Now that I see them both, I can definitely understand why you saw a resemblance.
I think your faith in Teiran will probably be rewarded, provided I can write everything about his romance the way I've planned. His route is - I feel - the most rewarding in terms of character development. He grows the most, and your relationship with him goes through a few changes throughout the game, unfolding in what I hope is an organic, natural way. The demo doesn't show him at his best, but there's a reason why he is actually the favorite character of almost everyone behind-the-scenes who has read the outlines and knows what I have planned for each romance. I'm hoping that he'll be something of a dark horse when the full game comes out and players finally get to judge the game as a whole.
Thank you very much for the comments! To answer your last question about tumblr, I'm not really as active there as I wish I was... A better place to catch updates is either the Kickstarter page, or the lemma soft forums thread.
Hi, I completed the demo and I loved it :D Any idea of how much the game will cost when it comes out?
Not entirely sure yet, but it should be somewhere in the neighborhood of $20. Definitely no more than that. :)
I enjoyed this demo more than I've enjoyed many commercial games. December is way too far away! I want to play this so badly it's not even funny, and I'm quite disappointed that I missed the Kickstarter.
I'd just like to say that the dialogue choices are phenomenal. Way too often when I've tried to play VNs about royalty or nobility, I'm very put off by the childish dialogue choices or the downright stupid actions the protagonist has as their only "options". There has been more than one game I've actually stopped playing out of sheer exasperation, because the character is supposed to be nobility but they're acting like a modern teenager. This one of the rare times I've seen a VN where royalty can actually act like royalty. In fact, I think it might actually be only the second time, and the first one I played did not in any way live up to your demo.
And the characters! The characters are excellent, all of them. I'm already in love with Jeisa -- incredibly in love; she's amazing -- and as soon as Noah walked in and made his first impression my reaction was "You. You are the one." I'd like to note that all of the interactions with him after that only cemented my decision.
I actually really loved Bianka as well. She was conniving and desperate and very, very human. I understood her motivations and sympathized with them, for all that she threatened "my" potential rule, and her true reason for doing what she did was heartbreaking and handled wonderfully. I'm just curious, will there perhaps be an early-on "Bad End" if you fail to correctly handle the accusation of treason? I know that didn't happen in the demo regardless of the choices made, but I just thought it might be interesting, that's all. Or if you banish her, will she come back to haunt you? I'd love to see more of her.
I've played the demo about five times, making different choices to see everything there was to offer, and had just as much fun every time. I have no complaints. Absolutely none.
tl;dr: where is this game i must have it immediately
Ah, thank you for the kind words! It's really gratifying to hear that you enjoyed the dialogue choices and writing style! I know where you're coming from when you say that this concept has been done poorly before... I've played some VNs that have disappointed me in that respect and others that have delighted me! I think if the game is going for a more light-hearted or whimsical tone, it's fine. :)
I'm super happy to hear that the characters resonated with you, as well. Noah seems to be the favorite by far! Hahaha... As for Bianka, I'm glad that you mentioned her. I identified with her pretty strongly when I wrote her, so I think she wound up coming across surprisingly sympathetic (I'm always shocked at how many players say they like her). Some of it depends on dialogue choice, of course, which leads into the second part of your comment...
Whether or not you see Bianka again is up to you. :) Make certain choices and it's pretty likely you haven't heard the last of her, but keep in mind that Bianka is a savvy politician; unless she believes she has a clear advantage, she won't show her cards. For the treason accusation, there will not be an early Bad End, but poor follow-through choices can possibly lead you to some down the line. Most kingdoms aren't felled by a single bad decision, and bad rulers sometimes reign a looooong time before someone or something topples them (I think we can take GoT as an example!) so I've tried not to have many "Bad Ends" of the one-bad-choice-and-you're-screwed variety.
Haha, sorry about the really long response! TL:DR - Glad you enjoyed the game! Thank you! ;)
will it be available for windows when the full game comes out?? :(
IM SO EXCITED TO PLAY THIS GAME AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH
I'm so excited for this game's full version to come out! When do you think that will be? Can I expect it soon?
Sorry, not trying to badger you, I just really loved the demo and can't wait for the whole thing!
Ah, it's no trouble! I just wish I had better news: the finished game is shooting for a release date of December 2017. I know that's a bit of a long ways off, sorry. :(
Thank you very much for the kind words and I hope you enjoy the final product!
This is the only thing I want for Christmas, and it's not out yet.
I came to find games that'll fill the spaces while I wait for my real games to be released. lol I fell in love with this. I've played many hardcore games and honestly, I never expected to find a character that I could play to behave as royalty is stereotypically supposed to, that could also believably be born to rule. She isn't stupid, nor is she confusingly low class in manner or speech. Her responses are to die for. I cannot wait for the full release.
I've also almost bought every game that's on Choice of Games; plus a couple on here, since I've played this. There are some wonderful ones out there, although this is just a demo, I'd rate it as one of the best ones I've played.
Looking forward to more of your games. Take care!
Belated response incoming!
I'm really flattered that the game managed to win you over despite only being a demo! The fact that you find the character believable and her responses satisfying is really wonderful to hear, as those are the two things I work hardest at conveying. Thank you so much for the kind words and I hope that the finished game meets all of your expectations! :D
Hi ! This game is awesome, I just played the demo, is there already a final version or do we have to wait ? I love the story, every character, especially Emry :D
I hope we'll play the final version soon !!
Thank you so much and sorry about the late response! The final version of the game should be released around December of 2017... That's a bit of a long ways off, but I hope the finished product will be worth the wait!
Seamlessly blend meaningful and lasting decision-making, memorable characters with real backgrounds and motivations, numerous good intrigues, a coherent plot, a main character whose personality is really defined through our choices subtle, classy romance, gorgeous art, with clever music...And you get A Queen's Crown.
Well...This delicious visual novel is not unlike the full text-based game Choice of the Court, but much more beautiful, and with much more powers in our choices and an actually interesting love interests.
If the demo is of such quality, then the final version promises to be golden indeed. Because just its demo version is probably the more entertaining medieval-fantastic politics sim game out there yet.
To give a more personal review of my playthrough, I'd say, I really enjoyed replaying the demo again and again to see hos the decision-NPC reaction really worked, beyond of the different lines that would follow and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it changed wholes scenes, that my main character's overall personality was remembered more acutely than simply being good or bad... it was refreshing for me to be able to play as a queen in that manner.
Regarding the characters, I positively loved Jeisa, the guards, the Queen(Regent, Emry, Noah, oh my. Everyone was solid, full fledged characters that really seemed to interact with the mc instead of just dacing along the line of a rigid plot with barely two or three branches.
Regarding the romance, It seemed from the demo that Emry and Noah were able to to respond in two positive ways to their interactions with main character, whether she shows herself demure or daring. Need I say how satisfying such a tiny detail makes it all to me? It's quite different regarding most visual novel dynamics. It kind of says...a main character doesn't have to canter to any man's whim to win his respect or affection. It"s both comforting and empowering.
Okay, now, about the the guys themselves...
I can imagine that Teiren could be useful for money...if being a queen left time to babisit a socially awkward boy, that is. But (even if his charset was as mesmerizing as that of his rivals—which it isn't in my very personal opinion—I still get a feeling that the politics would not be forgiving enough for me to spend so much time solving his whimsical riddle. (Now don't pay attention to this comment; it's only my reaction to the game, nothing close to a critique of anything. I loved how you wrote absolutely everything.)
Then, there is Noah. Beside of his gorgeous charset, I mean. Noah is interesting due to his origins, different traditions, diplomat position, the huge military benefits our relationship could bring.
Finally there is Emry... The only adventage of marrying him I can see would be that given his skills, how well the mc knows him, and his loyalty to the country, there would a certain comfort to have a king who can rule himself when the mc needs to call in sick, heh. He would at least take off half of the crown heaviness. Even though he seems quite demending in his own way, and I don't think he would leave the mc slack off even if he could step up. Because he kinds of worries / mind what the people would say / seems to want to keep her power in some aspects / and overall just is his old tutor self. ... Now that I think of it. It would be most interesting to be able to push him far enough for him to consider betraying the mc. Because there will be betrayal, will it not?
And...that was the sensible part about what I had to say about him. Because, now, well...beside of how much I heart the subtle fluctuations of his...classy and magnifiscent charset. Well. Yeah, I'm afraid that these kind of characters make me magically turn into putty. No matter how they romances the mc, I just can't help be feel inspired by them. It doesn't help that this one was actually the mc's tutor. They're usually kind of the element that makes me ambitious, eager to prove myself. They are usually a little bit harder to please (not that I'm complaining, Emry is quite perfectly austere already! ^^") So earning their favor, their respect, then loyalty, their interest feels as much satisfying that unwrapping a present or unraveling a tricky court plot. So...yeah, but no, I'm not biased, I'm just putty (it's not the same—)
Though... Now that I've read there might just be a fourth character, who just might be an adorable woobie... oh my, it's going to be difficult to make a choice... (...do I have to?)
Okay, I'll conclude here to spare you the rantings of a puddle of putty. You might need this brain before I risk making it leak out of your ears, after all.
*Putty puddles unite!* This response is unforgivably late, mostly because I didn't really know where to start and I really wanted to do such an in-depth and thoughtful review justice! I'll just say...
This comment. This comment is everything I've tried to deserve.
I'm so, so, SO happy that you liked the characters so much. There's still quite a few layers to peel back with them; a lot to learn about their motivations and feelings toward the MC... I really, really hope that the end result lives up to your lofty praise! Thanks once again.
Oh I have absolutely no worry that the game is going to be a memorable gem. (I mean, you've already spoiled me rotten with Emry~it's almost too much-not sure my nose I could handle sensual CGI without sploding. OMG I know I'm hyped but I can't)
I LOVE this game. Seriously, I'm sure this will be one of my favorite games ever when it comes out. It has so many choice options! And the story is interesting. I've never been this enthusiastic about a game in development.
Ah, I'm flattered! Thanks so much for the kind words, and I pray that the finished product doesn't disappoint!
For the sake of accurately expressing my my excitement for this game, I will now use a word that I have before never used in my life: jubilation.
I cannot tell you how many times I've sat down to play a game, claiming to give the player "control" over the majority of decisions, when in reality, either only select choices were left to the player, the choices were completely inconsequential (i.e. whether your character chooses to take a gun or a knife for protection, when your character is disarmed immediately upon entering a combative situation), the choice options were unrealistic and completely polarized, or some infuriating mix of the three.
The fact that the player is not only allowed to ACTUALLY decide fate of their knights and maid, and even more joyously, to do so separately, but also that the punishment options are reasonable and varied, makes me very hopeful and excited for release of this game.
I will be waiting with bated breath.
Ahaha... I have to admit that I've run into the same issues with visual novels that I've played in the past as well... Offering varied, meaningful choices is something that I try to incorporate wherever I can. It's very important to me, so it's always wonderful to hear when players think I succeed. :)
Thanks so much for the support and I hope the full release meets your high expectations! :D
Gobsmacked when I found out it was a Demo. Would you be kind enough to inform me when the full version it released btw I can't buy it because haha I'm still 12.
I have only just begun this game, and have no yet decided on which route to follow (leaning towards Noah) , but already I am thoroughly enjoying it. I love how there is a variety of choices in conversation, and the character sprites and artwork is really beautiful. It is also very beautifully written, it really reminds me of Game of Thrones, which I'm also a huge fan of. However, I really wish it was an option to romance the Queens personal guard, Ser Korin, he is absolutely adorable! (The scene where it looks like Lady Jeisa is flirting with him in my head I was like NO JEISA GO AWAY I WANT HIM!) :'D Anyway I pretty much made an account on here just to write this message haha! Just wanted to say I'm really enjoying the game and I can't wait to keep playing and to see more of you work in the future! :D
First off, thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the rest of the game! Korin is a real cutie, isn't he? Haha... I thought about making him a romance option, but he really is too intimidated by the MC's position and power to be attracted to her. He respects her, definitely, but even Jeisa is a bit out of his league, to be honest, and he's very aware of that.
That being said, we got funded for a 4th romance option on Kickstarter (Desmond the Stablemaster), and he will (hopefully!) fulfill the adorable woobie niche, haha... Thanks again!
No problem at all! I totally understand and I really admire all the thought that goes into your characters, it makes it so much more believable and interesting!
Oh wow that's awesome congratulations! I can't wait to see how the game will progress, and I like the sound of him already haha! Thanks for the reply!
Why is the Kickstarter close? WHYYY?! Or is it really close? huhuhu Are there other ways to avail the freebies? (btw, congraaats on having a successful Kickstarter campaign~) huhuhu :DD I AM SOO EXCITED WITH THE GAAAME. I wanna say 'please release it nooow!' buut I know you can't rush genius soo... well, Imma have to wait. I'm so sorry I was late and was not able to support the campaign but buuut~ well, just saying you have one extra fan here (I had to make an account just to comment here lol). Anyway, Imma support you guys morally. weee~ GOOD LUCK!
PS. I just loove all the characters. Your plot reminds me so much of Seven Kingdoms. Just that, unlike Seven Kingdoms that overwhelmed me with its stat raising at the start, yours... yours I find definitely more amazing. It did not overwhelm me with the stat. Moreover, the 'defining personality' part was integrated smoothly as you progress with the game (and not really at the start of ze game). Anywaay, I DEFINITELY LOVE PLOTS LIKE THIS! And wouldn't have minded giving my all out support just to have it successfully completed. XDD <3 :D
Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm really glad you enjoyed the game! As far as the "freebies" go, I'm planning on selling the artbooks, walkthrough guides, and maybe some of the other rewards at a later time, when the full game is released. Not sure about the details and prices yet, though!
Hahaha... Feel free to follow us on facebook, twitter or tumblr if you want more updates and announcements. Thanks again! ♥
Made an account to say to loved Queen's Crown? Me too!
The kickstart has ENDED!
I just saw the promotion video for the first time and I smacked myself in the face when I saw Noah saying "Truly, you are the most splendid thing I have ever beheld."
Isn't that a Japanese-ish way to say things; to start a sentence with "truly"? I think I've seen enough anime to know that starting a sentence with "truly" is truly/honto ni Japanese-ish.
(shrugs) But that's not what I really wanted to say.
Hey, Agashi. I saw the list of things the kickstrat supporters get as thank you presents, and I wanted to ask if any of them will be sold separately in the future after the game is released. I really would like to have the art book....but I can't just spend $75+ you see.....OTL
plus there no time left .....OTL
Hey there! I don't know about the "truly" thing. I was thinking about it more from a Game of Thrones/Dragon Age mindset when I wrote it, and I think it's just a medieval way of speaking.
We will definitely be selling some of the Kickstarter rewards - like the walkthrough guide and the Artbook - later on after the game is released. I'm not sure about pricing and other details yet, but it's something I'm planning on, for sure!
Oh GOOD! I really wanted some of the Kickstart rewards. I'm not too sure how much I'm allowed to spend, but I think I can manage as long as a single product is over $100.
As for the "truly" thing, it was just an opinion and a bit of a tantrum really. As much as I have a list of animes I like, it's sometimes really annoying for me when those anime influences seem like they're everywhere. It makes me feel like people somehow think that things have to be a certain way to be seen interesting. I may be just being sensitive, though. Thanks for answering, and I really hope to see the full game!
I SO wish I could just give you the remaining $2669+ so that you guys can have your own website AND plan a sequel......
I wish you could give us $2669 too. ;)
Love it. Just simply love this game. I made this account so I could just say this. I'm looking forward the full game. I'm willing to pay.
Oh wow, thank you... Thank you for taking the time to do that and leave a comment! I hope that the final product meets your expectations. :)
I loved your demo so much I played it in full six times in a row and then hopped over to the Kickstarter once I realized it was up (it was not, when I first downloaded the demo). I can't wait to see where you end up going with everything, even the little sneak peaks we got were so tantalizing. I don't know how I'm ever going to choose between Emry and Noah though, the minute I decide on one the other shows up to persuade me otherwise (seriously, between Noah's introduction, especially if you chose the options that are a little more daring, and Emry's...let's call it the dress scene...I am completely torn)! Teiran I just want to thwap on the nose like a naughty puppy right now. I mean I love him, the whole gift scenario had me in stitches, but I want very badly to beat him at his own game AND beat some manners into him. And then maybe give him a hug.
And I also wanted to say thank you first for having an MC with multiple personality options, but where all of them make context within her given history, and for all the other ladies in the game. I hate playing a game and being the only female character with more than two lines. Plus, actually having a potentially meaningful friendship is so important which is why I adore Jeisa already.
Anyhow, I'm really hoping things are going well for you, and really interested to see if any more of the stretch goals are reached!
Yay! Thank you for the support (and the replays!). I'll admit I laughed pretty hard imagining Teiran's reaction to being thwapped on the nose. Hahaha... that comment made my day. :D I don't want to give anything away, but his whole... issue... becomes quite clear shortly after the demo ends. It'll hopefully take his character in a direction that will make him, if not more likable, then at least more understandable. And yes, hugs would not be remiss. :)
Glad you mentioned the friendship with Jeisa, as I'm quite proud of myself for including it! Haha. It was important to me that I flesh out the world in the game for maximum immersion and part of that was fleshing out the supporting characters as much as possible; not just the love interests. I hope to include more options for the player to be as nice - or as mean! - to her as they want to be.
Thanks again for the comments! - Agashi