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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.

Only the demo is playable at the moment, but the full game will be available for purchase on Steam once development is complete.

The demo features:

  • A nameable 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!
  • So much drama...

Features that will be added or updated in the future:

  • A fully-customizable sprite for the protagonist
  • Detailed, hand-drawn BGs
  • Lots and lots of CGs
  • Improved GUI
Follow development more closely on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook!

Install instructions

  1. Unzip the desired .zip file.
  2. Extract to desktop or memorable location.
  3. Run the game file 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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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!


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 !!

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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On the steam page it says the release date is December 2017


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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!

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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!

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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! ♥

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Made an account to say to loved Queen's Crown? Me too!

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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!

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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. ;)

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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. :)

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By the way, when do you estimate the full game to be finished?

Our tentative release date is going to be December of 2017. :)

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Whoa, a whole year?! Okay, I can do this...I can wait. We can all wait, right guys(talking to fellow QC fans)? ;)

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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

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Hello Agashi!

I saw a post on tumblr about your game and I was curious, so I took a look. What interested me into downloading the demo was the 'chose your own personality' main character and the art. So I started playing and I was blown away!

I loved every second of play time, all the options made me really think about how I wanted the MC to act, and they where so very different from one another that it was easy to tell them apart!

The art is so well done, I could almost feel the emotions through them. The character designs are so nice, too. It just adds to their charm. My favorite has to be Noah and Jeisa.

The characterization is so well done, all the characters are so very different. My favorites are, again, Noah and Jeisa. I also love messing with Teiran.

Over all, I loved it, the balance of serious and lighthearted just spoke to me! The demo has me wondering how it ends.

So very looking forward to release date!

Hi! :)

Thank you so much for giving the demo a chance! Man, I'll forever be glad I created that Tumblr account! A good portion of our backers on Kickstarter came from there as well, which is great. We probably wouldn't be doing as well with our crowdfunding campaign without them...

Noah and Jeisa are dear to my heart so it's always nice to hear that players enjoyed them. :) The game will be released at the end of next year, so it'll be a bit of a wait, but I hope you'll enjoy the final product! Can't wait to share it with everyone!

Cheers, - Agashi

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Dear Agashi,

I loved the demo so much I had to go and support your Kickstarter! The writing is brilliant, I'm loving the depth of the player choices and Noah is freakishly hot ;)

Quick question - is there a way to briefly make the text box disappear for screenshots? That seems like it would be a helpful mechanic.

Other than that, loved everything. Looking forward to release day!

Wow, thank you so much for the kind words and the support! I'm no expert when it comes to coding, so I don't know for sure if the textbox can be made to disappear, but there definitely WILL be a gallery screen added to the GUI later on. That way, as soon as you unlock a CG in the game, its yours and you should be able to view it at any time. :)

Thanks for the reply, that sounds great :)

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I got so excited playing this! Especially as a demo, it was really wonderfully thought out and I can wholeheartedly say that I enjoyed every moment. The fluidity of the story and the choices that were offered kept pulling me in deeper and deeper and I'm looking forward to playing the full installment! The creators have my full support!

We're excited that you're excited! Haha... Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. It really does brighten my day. :D

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I've just this minute finished the demo and I had to rush over here immediately to say how much I absolutely adored it. I was immediately suckered in and I've had so much fun seeing where all the different dialogue options take me and affect the surroundings.

The balance of serious and lighthearted tone is particularly well done, in my opinion. A few decisions had me getting up to pace and have a proper think about what would need to be done. I'm so looking forward to the full game, I hope to be able to donate what I can to such an amazing project. (And as a personal note, picking options that are closest to what I'd say and having my favourite suitor react positively to them is very fun.)

I'll definitely help spread the word about this game, I hope more of the stretch goals for the kickstarter can be met!

Yay! Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful words! I'm ridiculously pleased that so many people are getting a kick out of the different role-playing options.I had a lot of fun writing them, and of course, a huge part of that is coming up with the suitors' reactions, haha...

Once again, thank you, for taking the time to comment and for the shout-out to our Kickstarter. I can't wait to finish the game and share it with everyone! :)

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I'm a big fan of medieval fantasy so of course I had to try this. And I wasn't disappointed! Queen's Crown is already on my favorite games list and I can't wait to play the full version. For now I'll have to support you by way of encouragement and telling others about this awesome game but I do plan on saving money to buy it.

I love how realistic it is and how you can control the mc's personality (there have been too many games where I hated the mc's personality). Plus it was refreshing to play. It seems like it has a good mixture of figuring out how to rule a country, romance, and political drama. Which means it's perfect for me~

I also love the suitor choices. Emry may end up being my favorite of the three but I just know Teiran and Noah are going to be fun to play with get to know.

(Please tell me that we get to see more of the 'romance' between the lady-in-waiting and knight. I kind of ship them. ><)

Haha, I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed the demo! And I'm especially thrilled that you'll consider spreading the word to your friends and family. Good word of mouth is invaluable to us at the moment!

As far as the rest of your comments: I too have run into the problem where I simply don't like or understand an MC's personality in a lot of visual novels. Normally, I can get past it and still enjoy the game, but there's always that moment of broken immersion that I tried really hard to avoid with QC. Also, Emry FTW! Where Jeisa and Korin are concerned, I shall simple offer you a saucy wink, and nothing else. ;)

Thanks again for the kind words, m'dear!

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