Welcome to Unholy Heights, a mashup of Tower Defense and Apartment Management Simulation! The Devil has converted a tenement building into monsters-only housing, and has big plans for the future. Sucker monsters into moving into your building, charge them rent and keep them happy by buying them furniture.
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Release Date: Aug 16, 2013

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“Unholy Heights is a 2D game that perfectly blends the freedom of an indie game with the notorious creativity of Japanese developers. The basic concept is simply wonderful and is backed up with fun, refreshing gameplay.”
7/10 – DarkZero

“Unholy Heights is bound to put a smile on nearly everyone’s face”
4/5 – Video Game Writers

“At the end of the day, it's a cutesy fun experience . . . and horribly murdering adventurers is really quite satisfying.”
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About This Game


Welcome to Unholy Heights, a mashup of Tower Defense and Apartment Management Simulation! The Devil has converted a tenement building into monsters-only housing, and has big plans for the future. Sucker monsters into moving into your building, charge them rent and keep them happy by buying them furniture.

Unfortunately, heroes have caught wind of the Devil's plan, and will stop at nothing to wipe him out. Knock on residents' doors to call them to battle, trap heroes in devious pincer formations, and command your troops to victory. Monsters get jobs, fall in love, have children, and even skip out on their rent. Keep them happy or you might not have anyone to fight for you when heroes come knocking. But don't be too soft: there's always prospective baddies looking to move in, so kick out the freeloaders when the time is right!

Being a landlord is a difficult job, but it can't be harder than running Hell...right?


  • Every monster is different. Some are lazy. Some are strong. Some are perverts.
  • Use an intuitive mouse-based control scheme to command your troops into battle.
  • Encounter more than 20 different monster species, and take their money.
  • Build a reputation with different monster families based on your performance and play style.
  • Take on quests at your pace to unlock new monsters and furniture.
  • Build a stronger army as residents have children far stronger than themselves.
  • Get monsters in the mood for love with inappropriately shaped erotic cakes.
  • Look on in horror as lovingly hand-drawn monsters and humans horribly slaughter each other over money.
  • Monster occupations, hobbies and desires are all procedurally generated to keep you on your toes.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3 or newer) / Vista (SP1 or newer) / 7
    • Processor: Pentium III 1.0GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 or better
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
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chemikalische
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Super cute up until monsters don't bother paying their rent.
Also constant monster sexytimes.
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Hedgie
( 26.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Oh my gosh, this game is amazing. Everyone NEEDS to have it!
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[AoS] BOOM! Nutshot
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Pretty relaxing game, kind of confusing but still fun.
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wts4832
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Cute little game with lots of fun.
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gette
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
watch monsters have pillowtalk
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MyNameIsNotKiller
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Certainly a game full of monsters and functions to explore worth those 4 euros!
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Remco32
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
It's fun for quite a few hours until it gets same-y.

The game can be split up into a management part and a combat part.

Management consists of buying furniture for the apartments.
Combat is a matter of sending out your monsters by knocking on their doors. The only strategy that is in this section is the order in which you send the monsters.

Both gameplay aspects stay the same throughout the game, but with bigger numbers. There are more enemies with more hitpoints and the cost of furniture goes up.

Pick it up for a euro or 2.
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Hand Of God
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
By following motto "Its good to be bad" (and) "but its better to be evil" i would recommend this game about devil and his world conquer. Ok you will only rent rooms (that you customize) for your evil minions and tell them when fight and when flee but still it can be addictive.
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TheExtra
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
A nice casual game that can be played on the side of doing smth else. Finished it pretty quickly but can't say I didn't enjoy it.
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Zelnorack
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
I don't want to play this game anymore.

I don't want to finish it and feel empty. This game has some fantastic charm and you really grow to love every tenant. Except for Cheepolie who was LATE PAYING ME 0G A DAY AND DECIDED THAT SHE COULD FIND A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE THAN A FREE ROOM. YOU LITTLE JERK I LOVED YOU!

Also: different monsters love different things. Demons love slaughter. Don't love demons. It's a real pain to keep them happy.
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UrsV
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
It's very simple, relaxed game to pass the time.

Pros:
- nice graphics
- simple game management

Cons:
- lack of detailed tutorial
- small variety of monsters
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ctwmitch
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
How this could to be a good game?

1) user friendly interface
2) better balance on Random and Control component
3) more information on those monster

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FeedMeGarbage
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Meh, for two bucks you could take it or leave it. It works and is somewhat entertaining.
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Mightyelk
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
It's a tower defense sim like game. Nice little gem.
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kucing-comel
( 34.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
I love the fact that the lady vampires turn into giant mosquitoes to fight enemies. A+
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drone110266
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Cute game though I got tired of it kinda quick since it was really just the same thing over and over
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Bela Chan
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
10/10
I just keep playing it for about two hours, so hard to keep them happy all the time!
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Squidiculous
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
Incredibly simple, if you want a challenge I wouldn't suggest this. Otherwise it's a cheap couple hour adventure to take over the world.
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Unimate
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
I originally got this game a few years ago and never really understood the mechanics of it. After picking it up again in the last couple of weeks I have to say that it's a super enjoyable tower defense with some cool apartment sim elements. Keeping monsters happy is a lot less difficult than keeping them alive, though.

The only major problem I have with the game is the music, as it can get annoying very quickly. This is easily fixed, though, by just turning it off and listening to something else in another window.

Definitely worth the money if you're into either sims OR tower defense.
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Pie A La Mode
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
I hope you like grinding.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
It's fun for quite a few hours until it gets same-y.

The game can be split up into a management part and a combat part.

Management consists of buying furniture for the apartments.
Combat is a matter of sending out your monsters by knocking on their doors. The only strategy that is in this section is the order in which you send the monsters.

Both gameplay aspects stay the same throughout the game, but with bigger numbers. There are more enemies with more hitpoints and the cost of furniture goes up.

Pick it up for a euro or 2.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Pretty relaxing game, kind of confusing but still fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
It's very simple, relaxed game to pass the time.

Pros:
- nice graphics
- simple game management

Cons:
- lack of detailed tutorial
- small variety of monsters
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
I don't want to play this game anymore.

I don't want to finish it and feel empty. This game has some fantastic charm and you really grow to love every tenant. Except for Cheepolie who was LATE PAYING ME 0G A DAY AND DECIDED THAT SHE COULD FIND A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE THAN A FREE ROOM. YOU LITTLE JERK I LOVED YOU!

Also: different monsters love different things. Demons love slaughter. Don't love demons. It's a real pain to keep them happy.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Yes, this is the Slumlord Simulation you are looking for, and it's so adorable your teeth with rot. So enjoy gaming through your halcyon days wearing dentures, cooing at babby skeletons, and getting irritated that the Succubus couple in 302 won't stop pillow-talking to come help with the nasty raiders trying to steal your hard-earned gold (YOU'RE MY ONLY LONG-RANGE DEMONS AT HOME, GET YOUR BUTTS OUT OF BED AND OUT. THERE.)
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
59.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
An apartment management tower-defense game about your resident monsters against humans.
While the idea of being a landlord is enticing the tower-defense part can get incredibly tedious & repetitious since there's not a whole lot of strategy to use here from beginning to end.

The idea of the tower-defense is just to stop humans from stealing your money and if they get away with it you only lose your highly expendable tenant should they have died defending the money taken so there's no real fail state. You try and stop the humans by knocking on the room doors of the monsters of your choosing and IF they're home (which most usually are) they'll do their tower-defense thing and help kill the intruders.
As you get further into the game you're able to invite specific higher tier monsters depending on what monster race you've been appealing to or otherwise. To get further into the game & earn faster money though you've got to go do quests from a quest board. While every quest grants you money there are quests that unlock new monsters for you to be able to have in your apartment, quests that unlock a new piece of furniture you can buy for your tenants, and main quests that finally allow you to expand your apartment one floor at a time. The downside to this though is that every quest from side to important are essentially all the same "stop the humans" only with varying wave numbers and a few human types with soon to be higher stats. Whatever strategy you had against weaker humans you can do the exact same thing against the stronger humans with stronger monsters in somewhat bigger numbers because the monsters you get aren't entirely different either aside from the stats when it comes to being useful in defending.

The landlord simulator part is at least more intriguing. The job is primarily housing interested monsters of your choosing and appealing to their tastes by adding or improving things in their apartment, sometimes specifically when needed as some monsters prefer having certain items in the room depending on their race and/or job.
It's a bit more taxing to house monsters when you have a certain race that's disliked by another race living in the same structure. You can still appeal to both but getting them to all be satisfied in their living quarters would take much longer.
There's a maximum of 3 vacancies per room where each vacancy specifically houses one tenant, that tenant's lover, and those two's child. So long as one tenant in a room is satisfied and alive they'll eventually find a lover and conceive a child who will also grow up for you to take money from. If the child dies another child will be conceived by the parents. If a parent dies the other parent will find another lover. If both parents die then the grown-up spawn will eventually find a lover of their own and eventually conceive their own child. I'm not sure what happens if both parents die while the child remains a child. As all the tenants in one room are old enough they usually find jobs of their own which is supposed to be a good incentive for raising their rent.
The room upgrading is incredibly bare & simple which leads to a few questionable things. For example upgrading a two-door fridge apparently grants the room a BBQ set and upgrading that gets it a built-in kitchen. You can buy a tenant a game console and/or a PC tower for their room but I find it a bit odd that you're not exactly buying it for them but for the room itself, and you don't even have to buy them a television for the consoles as far as I've seen.
Depending on how fancy a room is and what the current tenant's job is you can adjust rent to their's and your pleasing. Certain monsters though are less likely to even want to pay rent even if you set it to an incredible low. You can evict them for being deadbeats, wait a bit longer to see if they come up with the money, or wait for them to run away from paying you.

The game itself sounds better off as an idle-game somewhat but unfortunately alt + tabbing even when the game's a small window pauses the entire thing. It was pretty nice trying to be a landlord for monsters but with how tediously bland progress is I can't entirely like the game even for its cheap price.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Awesome little gem, with depth you cant see at first. Part tower defence part tycoon, you can brute force it to the end but if you want a highscore you will have to master the in and outs of a demons needs and wallpaper preferences.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Unique idea and very amusing. The dynamics of each species will determine whether you will survive.
If they don't pay the rent, boot em.
That big screen tv and hot tub won't pay for themselves.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Gimme Smutty Wallpaper, bowwow! ;)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
A fun management game.
You give monsters an apartment, you try and make them happy and they give you money.
Unless they can't pay, then it gets ugly.
There is also a tower defense aspect, but that is there just to add some excitement.

You can't actually lose at this game, just the lives of tenant you got fond of.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
It's Tiny Tower but 10x more stressful
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Deepmouth and Q'hayakkes fourth daughter had a baby with their great great great grandson HuikoOnes, but its okay because the baby was swole af.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
A mix of the sims with monsters management simulator and tower defense, so BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!111
SUCCUBUS ARE OP!!
YOU KNOW, JUST PLAY IT, IS AMAZING IS JUST DESTROYING MY ♥♥♥♥ LIFE BECUZ I HAVE SO MANY GAMES TO FINISH BUT I JUST WANT TO PLAY THIS ♥♥♥♥ING GAME AND IS GETTING HARD AND MY MONSTERS NOW ARE DYING MOST OF THE TIME AND OMG I FEEL SO SAD WHEN A FAMILY DIES.
AND THESE DEMONS DON'T LIKE PAYING RENT AND I CAN'T EVICT THEM BECUZ THEY'RE OP BUT THEN THEY LEAVE ME IN THE MIDDLE OF NIGHT SO WHATEVER. JUST PLAY IT SRLY.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
I am far far too attached to these little creatures.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
A charming indie game with a simple premise. Don't be deceived, though. There are a lot of little nuances to the mechanics that give the game some interesting depth.
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222 of 241 people (92%) found this review helpful
191 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
Let me tell you about Popan.

Popan was the first baby ever born in my apartments. She was a Cheepy so I didn't have high expectations. Popan was probably 3 days old when her parents died in an unfortunate ambush on my complex. I had a ton of other tenants, so I didn't see the harm in waiting for her to grow up. Somehow, she never became in debt. This ♥♥♥♥ing baby was paying the rent. She grew up to be a total badass. She would single-handedly wipe out entire waves of enemies without breaking a sweat.

Popan is obviously popular and well-known throughout the land, she easily finds herself a guy to shack up with. He's weak and dim-witted; a farmer named Peecone that watches tv 90% of the time that he's home. It doesn't slow Popan down though, she easily slays the first main quest adventurer all by herself while all the other tenants are at work. She returns immediately and has victory "pillow-talking" and immediately has the child they have been trying so hard to have. A girl named Chaan, that is impossibly strong as well. Popan and Chaan were ♥♥♥♥ing ruthless, the perfect mother-daughter duo. Then Peecone stops paying rent, or so I assume, as I thought the world of those two divas but not so highly of farmer Peecone. I keep lowering the rent hoping they'll stay, I evict Peecone hoping it will fix the problem. It helps! They are back in the green in no time and happily tending their garden and watching tv together. Then it all goes down hill again. Popan robs the cradle with her next man, the neighbor boy, Pyo, not much older than her daughter moves in. Things get tense. Chaan was the one that wanted the damn Love Balloon and yet her mother was the one to snatch up a mate. Chaan is unemployed but barely comes home. Popan and Pyo are having pillowtalk near constantly. Twice I found Chaan begrudgingly lifting weights while the two love birds pillowtalk all night, draining the life out of her having to deal with it.

Then tragedy struck. Being the only one home at the time of the ambush, Pyo the live-in boyfriend was struck down. Despite her envy, Chaan became increasingly more withdrawn, very rarely going out for fun or even job interviews. Popan also began getting increasingly more gloomy and soon they were once again behind on rent, once again because of a guy. In fear of losing my glorious lady warriors, I lowered the rent as much as I could stand but their grief had drained not only their livelihood, but also apparently their bank accounts because the two ♥♥♥♥♥es ran out on me in the middle of the night.

11/10 would collect rent from orphan babies again
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196 of 212 people (92%) found this review helpful
145 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2015
This game is too emotional for me

This game is cute and cruel at the same time. All the reviews about those cruel and ridiculous events are all true.

A tower defense game where you are a landlord, taking care of monsters... or so I thought.

You have an absolute power over the occupants. My first playthrough I read every details of the game. The jobs my occupants have. Their satisfactory meter. I always check how they feel and what they want, trying my best to fulfill all of their wishes. There is an option to evict them, but I don't intend to use it at all. Later on, my cheepy is the first one to find his lover. And the first one to have a child/chick. I am so happy for them. I max out their satisfaction. And try my best not to increase the rent too high.

To my ignorance, this is not how you play the game. This is not sims! It's a tower defense game! You need money to upgrade your 'fort'. But my progress is really slow because I care too much about them. Those cheepies are extremely poor as they have low-income works. As time goes on, I accidentally kill the cheepy's lover. I fast-foward the time but I was too careless. For that, a cheepy lost his wife... and the child/chick lost his mother. Killed by those filthy humans that try to attack the building. I feel so bad about this. The early feeling of happiness has gone in the blink of an eye. Sorrow creeps into my heart.

To make things worse, the father-cheepy and the daugter-cheepy didn't say anything. But at least, I wanted them to complain, to at least blame me for I have done. They did none of that... as though they understand what was at stake.

Perhaps, they think that I am already kind enough to give them shelters against those dangerous humans. It could have been worse. The enemies only get much stronger with each quest.

I was quite shocked by the incident so I paused the game for a while.

Something must be done in order to fight against those vicious humans.

After much deliberation, I, the kindly landlord, evicted those remaining cheepies... They both pack things and leave obediently. They are both crying, yet firm and understanding. They know I need to make rooms for the stronger monsters.

Father and daughter.... now homeless... without wife or mother... Both of them... Hobos lol

The situation alleviates for a while. Stronger monsters now occupy the tragic-filled room of those cheepies. Completely unaware of the sacrifices I have to make.

Despite all this, the lesson I have learnt is not 'sacrifice have to be made' but rather 'Guilt can comsume the sanity of a man'. Unwilling to bear the emotional pain much longer, I seek the easy way out. Knowing only cowards would choose such a path. But at the time, believe it or not, I do not care. I just want to end the pain. Therefore, I committed suicide... (Or what one might call 'uninstalling the game')

One </3 heart out of One ❤

3/5 Would get stupidly emotional again.
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81 of 86 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
Simple and fun; Unholy Heights puts a new twist on the Tower Defense genre. Play as an apartment manager (The Devil) and experience what's it like to manage an apartment complex full of monsters.

I had a lot of fun building up my apartment. As my tenement grew, more monsters moved in, each with different stats, jobs, likes, and dislikes. I had to keep my tenants happy by fulfilling their special needs and buying them furniture. In return, they defend the apartment from invading adventurers and heroes.

Everything in this game has character; from the funny text descriptions of monsters and furniture to the cutesy 2D art design. Tenants will go about their day, some will go to work, others will hang around in their apartment; some monsters don't get along with others. I found myself chuckling often to the various activities of my tenants. Also, the soundtrack is super catchy and light-hearted, which fits the game perfectly.

There's something satisfying about watching your tenants grow; you might feel a peculiar attachment. They can get job promotions, fall in love, and eventually make babies! There's nothing like unleashing a family of Cheepies on an unsuspecting hero.

Unholy Heights is a very casual game; fun and enjoyable, easily worth the price of purchase. It definitely merits our attention.
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71 of 75 people (95%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
This is not a genre I tend to enjoy... I'd say tower defence (which is not a perfect description of the game, but it is fairly close) is one of my least enjoyed genres. Unholy Heights is something special though.

Unholy Heights gets me far more invested in the morality of my actions than pretty much any other game. In a game like Fable which toutes its morality focused gameplay, I will just shrug off the ultimatums. "Will you let most of the kingdom die?!" Yeah; they were all carbon copies of each other anyway. "Will you let your beloved get killed by the evil guy?!" Yeah... her hair is kinda weird.

But this game...

I have some families that I accidently let the parents die, and now the child doesn't have enough money to pay the rent, but I feel so bad that I let her keep her room for free as a means of apologizing for her loss.
And another family which has been falling behind on rent, but I don't want to kick them out because they just had a kid.
And another family that keeps telling me to change the wallpaper back and forth and they're great at defending the place but I just can't stand their implied bickering, so I send them out as soon as there's an assault with the hopes that one of them will perish and I can finally either leave the room with smutty wall paper or plain wall paper...
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