Rule the world or die trying!Being a Princess is not an easy job. Being a Queen is even harder. Especially when you're only fourteen years old, and the reason you've inherited the throne is that your royal mother has just met an untimely end.Now power is up for grabs.
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Release Date: Nov 8, 2013

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“Each time the protagonist dies, you find yourself coming back with a vengeance, determined to try a new strategy, a different approach to her upbringing. It's borderline addictive. It's also likely to make a monster out of you. By the end of my first successful playthrough, I had summarily butchered everyone who even thought about looking at us funny, forced the princess into a continuous state of docility and lied my way through every social encounter possible. Was it evil? Yes. Was it glorious? Definitely.”
http://indiegames.com/2012/06/review_long_live_the_queen_han.html

“Somehow it never occurred to my princess, whom I’d lovingly crafted into a tense, paranoid warlord, that she shouldn’t empty a box of mysterious mailcandy into her mouth. You would think studying poison and espionage would have saved me from this espionage poison, but instead, a list of other skills, skills I never studied, princess skills, were key to avoiding this fate. I guess that’s the lesson: you can’t build a successful Arya without adding a little Sansa.”
PCGamer

“If you’re the sort who can sink your teeth into a full afternoon of tabletop strategy, you’ll be happy here. Long Live The Queen is a slow-paced, cozy evening kind of game, good for folks who like numbers and critical thinking. And death. Pink frosted, chubby cheeked death.”
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About This Game


Rule the world or die trying!


Being a Princess is not an easy job. Being a Queen is even harder. Especially when you're only fourteen years old, and the reason you've inherited the throne is that your royal mother has just met an untimely end.

Now power is up for grabs. You may be the official heir, but much of the country's nobility would love to steal the throne for themselves. Aggressive neighbors will take advantage of any weakness to enlarge their borders at your expense. And that's not even mentioning the magical dangers which are lying in wait...

Can you survive long enough to reach your coronation?

THE QUEEN IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.4+
    Minimum:
    • OS: x86 or compatible processor
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Lily Lastname
14.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
Step 1: Play through game regularly, investing in whatever stats you find interesting.

Step 2: Fail a bunch of skill checks.

Step 3: Die.

Step 4: Replay, purposefully investing in everything you failed in.

Step 5: Die again.

Step 6: Eventually save-scum your way into becoming the Queen.

Step 7: Oh, what's this? You didn't get all the achievements! Looks like you'll have to replay!

10/10
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hybrid_otho
20.1 hrs
Posted: August 22
I ♥♥♥♥♥ love it
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Rippy
106.0 hrs
Posted: August 21
I did it! I win!

I became Queen! yay!

It wasn't too bad, I only had to take an arrow to my gut, bleed out to death, get killed by some weird magical chain, drown in the sea, get my skull broken, get eaten by a Kraken, get blasted by magic powers, eat chocolates to only find out it is poison and losing fights to the death, nothing big.
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PancakeMIX
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 20
I hope you like studying.
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Magical Murderous Sheep
202.5 hrs
Posted: August 19
If you want to be a pretty pink anime princess and die over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over then play this.
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Mad scientist
69.5 hrs
Posted: August 18
This is how Elodie looks at the game's beginning:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=746826836
And that is Queen Elodie when i eventually completed the game:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=746831406
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Enemy Spotted
6.0 hrs
Posted: August 14
The title is a total lie
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Halane
19.6 hrs
Posted: August 13
The game is very entertaining. It consists, as any other text-based game, of making choices to advance through the story, achieving different endings for each set of decisions.
I like how even the negative endings (which result in Elodie's, the protagonist, death) give you achievements and are in fact part of what you need to fully complete the game.
The happy endings of the story consist of short texts that admit different combinations. As a result, you can unlock different combinations of positive endings for different threads.
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simplebadness
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 11
Pretty fun
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Sydney
10.9 hrs
Posted: August 9
Somehow addictive. Despite it's style, it isn't full of what a lot of people hate in anime. Story is interesting and it's fun to explore the different outcomes and achievements. Only thing I didn't like was not knowing how to change a specific outcome or event, or if it could be prevented or changed in the first place.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
I was going to be a kind, just, and fair queen, beloved by all my people... but then I clumsily took an arrow to the knee.

I was going to be a cruel, merciless, magical, iron-fisted despot putting the insects in their place. Then I ate the poisoned chocolate because I lacked the manners to resist it.

10/10 Would attempt (and probably fail) to keep myself and my nation alive again.

The game does its best to kill you in many creative and entertaining ways. After a few playthroughs, it's not too difficult to discover a way to muscle, preen, spellcast or some-comibation-of-the-three your way to victory. However, the game isn't linear- there are multiple paths to victory, and many different subplots to explore which will require different approaches to fully investigate. Your choices will have an impact on later events, and you can't see the whole game in one playthrough.

Unrelated to gameplay: the soundtrack is wonderful.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
69.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
This is how Elodie looks at the game's beginning:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=746826836
And that is Queen Elodie when i eventually completed the game:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=746831406
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
No idea why I put off on playing this for so long. I really enjoyed this, especially the soundtracks.

The novel is pretty short no matter which path you take. There are many different endings and paths you can go down (and fail), so there's some replayability there.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
10/10 would and will die again. This was actually the game that got me on Steam. When I saw that it's a game where you have a tiny pink anime magical girl princess who you can craft to be everything from a vicious warlord to a silver-tounged spymaster, how could I resist, you know? This game is really endless, I've gone through so many variation and died in so many adorable and gruesome ways, killed so many people and queened so hard. This is just the right amount of twisted for me.

Also, I mean, I can get a girlfriend who is adopted by magical lesbian moms and wears Sailor Venus's costume, that is truly living the dream.

I'd say my one complaint about the game is, girlfriends aside, even with the extinction I have to SERIOUSLY screw Elodie over if I want her to be able to marry a woman. Like get her dad killed and everything. Elodie's Dad is a depressing, useless buzzkill so I'll trade him for a hot wife, but that's still pretty harsh.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
The title is a total lie
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I hope you like studying.
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535 of 564 people (95%) found this review helpful
173 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
I am a pretty, pretty princess! When trying to become Queen I got stabbed, shot, poisoned, burned to a crisp, and rule 34ed Japan style.
10 out of 10, would die again.


Long Live the Queen is a Visual Novel game that, instead of trying to simply win the hearts of others and fall in love, you try to survive the horrors of royal life with your head intact. Of course, it doesn't help when everyone is a bloodthirsty murderer who's only desire is to bring forth the death of a fourteen year-old girl. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with them?

You take the role of Princess Elodie, who needs to be trained to be a proper queen because Disney dictates that no princess is allowed to have a living mother. You end up making all the decisions because your father is a lazy bum who's shirked off all of his responsibilities, but for some reason won't let you have your mother's keepsake. The kingdom is a mess, everyone is evil, and no matter what you do you just can't seem to save this poor little traumatized girl.

The mechanics of the game play on themselves in a bit of a cycle. You can upgrade Elodie's stats; which can increase slowly or rapidly based on her mood; which is based on events that have happened; which are based on your choices as well as her stats; which are upgraded accordingly based on her mood; which is ba-- ah you get the idea. This means that every decision, even the first one, can drastically affect how the story unfolds. No two games are alike, unless you purposefully do everything in the exact same way every time. But that's boring.

Because of the above mentioned do-it-all-the-same concept, you can technically beat the game as many times as you like after you find out how to do it once. But beating the game is not where this game shines. Sure, acquiring the crown and becoming Queen Elodie is a grand event in itself; only if you get there (because you will die, and die a lot). But one of the greatest things about this game is the ability to make different choices every time and see where it leads you. Find out what is down each path and discover what you can and can't get away with. And more importantly, unlock all the outfits because they're cute. Proper wardrobe is the pinnacle detail between ratty princesses and pristine queens.

All in all, it is a great game and I'd recommend it to anyone.


Wait... you can learn magic? HELLZ YEAH!
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459 of 491 people (93%) found this review helpful
639 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2015
>notice the "learn about dogs" skill option
>i love dogs in real life so i'm immediately sold
>spend the next 30+ weeks doing absolutely nothing besides learning about dogs and playing alone with my toys
>other leaders see me as "weak" and "unfit to rule"
>they demand that i step down from power
>i refuse
>a civil war breaks out
>i quickly lose and wind up becoming a servant for the rest of my life

everyone's just upset since i know more about dogs than they do
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853 of 972 people (88%) found this review helpful
636 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
ELODIE WHY WOULD YOU PUSH AN ARROW DEEPER INTO THE WOUND TO REMOVE IT I KNOW YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BATTLEFIELD MEDICINE BUT RAMMING SOMETHING POINTY INTO YOUR ORGANS DOES NOT MAKE THE WOUND BETTER IT MAKES YOU DIE FASTER.
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298 of 316 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
The first time I played this game I died fairly deep into it because I had not properly leveled decorating like a good princess. It only got better from there. I tried a perfect princess, died. I tried a warrior queen, died. I tried a mix, a little Sansa a little Aria, I died. By the time I finally won the game I had sunk invading fleets, executed half my family and awoken something evil in the dark and deep, and I was beloved by all those still alive.

Simply put the game is amazing and you should get it.
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