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

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    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
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    • OS: 10.4+
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    • OS: x86 or compatible processor
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Moon Man
6.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
Pretty fun trait management game but it's too short to be 10$. I recommend at a 50% off sale
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Alexulter
49.2 hrs
Posted: September 19
Perfect combination of visual novel and strategy. You will meet princess's death many times trying to become a queen.
And it's not easy to get what you want, because there's butterfly effect - you change something, but something else turns out to happen.

Some bad reviews I've seen so far only were from people who found this game too difficult for them and got ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off by that. So if you are looking for casual stuff it's not for you, because it's on hard difficulty level.
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HeadfirstRocket
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 18
I like how promotional images matter what audience you draw. they should have put a image of elodie's face superimposed on a body of john cena.
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DINOSAUR ATROCITY
5.8 hrs
Posted: September 9
Fought an enemy king in single combat, in a magical duel, summoned the Holy Moonlight Blade and decapitated him in my throne room, winning the war

100/10 you were at my side all along. My true mentor, my guiding Moonlight.
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zak_d
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 7
Save, load, die, go back to save, die again, load again, die again, go back to older save, die. An exercise in tedium. There is little room for error. Story branches arbitrarily lead to death. This isn't fun. I still beat it, but going back and analyzing what went wrong turned this into a game save management game instead of the neat game it could have been. At least nothing is random.
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anotherHel
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 4
expected more plot, romance, intrigue...

Fun little game tho
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Milli
8.3 hrs
Posted: September 3
I desperately want to like this game. I keep playing it expecting it to finally be fun, because it is exactly my type of game...but it is just so flawed I can't do anything but strongly recommend that everyone keep far away from it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
First playthrough. Saw I could learn instruments. I play several instruments in real life. Upgrade it to fifty. Has to upgrade other skills. does so. Maxes expression. What to do now? Lets do math so I can get into that vault thing the lady told me about. Maxes math. Stars super cool magic. Ooh, a ball? Yay! Some one says mean things about me. Lets duel him! what will we do? a singing duel? Instrument duel? Math duel? GUy chooses swords. This is not what I thought duel ment. Gets stabbed. Dies. And so ends the worlds greatest musician.







10/10 would duel again.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
50.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Politics Souls, 10/10 would sing evil overlords into submission again.
Please don't let the promotional art fool you, this is not a lighthearted dating sim.
Long Live the Queen is an interesting game about learning to navigate politics in a fantasy setting. The writing is excellent and makes for amazing replayability. I had myself doing intentionally faulty builds, not just to experience the many interesting ways to die, but to see the flavor text on classes and choices that may not otherwise have been open to me.
The game was updated ages after release with even more content, much to my surprise, and had me coming back to play it again for even more new stuff. Every choice you have bears some kind of consequence on the narrative, be it on the influence on your mood, your popularity with your people and/or court or changing the narrative entirely. You can cause civil wars. You can be overthrown by your own court. You can have assassins come for your life for reasons you won't understand until you've played through several kinds of routes. The setting is dynamic and it will take many, many playthroughs to learn how everything pieces together, without destroying the narrative experience for your first, single playthrough.
It seems like there's always something new to find. Would absolutely recommend to anyone.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
171.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Come for the dying, stay for the plot.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
cute loli ♥♥♥♥ing dies
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
So I managed to become queen on my second playthrough. I thought 'hey, this game isn't as bad as what people said it would be! I'm going to try to be queen again!' and promptly started a new game.

I soon realized my becoming queen that one time was a fluke as a died again and again and again. And yet I'd keep loading up the game so that I could keep dying again and again and again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Thoroughly thought-out dramady. It's funny as hell, has a decent soundtrack, has cool artwork, is pretty unique as a (kinda resource-management but not too much) game, and has a great amount of replayability. Check it out. It's obviously a labor of love by the developers.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Don't be deceived by the cute girlish picture. This game is full of suffering, betrayal, murder, politics and other serious stuff.
So this is some kind of a weird mix between a visual novel and... ahem... maybe an RPG(???) The progression of the story depends not only on instantaneous decisions (like in regular visual novels), but also on the skills that your character develops over time. In turn the efficientcy of skill development depends on the emotional state of the character, which you can influence by choosing different activities.
Also the game is pretty difficult despite being a visual novel. There are so many dumb ways for your character to die. There is even a built in collection of unlockable pictures that represent different ways to bite the dust. Like achivements, but for loosing instead of succeeding.
I'm positively surprised by such a weird mutation from the visual novel genre.
The only minor downside in my point of view is the game's significant share of pseudoscientific nonsence. On my first (obviously failed) playthrough I was all like: "WTF? Was I supposed to be naive enough to believe in magic in order to pass those tests and survive?". So for me a more realistic (in this case magic-free) story would be more enjoyable, since it has a rather serious setting and seems to expect you to make rational decisions anyway. But as a whole the game is still a HUGE statisfaction.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Oddly addicting, considering it's a resource management game about cute anime girls. It also took me an embarassingly long time to beat. I think the best aspect of this game is the collosal amount of replayability it offers. There are so many ways to screw up and so many ways to win that it is just a joy discovering each and every one (not that I've come even close).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
I play this game because I love trial-and-error simulators.
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