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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.
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013
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Feature Update (Feb 8 2014)

February 14th, 2014


We've pushed out a small update which adds some new features and fixes a handful of typos. This is not a content update, no new plot has been added.

More details:

Skills screen clearly lists what skills are affected by current mood
Skip button appears on dialogue you've seen before (hide/show button toggled in preferences)
Failed study attempts (when your penalties meant you gained less than ten points and therefore got no skilltext) should now display a message explaining that you were too moody to learn properly
Version number visible on preferences screen
'Save Story' at an ending renamed to 'Show Log'

Please let us know if you run into any problems.

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Reviews

“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.”
The Mary Sue

Steam Greenlight

About the 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

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.4+

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: x86 or compatible processor
Helpful customer reviews
104 of 108 people (96%) found this review helpful
204 products in account
30 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
INTRODUCTION:
Long Live The Queen is an indie visual novel sporting the anime art style with the choice and decision system of a political intrigue game.

You play as Elodie, a 14-year-old princess who is to be crowned Queen of Nova. Play the game of politics where assassinations and threats of death are a daily occurrence. Be a skilled diplomat, a military leader, a powerful sorcerer or a little bit of all in your road to the throne.

PROS:
+ Art Style: -(This is subjective) Having the anime look will have the "you either love it or hate it" effect from people. Some people like it, some people don't. I personally like it.

+ Planning Ahead/Consequence System: -This game does require the player to plan in advance by having a massive amount of attributes and skills that can be learned and mastered in a very limited way. Different players will have different skill sets depending on how they play through the game. Thinking ahead is a necessity to stay alive.

+ Mood System: -You can only advance your skills through tutoring and schooling, unfortunately however, how well you level up and progress is dependent entirely on your character's mood. (example: Anger = Gives bonus to lessons with regards to Military and Weapon Expertise but has corresponding penalties to Royal Demeanor and Expression.)

+ Good Difficulty: -Easy enough to learn but hard to master. I takes at least 2-3 playthroughs to get a general feel of the game but multiple playthroughs are recommended. This game requires experimentation and attention to detail to effectively win.

CONS:
- Way too short: -I finished this game under 5 hours in my original gameplay (including deaths, and restarts). This game is suffering from the same flaw as I saw on Recettear since the main campaign is just too short. I think the developers could have added more complexity in the game as well as extend the campaign past your coronation period. It would have been nice to continue playing as the "Queen" after said coronation.

- Events not Random: -Though some events are triggered only by specific skills you possess at that time, all events relating to the main quest are virtually the same. This actually encourages the player to learn from his mistakes and try not to do it the next time around. Note that deaths in this game are instant game overs.

- Not as Deep as I thought it would be: -I expected a level of political intrigue including empire management, army management, family and court management, but unfortunately this game only delivers the basics of those.

CONCLUSION:
GOOD BUT NOT FOR EVERYONE. I personally am satisfied with the game so I'm going to RECOMMEND it.

Patience is a very important consideration if you are planning on buying this game. If you're the type who doesn’t want to do a lot of thinking and just want a casual experience, this game is not for you. If you're the type of gamer who likes life-sims, visual novels and enjoy choosing your own adventure, then this is game deserves your attention.
Posted: February 16th, 2014
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454 of 629 people (72%) found this review helpful
204 products in account
8 reviews
4.9 hrs on record
ARE YOU A MAN ENOUGH DUDE TO BECOME A QUEEN? BECAUSE HOLY ♥♥♥♥ ITS TIME TO BE A QUEEN. DO WHATEVER YOU WANT, HOWEVER YOU WANT. EXECUTE THE DIRTY MAGICK-USING SCUM; SAVE THE PLANET, AND MAKE MUM PROUD. GETTING INVADED? HAH. SING A SONG OF YOUR PEOPLE AND QUASH THE HERETIC. THEN GO ON TO SAVE THE PLANET.

DID I MENTION MAGICAL GIRL OUTFITS? BECAUSE MOTHER♥♥♥♥ING MAGICAL GIRL OUTFITS.
Posted: March 17th, 2014
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62 of 72 people (86%) found this review helpful
109 products in account
2 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
Dear diary.
Today i tried to be a princess,
and failed miserably.
Posted: June 27th, 2014
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46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
127 products in account
4 reviews
5.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 19th, 2014
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582 of 890 people (65%) found this review helpful
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158 reviews
2.9 hrs on record
its like dark souls, except with less anime.
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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