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

Windows
Mac OS X
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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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cabelein
23.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
Looks cutesy, but It is a rather harsh simulator game at heart. You set up stuff for Elodie to do each week to alter her mood and train skills(specific skills train faster under specific mood states) then click through and see what happens, and you usually get an event where you get to choose what to do. You also die. A lot. There are almost always multiple skills you can use to avoid death, and choosing different option may lead to different death skill checks. There are many endings as well, and actions you take that have a great deal of influence during the game may slightly alter each ending.

Overall, a good game. I would only recommend it if you enjoy turn based mangement simulators though.

8/10 would feed my dog poisoned chocolate again.
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AoSPaladin
1,000.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
good
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Mireia
171.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
Come for the dying, stay for the plot.
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Chia
5.1 hrs
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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Covah
23.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
You're not supposed to win, you're supposed to die, over, and over, and over, and over again. It's totally worth it too! Long Live the Queen is a fun story game with quick restart and replay. The only question I had was how young her father looks, he looks her age. I know it's the game style, but I just found it amusing.

Totally worth purchasing if you're into story games where you get killed in the most creative ways.
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Pearl
9.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
A long time ago long live the queen ruled my existence
It was MY QUEEN
i couldnt leave my computer for fear Elodie would die
I had to leave it open 24/7 or else Elodie would die
My friends tried to skype me, but I couldnt leave the window
One day my family had enough and shipped me off to a mental hospital
I spent one year recovering

I S E E H E R I N M Y S L E E P
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willdoeswarfare
6.3 hrs
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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derailed_omega_male
6.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
OK, 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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Cyanporo
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
Magic is OP, and dog, just focus on lumen, divinity and dog and become an overpowered magical queen goddess, never go out alone without bodyguards and also don't forget about the social skills and dialogue choices, they are pretty important early on in the game, do that and the end game is pretty much GG! Id rate this game 10/10 for pure weeb satisfaction
ps. don't eat the chocolate, it's a trap.
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PurplePonyRobot
3.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
Sort of like a long lost and very very distant cousin of Papers, Please since this is not an action game in the slightest and yet it is a very tense game. An anime like cousin anyway. This was a great gift and it is a weirdly absorbing game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
27 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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10 of 10 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9 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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1 of 1 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
2 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
106.0 hrs on record
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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