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.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,885 reviews) - 94% of the 4,885 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013

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November 27, 2015

Stability update (November 2015) - non-ascii usernames

We've put out a small bugfix update, which should not affect anything noticeable for most users. For full details and to report any errors see this forum topic: http://steamcommunity.com/app/251990/discussions/0/492378806381610285/

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October 25, 2015

Stability update (October 2015) - El Capitan support

We've pushed out a small update to address a number of minor technical problems and get the game working properly on new Mac OSes. For full details and to report problems, see the forum thread here:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/251990/discussions/0/490123938439710126/

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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

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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
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.4+
    Minimum:
    • OS: x86 or compatible processor
Helpful customer reviews
93 of 96 people (97%) found this review helpful
100 people found this review funny
765.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
I forced somebody into marriage to solve a political conflict and executed almost half my relatives.
Then I played Long Live The Queen, a nice Princess Maker with calming piano music.

10/10, would oppress again.
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57 of 57 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Note: Don't be fooled by the lack of hours on record as I have played the game offline.

You might not believe me if I say this, but if Dark Souls had a visual novel translation, this game won't be far from it. You will die, and die, and die all over again. (unless you cheat and search for walkthroughs/guides, ofcourse)

Gameplay: Basically a story-driven visual novel with multiple paths that often lead to your character's demise. Most of the time, things will be different depending on the choices you make and the parameters you build as the story progresses. This is where the visual novel-feel kicks in. You save, die, maybe replay from the start or from your save, change a few patterns, then die again, think of relying for a guide and feel miserable for spoiling yourself.

Graphics: Cutie-ish interface and outright anime-style character designs. Some of the fonts and the menu buttons doesn't feel right to me as I would prefer cleaner, crisper finish, but then again, this game is made to make a cute appeal to its gamers. I mean, have you ever seen a cuter way of interpreting a "death by tentacle" scene aside from this?

Audio: Serene piano BGMs hit me hard on the spot, and there are tons of them to hear in this game.
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36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
Literally the Dark souls of the Anime ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t realm .
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
I came to this game via the Humble Bundle and I figured it couldn't hurt to try it out as a free accompaniment to that game with the plethora of potential pigeon partnerships. I was expecting a cute little time-sink that I probably wouldn't play more than twice. The art style seemed simplistic and reminiscent of Magical Girl anime, and so I figured the gameplay would mirror that light-hearted lack of depth and character. How wrong I was..

I can't really put it better than RockPaperShotgun did in describing this game as "a Sansa Stark simulator" (you can read the remainder of their brilliant and detailed review here - http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/01/10/long-live-the-queen-review/ ). Rather than a game of frills and frippery, I was suddenly plunged into a very maturely crafted world of political espionage, assassination, murder, magic, torture, civil war and straight-up cruelty that I never would have expected.

The game starts you off gently by introducing your newly christened Crown Princess to a host of potential suitors and courtly situations in a genial and cartoonish manner that only serves to further highlight the harsh realities that quickly become apparent, as your new Queen-to-be moves from a childish attempt to control her situation into very real dangers and political turmoil where survival is almost out of reach.. all while still struggling to act like the respectable monarch she has in no way been tutored to resemble. What's more, the various methods of near-certain death are flawlessly executed (pun certainly intended) to the point where the game even has a special gallery and achievement list devoted to your multiple royal demises.

Should you actually manage to survive beyond the first couple of months in power, the dangers arrayed against you grow oppressively dark and encroach with ever-greater speed, even as you begin to unlock secrets and hidden power in a desperate attempt to meet them. Ware, lest you become a monster yourself in the process. But of course there's an achievement for that as well.

Highly recommended, and at full price.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
played for about an hour just to get shot at a party - 10/10 IGN
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