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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Very Positive (54 reviews) - 96% of the 54 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,121 reviews) - 94% of the 5,121 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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
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TheIronDeveloper
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Fun game, will continue trying to not die again.
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Quaker_Oats
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
lost my first playthrough due to eating poisoned chocolates
second playthrough i guaranteed my place on the throne by burning a man alive
10/10
I got this game before it made it to Steam so I'm a legacy owner B)
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MIPPI
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Dark Souls 4: The Visual Novel
Needs more Hitler-moe-Loli

It's possible to finish the game (I've done it ONCE) but it's also possible to die irl playing this game ! xD
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loomer319
( 55.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I believe this is a good game for anyone who wants to experience the exhilaration of on wrong choice can lead to a death. Also how many exciting and different paths there are to explore and discover. So in conclusion I think this is a good game for people who like decision based games which because of this mechanic it gives it lots of replayability
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Shinkuchou
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Repetition repetition repetition. You WILL die. You WILL die frequently. Just accept that now. Still a cute game, and kind of a different take on things like Princess Maker. I'll admit I prefer PM to this, but it's still fun to see where all of your actions lead to and what kind of outcomes you can create for the poor girl in your care.
No but seriously if you can't handle failing almost CONSTANTLY from some unforeseen crap this game will ♥♥♥♥ you off mightily. The outcomes are pretty cool though.

A weaker recommendation, but I'd still go for it. Just make sure you buy it on sale.
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Noved17
( 25.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
It was fun getting killed by you aunt, by an arrow, by a hentai tentacle, and having a man stab me. Long Live The Queen is a game where most of my time playing, I was just training my skills to get a lumen crystal. I final got it but then I died by a man with lumen powers... Everytime I succeed, they find a way to kill me and make me sad again.
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The Brickbat Cat
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
A good way to spend an afternoon. Decent plot, it's pass/fail system is simple yet effective (sometimes the pass may give you information, options, or even changes the plot, other times it is useless), and it offers mild replayability (Usually 2 or 3 sucessful runs, along with however many you failed) with many unique choices and endings, both good and bad. Keep in mind that some skills only exist to act as a requirement to level the actually useful skills, and some skill groups are outright useless. Getting this on a decent sale is a steal, but for those who have the money to spend, getting this at full price isn't bad choice either.
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a helpless tramp
( 26.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Like a Japanese date game had a dirty love child with a dungeons and dragons character sheet.

Have fun making decisions. They may be your last
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Lord Peevis of Tweed
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
I really like it, i really do, but it doesnt do a good job at communicating information or teaching me anything. also the world building is terrible.

ex: unless you take certian tasks, its impossible to figure out how much money your kingdom has. and even if you do get a number, you get no way to tell what its worth. you learn nothing about your kingdom and life in it, or the culture, or anything really. it feels very shut in and like i dont have any grasp at all on the situation.
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Firelily
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
A very enjoyable game, although very short. I completed it in about 6 hours. Probably best to purchase in the sale.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Pretty much a Kawaii visual novel Dark Souls.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Aw, a cute visual novel about an adorable princess who's also a magical girl! A fluffy time-waster, right?

Wrong. Spend every single turn meticulously distributing your skills, or die a painful, hilarious death. The cotton-candy facade hides a depth and difficulty that will have you Googling "Why did I die THIS time???"
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
It's a real testament to a game's design when you can fail so many times and still want to play it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I've never seen a game with so much replay value! I've played this game over a dozen times already!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Harder than expected, and majority of classes seem to be there just to throw you off while actually not being important to the end game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Magnificent. I am not a visual novel fan, but this game grabbed me. I particularly like the detailed descriptions of your training sessions.

I kept thinking that this game should have been called Sansa Stark Simulator.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
<3 It will drive you crazy.....but in a GREAT way :3 The game is simple. Help your girl become queen.......without dieing....and your going to die.....a lot.....I died the first time at the earliest point XD
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Fun game. I went Napoleon Princess, and beat it on my third play through though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Long Live the Queen uses an engine for Visual Novels, looks like Princess Maker, but plays like a roguelike.

Basic summary of the plot and gameplay: Due to her mother's sudden death, Elodie needs to survive 40 weeks before she turns 15 and is crowned Queen proper. You manage her class schedules which will increase her skills in different areas, but you must also keep track of her mood which can affect how easily she learns certain skills. These skills will become vital as they are frequently checked in events throughout the game. Failing these tests can have consequences that range from not gaining certain dialogue options to instant death.

That's the gist of it, but as you play you realize the events of the game look far more complex than it seems. A single decision can have implications several weeks down the line, sometimes interacting with several other factors that railroad you to your death. Adding to the complexity is that sometimes the game checks for skills that didn't seem superficially necessary to an event. And sometimes these checks are STEEP to the point where you'd pretty much need to have been planning to go for them from the start.

Then again, you can save and load at nearly any point in the game. Hope you've been taking notes or have a good memory. Would recommend that you only begin using a guide after the first 5 or so deaths or if you're hunting odd achievements.

There is often more than one way to skin a cat - for example, you could negotiate a compromise with an invading army to back away, or utilize an alliance to intimidate them into doing so. You're not entirely hosed for neglecting a certain skill set, but you'd better make sure whatever you've invested in is appropriately polished. And because you never have enough time to max everything out, there's a constant possibility of what happens if you resolve certain conflicts in different ways, and the challenge of managing your skills and mood such that they're up to standard when the time comes. A singe complete playthrough takes about 2 hours to accomplish, but be assured you'll spend even more time exploring other events the game has to offer.

9/10. Would get shanked in a duel again due to not having enough Athletics to not get tired.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
remember to save or you'll end up like me having to start over every time you ♥♥♥♥ up and get stabbed

and for the love of god dont eat the chocolate
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