At a huge celebration in a secluded fantasy castle, the young nobleman Rivian is faced with murder, mystery, and romance in a whirlwind tale of dangerous intrigue.
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Positive (21) - 95% of the 21 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 5, 2018

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February 16

Red Embrace: New BL Game Release!

We've just released a new BL game on Steam, Itch, and Google Play!

For those of you who haven't heard, we launched our latest yaoi project, Red Embrace, on various platforms yesterday!

It's a vampire-themed romance/drama VN set in modern day San Francisco. If you're interested, make sure to check it out! See the summary and features below!



The graveyard shift at a dingy diner in San Francisco – that’s where MC’s story begins. It’s just another normal night, or at least it seems to be.

…That is, until a certain mysterious customer stops by, bringing the dangerous attention of a few people with him. When it rains, it pours, and suddenly MC finds himself in the middle of a war he didn’t even know existed… between vampires.

How does MC react to the dark, violent world that opens up before him? That’s up to you!


► Genre: Drama, BxB romance, dark modern
► Length: ~45,000 words
► Endings: 6

► Changeable MC personality & interests
► Different dialogue & choices based on personality
► 11 track OST with a dark, urban vibe
► 10 CGs


Thanks again for your support!

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January 7

Achievements Unlocking Issue Solution!

Hello everyone,

For those of you having difficulties with Steam achievements not properly unlocking, please follow the steps below:

1) Navigate to appdata/roaming/RenPy/castlesatnight (or something similarly named - this is an odd bug with Ren'Py, our game engine, using an old name for the project) and delete the .persistent file.

2) Delete your Steam .persistent file, which should be in Steam/steamapps/common/Chess of Blades.

3) You should now have a clean slate for COB, which should in turn make all achievements properly unlock.

This seems to be an issue that has affected other Ren'Py games in the past, but we apologize for the inconvenience!

Please let us know if you're still having issues through a comment or emailing, and we'll see what we can do :)
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About This Game

The king is having a huge birthday celebration! Five days of dancing, festivals, and drinking, culminating in a grand masquerade ball. It just so happens that Rivian Varrison, the introverted son of a famous nobleman, is forced to attend this giant event by his father. By chance, or maybe something more deliberate, he runs into a host of colorful and shady characters, all with their own stories to tell.

But when a sudden and mysterious crime happens on the second day of the party, Rivian finds himself thrown into the middle of it, and has to discover the truth behind what really happened -- and who the people around him really are.


  • 125,000 words -- 12+ hours of gameplay
  • 3 BxB romance options (+1 unlockable route!)
  • 9 endings
  • 30+ CGs
  • Full English Voice Acting
  • 14 track OST
  • Windows/Mac/Linux/Android platforms

For those unfamiliar with visual novels, they are primarily 2D narrative-based games that present the user with important choices that alter the story's path. For Chess of Blades, mystery and intrigue are a central part of the story, but there are also three prominent romance routes that significantly change the later portions of the game.

Play the demo through the "Download Demo" button to the right!

Argent Games

Argent Games is a 2-person team comprised of a writer/programmer/designer (Dovah) and a producer/manager (Gamma). Bonded together over a shared love of things such as games, anime, and Yaoi, we formed Argent Games in 2016 to launch our first title, Requiescence (also available on Steam).

Chess of Blades is the second Boy's Love (or yaoi) mystery/romance visual novel game developed by Argent Games, and many more are planned in the future!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP System Pack 1
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Linux x86/x86_64
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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