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Fantasy | Royal Court | Stats Raising

Royal Alchemist is a stats-raising Otome | BL RPG in a high-fantasy royal court setting.

Keep the main characters alive through the story while improving their skills and craft various items, fulfill quests and advance the country’s development.


The King was murdered.

The assassins have not been found. And the threat of rebellion hangs over the land.

With the succession thrown open and none of the three Royal Princes ready to take the throne, the King’s brother has assumed the Regency.

Hoping to protect the nation and its people and help the rightful heir to the throne, the Regent has sought the help from the High Council, a neutral and influential faction of powerful magicians. The delegate it has sent, however, isn’t someone the Eskian aristocracy prefers, for more reasons than it seems.

You are the scion of the ancient Rosenkreuz family, the High Council’s delegate and newly appointed Tutor to the Royal Princes. Can you navigate the maze of Eskian politics and guide the princes on the path of power? Or will you succumb to the murky intrigues of the court, and the ever-present danger of assassins?


♦ Male or female protagonist
♦ 3 dateable characters
♦ 2 stats raising systems 
♦ Time management & quest system
♦ 10+ Endings
♦ ...and many deaths


Demetis - Programming, Management, Art

Fuyuure - Art

adirosa - Art Assistance

alfdale ; Petter Skult - Writing

Quill ; Cipher ; Samskia - Editing

potouto - Logo & UI

Agashi - Story Consultant

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This demo covers the first 11 weeks of the VN and is meant give you a feel of the gameplay, the quality of the art and writing. Please note that it may not be compatible with the saves of our old demo.

It contains ~44k words amounting to about 4 hours of playtime. Most gameplay features have been included. Possible routes:
+ 4 routes to survive
+ 6 unique death endings

Edit 05/31/10: Extended Demo is LIVE!

PRE-ORDERS now available!

Please use this formular for BUG REPORTS! Thank you :D

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I loved the demo so much, cant wait for the full version^^

Ah...quick question is the full version gonna be free or not?

Thank you for playing! :D

The full version is going to be paid / premium.

Ah~Okay^^

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Played the Demo, loved it. Looking forward to the full release. c:

Thank you! :D

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I discovered this game on accident a few days ago and download the demo out of sheer boredom and I got to say I absolutely love it!! I can't wait for the full version <3 Just one question, why did you use the Star of David  on the grimoire and as a sign for dark magic?

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Glad you enjoyed it!

And that was actually accidental and an oversight on our part. We will change the design of the Dark element again for the full version! >w<' 

It happens to the best of us and it really feels like a lot of effort and time was invested in this game, so it's completely understandable!

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This game is amazing and I can't wait for the full game to come out! There's one thing I have to say though, I'm playing the Silver:Line demo by Codev right now and I've noticed they have a few of the same backgrounds that are in your demo, did you give them permission to use these bgs or did you get them off the same creator? Just wanted to let you know in case you didn't give them permission.

Thank you so much! We're happy you enjoyed the demo :D

Some of our backgrounds are from royalty free resources! So we believe they probably bought from the same creator as well, there's no problem. Thank you so much for keeping an eye out though!

Yes, thank you for your concern. :D 

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I absolutely love this game! The graphics are very pretty, and I enjoyed the branching choices, though I'm not very far into it yet. Would it have changed the story if I chose to attack them head on instead of retreating>

Also are there multiple endings?

Either way, I'm going to be playing this game every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until I've finished it, so if you want to see more, then remember to subscribe!

Thank you for playing! We will add your videos to our official Let's Play list :D

Most of the time, your choices will branch off the story a bit differently, give you other stats and go back to the main story branch! 

And yes, there are multiple endings! You can finish this demo in 10 different ways: 4 survival endings and 6 death endings!

Ouch. Well, I'll try to survive.

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I'm so hooked on this game. Love all the intgrigue >:3 This game will for sure be on my to buy list when it's fully released! <3

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Thank you so much <3 Happy you enjoyed it! :D

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I honestly don't remember how many months has it been. Whenever i search any new games at itch that i would love to play, I would always come back here to see if anything is available . Be it, extended demo or full release of this game.

In one of the comments that i saw said full game is Scheduled to be at the beginning of the next year. ... *smile* Looking forward to it. I really love and enjoy this game. 

Ahhh thank you so much! Our team is super happy ; v ;b

While the full game will still need a while -sweats- we have an Extended Demo scheduled at the end of this month! Even though it only has a tiny bit more story content, there are many other things that have been polished, such as colored CGs! >w<b

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Thanks for the reply. I'm glad to see it. *smile* 

It is worth for me to keep checking the game even it takes long. As long as it is still continued, I'll be looking forward to it. 

Can't wait to see the extended one. It is demo after all. I understand. I want to feel and see it full in the full game. lol. I can be so weird. *laugh* Glad to see wonderful news. *smile*

We're definitely trying our best to keep it up and give you guys regular updates along of our development journey >w<b Thank you so much for the continuous support :D!

No worries. It's my pleasure to do so. *smile*

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How dare you guys! Right off the bat you get me attached to this guard character and then break my heart and soul into a million pieces a few seconds later.

Honestly though, this is one of the first games I played here in itch...look at me now! Having an account and posting opinions that the void don't really care about. At first, I was confused on what the hell I was supposed to be doing. It's a good thing, really. I was lost because this game was so different so unique. I've never played a game quite like it.

The MC, for once, isn't the one who has actual royal blood 'destined-to-rule' and all that. The MC's character actually have depth that a lot of these types of games lack.

Then there was the thing where you plan the three's scheds which builds up their powers and stuff. First game I played  that didn't make that boring. 

There was also the map stuff where you choose which ones to help. I've never played any game that had that. I literally stared at the screen for a couple of minutes before I...hesitantly...clicked anything. 

I loved the potions stuff too. Like, a lot of games, you only see the consequences of your actions as you are nearing the end but with this, you can clearly see how your choices affect future events, whether in the long run or not.

All that it's only a demo. I get so caught up in playing that I had to remind myself that when I reached the end, back when this was new. Now I'm back to play it for the nth time. Great job in keeping me here as your game's slave prisoner with a job to play!

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're so happy to have reeled you in xD!

-coughs- Quite a few of us are lamenting over the guard captain, but alas, it was his fate...

We understand that the first time playing might have been a bit confusing / overwhelming with all the different systems we offer! Although that can also be partly blamed on us not providing any tutorials >w<" The upcoming Extended Demo (that will have a bit more content and polishing) will fix this! We're super happy you found your way through and had fun doing so! :D

Aaand did I mention the art style? No? 'Cause damn that was just...well...stunning! Thank you for bringing me into this world.

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Hey guys...I just wanted to ask if there is any indicator on what page you are currently in, when saving the game, or not. 'Cause I might just not have noticed it. If there isn't, well I'd like to suggest it. ^-^

Hi!

Thank you for the suggestion! Yes, it's actually a bug in the current demo. The page indicator will be in the upcoming Extended Demo! (SoonTM) 

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Cool! Keep being awesome, guys! ^-^

When is the full game to be released?

The full game is scheduled to be at beginning of the next year :)

I don't know if you already mentioned this but is the complete game going to be paid or is it free?

Hi! The full game is going to be premium / paid :)

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I really enjoyed playing the demo - I was devastated by the time I reached the gates after the opening scene, about that poor soldier that died in the crossfire, quite literally - RIP in peace, family man of the year. I think stat raising in general sort of provides a different engagement and depth to any otome, specifically, that I really like - the screen for the stats of the MC as well as the three princes is very well designed and easy to navigate. I also like how the individual princes challenged my first impressions of them. The sounds are a little bit of a wild card for me - hit or miss, I suppose? - but I do like the cutthroat court setting and also all of the supporting characters. Nazir seems... inspired a little from the Middle East? It was quite jarring to see him speak in a more... stereotypically British manner while joking around, but I expect backstories will be revealed in due time so I can't nitpick lol. Good luck! Thank you for the hard work!

Hi! Thank you very much for playing and the feedback! We're glad you like the setting and gameplay :D (And the soldiers of the intro! They shall forever be remembered.) Hopefully the full background stories of the princes will be enjoyable for you too! :D

We'll continue working hard to bring you guys the full game >w<b

I'm really enjoying this so far! As another user has said, due to the weekly events raising stats doesn't feel tedius and is actualy fun. I can't wait to see how the romance aspect/s turn out, thank you for the hard work!

Thank you! :D Glad you enjoyed.

I finished playing the demo last night and have to say it was very satisfied. Unlike other raising stats game, you guys added events every weeks, made it very enjoyable to play through instead of trying hard to reach the requirement. Those missions and alchemy items are indeed interesting ideas as well. :3 Both the art and the writing are really... elegant. They bring up the vibe that made me comfortable just by looking and reading. So far, this game meets up to the expectations that I have been seeking in this genre. OvOb

P.S. This demo is great but I would like to know more how the romance works, or maybe a little bit of its writing when we play someone's route. :')

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Thank you so much! We're glad you've enjoyed everything so far >w<b

Regarding the romance, we hope to bring more clarity with the additional features the Extended Demo / full release will have >w<b (Aside of the additional scenes that will be in the Extended Demo as well!)

OMG I love this game soooo much!!! Just from replaying the Demo over and over and over and over and over and... well you get the point! I can't wait till the game is finish and throw my money at you! ( In a really good and non offensive way )







PS. I manage to get the 2nd and 3rd to help me but can I get the 1st to help ?? If yes then how? That was the only thing I couldn't figured out.

Thank you! :D Glad you enjoyed the demo so much!

To get the 1st to help you, you need bring his Light & Wood magic to 30+ and his affection up. The safest way to ensure his affection is high enough is to interact with him during the Intro choice (where you choose who to interact with). Then pass the Charisma (20+) check in Week 7 and also finish the mission "Heavenly Beauty"! :D

Thank you!!! So much!! It was sooooo worth it!

Yay! Glad you enjoyed! :D

I loved the demo; I devoured it in a matter of hours. It was absolutely glorious, especially the ending scene - that of the battle. I also loved the gameplay: its unique qualities made it very refreshing to play.
So, thank you for your effort and dedication in the creation of this beautiful and entertaining game <3 I will look forward for the complete game!

Thank you! Our writer put a lot of blood and tears into that ending scene especially x'D We're glad the gameplay is likeable to you too! >w<

We'll keep doing our best to bring the full release ASAP! :D

I absolutely love this game!

It's so beautiful and interesting!

I can't wait until the next update! I hope it's soon! Take your time, though!

Thank you for playing! :D We're happy you are enjoying the demo so much!

We're giving our all to bring the next update asap >w<b Thanks for the support!

i downloaded this game the other day and it's been fun~ the description intrigued me bc it reminded me a bit of another game, long live the queen, w/ the whole raise stats while trying not to die in royal court. i hope comparing them doesnt sound like a slight against you guys, i meant it more that it's a fun concept so i'm happy to see a different story w/ a similar feel but still it's own thing. the story's very interesting and so far i'm enjoying the cast introduced. i like all the things you gotta keep track of.  i was able to not die and pass the demo, though i made sure to save every week and reloaded a few times ^^;

i skimmed through the latest dev updates, and i'm happy some changes are being made like crafting specifically wont take a whole week. the grimoire also sounds useful. are the approval rates for the 5 factions also going to be in the grimoire, or will that be like a hidden stat thing?

i suppose i have one other question, is there any info on the potential extra love interest? would it be a current side chara or a new chara? would they wear glasses? it's an important character trait lol i understand you guys are still accepting paypal donations so i'm curious

Hi! Thank you very much for playing and the feedback! :D

It's no problem to compare us with LltQ at all xD Our game is based on a similar mechanic!

To your question: the values of the Princes' affections and the factions approval will be displayed in the Grimoire as well! Although it's an optional thing that's only displayed if you have the Notifications on in the settings. We made it that way since some players prefer to play everything "blind" :D

Regarding the potential optional love interest, it won't be a character that already appeared in the current demo, but it would be a choice between two characters that would appear as side characters in the future. Also, we're not sure if monocles count as glasses xD

Hello there!

I have just been playing this for almost two hours and I have to admit, I am impressed. 


Here is a little feedback!

* Art~ I love it! I have seen other independently made visual novels on Steam that have interesting concept but the art looked cheap, rushed, and like nothing was really invested in the art, thus putting me off buying them. This art is just awesome and I look forward to the rest of the cast in the full game. I also think that it was quite inventive of you to make some of the characters in silhouettes. I am also grateful that we were given a sketch in place of some cut-scenes that aren't 100% complete yet.  So kudos to the artists and their hard work. Keep it up!

*Sound effects~ Very hit and miss in some places but nothing majorly off putting. Believe me when I say I have experienced a LOT worse.


* Prince Stats~ It seems randomised and I am not sure f this is on purpose BUT I have noticed that some of the princes do better with some elements than others. Was this pure coincidence or meant to be that way?  If so then I really like that and I think it is really creative! - If not then maybe program it so each prince has a slight leaning to one element and is better at learning some elements over the others or something like that? 

In some RPGs that I have played different races/classes tend to lean one way more than the other and thus you work with it.  So may I suggest that something like that happens?

*MC stat upgrades~ I know it might be asking a little much but maybe you could add a mini-segment or something where we get to learn some of what MC is learning?  

*Missions~  It wasn't explained that you would have to choose between teaching the princes or doing missions and it kind of caught me off guard. Perhaps you could add that explanation? 

*Ded?~ I take it that the demo is supposed to end with MC being killed off without any way to bypass the stat check? If so then may I suggest that you update the demo to let the player know that please? For example - with instead of "bad end" you add that you can let the player know that >.<

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Questions!

* I noticed that  you said there would only be one or two assassination attempts. Will these be off-screen deaths or will we actually see cut-scenes it if it happens? 

*I didn't see an age rating. Are you intending to keep it SFW or do you intend to make a NSFW version? 

*Will voice acting be a thing in this or are you keeping it purely text based? (Not that I mind either way!) 

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I really do look forward to this game being finished and any merch you decide to release. 

Thank you very much for the demo and keep up the great work!

Hi! Thank you so much for playing and we're glad you're liking the game so far! :D

To your questions & feedback:

* Prince Stats: You actually noticed right! Yes, the Princes each have two elements they're more affined with, and so they learn those faster than the others! In the Extended Demo and Full Release, we'll give the players the option to look more into the different Stats and the characters :D Like this:

Of course, information regarding the MC's stats will be given too :)

* Actions & Missions: The current demo is still largely missing a "Tutorial", we plan to explain more about missions and their functions in the full game as well!

* Deaths: The current demo has ~7 ways to die and 4 ways to survive. The deaths are marked with a "Game Over" message, and if you survive, you'll reach "End of Demo.". Although we've noticed that the difficulty settings we've set is way too high for most players x'D Different difficulty settings is definitely something we'll add in the Extended Demo :)

* Death scenario: They are mostly "off-screen" as in they're not graphical deaths. Although they'll get an innocent chibi illustration.

* Rating: The game will be kept SFW! Although it's definitely rated Teens for violence and innuendo.

* Voice acting: We would like to have partial VA if our funds allow! Although nothing is decided regarding this yet. We'll know more during the end stages of development :D

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That was absolutely delightful and so very well balanced! It's great having so much story content. The stat manipulation feels very natural and not like a grind in the slightest. The characters are all interesting and charming. 

I only have two comments. First, while I know from what we're told at the beginning of the game that Nazir is beloved by the common people and a generally good guy, the 'silverware' scene is a bit uncomfortable to me. I think it might be a good idea to make it more clear that the maid was a willing participant, not the victim of a power imbalance and unwanted attention.

Second--and this is probably just me--I was really hoping that the female Alexis would be the same avatar, just with longer hair.  Same clothes and face. Sigh. Maybe I've just been watching too much anime. I think I've overdosed on tiny, cute girls.

All in all, this is a wonderful, beautifully high quality demo, and I'll definitely be contributing to the Kickstarter. Well, when I get paid. ;)

Thank you so much for playing! :D We're super happy you enjoyed the demo!

Yes, most of the scenes weren't edited in the demo. They're currently going through more editing to fix issues we might not have seen before! The scene with Nazir and the maid is a quite delicate one though, to balance between the right amount of "Yes, it was totally consensual" but also "It's so awkward to be caught!!!" xD We will try our best though!

Regarding the style, mhhhhm, if it makes a difference, know that the MC, both male and female, are 5.57 feet and the same weight? XD We actually tried to make them as similar as possible. So the male one does look a bit more feminine, and the female one definitely isn't tiny and "delicate" xD Their faces are a bit up to the artist' style though -coughs-

They killed me on Week 11 *pout* I was almost done! Oh well. Maybe I'll finish another time.

We'll definitely need a guide once it's out. I have no idea what I've been doing with my and princes' stats (apparently keeping even is a BAD idea), what we could or should have been crafting or how tough the skill checks are.

Great game, obviously. (And nice cast. I like the Regent and Serin most of all. And Nazir is a charmer).

Oh oh xD Yes keeping even is a very bad idea :P (Focus first, branch out later! XD) If you are replaying the demo again, you can check out some spoiler-free hints here!
http://bit.ly/RADemoHint

Thank you very much for playing! We're happy you're enjoying everything so far! :D 

hi im a backer is there any way to up my pledge level to a different level as you guys dont seam to have used a backerkit and i really want to get a higher pledge level.

Hi!

Yes, we don't use Backerkit. Please just message us on Kickstarter and we can sort it out as we're still accepting more pledges over Paypal! :D Thanks!

how do i contact you on kickstarter?

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so, this is possibly the best and most engaging VN (i've spent a lot of time just checking out all possible routes- the story has me drawn in and it's just so good) on itch.io. i like it A LOT, so i'm gonna try to get my friends to donate, hook them onto the game, and spread the word. you guys just deserve a lot of support, since you clearly thought everything out. congrats on the really great VN; you guys will definitely recieve critical acclaim when this baby slips out the oven.

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Thank you so much for the kind words! We're so happy to hear that you've spent so much time on exploring the demo and enjoyed it!

We super appreciate you spreading the word too! ;v;b As this project also means a lot to us we really appreciate all the support! Thank you!

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The politics and characters' social dynamic are intriguing, the characters' design is drawn lovely, and the significance of every actions (may it be the choice in the narration, a mission, making potion, or the studies) are composed or constructed pretty well. It wasn't kidding in "(there are)...many (ways to) deaths" in this adventure, but it doesn't mean taking away that moment of proud (a bit hint and spoiler) when beholding the training results from your certain royal pupils ;)

Nonetheless, keep up the great work and I look forward to its final version ^^

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Thank you so much for the kind words! :D We'll keep trying our best >w<b

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This game is so good and the art is just beautiful! Definitely one of my favorites. I hope there will be a guide though because I'm dyinggg in the part where it says 'All Love Fails'. Well, I'll keep trying. Keep working, guys! I'm looking forward to the full game!

Thank you so much! Happy you enjoyed the demo >w<b

Yes, there will definitely be a guide with the full release! Plus different difficulty settings to match your preferences! :D

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This game is amazing. Also if the Uncle turns out to be evil, I will cry because I love him just as much as the princes (not in the same way but still). Seriously, it seems like a fun game and I'm not even done with the demo.

Thank you so much! :D Happy you like the Uncle too \o\

We're so glad you like the demo so far and wish you a lot of fun with the rest! >v<

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This game is amazing!
I just had to back it. ^_^
Quick question, is the 2020 release date a place holder, or is it your goal?
I understand either way, I'm just really excited to see what is to come. ^_^

Thank you so much for the support! :D Happy you enjoyed it!

And the game is set to release early 2020 (most likely February) since there is still a lot of content to be delivered! Of course, if we happen to be able to hire more people and deliver everything earlier, we can hopefully bring it during Q4 2019! :D

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You're so very welcome!
Understandable, I look forward to it then. ^^
Well, I hope that the last of 2018 and 2019 goes well for all of you~! And hopefully everything goes as smoothly as possible. ^^
I look forward to its release and future updates. ^^
Have a good day/night!

Woah! this game looks fun!
i'll download it for sure! i hope you don't mind me playing it on my youtube channel.
Oh and i have a question, the final version..will it be pay to play?

Feel free to play the demo on your youtube channel :) We love watching playthroughs of the demo to see people's reactions to scenes xD

Yes, the final release will have a pricetag.

I really enjoyed the game and I'm not normally one that likes stat building games! However, I decided to pledge on kickstarter( the one that includes the guide O_O ) so I look forward to seeing the full game released in future!

Thank you so much for the support! :D And we're glad you enjoyed the game >w<b (The guide will definitely be handy for surviving and exploring as many routes as possible \o\ )

We'll keep doing our best to bring the full release! :D

That game is great fun! I love this mix of court politic and stat raising game, fantastically writen with a lot of events and oportunities for horrible death. It's also very pretty, character are versatille and great fun to interact with. Good luck with it <3

Thank you very much for the feedback! We'll keep trying our best with it! >w<b

One of the best virtual novels I've played in a long time. Whereas most demos are either dis-interesting or too short, this demo is both long enough to entertain, entice, and excite and to make anxious about the next update. I strongly advise you play this multiple times. (And save a lot. Finally got past the assassins XD) 


A lovely game well-written, illustrated and crafted in general.

Thank you very much for the feedback! :D

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This visual novel is interesting, with action and loveable characters. I'm happy how the MC is written because half of the time they are compeletly useless in visual novels. But here the MC has emotions and is kinda relatable. I really loved the different way this visual novels goes with stats (even tho it's hard to get correct stats). I can't wait to read the rest of the visual novel. It's obvious you've used a lot of time to make this visual novel, because the music is amazing, beautiful character art and detailed backgrounds.

//Also Aurelius is sooo askksaka yes.

Thank you very much! >w< Yes, we've spent a fair bit of time onto this project and are very glad that it's rather well received! We hope to make the stats a bit easier to guess in the full version but happy to know you enjoyed the different routes so far! :D

This is not a normal VN I've found so far! I'm really bad with this style of game that needs to raise stats, though.... Hahahaha... But still! This is very interesting!! I dunno whether the demo would end with the player always dying or there's another ending for the demo, but I'd really like to at least get a romantic-ish scene with one of the bachelor lol... actually I'm very interested with Aurelius! So far, though, the story itself is very interesting, just hoping that the stats, missions, and others wont take a whole week... I mean like making 1 item only ends the whole week, and that's pretty fast... TT^TT At least maybe 3 items or 1 item with classes or 1 item with mission? Also, perhaps the scenes per week is quite short as well? Not sure since it's quite different than normal VNs with chapters, but it felt short for the demo... Hopefully it'll be longer in the full version~! Just saying though, personal opinion~ But well, Overall, I really like this game and enjoying it~!! Waiting for the full version!! :D (Hopefully will be able to play the full version :'))

Hi! Thank you for the feedback! :D

Yeah, this demo actually didn't have a lot of scenes for the bachelors yet >w<! There's actually more for that time frame! :D

As for the time balancing! The whole system is actually built up in a way that your actions during the week equals a "choice" in the standard VN! :D Each with its own consequences and different paths they will take you on! o.o For example, it definitely won't be possible to max out all your stats, or craft all items, or go on all missions in a single playthrough! As in a normal VN it isn't possible to experience all routes in one time playing! So what you choose to do definitely matters and get you onto a lot of different branches :)

As for the length in the scenes, we have different planned for them >w<b Some are just quite short, some are definitely longer like; Week 11.  Also, week 11 has a few different outcomes :D If you have reached "End of Demo." then you made it out alive! 

Thank you very much >w<! We're glad you have enjoyed the demo! :D

Oh! I actually reached the "End of Demo" (if i'm not mistaken) but since the pplayer kinda fainted? I supposed, so I thought she died hahaha... >w<"

And I see.. Well I'll just try to do better in balancing it myself then! Hahaha! Hopefully will turn out better in the full version! Lol XD

So far, I really enjoyed playing the demo so waiting for the full version haha :D

Good luck with finishing the final product and cant wait to see how it'll be! :D >w<b

Yes, you actually weren't the only one who mistook the ending xD In our next update, we'll try to make it a bit more clear >w<b

We'll try our best to balance it out in the full release as well >w<b To make everything feel a bit more guided :D 

Thank you so much for the feedback!

I LOVE THIS GAME  SOO MUCH!, even if it was just a demo. It was nice and fun. And I made my friends play as well. They chose to die in purpose, laughed when the "All love fails" tag appeared and had fun playing the game.

Also, they want a regent ending... and they also want to date the assassins, for some weird reason.

Another friend tho, wanted to end up with Prince Aurelius, she was super serious with it, but died. so... TAKE MY MONEY!! (the kickstarter page is still loading btw)
(also, we're all very excited for the full game)

Thank you so much! So happy you and your friends enjoyed it so much ah >//////<!

The "All love fails" tag is our favorite ;) We had a "Nobody loves you" tag for that at first, but thought it might come across as a bit harsh so xD The Regent seems to be a popular candidate for possible routes for some reason xD But the assassins, that's a first!

We will keep doing our best! Thank you so much for the support! :D

Is there an acrylic charm for the Regent? 'Cause if there is I'd totally add more money for that add on. My mom was against buying the CHf 150 and the CHf 100 *sad* so we just settled with the CHf 65 *happy again*.  I'm telling my friends to spend their money as well... FOR HAPPINESS (i'm pretty sure if there was anything related to the assassins, they'll buy it.)

Awe -paps- For the moment, no Regent charm is planned, sorry D; Not sure about the (a bit further) future, maybe we'll come up with something for the side cast because some characters like the Regent do have some request xD 

Thank you so SO much for the support! >w<

I'm really bad at these kinds of games where stats determine the outcome xD So far I'm on maybe my 3rd restart of the game and 7th try to survive the attack in the middle of the night. I keep dying no matter what so at this point I'm going to try to find a tutorial because I want to experience the full demo; it's been absolutely amazing so far. The writing is incredible and the action doesn't happen too fast, as it does in a lot of other visual novels I've played/read. I'm super stoked for the full game.

Ahhhh thank you so much! We're super happy you enjoy the demo!

The fullgame will definitely have multiple difficulty settings and that will hopefully relax this a bit! This is not a tutorial per se but a spoiler-free hint sheet, since a lot of people were actually asking! Maybe it will help you a bit!

http://bit.ly/RADemoHint

(If you're interested in the real numbers though some of the first comments much below have them -coughs coughs coughs-)

That was honestly so helpful. Thank you xD It realized it's actually not too difficult as long as you focus on intelligence/combat and the stats associated with the love interest you're pursuing. It was also really helpful to learn that the missions and alchemy items really aren't that important and you can, for the most part, ignore them. It's pretty cool in my opinion that this game kind of requires a lot of poking around and experimenting with what works or doesn't work, because it really gets you into the story and makes forward progress so much more rewarding. 

No problem! Glad you enjoyed it :D

Yes, missions are designed in a way that you can ignore them, but targetting the specific ones (especially in the final release) that relate to your romance pursue will make the MC's life a lot easier (literally)! xD Of course, there will be still lots of experimenting, but there are always some general thumb rules that get easier to figure out as time goes on :D

I loved the demo! You really left me hanging... Can't wait for the full game! This is definetly going to be worth the wait and my money! <3

Thank you so much! >w< Happy you enjoyed it! :D

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Amazing game but hate that it won't be free...

Thank you!

Sorry to say so but I downloaded this yesterday and I appear to be getting the bug that prevents you getting past the assassin encounter. It doesn't appear to matter what I say or do, whether I have the explosives, or how high my intelligence and/or combat skills are nor even the magic skills of any of the princes. I always get the ending where you collapse after catching the mage with Garion and his men and the game says that's the end of the demo.

Oh, that's not a bug xD It's the true ending of the demo.

"End of the demo" = You made it through o.ob
"Game Over" = You died and could have done things differently o.ob

Ah. Alright thank you for letting me know that I wasn't actually hit with a bug for once, If there is a bug in something I'm almost always unlucky enough to come up against it! I guess the ending seemed a little abrupt, and potentially deadly, to me and since I'd just read about a problem that others had with that encounter (while trying to find out if I was just flat out doing something wrong)  I assumed the usual had happened again. Good to know the issue this time was only me being a twit!

No worries >w<\

Yeah, the ending can be a bit misleading since you collapse either way xD Just with or without the following death :P It will be better in the full version because the story actually continues xD

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correct me if i'm wrong but wasn't the house name your character is from some kind of illuminati type order??? oh and another thing because i'm irritating, why would the princes come to greet us at the gate? lords and ladies would have to go to them to greet them as tradition dictates and what not

Not that we know of, no xD "Rosenkreuz" is a German word though, so it might appear here and there.

Also, the princes didn't come to greet you :) They were passing through, as it isn't an uncommon thing for them to actually be out of the palace for bussiness / missions. The greeting the MC would traditionally have to do was also skipped due to the State Dinner, since they were able to talk and give their regards to people there (off-screen xD).

yeah they're a terrorist group in the anime trinity blood and I remember looking them up and they were apparently some sort of secret society i can't really remember :/ and ooohhhh I seee

I can't wait for this to be fully released- I'm thoroughly entranced. Keep up the good work, I'll definitely be pre-ordering!

Thank you so much! :D We shall keep doing our best!

Do you have an idea what the price will be for the full release? I want to make sure I set aside some money for when I can buy or pre-order the game. :)

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Ahh thank you! >w<

The full release will be for 20USD (with much more content!) although it’s possible to pre-order it for 15 (with extras) on our Early Bird Kickstarter tier next week >w<!

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That's a freaking steal?? I was expecting more, I'm ready for my money to be taken. xD

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