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Fantasy | Stats Raising | All Romance

Royal Order is a historical fantasy Visual Novel featuring survival stats-raising elements, magic and court intrigue. 

Keep the main characters alive through the story by improving their skillsHost social events to gain different factions’ approval. You can also go on campaigns to bring the ongoing war to an end.

This game is an indirect sequel to our Visual Novel "Royal Alchemist". The story takes place in the same world, but follows a different cast. Both games can be played separately from each other.

The Sval, pirates of the utmost north, are wreaking havoc all over the continent of Igrith.

Vowing to bring an end to their endless plundering, three kingdoms send forth their royal heirs to the High Council, a powerful and influential faction of magicians, to plead for their help during this time of crisis.

The High Council oblige, creating the Royal Order, and the heirs remain; however, political tensions are high as old grudges resurface between the three kingdoms. And, as the pirates continue to have their way, they are determinedly bound to reach their breaking point.

Play as Aarya, the newest member of the High Council, and help manage the Royal Order.

Can you put an end to the Sval’s pillaging while keeping the kingdoms at peace? Or will you bring nothing but war upon them?

◆ Customizable Protagonist (Appearance, Pronoun, Name)
◆ 3 Romantic Love Interests (2M, 1F)
◆ 2 Stats-Raising Systems (Skills & Personality)
◆ Time Management & Quest System (60 In-game Weeks)
◆ 8 Endings
◆ ... and many deaths! :D

Demetis - Project Manager, Coder
DarkAvey - Lead Artist
Adirosa - Art Assistant
elRion - Chibi Illustrator
DustyVixen - Misc. Artist
Son Huynh - Background Artist
Kathaeris - User Interface
Petter Skult - Lead Writer
Rhy - Outliner, Writer, Editor
S. Marek - Editor, Quality Assurance
Paige N. Staudt - Editor, Proofreader
Feniks - Android Port
Irene Chan - Composer

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(299 total ratings)
AuthorNifty Visuals
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withRen'Py
TagsBoys' Love, Dating Sim, Fantasy, LGBT, Life Simulation, Medieval, Otome, Romance, Story Rich
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Royal Order - Extended Demo 0.4 (Windows) 837 MB
Royal Order - Extended Demo 0.4 (Mac) 832 MB
Royal Order - Extended Demo 0.4 (Linux) 833 MB
Royal Order - Extended Demo 0.4 (Android APK) 482 MB
Royal Order - Kickstarter Wallpaper Set 10 MB
if you pay $6 USD or more

Exclusive content

Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Pre-Order the game!

This pack contains:

  • Royal Order Digital Key
  • Exclusive Wallpaper Pack
  • Access to our supporter mini-guide

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When will the game come out tell me,


The ending was so shocked i wanna what happens next, the waiting is killing me!!!! 



The art is so pretty, and Iris has my heart! I want to buy the game once it's fully released


Thank you! 

And thank you for releasing a great game! Btw you guys sure know how to hang people, that was a great cliffhanger xD


Hello! Do you intend to add Steamdeck support, or have you tested if it runs natively anyway?


Hello! No tests have been performed at this time since Steamdeck isn't on our immediate plans. But we may check it out in the future after the game's release.


Thank you for replying! I'm eagerly looking forward to release anyway!

hello!! so, so sorry to bother you guys, but i've found that the extended demo isn't functioning for mac(at least in my experience)! whenever i try to open the game, it gives an error message that the game "cannot be opened".

this has happened to me a couple other times with games i've downloaded, and it seems to be a different issue to the one you get where the system warns you that the game developer "cannot be verified"(which means that your system thinks it might be malware, it's usually mistaken), as with this issue, you can go right ahead and open up the game anyways. but with the "cannot be opened" error, i've yet to find a way to bypass it, unfortunately :(

interestingly enough, this didn't happen with the original demo! i'm not sure why the error wasn't present before, or why it is now, but i figured i'd let you all know!!

on a more positive note, i absolutely adored the original demo, and i'm super excited for the full release!! hope the rest of development goes smoothly :)

Thank you so much for your report! Could you please let us know your Mac OS version?

of course!! it's version 12.6.6 :) thank you for responding so quickly!! 

Alright, thank you! We will try our best and work on a fix for that for the next update/release!

no problem!! hope everything goes well ^^

do you think the game would ever be available on iOS? T~T

Hello! We may look into iOS after the game's official release, but we cannot make any promises for the time being.

Ahh, I see, Well either way I look forward to seeing it if it does! 


omg Darryl's ears being sensitive is such a nice detail! Makes me wanna tease them huehue


I have no idea how many times ive commented on this at this point.

Even still, uh, great game. give them your money (or dont but you totally should.) 

Oh and the person/people who manage the patreon are so goofy and I love them. (Fanks for the condolences, patreon friend(s))

Jokes aside, both Royal Order and Royal Alchemist have helped me a lot with finding myself, and getting through some really depressive times. I am such a sucker for fantasy mage-esque older-setting stories. So if that's your cup of tea, this is absolutely worth the money. theyre written in such a way that the possibility of being the same gender as the LI you're pursuing doesnt feel like an afterthought like it does in so many othersSeriously, that's a weirdly prevalent issue in VN's where you can pick your gender. Itll use the right pronouns, sure, but it will describe it in a way that makes it sound like a heterosexual pairing, like in shitty fujoshi content that's explicitly made so girls can project themselves onto one of the guys. So i think it's really cool that Nifty Visuals doesn't do that. This turned into a rant and I am not sorry in the slightest.


I love The Royal Alchemist and I hope my payment can help with the development of its sequel. Loving the demo already!


can't wait for release!! this game is so stunning, and the plot has already got me completely hooked. the characters are so interesting and I'm so excited for when i'll be able to experience the story!! I'm already so attatched to all the love interests :')


Thank you so much <3 Glad you enjoyed the demo >w< The team is currently working hard towards the full release!


i don't usually buy games beyond a certain budget (sorry im poor) but i'm willing to buy yours no matter what. this is not a game, this is a well crafted masterpiece that hooked me beyond imagination, i'm willing to forfeit all mortal possessions for it. is there a way for me to know when you release the full game for purchase?


Thank you so much for your kind words <3 We're really happy you enjoyed the demo and thank you so much for your support.

The full game is currently up for pre-order on our Itchio page! You will receive a small spoiler-free guide as a pre-order bonus once the game releases. The release is scheduled for the end of this year.


I am absolutely in love with the demo!! I cannot wait for the full release! Do you have a rough estimate of how much the full game would cost in AUD? This game would be worth it either way, the demo also made me fall in love with stat-raising VNs and such! Keep doing what you're doing <3

Thank you so much! We will continue doing our best uwu)9

And the full game would cost 28 USD, so about 41 AUD converted at today's rate. (But the USD is quite strong right now so it might flunctuate until the game is released!)

AAAAH!! Played the whole demo in one sitting! I love games where your choices impact the outcome! Can't wait for the whole game to come out! Keep up the amazing work!!!! 

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I love this game so much! The art is amazing and story was compelling so far! How much USD do you think it will be when it comes out? Also, will the full game be available to download on itch io?

Thank you! The final version will be roughly 28 USD and downloadable on Itchio.

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Okay. I will make sure to pre-order it as soon as possible! Can’t wait to play the full version!

Thank you so much for your support! 


Omg I love this game, when is it out of demo and in full release?!?!

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Thank you! The full release is scheduled at the end of this year.


Thank you for that info i played this game a while ago and i was wondering when the full game would come out :)


Can i become a war lord? I saw the word war, either way i will play.


I am sitting on needles, waiting for the full release. The demo ending is such a cliffhanger, but I love it.


Honestly while I'm still 100% Stoked for the game, I really can't wait for the wall paper pack I know those CGs gotta be gold 🪙

Thank you. Everything is on the way!


Woah, I just finished the demo and I'm in love! Everything about this is just perfection! From the art, the story, literally everything about it! I'm so excited for the full game to come out, thank you so much for this!!

Thank you so much for playing! :D

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Hi! I wanted to ask, how much space will the complete game take in MB or GB?

Hello! The approximate size of the final game will be slightly over 1GB. 

We cannot give an accurate estimate yet since not all assets have been created, but we're assuming it will be 1.5GB as the absolute upper limit. We hope that answers your question!

thank you very much, it was really helpful :)

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This was a wonderful game! An interesting story, loveable characters, and a fun game system! I enjoy long visual novels, especially ones where the player's choices are crucial to the plot. I'm definitely going to buy the full game when it comes out. ^^ 

Thank you so much! :D


This is so good! Can't wait for the full version to come out

Thank you so much! :D


darryl's pointy ears being sensitive..... thank u for that.



I finished the demo.....Now I need to preorder the game...AMAZING

Thank you so much! :D

Hello! I already preorded the game along with the digital wallpaper. If I wanted to print them to hang in my room, would I be allowed to do so? Would I be able to request a copyright transfer form to the printer?

Hello! Printing for solely personal purposes is absolutely ok :D


Thank you very much I have been waiting for this update I was so upset when I tried to run the game on joyplay and it didn't work and now I'm so happy thanks again ❤️❤️

Thank you too for your patience! And we wish you fun with the Extended Demo :D


Just want to say: This is awesome!

I also would like to know if I want to pre-order the Steam key version. Does it also include what is listed on this page? 

  • Royal Order Digital Key
  • Exclusive Wallpaper Pack
  • Access to our supporter mini-guide

Have a nice day!

Thank you! Yes, the Steam key pre-order will also come with the wallpaper pack and the supporter mini-guide. The mini-guide will be sent out around one or two weeks before the game's official release to the email you use for the pre-order :D

the other royal needs an android port


Hello there!!! I'm very excited for the release, and I was wondering- will it be possible to buy the game here on itch.io and get both a steam key and access for the android gamefile? Because I am very unsure which platform I'd prefer. Thank you so much in advance!

Thank you! As for your question, yes: the itch purchase also gives access to both Steam and Android.


I came here as soon as I read the news abtthe android version. Such a nice surprise! Time to play the demo another 3 times.

Hope you enjoy :D


Patience is a virtue, so they say, but that doesn't mean I'm not shaking the dev jail cell begging for the game's release in my mind. I tried the demo and after getting surprised by all three LIs I can't wait for it. But I must. Woe is me. I am suffering, but it'll be worth it.

I'm in love with the game and its stat system, and the fact that there's difficulty levels for people to choose how they prefer to deal with it... It's so well thought out. I love the prose and I binge-read the whole thing, loving Aarya's thoughts and all the dialogue, I was immersed and couldn't get out of it (and didn't want to, honestly).

Thank you for working in this game! I looked around for a bit and I have a question about the KS tiers: is there a chance there's still a possibility to add voice acted lines?


Thank you for your kind words!!! We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed the demo so much.

Regarding your question: we're currently working towards the full release at the end of this year. For that version, no voice acting is planned.
After that, however, we will be thinking about the additional content that has been requested (voice acting, more physical rewards such as a limited edition artbook, etc.) But we will only start putting together tangible plans after the game's full release.


Hello! I just wanted to know if I preorder what is the digital key? Is it for steam? I loved Royal Alchemist and I'm happy to see another game! Thanks :)


Hello! If you pre-order the game here, you will be able to download the game on Itchio after it releases. If you want to pre-order the game for your Steam library instead, you can do that following this link.

Thank you very much for your support!

Thanks for the link! I submitted a preorder but I didn't get a confirmation email. Is that normal? 

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Thank you for your pre-order!

Just to be sure, did you check your junk mail as well? The steam key should have been sent to you via mail after your order was processed.

I'm not seeing anything in my email! But I did see their note about how they would send when the order is processed. Is it possible the order is still processing? I have a pending charge but other than that I didn't get an email or anything. I am kind of worried I mis-typed my email D:

If your charge is still pending, chances are that the order hasn't been processed yet. However, if the status doesn't change in a couple of days, please send an email to customer.niftyvisuals[at]gmail.com from the email address you have ordered with and we will get in touch with the payment platform. Thank you!

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Is there a way for me to get Steam key instead when I have preordered from itch?

I preordered around Nov '21 and at the time I was under the impression you could choose between Steam key or Itch key if you preordered from itch.

I'm fine with not getting Itch version if that means I can get Steam key instead.

Thank you in advance and so sorry for the trouble.


Hello! No worries at all, you will be able to redeem your Steam key as well if you have purchased the game on Itchio. It will merely take a couple more clicks. 

We will post a guide for that closer to the release date. Thank you for your support! :D


I love this game so much, the art and the writing is just AHHHAHSHG

But I do have a question, how does the daily death stat bonuses work? Turning it off or on doesn't seem to change my stats in any way, unless it's something that we're not supposed to see <<'


Thank you! Regarding your question, the daily death stat bonuses will automatically be considered at every stat check. Although it is true you cannot visually see it in the game at the moment. It seems to cause some confusion so we will take this into consideration and include that in our future builds!


hello! i absolutely fell in love with all your games, and i cant wait for this ones full release! question, does preordering or subscribing to the patreon offer more than the extended demo or will we really not get anything beyond it until completion? either way, i wish you success in completing this!


Thank you so much!
Our Patreon supporters will get sneak peeks and regular development updates, but there are no early access builds that offer more content than the extended demo yet. In addition, they (as well as everyone who pre-orders the game) will get access to a spoiler-free mini-guide on the game's release.

We hope that answers your question, and we will do our best for the full release! :D


I fell in love with the demo and had to pre-order.  I can't wait for the full release, that said is there an estimated release date?


Thank you so much for your support! :D We aim to release the full game closer to the end of this year. The exact date will be announced Q3 this year.

That's GREAT!!! thanks bunches for the reply


My first purchase on this website and to a good visual novel as well! I can't wait for it to come out. I like that your actions shape your character and have consequences during the game. As well as giving us the option to choose our gender.


Thank you so much for your support <3 We really appreciate your comment too and will do our best for the full release :D


I love the demo! Just preordered the game. I really want to know what happens next. 

Thank you for your support! :D Greatly appreciated~


This story is brilliant! Beautiful artwork music! Thrilling through every scene <3 I will definitely keep tabs on this and purchase when it is fully released! Great job everyone c:


Thank you so much for your kind words! :D Glad you enjoyed.


Amazing story! do you have any idea of when it will be complete and the price?


Thank you! :D The game is planned to be released at the end of this year, and the price will be 28 USD.


I just preordered :D

Thank you so much for your support :D


Hollering and screaming about the reveal at the very end, in love with the mechanics, doubly in love with the characters!! Especially now knowing how easy Emrys could become an enemy, I am absolutely committed to winning his heart. This game is absolutely fantastic already. I cannot WAIT to see its completed version. Excellent, excellent work!


Thank you so much for your kind comment! :D Glad you enjoyed the demo~

Will the full game be paid? If so, how much?


Hello. The full game will be premium for the price of 28 USD.

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