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Long Live The Queen
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Long Live The Queen is now available on Steam!
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Release date: July 2012 - available now!
Rule the world - or die trying!
Free Demo at Game Webpage[www.hanakogames.com]

Being a Queen is no easy job. Especially when you're only fourteen, your mother has just died, and everyone and their pet snake is out to marry you, kill you, or worse. You must frantically learn the skills necessary to manage a country while fending off invasions, civil war, assassins, manipulative suitors, and eldritch abominations. Rule the world or die trying.

(And frankly, you are going to die. Medieval politics is VICIOUS.)

At its heart, this is a brutal strategy game. Nothing is random. Every choice has consequences. There are many different builds which can navigate the dangers and get through to coronation alive, but there are a lot more that won't. Take notes and plan ahead if you don't want to be next on the chopping block! Everyone around you has their own agenda to pursue. Stay one step ahead of the game and maybe, just maybe, you'll unlock your magical potential and unite your country behind you.

God Save The Queen - because no one else will!

Press Comments

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[www.themarysue.com]

(See also mentions on Kotaku and RockPaperShotgun)

Further Information

Yes, I already have a title on Steam: Magical Diary. Play that too.

The game is ludicrously full of secrets and hidden plotlines. For starters, try out the player-made wiki[longlivethequeen.wikia.com] and TVTropes guide[tvtropes.org] as well as the official forums[hanakoforum.nfshost.com]. Beware, spoilers abound! (but some people are into that)

This game is complete and available at http://www.hanakogames.com/llq.shtml - Should this game be Greenlit, existing customers will receive free Steam keys. So go ahead and get in now!

tl;dr
  • It's cute and has little costumes
  • It's fiendishly hard
  • You're going to die. A LOT.
  • Then you will DESTROY THE WORLD
  • Did we mention eldritch abominations?

Popular Discussions View All (7)
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Sep 25, 2013 @ 11:55am
Long Live The Queen Review and Play Session
Saberwolf
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Sep 19, 2013 @ 10:11am
Straight from developer?
StrangeAeon
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Aug 15, 2013 @ 12:18pm
Review-The Mary Sue "Strategy, Intrigue, and Horrible, Adorable Death"
Mecha Ant
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tsuchiyasan Feb 14 @ 6:52pm 
I wish it included Japanese language...
SpielFuhreR Feb 3 @ 5:17am 
Okay! I hope and believe you Hanako (^_^)
Hanako  [author] Feb 3 @ 4:26am 
Sorry, but I don't speak Russian. Or spanish. We're working on some tools that will make fan-written translations easier, but I will have to rely on people who actually know the language!
Please add Russian language)
SpielFuhreR Jan 27 @ 1:22pm 
Please add Russian language.
ricardocasama Dec 30, 2013 @ 12:00am 
Please add spanish language.
dboywheeler Nov 30, 2013 @ 11:06am 
Is it just me or does this sound like a revamp of Princess Maker? (Not that that's bad, but still...)
乔家大院的史蒂夫 Nov 26, 2013 @ 7:27am 
good
Stout-Heika Nov 24, 2013 @ 1:27pm 
i feel bad for Elodie
bryceawoods Nov 12, 2013 @ 8:01am 
dying has never been so much fun