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Ruler by Default
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Apr 16, 2014 @ 12:58pm
Nov 13, 2014 @ 10:49am
Recent Announcements View All (5)
May update
Lil update
Release date: Mid 2015
Ruler by Default is a fantasy life simulation with dating elements, played from the perspective of a 21 year old male who is inadvertently summoned to another dimension and subsequently crowned successor to an evil overlord after an unexpected twist of events.

Dimensional rifts don't just pop up every day, and forecasts predict you have roughly exactly 100 weeks before you can even think about going home, so you may as well get comfortable. As the overlord it will be up to you to carefully manage your schedule and build relationships with those around you, and perhaps even put the moves on some cross dimensional cuties.

The gameplay of Ruler by Default is split into two main parts: scheduled activities and events. (Note: All images seen here are early prototypes, and likely to be adjusted and improved over the course of development)

Scheduled Activities
With the next ride home 100 weeks away, you've got a lot of time to burn, and it's up to you how to spend it. Each week you can set out a schedule for yourself, filling your time with activities such as learning magic, studying the history of the land, blatantly shirking your duties, and more.

Each activity will be accompanied by a fun mini clip of you performing your selected task, and will also modify one or more of your stats according to what you were doing. Your stats will weigh in on what events you encounter as well as how you will be remembered by your subjects when your reign concludes.

Events and Romance
Along your journey, you will encounter four lovely ladies, each with her own personality, preferences, and profession. Throughout your day to day scheduled activities, you will occasionally encounter special events, some random, some triggered, in which you get the chance to socialize with the girls and develop (or destroy) your relationships with them.

Feature Overview
  • An awesome activity scheduling system
  • 5+ Fun filled activities to pass the time (complete with mini animations)
  • 12+ Romantic (and not so romantic) endings
  • 20+ Ruling style endings to discover
  • 30+ Event CGs
  • 80+ Events
  • Check out our kickstarter to see the awesome extras we will add if we exceed our funding goal!
Our game's now also on Kickstarter:
Thank you!
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Qwaser of Argon Oct 31, 2017 @ 7:39pm 
I am now doubting this game will ever happen (sadface)
Bronaks Apr 16, 2017 @ 12:59am 
Any hot girls ?
Qwaser of Argon Feb 15, 2017 @ 12:44pm 
Not to sound like a broken record but, please be soon. they are getting rid of greenlight and i fear for what will happen to this game. i really want to play it. :nekoheart:
Qwaser of Argon Dec 1, 2016 @ 5:55pm 
Weirdflower // VirtualURL Oct 2, 2016 @ 8:16am 
Still waiting ;)
kamillo55855 (GameMiner) Sep 18, 2016 @ 8:01am 
Hot Girls, Sexy Sceen Nice BG, Wait for Realse
Qwaser of Argon Aug 25, 2016 @ 8:29pm 
Qwaser of Argon Feb 28, 2016 @ 5:24pm 
Please release soon been waiting sense you first put it on greenlight:runecrying:
PistachiStudio  [author] Feb 24, 2016 @ 3:55am 
Hey everyone, David here (Ruler By Default's software dude)

It's great to see that there is still active interest out there for this game! We're really sorry for the delays getting this out for everyone to play, and are working vigorously to get it all wrapped up and ready to share with the world.

If you'd like to keep up with our very latest, our kickstarter page is the best place to go. We post regular status updates there on how things with the project are going and where we are at.
Sumia Feb 22, 2016 @ 12:10pm 
They have other jobs that pay for their day to day life. They do this gnaw in their spare time as far as I know.