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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 Nov 28 @ 6:30pm 
voted for this..forgot...and found it again.
Guardian Angel Oct 29 @ 8:04pm 
2015 is almost where is this game?
alvarovicente26 May 31 @ 5:20pm 
how much time until release in steam?
acolomb1 Mar 18 @ 3:01pm 
Just wanted to say thank you for the honesty regarding your release schedule. Many games on Greenlight claim that they are totally finished, but still have not come out months after being Greenlit. Will be happy to support this when it comes out.
Efrye Mar 12 @ 8:34am 
Sooooo... how's it coming along? :3
Darkneko and Vexy Feb 9 @ 11:37pm 
Hi!My name is Christina Migliara and here my youtube channel where i vlog about video games and anime: I am writing to you to ask if i can have review copy on your game? To promote your stuff
Altair Jan 20 @ 11:32am 
LastManDancing Nov 14, 2014 @ 9:44pm 
I had the pleasure of meeting PistachiStudio at the Minnesota State Fair. The programmer and artist are the nicest people and I'm so happy to see their game get greenlit. Congrats!
PistachiStudio  [author] Nov 14, 2014 @ 8:06pm 
We got the email confirming greenlit roughly a week after we commented that we aren't in a rush to get it greenlit! XD Thank you for all of your supports!
-•Ghost-LIN•- Nov 14, 2014 @ 5:41am 
Can't wait this game com'in out.