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The Crown of Leaves
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Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Players: Single-player
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Feb 13, 2017 @ 3:41pm
Nov 26, 2018 @ 3:37pm

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Description
Release date: May 2017


Crown of Leaves is a visual, non-linear fantasy novel about mysticism, riddles, constellations, anthro beings, beasts, and ghosts!

Is it a otome/dating sim? No. Sorry to say but it is not. This is a game oriented around a fantasy storyline and it will be focusing on a plot as it slowly unravels around the actions chosen by the player. You will have the opportunity to date some of the characters within ‘Crown’ but there will be no sexual relations therein.



Roui (the protagonist) became a jeweler out of necessity to keep a roof over his head. In the past, he was obsessed with cryptograms, ciphers and riddles. That all changed however due to a series of dark events, prompting him to give up his hobbies and do away with them for good. One day, a prosperous, local Baron commissioned him for a bracelet, a gift for his lovely bride. Roui, in need of the extra coin, graciously accepted the order. Not long afterward, an unknown thief mysteriously stole away his jewelry blank. Yet another unknown individual showed up shortly after (known as the Stranger), telling Roui that the thief was none other then the Mad Rook, a legendary and mysterious ♥♥♥♥♥ spirit. This spirit, an entity that plays tricks on mortals once a year, possessed strange magic and a dark sense of humor. Roui had no choice - he decided to meet the Stranger personally to gather information and find the Mad Rook. Only then would he be able to get his bracelet back.
Despite of all the strangeness of the story, everyone could find something parallel to their everyday life and find themselves in one of the characters.
This story will capture you and won't let you go until the very end. Turn your mind inside out through a gothic and a twisted way!




Age 27, pure-blooded parba
A creative mind and a passionate young man, who is stuck in a place where he doesn't belong, working at a job he is not the least bit proud of. He is skeptical of magic and "magicians" in general. Personal quote: ""No, I don't believe in magic... And I hate paprika!"


Age 25, pure-blooded parba
An extremely, uh, “strange” girl who will be part of your- and Roui’s- story, but let’s not spoil anything!



Playing our game, you will be able too:
✦ Communicate with multiple characters, forge friendships, and make bitter enemies. Your words carry meaning and every piece of dialogue you speak will affect the story. Choose your words carefully. As the saying goes, "A word once spoken is past recalling".
✦ Decode ciphers!
✦ Collect strange items and use them to get yourself out of tight situations. Those items could be given as gifts for the characters you like, or used in magical stuff!
✦ Explore the world of Shang-La and meet unusual creatures, animals, spirits, and ghosts.
✦ Choose who you wish to become - the hero or the villain. But be prepared for the consequences, as neither choice comes without them.

In our game you will find:
✦ A mix of a visual novel and a point-and-click genre!
✦ Animated sprites
✦ An original, richly-crafted world with intriguing concepts
✦ Atmospheric OST
✦ A few episodes of the game
✦ Plot twists!
✦ A few different endings of the each episode



Where is it set?
The setting is a fictional world called Shang-La, a world of mixed cultures and eras, and a home to strange creatures. It’s a place of old magic and new ideas, where science works together with mysticism. You can find glasses and phones here, electricity and radio, but no guns or television. The inhabitants of this world still fight with swords, but already invented bicycles and cameras.
So yes, it’s a strange place. ;)

Who are the sahash?
Sahash are the second intelligent race in Shang-La, alongside humans. They are divided into five nations, differing from each other by their physicality and the shape of their horns and muzzles. Every nation has its own unique traditions and culture, ranging from habits, religion, law, and even tastes in fashion and food.
Despite the complicated relationships between these ethnic groups of sahash, as a whole they get along with humankind, and even try to emulate them in spite of their more animalistic nature.



We are a small team consist of 3 artists (Lins & Grimm aka Lingrimm and Natalie de Corsair) from Moscow, Russia that has been crafting our fantasy world of Shang-La for 5 years. The Crown of Leaves is not our first project and we are currently working on a comic book, and do small comic projects from time to time. The realm of game creation is new for us but we wish to learn more about it and create further projects down the road. This will help us share our ideas with those who take an interest in fantasy and share the same passion for it that we do.
We also have one more person in our crew, the amazingly talented Russian composer _Blacksmith_ [audiojungle.net] . He is writing original music for “Crown of Leaves”. It will be available for download here on Steam, if we pass Greenlight.

Thank you all for your support!
Popular Discussions View All (7)
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Jun 24, 2017 @ 4:03am
German localization
Oscha
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Feb 23, 2017 @ 6:15am
Danish localization
HinKyto
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Apr 2, 2017 @ 7:22am
Nice game
Ozzzyx
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449 Comments
shanephoenix Aug 11, 2017 @ 1:34pm 
i really really love this game its so surreal and i hope its going to be free..because well i am kind of broke
WolfHound Jun 26, 2017 @ 9:53am 
i cant find the game in the store what happened plz pm me on my page plz i want this game
Aigna..0.0 Jun 24, 2017 @ 11:26pm 
呜呜呜,有中文就更好了,大爱画风剧情
Musanka Jun 24, 2017 @ 10:12am 
Спасибо за новости :) Приятно читать, что проект на активной стадии разработки! Очень жду релиза ^^
Grimm  [author] Jun 10, 2017 @ 12:23pm 
Hi guys. Latest news! Demo will be updated, all bugs will be fixed + release dates

Since the release of the demo, we decided to bring a full-fledged pont-n-click working system to the game. Next - we wanted to add more delightful cut scenes, character movements, interactions, locations and quests. We have already started it some time ago, and already finished the craft system and cipher mechanic, added new bg and menus.
But after summarising the amount of work, we realized that we will not be able to complete everything (we mean the whole game) until May. For this reason, the release of the game is officially postponed for the autumn/early winter of 2017.
PS: Please don't be sad about this, because you will be watching the development process via our twitter and other sites anyway and, of course, you will play an updated demo version of the game.
Totoroki The House Cat Jun 4, 2017 @ 10:32am 
How am I just finding out about this!? This looks so hype!
Rystar May 30, 2017 @ 5:50am 
Слишком долго идёт разработка, но я всё ещё жду! :steamhappy:
JYUUZAI May 27, 2017 @ 7:48am 
跪等发布,已经爱上这款游戏的画风啦>w<!!!
kunzy May 25, 2017 @ 9:49pm 
;( Im waiting
VPALSAM May 25, 2017 @ 1:22pm 
жду появления страницы в магазине, чтобы добавить наконец игру в список желаемого