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Chess of Blades
Genre: Adventure, Casual
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Mar 6, 2017 @ 4:13pm
Jan 5, 2018 @ 2:31am

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Update #3: GREENLIT!
Update #2: 260 Upvotes!
Release date: Summer 2017
Chess of Blades is a BL/Yaoi visual novel about romance and murder in the ballroom.

Support us on Kickstarter!

Demo available here[]. It features a short preview of some of our backgrounds, CGs, and music, as well as introductions to 2 of the 3 main love interests! Est. playing time: 15-20 minutes.

Questions, comments, or concerns? Email us at!

The king is having a huge birthday celebration! Five days of dancing, festivals, and drinking, culminating in a grand masquerade ball. It just so happens that Rivian Varrison, the introverted son of a famous nobleman, is forced to attend this giant event by his father. By chance, or maybe something more deliberate, he runs into a host of colorful and shady characters, all with their own stories to tell. But when a sudden and mysterious crime happens on the second day of the celebration, Rivian finds himself thrown into the middle of it, and has to discover the truth behind what really happened -- and who the people around him really are.

  • Genres: Mystery, BL/yaoi, comedy, fantasy
  • ~70,000 words (7-8 hours gameplay)
  • Lots of BxB action!
  • 3 romance options
  • 25+ CGs
  • 8 endings
  • English Voice Acting
  • 1080p HD resolution
  • PG-13 and R-18 versions

What's a visual novel?

A visual novel is a game with little traditional "gameplay." The player reads text on the screen, accompanied by visuals and audio, and follows through a set story. However, they can make choices to determine the story's route and the ending. Think of it as a choose-your-own-adventure book, except in a game (and with art and sound!).

What's a BL game?

A BL game is a boy's love game - a game that focuses on a gay relationship between two males.

What will this game be rated/how do the ratings work?

We are releasing both PG-13 and R-18 versions. The PG-13 has no NSFW content, while the R-18 version contains explicit scenes. Backers and buyers can have access to both versions.

Follow along with the dev process!
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vanessa-tran Apr 28, 2017 @ 8:01am 
Sadly you guys didn't get the initial funding but I'm happy to support your second campaign to bring this unique romance/mystery BL visual novel to life!!!
strawberryf0x Mar 14, 2017 @ 7:21pm 
Really looking forward to this - it seems fun and cute! Plus, I desperately need Franz <3
akmitchell300 Mar 14, 2017 @ 1:59pm 
I need this in my life! BL and amazing artwork? Sign me up!
Argent Games  [author] Mar 13, 2017 @ 9:47pm 
@MCBNick, our composer Alec Sievern did the trailer music! You can find him at his portfolio website [] if you want to hear more.

@Everyone else, thanks again for your support and comments! :) Mar 13, 2017 @ 5:29pm 
Already dying to play it
MCBNick Mar 13, 2017 @ 1:21pm 
The music for this trailer is awesome! Who did the score?
Sunwave Mar 10, 2017 @ 8:26am 
Artwork seems excellent. Voice acting is alwasy a pre (if you don't like it turn it off). [Anything] with a side of intrigue/mystery is interesting. BL is not my thing but I definitely want to support this game regardless.
MR Mar 8, 2017 @ 4:48pm 
Oh my god! I'm so excited already. I had previously purchased Requiescence and loved playing it. Heck yeah I'd be interested in buying it.
Irene (✿◠‿◠✿) Mar 8, 2017 @ 9:48am 
Sure why not...:sasa:
Argent Games  [author] Mar 7, 2017 @ 5:13pm 
@Veskaida That's an excellent tactic. Maybe we should implement it as a side option~

@Takehito Morokozu I'm not sure I understand your question! Could you specify what you mean?

@Everyone else, thanks for your support and feedback! :)