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Intro

Chess of Blades is an English BL (Boy's Love/Yaoi) Visual Novel currently being developed by Argent Games. We are getting ready to go to Kickstarter before long, so stay tuned! Check out our FAQ and send us an email at contact@argentgames.co with any questions/comments!

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Summary

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.


Features

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



FAQ

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 will have access to both versions.


Add-Ons

Both Physical and Digital add-ons are available! To get an add-on, simply select the pre-order tier and change the amount to [pre-order tier] + [add-ons total]. Afterwards, fill out this add-ons form so that we know what to get you! Add-ons fulfillment will coincide with pre-order rewards fulfillment, aka when the game is released.

If you want to wait for designs to be more finalized on the Add-ons, you can add them by "purchasing" the demo and filling out the add-ons form.

Example: You want Design:Character + Poster + Keychain
  1. You'll order "Design:Character" for $325 [$300 Design:Character + $15 Poster + $10 Keychain].
  2. You'll fill out the ADD-ONS FORM

Example: You want Design:Character, and 3 months later you want the Poster + Keychain

  1. You'll order "Design:Character" for $300
  2. (3 months pass and designs are finalized or close to finalization) You'll click the "Download Now" button which allows you to optionally donate (and in turn receive the free demo).
  3. You'll fill out the ADD-ONS FORM and make a note at the bottom of the form that you made a previous pre-order purchase
Available Add-Ons
  • Physical Game ($20)
  • Physical Game and OST Bundle ($30)
  • Physical Poster ($15)
  • Physical Keychain ($10)
  • Digital Chibi Pack #1: Rivian, Arden, Franz, Linnaeus ($4)
  • Digital Chibi Pack #2: Silas, Hazel, Alistair, Celeste ($4)
  • Digital Chibi Pack #3: Emily, Sabre, Valora, Rafael ($4)
Physical game/OST: You'll receive a DVD case and disc(s) with exclusive art.

Physical Poster: An 11"x17" poster with a design that you can vote on.

Physical Keychain: A cute little keychain to hang from your bag. Designs to be voted on. Designs will most likely be chibis.

Digital Chibis Packs: High resolution chibi versions of the characters.

More information

Published80 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
(7)
AuthorArgent Games
Tags2D, Anime, Comedy, LGBT, Medieval, Mystery, Romance, Story Rich, Visual Novel, yaoi
LicenseAll rights reserved
Asset licenseAll rights reserved
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles

Download

Download NowName your own price

Click download now to get access to the following files:

[DEMO] Chess of Blades [Windows] 160 MB
[DEMO] Chess of Blades [Mac] 159 MB
[DEMO] Chess of Blades [Linux] 162 MB

Exclusive content

Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Pre-order

Thank you for helping us bring Chess of Blades to life! As soon as Chess of Blades is released, you'll receive:

  • Name in credits
  • Desktop Wallpaper
  • PG13 and R18 versions of Chess of Blades

Pre-order + OST + Beta Test

Thank you for helping us bring Chess of Blades to life! As soon as Chess of Blades is released, you'll receive:

  • Name in credits
  • Desktop Wallpaper
  • PG13 and R18 versions of Chess of Blades
  • OST
  • Beta test the game!

Pre-order + OST + Beta Test + Digital Artbook

Thank you for helping us bring Chess of Blades to life! As soon as Chess of Blades is released, you'll receive:

  • Name in credits
  • Desktop Wallpaper
  • PG13 and R18 versions of Chess of Blades
  • OST
  • Beta test the game!
  • Digital Artbook (50+ pages!)

Pre-order + OST + Beta Test + Digital Artbook + HD CGs

Thank you for helping us bring Chess of Blades to life! As soon as Chess of Blades is released, you'll receive:

  • Name in credits
  • Desktop Wallpaper
  • PG13 and R18 versions of Chess of Blades
  • OST
  • Beta test the game!
  • Digital Artbook (50+ pages!)
  • All the CGs in HD resolution (4k+)

Design: Conversation

Thank you for helping us bring Chess of Blades to life! As soon as Chess of Blades is released, you'll receive:

  • Name in credits
  • Desktop Wallpaper
  • PG13 and R18 versions of Chess of Blades
  • OST
  • Beta test the game!
  • Digital Artbook (50+ pages!)
  • All the CGs in HD resolution (4k+)
  • Design a conversation for some of our characters to have! Work with us to make them flirty or serious, silly or vicious~ (400-600 words max).

Design must fit the themes and settings of the game.

Design: Character

Thank you for helping us bring Chess of Blades to life! As soon as Chess of Blades is released, you'll receive:

  • Name in credits
  • Desktop Wallpaper
  • PG13 and R18 versions of Chess of Blades
  • OST
  • Beta test the game!
  • Digital Artbook (50+ pages!)
  • All the CGs in HD resolution (4k+)
  • Design a conversation for some of our characters to have! Work with us to make them flirty or serious, silly or vicious~ (400-600 words max).
  • Design a minor character to appear in the game. We'll open a casting call to get them voiced!

Designs must fit the themes and settings of the game.

Design: Side story

Thank you for helping us bring Chess of Blades to life! As soon as Chess of Blades is released, you'll receive:

  • Name in credits
  • Desktop Wallpaper
  • PG13 and R18 versions of Chess of Blades
  • OST
  • Beta test the game!
  • Digital Artbook (50+ pages!)
  • All the CGs in HD resolution (4k+)
  • Design a conversation for some of our characters to have! Work with us to make them flirty or serious, silly or vicious~ (400-600 words max).
  • Design a side story featuring the existing characters of your choice with a special CG to feature as a standalone side branch to the main game! (4000 words max)

Designs must fit the themes and settings of the game.

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