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Chess of Blades is an English BL (Boy's Love/Yaoi) Visual Novel currently being developed by Argent Games. Check out our FAQ and send us an email at contact@argentgames.co with any questions/comments!

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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
  • ~125,000 words (7-12 hours gameplay)
  • Lots of BxB action!
  • 3 romance options (+1 side romance!)
  • 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 will have access to both versions.

Install instructions

Antivirus software may flag the game with a false positive since we use Ren'Py, and this is a known issue. You may need to add Ren'Py/Chess of Blades to your whitelist. Please trust us? :3

Unzip the file before you play!!

Email us any bugs, feedback, and questions: contact@argentgames.co

Post your thoughts and comments in the discussion board!

Android Installation Instructions

The game is also available through the Google Play store, but if you want to download and install it from the itch page, you'll need to:

  1. Unzip the file: there will be two files inside, ChessofBlades-1.0-release.apk and main.1.com.argentgames.chessofblades.obb
  2. Create the folder "com.argentgames.chessofblades" in Android>obb
  3. Move main.1....obb file into com.argentgames.chessofblades
  4. Click on ChessofBlades....apk and install.


[DEMO] Chess of Blades [Windows] 184 MB
Version 4 Jun 02, 2017
[Demo] Chess of Blades [Android] 196 MB
Version 1 Jun 03, 2017
[DEMO] Chess of Blades [Mac] 183 MB
Version 4 Jun 02, 2017
[DEMO] Chess of Blades [Linux] 186 MB
Version 4 Jun 02, 2017

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