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Kill the Prince?! V (1.0)

"Infiltrate a royal wedding by dressing up in a variety of disguises. Will you fulfill your job to assassinate the prince? Or perhaps..."


Summary:

The countries of Espington and Mien are again at war.

A decisive battle leaves the youngest prince of the Mienese Kingdom in the hands of Espington's War Minister who has plans for his captive. His plan? To marry the prince off to an Espington princess, giving the War Minister a connection to the royal family's table at the reclusive Mienese court.

The prince is shocked. The princess is shocked. The Espington people are outraged.

A revolutionary group refuses to allow the noble bloodline to be tainted. They'll stop at NOTHING to KILL THE PRINCE.

...well, they'll pay someone to KILL THE PRINCE for them.

Congratulations, you've been hired!

Will you follow through on this group's plans to murder this somewhat bookish prince? Or perhaps you have ambitions of your own...


A comedy-slash-political-lite puzzle game made for Nanoreno 2020 by Heiden. 

A quick funny game with one major ending with a few comedic bad ends (if you go looking for them...). With a word count of 5k and 3 CGs, this game can be finished within a single sitting. 


Credits:

Writing, Programming, Art - Heiden

Select Textures by  0melapics / Freepik

Music by  and a variety of public domain classical music. 

Beta testing by: Friends from the Frederick Game Dev club <3, Stanley, Letitia


Hello! I finally finished a Nano game on time! Woaaaahhh;; I'm excited to bring you this short but sweet game. Hope you enjoy! I'd love to hear who your favorite characters were, and if you figured out the identity before you got to the end.

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very adorable

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I think it would be better if you were able to keep the fake mustache on after getting past the guard for the ending, if you put it on after getting the ring from the princess

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I thought about allowing players to do just that, but decided against it since it would clash with the tone of the ending. (Likewise, triggering flashbacks also removes the mustache) Though it's certainly a funny image of Enos threatening Benoit while wearing the giant mustache, haha.

how do you get past the dudes at the door

Click on the maid who is scrubbing the floors (in the soldiers' room) while wearing the fancy powdered wig! :D

oh thx i did figure that out later by the hint from the maid but thx for replying
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One of the cutest games I have played in quite some time. Lovely, thank you very much. Magnificent indeed.

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*MAGNIFICENT intensifies*

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I love it.

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the ending was so unexpectedly fabulous that SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

Dozer7.exe has stopped responding

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A simple yet an enjoyable game. I love the way to explore into the story.

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I finished the online version last night and ooooomg I loved it! So I threw some monies your way to get the PC version. PRINCE MILFORD IS A PRECIOUS CINNAMON ROLL AND MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS <3 The ending was hella cuuuuuute!

Also me being a dummy and thinking I could exhaust all of the options with Lisette's test and couldn't figure out LOL

This game was wonderful!

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Oh my god... I clicked on this, right? I clicked on it, thinking, "Eh, sure. Why not? One more heterosexual visual novel, for brainrot's sake. What's the harm?" 


I instantly fell head over heels. The characters all have such clear voices for a game without voice acting, the art is lovely, especially the coloring, and it's gay! Oh, how the hills rejoice! 

All in all, 20/10, lovely work! :D I really enjoyed it all the way through! :)

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Awww, thank you so much for giving it a shot, despite first appearances. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! :D

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I love this so much! Getting to know the storyline through the characters was so much fun and everything about the writing was so entertaining and great! The game is super cute and amusing, I adored every bit of it! 

And seriously loved the point-n-click mechanism and how much it was utilized here! This whole thing was brilliant!

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You never fail to make fun games--this one was really cute! I loved the map-based interaction style and how little conversations between other characters slowly tell you the story of what's really going on. Even in a game this short, it really made me want to cheer for our two couples!

Great job! It's really impressive for a game you made so quickly. :D

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This is such a fun game. 

I love how maps are used for the majority of it, I make renpy games too, so it was really inspiring to see a game that is less visual novel and more point and click, really shows what you can do with it. 

I look forward to the next thing you make!! 

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This was such a cute game! I really enjoyed playing it!

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I really enjoyed this visual novel! Thank you so much for making it.

I loved the writing and the characters. The inventory system was a fun game mechanic for solving puzzles. The jokes also made me laugh out loud.

I've created a VOD recording of my playthrough: Twitch video

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Loved the game! And the magnificent moustache!! The ending was so cute and I love the interactive gameplay! Good job!!

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aww that was so sweet

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I loved the humor of this game as I was playing it, but I also found that I kept fondly recalling the characters after I finished it. I'm really impressed that the dev has managed to craft such a rich world and memorable characters in such a small package. A real gem!

Aw, this is such a sweet comment. Thank you! 

I'm so glad to hear that the characters really came through. And I always love world building so to hear the setting was good too is a big compliment!! 

Thank you so much for playing!

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This was fantastic! 
Your outfit system is really cool and a nice take on visual novel puzzles. 
I'd love to see a longer version of the game or something with similar mechanics if you're planning on working on anything post nano. :) 

Oh thank you! I love experimenting with the line between puzzle mechanics and narrative games. 

And I would love to have a longer version of the game, but unfortunately longer games take longer to make, aha; 

If you were interested in a slightly longer game with a similar type of mechanic, Dr. Frank's Build-A-Boyfriend  has a inventory system where you have to use items you've picked up in puzzles in order to advance the plot! That one is around 20k length, so longer than Kill The Prince?!, but can still easily be finished within a day. 

I'm also secretly working on a longer project as well, but because of the length and the fact I can only work on it for so long each day, that one won't be out for at least another year and a half.

Thank you so much for playing, and glad to hear you liked it!! 

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such a lovely game! thank you for releasing it!

Glad to hear you liked it! Thank you so much for playing!

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DOWNLOADING THIS NOW!!! I'll comment again when I'm able to play and tell you how much I love it.

Yesss! I'm really excited to hear what you think of this one. There's a little twist at the end... :)