Chess of Blades [BxB][Mystery][Romance]

Finished games are posted here, once they've been tested and are ready for wide release.
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
Dovahkitteh
Regular
Posts: 113
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:51 pm
Completed: Requiescence, Chess of Blades
Projects: The Black Hand
Organization: Argent Games
Tumblr: argentgames
Skype: Dovahkitteh
itch: argent-games
Contact:

Chess of Blades [BxB][Mystery][Romance]

#1 Post by Dovahkitteh » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:11 pm


Image


>> The full game can now be purchased on Steam and Itch.io! <<


Follow us along in the development of our next games:

Twitter | Discord | Tumblr


~~~~~~~~~~




~~~~~~~~~~

Image
Title: Chess of Blades
Genres: BxB (Boy's Love), Mystery, Romance, Comedy
Length: ~125,000 Words (around 9-13 hours)
Voice Acting: Full English VA
Rating: PG-13, R-18 (two versions)
Available Platforms: PC/Mac/Linux
Release Date: Dec 24th 2017


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.
~~~~~~~~~~

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
~~~~~~~~~~

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Last edited by Dovahkitteh on Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
Image

Writer, Programmer, Designer

Programming/Design Commissions

Image Image

User avatar
Lesleigh63
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 549
Joined: Fri May 31, 2013 7:59 pm
Completed: House of Dolls
Projects: Lads in Distress - Nano'16
Deviantart: Lesleigh63
Contact:

Re: Chess of Blades [BxB][Mystery][Romance]

#2 Post by Lesleigh63 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:41 am

Was pleased to see this was out as I enjoyed playing 'Requiescence'.

So far I've died once but I am enjoying it [like your backgrounds this time :) and the character art is lovely]. Took me a while to get use to Rivian's voice but Franz's has that deep sexy tone to it. [He can whisper sweet nothings in my ear anytime].

My favourites are usually the long-haired guys, but Linnaeus is such a pain (at least initially - I haven't tried to persue him yet - hopefully he'll loosen up a bit and turn into a darling).

Great writing (something I really liked about Requiescence too).
Image

User avatar
Mikomi
Veteran
Posts: 219
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:45 pm
Completed: AOPII, Starry Dreams, The Witch in the Forest
Projects: Asterism, Magicanna
Deviantart: MikomiKisomi
itch: MikomiKisomi
Contact:

Re: Chess of Blades [BxB][Mystery][Romance]

#3 Post by Mikomi » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:16 pm

Congrats on the full release! I'm happy to see this finally out- it looks like a lot of effort has gone into it and I hope it does well!
ImageImage Image

DevlogTwitter

Ask me about Let's Reads, a bi-monthly VN demo reading event.

User avatar
Dovahkitteh
Regular
Posts: 113
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:51 pm
Completed: Requiescence, Chess of Blades
Projects: The Black Hand
Organization: Argent Games
Tumblr: argentgames
Skype: Dovahkitteh
itch: argent-games
Contact:

Re: Chess of Blades [BxB][Mystery][Romance]

#4 Post by Dovahkitteh » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:34 am

@Lesleigh -- Thanks for the kind words! Hopefully Linnaeus will win over your heart when you get to his route~
@Miko -- Many thanks! ^^

Image

Super happy to announce that we've just released on Steam, with a 22% off sale for a week! \o/
Image

Writer, Programmer, Designer

Programming/Design Commissions

Image Image

User avatar
MizuYukiiro
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:23 am
Completed: Chess of Blades
Tumblr: MizuYukiiro
Deviantart: MizuYukiiro
Contact:

Re: Chess of Blades [BxB][Mystery][Romance]

#5 Post by MizuYukiiro » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:30 am

Wooooo!!! Congrats~ 8) 8) 8) :D

Lydwine
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Contact:

Re: Chess of Blades [BxB][Mystery][Romance]

#6 Post by Lydwine » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:39 pm

I just finish playing a visual novel so I guess this one will be the next game I’ll go for. 😊
Congrats 😊
"La littérature est la preuve que la vie ne suffit pas." Fernando PESSOA

User avatar
illuminate001
Veteran
Posts: 249
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:46 pm
Completed: Dream Savior Gakuen ~ ReDraw, Let's MEAT Adam
Organization: Soulsoft Electronic Arts
itch: soulsoftea
Location: Los Angeles
Contact:

Re: Chess of Blades [BxB][Mystery][Romance]

#7 Post by illuminate001 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:36 pm

Just chiming in as well, congratulations!!! It must be a joyful relief!

PS. Franz is still my favorite
ImageImage

User avatar
Arinasaur
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Contact:

Re: Chess of Blades [BxB][Mystery][Romance]

#8 Post by Arinasaur » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:21 pm

Made an account just so I could comment on this

This is an amazing game. Rivian's voice was kind of off putting at first and initially Arden also annoyed me so much that I didn't want to play his route, but 15 minutes in and I was hooked. Played through all the routes and Franz is definitely my favorite. I wasn't expecting to like either Arden or Linnaeus, but I actually did enjoy their routes and
the rather unexpected one.
I really liked the voice acting too (normally I just turn it off because it doesn't suit the characters imo) and I really liked the fact that each route had a different plot to it rather than me having to endure the same main plot over and over again.

I'll definitely follow AG's future game developments :D

User avatar
Dovahkitteh
Regular
Posts: 113
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:51 pm
Completed: Requiescence, Chess of Blades
Projects: The Black Hand
Organization: Argent Games
Tumblr: argentgames
Skype: Dovahkitteh
itch: argent-games
Contact:

Re: Chess of Blades [BxB][Mystery][Romance]

#9 Post by Dovahkitteh » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:38 pm

@Lydwine -- Very happy to hear that! You should share your thoughts with us after playing~

@Illuminate -- Thanks! <3 It was great hearing from you all the way back in the early stages of dev ^^ (btw, been playing Adam recently and loving it)

@Arinasaur -- Thank you so much for your kind words! I know English VA is very often just a hit-or-miss and can conflict with how we imagine characters inside our heads. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it :D And that you liked the route branching too! (I hate having to replay a lot of common route stuff myself) I hope you stick around Lemmasoft by the way, there're a lot of other great games on here that you should check out~
Image

Writer, Programmer, Designer

Programming/Design Commissions

Image Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: silversporksama