I'm super hyped up and now I see there's also an asexual character and a demisexual character and it makes me so happy. As an asexual myself, there's barely any representation out there, and this is my first time seeing a visual novel with an ace character in it. Thank you, Lunaris games, for being amazing and exceeding my expectations all the time!~
A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Prologue Coming December 2019
Pre-Order on itch.io now!
"Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men; the good, and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue."
- David Hume
Errant Kingdom is a queer, high-fantasy visual novel for PC, Mac & Linux, brought to you by Lunaris Games, the team behind supernatural murder mystery & #2 on itch.io's top rated games (2019), When The Night Comes.
The Kingdom of Novus has been thrown into disarray, and it's up to you to decide if you’ll help to bring peace, or if you’ll stoke the fires of chaos. Enter a high fantasy world steeped in political intrigue; where magic touches the land and blood turns the wheels unseen. Dishonor & betrayal. Hope & despair. Pick a side, and meet your match.
Errant Kingdom is a story with darker elements at play. As a denizen of the kingdom of Novus, you're at the heart of watching history unfold before your eyes. Whether you see its rise or fall, however, is up to you. There are those who will help you in your endeavors along the way, and might even find themselves enamored with you. Though, it is also possible to earn their ire should your plans be devious. Only you will influence how the story evolves, and the most important moves to make are yours, and yours alone.
Errant Kingdom features three playable protagonists (with no fixed protagonist portrait, leaving players free to imagine their character as they see fit) and eight potential romance routes (six individual, two polyamorous). You can also play the game without romancing anyone and it will not affect your experience in any way.
The game will be released in volumes on a bi-monthly (once every two months) basis. We plan for there to be a minimum of 5 volumes, each totaling approximately 2 hours of playtime, with the prologue being released in December 2019.
Your pre-order will give you access to the download of the Prologue and all subsequent Volume updates after this throughout 2020 will be free.
We have no in-game purchases, and this one-off cost will give you access to a potential 240+ hours of gameplay when taking into account our 8 romance routes, our no romance play-through, and our three different MC roles. Each play-through has the potential to be vastly different, depending on your choices, your actions, and the way you interact with those around you.
You can play our mini demo that we created for PAX West 2019! Please note that this demo is bare bones and was created solely for convention display and does not reflect how the finished prologue will look.
Errant Kingdom will be Rated 18+ for explicit language, violence, and sexual themes.
You're a revered noble from Vih'thris chosen by your King to serve as an Ambassador to the kingdom of Novus. Previous meetings between you have made you see eye to eye, and you've managed to establish a friendly, but tenuous alliance. While newly immersed in the court of Novus, you advocate for the betterment of both kingdoms. However, though you may serve the realm, you also serve the people. The assassination attempt puts into question both the King & Queen's ability to rule, and their integrity. It's up to you to decide how you will proceed.
You've been sent to Novus from the neighboring kingdom of Vih'thris as a show of good faith between rulers. Hand-picked by your king, your reputation as a knight proceeds you, and you've been charged to serve Novus and its inhabitants in the name of glory. The reception to your arrival has been promising, but following an attempt on the lives of Novus' rulers, everything has been thrown into chaos. You've sworn to protect Novus with your life, but are you happy to serve the sometimes bloody hands that rule?
By the order of a high-ranking associate in your hometown, you find yourself stationed in Novus; a kingdom that has a grudge against its newly appointed rulers. As a small rebellion threatens to find its footing, you plant yourself amongst the 'normal folk' to cause chaos. Though, it is up to you to decide if you will stoke those fires of rebellion, or if you'll douse them and reduce them to ash.
We want to give those who might not be interested in pursuing a romance the chance to comfortably enjoy the game. You can play the game without having to select any flirt options, or enter a relationship, whilst still experiencing the story in-full.
Depending on your choices and actions throughout the game on our dialogue wheel your reputation will fluctuate. This system will allow players to unlock special dialogue options and experiences that will influence the reactions of those around you, all tailored around the choices you make, just like in your favorite RPGs!
In Novus' town square from Volume One (coming February 2020) you'll find a mission board where you can pick up additional mini-quests for added game play. With each update, the board will change, and you'll get the chance to embark on some weird and wonderful journeys in addition to the main story-line. Though, you'll have to wade through the letters of complaint, petty disputes between townsfolk, and lonely hearts adverts first...
Unlock character information, lore, and much more in our Codex that will appear in the main menu alongside our CG gallery!
Errant Kingdom has a LGBTQA+ cast of love interests, each with their own unique backgrounds and intertwining stories. You will begin the game as merely an acquaintance, but as the story progresses you will have the chance to spend time with each of them. Eventually, if you choose a romance route, you will become exclusive with one (or two, if polyamorous options are selected) of our love interests, and will gain access to special scenes, CGs, and conversations.
All six love interests are romanceable individually, and our polyamorous relationships are Lucien & Raiden, and Maja & Erik. Roux is asexual, and Livia is demisexual.
Our story is linear, so once a romance is selected, you will still interact with all of our other cast members! We're trying to bring an RPG style of game play to the Visual Novel world, and this is one of the elements we're most passionate about executing well.
You can also check out our character playlists over on Spotify!
L-R top row; Lucien (they/them), Raiden (he/him), Livia(sher/her)
L-R bottom rowl Erik (he/him) , Maja (she/her) , Roux (they/them)
We're a queer indie development team with a passion for creating immersive, narrative-driven stories filled with diverse characters.
We believe that representation matters, whether it be solving supernatural murders, or saving a kingdom. Our primary goal is to bring the stories & games to the LGBTQA+ community that it so sorely needs, and to do that with the love it deserves and that we have for it.
In order to download this Visual Novel you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $20 USD. You will get access to the following files when they are released:
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I am so excited for this series. Loved WTNC and this one looks like it'll be just as awesome! I purchased through the kickstarter.
Hi ! I already loved When the night comes and now I'm ready for more ! But what I wanted to know is, if we don't pre-order now then will we have to pay for each chapter individually or anything ? Will it be the same price as before ? I don't know how it works sorry !
Hello! I was wondering if we pre-order here on itch.io will we get a Steam key as well when it is released on Steam?
I'm really looking forward to this game the characters and setting look and sound so vibrant and beautiful! Since I loved WTNC so much I have no doubts that this will be an even more wonderful experience. <3
Awesome artwork, looks like a webcomic series
ME: *amped up to rebel*
Also me: Has no idea why I'm rebelling
: Doesn't know what the politics are
: Literally hasn't read the summary or anything
: Just wants to rebel cause 'Feel it Still' by Portugal. The Man is a straight up vibe
hey so I played the mini demo and just wanted to say the intro text moves by quite fast, I never have time to finish reading all of it? maybe I'm just slow idk lol and the first three love interests seem very short are we like 6 foot?
please bear in mind that this was a very quickly created demo so we could show the game at PAX West this past September as stated on the page. This doesn’t truly show even a portion of what the final product will look like. There will be many changes and edits, including to the things you mentioned.
I'm sorry if someone has asked this question all ready but will this be on steam?
It will! You can wishlist it here; https://store.steampowered.com/app/1148730/Errant_Kingdom/
This is super exciting~
Naturally, I'll be pre-ordering this game tbh. I feel terrible because I actually had money to buy it yesterday but paid for Witcher instead. dfjksldjfldjf >.< Oh god, I'm in pain. Next paycheck for sure though <3
I've been waiting for this game, now I finally was able to download it and it looks great! But I can only pick the role of the knight, is this bc it's the demo version?
Love the demo! Lucien is already my favorite. The text is a little hard to read sometimes, but other than that the game is gorgeous.
The demo was incredible, beautiful soundtrack, art, and the writing is superb... I love the bits of animated affects too. The game looks to be very promising and I wish the team the best of luck on this project.
pretty cool game excited for the final product but after i finish the demo it didn't have a place for me to exit so i pressed every button on me keyboard but nothing. so i had to restart me computer... but i know its not like a official demo (right?)so its understandable.
this game existing is so sexy thanks game devs love you
Honestly I already love WTNC with every fiber of my being I am 100% sure I will love this too. I'm always hesistant to back kickstarters but not this one, I'm glad so many stretch goals were met. I super look forward to getting to know these new characters <3 <3 <3
I'm so excited for the full game's release! I was a bit stumped on how to exit the game once I finished the demo since there was no exit button, figured it out after pressing random keyboard keys and pressed the windows button. I already love the three characters introduced and I will protect them with my life (or at least try to)
Hey I had an issue downloading the mac demo it wouldnt let me open it at all, no worries though I understand with demos things can mess up. Cant wait until the full release!
Lovely! I have backed on kickstarter and look forward to seeing the game progress. :)
Hi! From the little I've played so far, I think its great. I love When the Night Comes and Errant Kingdom does not disappoint either. This might sound like a really stupid question, however, but I play on a windows computer so when I launch the game, it takes over the whole screen. Is there not a save progress/quit button? The only way I could exit was pressing the windows button.
Hello! I seem to have a different problem than everyone else.
When I try to open the game (both standalone and app version), I get this error message:
Switching to resolution 1600x900 failed, trying lower one
Switching to resolution 1600x900 failed, trying lower one
All resolution switches have failed
Screen: DX11 could not switch resolution (1600x900 fs=1 hz=0)
Hi! This looks like it has something to do with the version of Direct X that you have installed. We are going to upload an updated demo this weekend with a windowed mode which may help fix this issue for you if the Direct X isn't the problem.
Loved the demo, tho i gotta admit i really want to geek the raiden
Hi, I have a problem! Every time I try launching the demo it says that it's not compatible with my windows version, I downloaded the itchio app but it still said the same thing! (This version of %1 is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information and then contact the software publisher.) I REALLY want to play it! I have windows 10 - 32bit.
Hi! We just uploaded a 32bit version. I hope it works for you! Please let us know if not!
need some nsfw content T^T
There will be in the full game!
I really wanna back up the kickstarter but gosh darn conversion rates tho, whelp gotta save
Well, you took my money. Gimme Raiden. xD
I knew I was gonna love Raiden. He's so cheeky and just my type. Fingers crossed the kickstarter is a success and this game gets fully funded because I'm eager to play it.
I really loved the demo! And the game itself seems very intriguing. One complaint I have is that the character sprites and the text is too small against the background , I found myself squint at the screen a few times. Aside from that everything looks great :)
Loved the demo! It's beautiful as always, and I love Raiden already
(them sassy characters amirite). One thing I did notice though is that some of the wording in the very beginning was confusing, like 'heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of man', and the bit about 'in the country of _ is the kingdom of _' (aren't countries and kingdoms the same thing? is this like an individual province in an empire or something? though maybe that would be cleared up with more of the story lol). There were a couple times I was confused by wording in the interactive part too. It's nothing big, but if you had any plans to do any last minute edits it might be something to consider. :) Anyhoo, I'm super excited to see what kind of awesome twisty plot you guys come up with for this one, and to get to know the characters and explore the MC roles!
Thank you so much for playing (and good taste with Raiden)!
Really sorry if you didn’t quite understand certain things, if there are any specific sentences you feel are off please feel free to report them to us, we’re always on the lookout for mistakes. We’re really proud of our writing style (and specifically adore that David Hume quote, which we think fits the tone of the game perfectly!)
‘ Countries’ are defined as an area of land (district, region) while a ‘Kingdom’ is a nation that has a supreme ruler a king and/or queen x
The demo was quite intriguing, thanks for your work :) Despite that, I have one suggestion.
The prologue with big description of the situation and stuff was too fast. I'm not native speaker, so I barely had time to read it. Can you, please, give to players an ability to scroll it independently in the future (I mean, in full game or bigger demo)? Thank you :)
I agree--I am a native english speaker and still didn't finish some of the slides (especially with the flowery language...I love it but it does slow my reading time), so I think slowing them down or letting us click through would be great!
We agree on the intro slides, and we’ll be adding a ‘click to proceed’ option very soon! We’ll also be adding another CG to the demo as well as some other things, hopefully next week. We pulled this one together for PAX West so now we have some time :)
Thank you so much for playing!
omg lucien is beautiful
I keep forgetting the MC doesnt have a picture
it's sad, I thought the blonde lady was the mc
We love having a faceless protagonist as we could never represent the wide and diverse range of people that play our games! 💕
So I am having an incredibly hard time even playing the demo:
1) Is there any "settings" menu to adjust the BGM?
2) What are the basic controls (scroll, log, skip, save etc)-I think this might be a matter of me just being so used to playing VNs built in renpy that I'm not sure how to go about doing it in unity.
3) Is there a way to change the font? I get it from an aesthetics point of view, but I find it hard to read (particularly for long periods of time)
The demo is very bare bones and is a small example of what the full version will be. There are no save or load functions due to it being only ten minutes long, and unfortunately we don’t offer font changes sorry!
OK, thanks for the clarification, I appreciate it (although I would like to beg for an instructions page on the full release, otherwise I think I'll just get myself stuck in an endless time loop of resetting to the beginning of the game accidentally...)
Incredible job on the demo, I'm very excited to watch this progress :)
Whenever I try and launch the demo I get Unity errors. I reinstalled the latest version update and it didn't change anything. I can't really tell if it's a personal issue (aka my laptop) or what so I figured I might as well mention it.
This is a weird one! I recommend downloading the itch.io app and installing through that, or deleting what you’ve already installed and trying again. It should be a very simple click & open, and we’ve had people saying it works just fine. So sorry though!
I have been using the app, but mine has sort of glitched back into an older version of itch that won't revert to the current version no matter how many times I've uninstalled and reinstalled it the last few days, so who knows, maybe that's part of the issue. I'm sure it's great though.
Just an idea; when you extracted the Zip file, did you extract all the files inside or just the executable? All the files inside the Zip need to remain inside the same directory in order to run properly, which is a result of the way in which Unity compresses and accesses game files.
The same thing happens to me! I tried to download it with the itch.io app too, but it didn't work either! I'm hoping it's just a problem with the demo and not the whole game, cause I sure as hell plan to play it!
When I try to download the demo, it downloads as "Buildmac.rar". I also tried downloading the itch.io app and that doesn't seem to be working either... (I have a mac)
same for me
Hiya! We originally uploaded the demo as a Rar file, but since it seems Rar files are a bit difficult to open on Mac, we've replaced it with a Zip version instead, which is available now from the downloads page!
Now it shows me this in the BuildMac folder after it expands
This looks like you’ll need to delete and re-download, let us know if you have further issues!
It doesn't seem to be working still, I'm not sure if it's a itch.io thing or not because I can't download the itch.io app either. (It seems like I/other people were having problems downloading games for Macs from other itch.io channels too)
The demo is gorgeous! Super excited for this game, especially with how amazing WTNC was. (I couldn't figure out how to exit without using ctrl+alt+del though LOL. Am I just blind?)
Thank you! As we haven’t included any settings due to it being a very small demo-build you will just need to tab to exit
Is the demo just not compatable with certain versons of windows because I have the most recent update installed on my laptop and it won't work. I tried downloading it from the app and the site directly and they both don't work.
We’ve uploaded a zipped version! Sorry about that!
I ran the troubleshoot on my computer and both the zip and rar file versions seemed to try and run on windows eight, that doesn't work because I run on windows 10 it is interesting because I have downloaded all the chapters of wtnc(btw an amazing game) and it works perfectly fine. So I was wondering if their is a difference between the way that two games run that would cause this issue.
This is strange, for sure. We're actively looking into it to see if there's any reason this would happen. Have you tried downloading the standalone Windows version from our downloads page, in case it's an issue with the itch app? The file directory in the error code leads to the Itch app's directory, so I'm guessing it's trying to run through that and that's where the root of the issue is.
So I downloaded it through the download page and I got the "The app that you're trying to run is not compatible with your version of windows." I'm going to do a test run on another computer in my house to see if this is an issue with my pc. Ran the test, it's an issue on my end not yours.
Hello! I've been having a problem with the file that downloads if you hit the download option for Mac. For me it shows up as a .rar file that is unable to be properly opened, so I figured I would let you guys know!
Same here for Windows.
Same. I've tried a variety of extractors, etc with no luck.
Yes, mine says it can't open the .rar file for extraction on Windows.
just get winrar, you can open it that way
Hi! We've replaced the Rar file with a Zip file, as that format is more universally recognised. It's available now from the downloads page!
the demo was amazing! i'm already in love with the storytelling and the characters, honestly, i wish i had money for the kickstarter :(( congrats, hope the kickstarter pulls through!