Hi, I downloaded the demo for mac but it won't open? I'm not sure why.
A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Chapter Four out now!
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Errant Kingdom is an episodic release and will update in volumes/chapters on a bi-monthly (once every two months) basis. We plan for there to be a minimum of 5 volumes, each totaling approximately 2.5-3 hours of playtime across all three routes.
Your purchase will give you access to the download of the currently available chapters and all subsequent updates, including upcoming side quests and mini games for no additional cost. (Ever!)
NEW with our Chapter Two update: Midnight Run, a platformer mini game.
Errant Kingdom is a queer, high-fantasy visual novel for PC, Mac and Linux. 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. Dishonour & 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 endeavours along the way, and might even find themselves enamoured 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 portrait, leaving players free to imagine their character as they see fit. Each playthrough has the potential to be vastly different, depending on your choices, your actions, and the way you interact with those around you.
Errant Kingdom will be Rated 18+ for explicit language, violence, and sexual themes. The game is made with the Unity engine.
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 neighbouring 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 Chapter Three (coming August 2020) you'll find a quest 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 via the 'Quests & Extras' noticeboard.
Errant Kingdom has a LGBTQA+ cast of love interests, each with their own unique backgrounds and intertwining stories. 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. Our story is linear, so once a romance is selected, you will still interact with all of our other cast members! All six love interests are romanceable individually, and our polyamorous relationships are Lucien & Raiden, and Maja & Erik. Roux is asexual, and Livia is demisexual.
You can also check out our character playlists over on Spotify!
L-R top row; Lucien (they/them), Raiden (he/him), Livia (she/her)
L-R bottom row Erik (he/him) , Maja (she/her) , Roux (they/them)
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In order to download this Visual Novel you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $20 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
- Call Me Under Demo & Kickstarter LIVE!9 days ago
- Chapter Four Is Here!54 days ago
- Chapter Three Is Here! (Patched 08/05)Aug 03, 2020
- Errant Kingdom Version 2.1 PatchJul 10, 2020
- Patch 06/06/2020Jun 06, 2020
- Chapter Two Update & Patch Notes!Jun 01, 2020
- Chapter One Is Here!Mar 14, 2020
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It's such a difficult wait for every new chapter... TT
The games is great and I so want to read more of the novel - love the way the choices are ressented and the hints with them (shield, heart) ;]]
I found this game after playing through WTNC and I am NOT disappointed. I love the three different routes and i loooove the differences yall put into them to make them so immersive and go with what route is chosen. Once again the characters are all so different and utterly delightful... oh and the ART. I love to see the different styles and yet they're all beautiful and lovingly rendered. And the STORY... In love with this game. Binged it all from Prologue through to Chapter 4 for all three routes... I'm soooo excited for the next chapter/episode and cant wait to see what happens next.
And now imma go draw some fanart because i am obsessed with this and WTNC.
You all are doing AMAZING work.
Totally addicted and can't wait for what comes in the future for allll your games.
I'm a little confused about the dialog key? I saw it when I went into the options menu to change the text speed and thought it was neat, but it has yet to show up in game. Is it only a feature of later chapters, or am I experiencing a bug of some kind?
I am absolutely in love with this visual novel, and I am excited for it to be completed! The art is stunning along with the characters themselves. I adore how their personalities really shine and how they are multidimensional helping to make them feel more real. I really enjoyed WTNC so I wasn't surprised that I love Errant Kingdom as well. Lunaris Games has not failed yet in creating a story that isn't engaging, well-written and fun.
I am using the Mac version, and I noticed that when I go to click on a choice or menu item, I actually have to hover my mouse about an inch below or above depending on the placement of the text, in order to it highlight and actually become a 'clickable' button. This also seems to be the same for different effects in the game, such as little fire effects on candles are off center and are actually on the sides of the candle instead of on the wick.
Thank you so much for your kinds words! We're happy you're enjoying it so far. We are aware of some alignment/display issues with Mac users with retina displays. It's something we're looking into and trying to work out a fix for, so hopefully this can be sorted in one of our future updates!
Just purchased/binged all the way to latest chappie aiming for Maja -- and I'm HOOKED. Chap. 4 felt waaaay too short(in the best way)! You totes destroyed my MC's worldviews and kissed it better with being able to officially start romance. Sneaky. lol
One thing I desperately wanted to mention since a Lot of creatives do it perhaps being unaware or just 'one size fits all'-ing it (and it's a Major turn-off): There are a few lines where the MC says they 'see' Maja blushing. Thank God you all had the decency to not paint stock 'rosy flush' on her sprite as that would be Incredibly Inaccurate, but a person of her skin tone wouldn't show a flush. This is coming from a person with similar skin tone (actually a shade or two lighter and my blushes aren't visible). That doesn't mean they don't happen - MC could touch her cheeks/skin or be near enough to her face to feel the heat there. Beyond that, there's myriad cues in body language to convey embarrassment or bashfulness without needing to 'see' a blush. Just takes a little extra creativity. ;)
Hopefully this is taken as constructive criticism as this game, thus far, is truly promising with So MUCH inclusion that I'd hate to see immersion breaking, unrelatable factors like this ruin it.
100% agree with the "flush" and blushing thing. I am Maja's skin tone and my blush never shows!
Sad to write I see this often in visual novels/writing/art. It may seem 'nitpicky' to some, but it's on par with using proper pronouns and giving queer positive romances. It happening comes down to a lot of factors, but seeing such an inaccurate portrayal - and having it Accepted/Unchallenged - makes people who do it feel they've done nothing wrong. Even though it's not our jobs (research is your friend): It's up to people with our skin tones to call it out and speak on it - or it'll never be rectified.
I fell in love with Maja's character the moment I saw her (she's quite Literally the reason I decided to play this), so I Def want her to be portrayed as accurately as possible! <3
Thank you for playing and we're so happy to hear that you love Maja! We will definitely take this on board and do better going forward. We really, really appreciate your feedback <3
hey just wanted to say i've enjoyed the update but there is one slight comment the window in which my screen opens the visual novel data is quite small, using a mac is there a way to make it bigger? I really liked the nomad's route and scene with Livia in chapter four as I think it gets to heart of the issue for Nomad Mc as it challenges their pecreived in different plus the Knight and Raidan is a really fun interaction to have. In all three routes different sides of the lis are explored which i think is really great and really liked the outfits on all of them.
If you go into settings you should be able to change your resolution/display options! If that doesn't work, changing your system resolution settings may help. If you have further issues please email us with system specs and screenshots on email@example.com
Thank you for playing!
Just replayed though the first 3 chapters and I'm in love with the game! Is there any news as to when the Linux version will be updated as well?
We've realized that for some reason the Linux version we uploaded isn't the new version! So sorry about that. We'll be uploading it tomorrow <3
great new chapter!
Awesome update! Am so excited for where this story is going. Oh and had some issues with some of my old saves not working on the nomad route, and noticed a couple of typos in the knight route. But awesome chapter!
Chapter four was such a treat oh my goodness! The art, the writing and music worked so well together to communicate atmosphere!!
Just wanted to let y'all know unity did crash on me a few times when trying to exit the game from the 'end of chapter four screen', but otherwise smooth sailing:) thank you dev team<3
Is there a discord for this game I can go squeal in?
We have a server but it is only accessible by being a Patron so we can control numbers! If you would like to join us you can find us on: Patreon.com/lunarisgames :)
Very happy to see the news. I admit, I have been putting off playing more chapters since the second (I want to play the rest in one go :D )
As such and out of curiosity - will the main story conclude with Chapter 5 or have you decided to add more? I believe you stated originally that at least 5 Chapters would be included.
Anything if perfectly fine - I just want to get an idea, when I can delve back into the game and binge play!
Congrats on releasing Chapter 4, thank you for your hard work and stay safe.
We’re aiming for 7-8 chapters!
Why can I only choose Nomad in the demo? Is it like this for everyone?
Ahhh... Chapter 4!!!! I can't wait to delve into it. I'm pretty sure it will be awesome!! ❤️
I was gonna try romancing one of the characters but I got so into roleplaying as a good and honorable knight, I'm just gonna go through the whole thing for the plot lol! Great stuff so far! :D
just came to say that i while I knew there were different routes available I didn't appreciate how unique they were until I started my second playthrough!! it surprised me just how different they were, and I really really appreciate that- this is basically three games in one!:) i love how they all fit together too<3 ty dev team
I took my time playing all three routes of the chapters three and my review is basically the same as it was for the prologue and chapters 1 and 2, the game is great, the characters are great, not hust the LI and all three routes are (at least to me) equally great yet quite different in the energy that comes from them.
*SPOILER ALERT* The possibility to sleep with Raiden in the third chapter of the Nomad route actually surprised me since we can't even kiss any other LI but come to think about it, it's actually really logical since our Nomad spends A LOT of time with Raiden (I'm not complaining) and his "all or nothing" kind of caring. To be honest I did not really expect to be surprised on the "dating" side of the game and yet, here we are, and it's actually really pleasing ^^
On a (tiny bit) darker note there's still some lags, the biggest of them all being Maja not appearing when you talk to her in the corridor of the castle in the Ambassador route and a few blank square in place of the person you're talking to (from memory, Lucien in the library in the Ambassador route and Raiden in the Nomad route when you're ok with sleeping with him. And I can't seem to find one of Lucien CG for some reason but that's probably on me x)
On that, have a nice day and thanks for creating such a great game! :) <3
Have you found that Lucien CG in the end? I'm also missing one and played all 3 routes :/
An interesting game. Good story.
Is chapter 3 up on steam yet?
I hope they do a side story where we can get married because I got married in their other game and it surprised me how emotional and fulfilling it actually felt. I think I just liked the characters so much that it warmed my heart to see their after stories with who we had chosen.
Lunaris Games has emphasized once again that they see us.
Errant Kingdom is a game that brings a lot to the table. There are the love interests, the story line, the mini-game, the art, and all of it is well suited to keeping people coming back for more.
There is so much involved in this game it's hard to write a solid review.
I've been playing the nomad route. The sheer amount of chaotic-dumbass energy that radiates from it is amazing. The dialogue is great, the art is great, it's just over-all fantastic.
And then you get smacked in the feels like a waterballon hitting the front of a semi-truck on the highway.
The way the characters are written, how there are so many types of representation, how everything feels real and handled with care, is so lacking in the game community, but Lunaris Games has done it yet again. I never feel more valued as a player and not a customer than I do when playing the works these developers create.
I sit on the edge of my seat for each new release, and I know that what's to come will only impress me.
I'm writing about this game for my student paper at uni and I was wondering if you minded me including a piece of your review as a quote? All credit will be given to you, of course :)
Honestly i just played the demo...
ironically, i came to this game for Lucien since visually they're more my type, but stayed because of....Raiden lmao.
I know it will sound cliché but this little (not really) asassing stole my heart, i just can't. i will purchase the game as soon as i am able <3 i just NEED more of it. Can't wait till is finished :3
*They/them for Lucien! <3
good thing you can be in a poly relationship with both raiden and lucien ^ ^
I know a lot of work goes into making these, which is why I understand the price of the game. But as a person who doesn't have a lot of money, I was wondering if the game would ever go on a sale of some sort, or if it would always be $20?
I feel bad for you! You missed the BlackLivesMatter bundle which was only $10 and has a variety of visual novels including this one! I guess you just have to wait for the next sale or bundle!
This is such a wonderful game, and I'm so glad to have gotten it! The characters are complex, the plot is intriguing (can't wait to see what happens next), the writing is beautiful, and the art is just gorgeous. I gush about this game to friends and family (currently trying to get my bff to play), because it really is fantastic. I'm excited to play the upcoming chapters, because I know they'll be amazing. Thank you all so much for creating such a wonderful game!
Finally writing a proper review before I forget again but LG have now some of my favorite games of all time that I've ever played. Everything from the art, to the story, to the characters, as well as the wonderful devs behind the games are beyond amazing and fantastic.
Just this latest chapter alone made me cry and to be so seen and represented in multiple ways in a piece of media is so so validating and important. You can tell the devs really care about their audience as well as telling a great story that's inclusive and speaks to the soul.
I cannot recommend this game (and WTNC) enough, I've told all my friends about it and you will not be disappointed. I would also recommend joining their patreon if you wish to see wonderful extra goodies.
I can't wait to see how they will continue to develop and grow as a company and what future stories they will tell.
For some reason, when I boot up this game it will just stop at a black screen with the lunaris icon in the lower right corner. I'm not sure whats going on or if this is a common error. Could someone help?
Hi! If you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your system information we can take a look at this for you. Most of the time it helps to play via the itch app as this will prevent some systems from blocking the game and causing it to freeze.
I love how EK is developing into such a whimsical and whole landscape! All the characters are so dynamic and charming, and all the work and passion that has gone into this story shines through. Thank you for sharing!
I am really enjoying EK as much as I did WTNC can't wait for rest of chapters keep up the totally wonderful work!!
Hi!! So excited for chapter 4!
I had a little tech issue I was wondering if anyone else ran into/could help with? I downloaded EK again, but when I went to run it I couldn't load my saves and all the data folders from other versions appear to be gone? Replaying isn't a big inconvenience lol, but I thought posting here might be worth a shot! Ty!!
Hi! Did you follow the download instructions? If installing manually you need to unzip your new download, copy the contents of the folder and paste them into your previous download from last chapter (where your saves are stored) and simply select 'yes' when asked if you'd like to replace the files :)
Gotta say I have fallen in love with this game. I really adore the ambassador route which is odd since I was so sure the nomad would be my favorite but I love me some sass and the ambassador has that in spades. I adore the nomad route as well. The knight isn't really my perticular type I would go for but I still enjoyed the different perpective. All the characters are interesting and likable and the story has definitely got me hooked. Overall I really enjoy the game and can't wait for more. Raiden is so darn charming he is making it too hard for me to give other romances a chance lol.
My poor Nomad: <doesn't know that I am shipping them with Rei&Luci>
Luci: <they already knows>
when chapter 4 be released
Errant Kingdom is a visual novel with text-based elements, which, I assume, means you have to have some interest in reading to appreciate it. I find it ironic that some people don't even bother to read the synopsis/description in this page, to see if the information they are looking for is contained therein, yet play a game of this nature... It says on the very first two lines of this page:
"Errant Kingdom is an episodic release and will update in volumes/chapters on a bi-monthly (once every two months) basis."
If Chapter 3 released yesterday then we can assume the next installment will be up sometime in October.
Sometime in October-- I overlooked the release information at first too :)
I really enjoyed When the Night comes and tried this game because of the similar fantasy and relationship elements. As of chapter 3 I'm really enjoying the story and really like all the love interests. The main character for both stories has been so relateable in their responses that align with what I wish I could respond to the story in other books. Theyre so fun. The art work is also lovely and the good descriptions bring the story to life. Looking forward to the rest of the chapters and any other productions! Thank you for including a variety of relationship types for different audiences and the amazing charcters <3
I'm really enjoying the game so far, downloaded and played Chapter 3 as soon as I could!
I did notice a bug, though: Some of the dialogue with Roux in their meadow seems to assume my Human Nomad is a Leathan ("Perhaps that's what drove your Fae parent... [etc.]").
chapter three!!! roux's meadow scene!! wow! it's amazing how seen a story can make someone feel.
As NB myself I nearly cried that I can talk with other NB, about nonbinarity, in GAME! This is representation I always desired <3
I was quite impressed with When The Night Comes and I am enjoying the story in this game as well!! The writing and graphics never cease to wow me and it feels as if I am transported there everytime I play. The mini game is a bit difficult to play, but other than that I love it.
So far, I am really enjoying the game! I'm a big fan of When the Night Comes, and waited for a time to download this just so I could play a little more than a chapter at a time.
Though, I do have to point out that there are a LOT of punctuation errors, and sometimes there are no indicators on who is speaking i.e. the character's tag does not appear when they are talking. I've only just started with the Knight origin, so I do not know if the same is said for the others.
And: the control scheme for the Midnight Run game is a bit off-putting and difficult to control.
Despite this, I am still enjoying the story so far, and can't wait to explore the other origins and see where this game leads!
Thank you so much for purchasing and enjoying! We've done a lot of editing on the script since Chapter Two's release and have fixed the punctuation and grammatical errors. These will be implemented with our next update at the start of August :)
I got this game through the bundle, and I have to say that I really enjoy what you've released so far! The use of multiple origins is fun, especially when they subtly reference each other (though the poor Ambassador doesn't seem to have a clue that the Nomad exists). All the different stories are interesting, and I love all the characters a lot. Enough that the two month timeline makes me pout a little, haha! Not that I'm surprised though, three different stories in one game is...a lot of work.
That being said, there are a lot of typos and text errors. I've played all 3 routes, and Nomad was definitely the cleanest. There were LOTS of apostrophes that I'm pretty sure were supposed to be hyphens, and a couple instances of repeated text. And a totally minor thing: when I got to the "End of Chapter 2" splash card, it gets stuck there, and I don't have any option but to completely close out the game. Maybe give the option to go back to the main menu? (I was playing on Steam, if that makes a difference for anything I've said)
There was also one story bit that kinda made me go "wait what" in the Knight route: my squire was replaced by an assassin, and I didn't even think to check up on him???? He wasn't even mentioned for the rest of the chapter! Not even a "Raiden what did you do with poor Maddox?" or a "I catch up with my flustered looking squire at the carriages as I prepare to leave". I'll accept that the MC wouldn't think he's dead, but did I just leave him tied up in some corner of the jousting grounds? :'(
But all in all, the story and characters flow very organically together, the art is beautiful, and I am eagerly awaiting future chapters!