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Intrigue, betrayal, deaths!
A survival stats-raising Otome / BxB Dating Sim in a high-fantasy royal court setting with RPG elements.
Intrigue, betrayal, deaths! A survival stats-raising Otome / BxB Dating Sim in a high-fantasy royal court setting with RPG elements.
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Royal Alchemist - Otome / BL Visual Novel

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Raise the amount you're pledging by the amount of the add-on’s cost (plus shipping if you're pledging below the 65CHF Duke's House Approval Tier).

As an example: If you're currently pledging to the Servant's Approval Tier (20CHF), and want to add 5 charms (40CHF) to your rewards, you would have 20CHF + 40 CHF + 6CHF = 66CHF. 66CHF would be your new pledge!  

At the end of the campaign, we'll reach out to you and ask which add-ons you'd like to use your money for :D  

If there are any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us!

                      

This demo covers the first 11 weeks of the VN (approx. 15% of the full game), and is meant to give you a feel for its gameplay, art style, and writing. Please note that the full release will contain additional scenes for these parts of the story; in addition, some of our assets - like the CGs - are still works in progress and will be polished in the official release.

More to come!
More to come!

Royal Alchemist features survival stats-raising elements. Keep the main characters alive through the story by improving their skills and crafting various items. You can also go on missions to advance the country’s development and gain the approval of different political factions!

The main story will cover 60 in-game weeks. Time is your most valuable resource, so be sure to manage it carefully!

The game is designed so that you cannot achieve, unlock, and succeed in everything with just one playthrough. By experimenting with different stats and items, no two playthroughs will take the same path! There is more than one way of surviving the many dangers lurking around every corner!


Royal Alchemist features five political factions! You can gain their approval by successfully completing missions or giving items to their representatives at the right times.

Having their approval will heavily influence your story as the game goes on, so try not to slap them in the face too hard - unless you're collecting bad endings, that is!

The five factions are:

  • Commoners
  • Merchants
  • Servants
  • Nobles
  • The High Council
The contents of this demo have been funded out-of-pocket by our team. So far, music and coding have been fully paid for. However, since we aim to deliver a complete game with the best possible art assets and script, we need your help. With your support, we can commission these assets in a more timely manner. 

The official release is planned for Q4 2019 - early Q1 2020 the latest! Our end-goal is to make the most polished and interesting game possible; if we succeed, it’ll all be thanks to you!

Nifty Visuals : Publishing, Project Management  

Demetis : Coding, Main Artist, Project Management  

Agashi : Story consultant  

alfdale : Writer  

Fuyuure : Artist  

adirosa : Art Assistant, Items Artist  

potouto : GUI Artist  

Also many thanks to AntiquedFae, CipherSeraph, G2Kicks and elRion for the additional work!

Risks and challenges

The most challenging thing for most VN devs is time management; sometimes, events in our personal lives can cause significant delays.

Our team tries to address problems swiftly when they pop up; by hiring multiple writers and assistant artists, we keep everyone supported and our project in near-constant motion.

A challenge more specific to our project is keeping the game age-appropriate. Unlike most VNs, our plot focuses primarily on politics and intrigue - which means our story can get violent. We make sure to have our scripts proofread by multiple people to keep things both effective and accessible, though, so don’t worry!

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    Peasant's Approval

    Thank you for the support!
    Your name will be listed as a Kickstarter backer in the credits. You can also choose one of five character-themed HD wallpapers!

    (Approx. USD$2)

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    • Name in the Credits
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    Commoner's Approval

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    Servant's Approval

    You will receive a digital download code for the game at the regular price, all five character-themed HD wallpapers, and you’ll also be credited as a backer!

    (Approx. USD$20)

    Includes:
    • Royal Alchemist Digital Key
    • Unique Character HD Wallpaper
    • Name in the Credits
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    Baron's House Approval

    Includes the Servant's Approval Kit PLUS a digital download of the game's CGs in stunning HD!

    Enjoy these unique images in higher resolution than they appear in the standard game!

    (Approx. USD$25)

    Includes:
    • Full HD CG Pack
    • Royal Alchemist Digital Key
    • Unique Character HD Wallpaper
    • Name in the Credits
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    Count's House Approval

    Includes the Servant's Approval Kit AND a digital artbook filled with beautiful character sprites, CG illustrations, and other promotional artworks!

    (Approx. USD$35)

    Includes:
    • Digital Art Book
    • Royal Alchemist Digital Key
    • Unique Character HD Wallpaper
    • Name in the Credits
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    Mangrave's Approval

    You get the Servant's Approval Kit, PLUS a digital download of our Official Guide!

    The Official Guide includes all of our artbook’s content, along with in-depth character and world information.

    As the name implies, it also serves as a complete guide to the game - with hints on how to build relationships, raise different factions’ approval, and avoid deaths (or collect all of them!).

    (Approx. USD$45)

    Includes:
    • Digital Guide Book
    • Royal Alchemist Digital Key
    • Unique Character HD Wallpaper
    • Name in the Credits
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    Duke's House Approval

    You get the Margrave’s Approval Kit AND two character-themed acrylic charms: one for the protagonist of your choice, and one for a love interest of your choice!

    (Approx. USD$65)

    Includes:
    • Character Acrylic Charm
    • Digital Guide Book
    • Royal Alchemist Digital Key
    • Unique Character HD Wallpaper
    • Name in the Credits
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    Pledge CHF 100 or more About $101

    King's Approval

    You will get everything from the Margrave’s Approval Kit - PLUS the CG pack, a Royal Alchemist poster, and all five acrylic charms.

    Also includes a handwritten thank-you note on customized Royal Alchemist stationary as an expression of our boundless and overflowing gratitude!

    (Approx. USD$101)

    Includes:
    • Handwritten Thank You note on customized stationary!
    • Royal Alchemist Poster
    • Character Acrylic Charm
    • Digital Guide Book
    • Full HD CG Pack
    • Royal Alchemist Digital Key
    • Unique Character HD Wallpaper
    • Name in the Credits
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    Council's Alchemist!

    Receive everything in the King's Approval Kit AND gain early access to the completed game!

    You will be able to download the game one month earlier than everyone else, have access to in-progress art and scenes, and be specially addressed in the credits as one of the High Council's Alchemists!

    (Approx. USD$151)

    Includes:
    • Early Access
    • Credited as The Council's Alchemist!
    • Handwritten Thank You note on customized stationary!
    • Royal Alchemist Poster
    • Character Acrylic Charm
    • Digital Guide Book
    • Full HD CG Pack
    • Royal Alchemist Digital Key
    • Unique Character HD Wallpaper
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    Merchant's Approval

    Early Bird special!

    Receive a digital download code for the game at a reduced price, plus everything from the Commoner’s Approval Kit.

    (Approx. USD$15)

    The game will retail at USD$20.

    Includes:
    • Royal Alchemist Digital Key
    • Unique Character HD Wallpaper
    • Name in the Credits
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    The Lucky Draw

    A special Tier for our Art Raffle first place winner to claim!

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    Pledge CHF 400 or more About $402

    Council's Representative!

    Receive everything from the Council's Alchemist Kit AND design a minor character!

    Your character will be a faction’s representative, and will occasionally give the protagonist quests.
    This bonus includes a sprite set and a few dialogue lines alluding to their backstory.

    Factions will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. The available ones are: Commoners, Merchants, Servants and Nobles.

    Please contact us before pledging to this tier, so we can discuss how to best incorporate your character into the story!

    (Approx. USD$402)

    Includes:
    • Minor Character Design
    • Credited as The Council's Representative!
    • Early Access
    • Handwritten Thank You note on customized stationary!
    • Royal Alchemist Poster
    • Character Acrylic Charm
    • Digital Guide Book
    • Full HD CG Pack
    • Royal Alchemist Digital Key
    • Unique Character HD Wallpaper
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    Pledge CHF 1,000 or more About $1,004

    Royal Tutor!

    Receive everything from the Council's Alchemist Kit AND design a major supporting character. You will also be listed as the one and only Royal Tutor in the credits!

    Your character will receive a sprite set and make frequent appearances in the game!

    While we have final say on their exact role in the story, you’ll determine their appearance, name, gender, backstory, and character traits!

    Please contact us before pledging to this tier, so we can discuss how to best incorporate your character into the story!

    (Approx. USD$1000)

    Includes:
    • Major Supporting Character Design
    • Credited as The Royal Tutor!
    • Early Access
    • Handwritten Thank You note on customized stationary!
    • Royal Alchemist Poster
    • Character Acrylic Charm
    • Digital Guide Book
    • Full HD CG Pack
    • Royal Alchemist Digital Key
    • Unique Character HD Wallpaper
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