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Chess of Blades is a BL/Yaoi visual novel about romance and murder in the ballroom!


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Demo available here. It features a short preview of some of our backgrounds, CGs, and music, as well as introductions to 2 of the 3 main love interests! Est. playing time: 15-20 minutes.

Questions, comments, or concerns? Email us at contact@argentgames.co!

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.

Features

  • Genres: Mystery, BL/yaoi, comedy, fantasy
  • ~70,000 words (7-8 hours gameplay)
  • Lots of BxB action!
  • 3 romance options
  • 25+ CGs
  • 8 endings
  • English Voice Acting
  • 1080p HD resolution
  • PG-13 and R-18 versions


FAQ

What's a visual novel?

A visual novel is a game with little traditional "gameplay." The player reads text on the screen, accompanied by visuals and audio, and follows through a set story. However, they can make choices to determine the story's route and the ending. Think of it as a choose-your-own-adventure book, except in a game (and with art and sound!).

What's a BL game?

A BL game is a boy's love game - a game that focuses on a gay relationship between two males.

What will this game be rated/how do the ratings work?

We are releasing both PG-13 and R-18 versions. The PG-13 has no NSFW content, while the R-18 version contains explicit scenes. Backers and buyers can have access to both versions.

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Chess of Blades Demo [PC]

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Chess of Blades is a yaoi mystery/romance visual novel that tells the tale of romance and murder in the ballroom! Play the short demo to learn more.

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