A downloadable visual novel for Windows and macOS

Will your investigations lead you to uncover the truth, or will it elude you like it has everyone else? Will you manage to build lasting friendships and perhaps find love on this journey, or will you decide it’s not worth the trouble?  As you navigate the twists and turns of your story, the choices you make will determine a unique ending for you and your partner, or lack thereof.


Just a couple of weeks ago my biggest concerns were meeting all my deadlines so my editor didn't kill me in my sleep, and occasionally distracting my parents from wanting to visit me while I'm still using unpacked boxes as surfaces to put my stuff on.

Now I'm playing detective, trying to solve a missing person's case where the person in question was a practitioner of dark magic and also may or may not have actually existed. Not to mention the tiny, little, insignificant detail that the lives of every single living being in this universe depends on the outcome of my investigation. So, like, no pressure or anything.

What have I gotten myself into?

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After walking into an apartment that you've seen repeatedly in a recurring nightmare, you, through a series of happenings, are roped into solving the disappearance of its mysterious tenant, who seems to have vanished into thin air without a trace. But, never fear, you won't be doing it alone, as you will be given the choice of one out of five of some rather curious characters as a partner in sleuthing.


• Play as a insightful and curious journalist with a customizable name, nickname, height, and pronouns!

• Build up your character with their own personality traits as the story goes along!

• Make friends with a group of possibly (definitely) supernatural people!

• Maybe fall in love with one of them? Or don't? That's an option too!

• Solve a mystery and save your existence!



Fleur -The flower shop witch.

Sohl -The insufferable wizard.

Atlas -The charismatic and kind werewolf.

Inna -The hot and cold guardian.

Milo -The intern from your office who seems to know something you don't.

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Will your investigations lead you to uncover the truth, or will it elude you like it has everyone else? Will you manage to build lasting friendships and perhaps find love on this journey, or will you decide it’s not worth the trouble?  As you navigate the twists and turns of your story, the choices you make will determine a unique ending for you and your partner, or lack thereof.


THIS GAME MAY CONTAIN CONTENT THAT IS UNSUITABLE FOR CERTAIN PLAYERS. AS SUCH THERE WILL BE A CONTENT WARNING AT THE BEGINNING OF CHAPTER  ONE, DETAILING THE BELOW:

VIOLENCE.

DESCRIPTIONS OF ANXIETY/PANIC ATTACKS. 

IMAGERY (depictions of monsters) THAT MIGHT BE DISTURBING TO SOME PLAYERS.

FLASHING LIGHTS (epilepsy warning)

PLAYER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

Feel free to drop by my Tumblr if you have any questions, want to follow the game's progress, or just feel like saying hi! I also have a Patreon if you want to support me/the game!

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(131)
Authorvouxie Studio
GenreVisual Novel
Tags2D, Episodic, Fantasy, LGBTQIA, Mystery, Ren'Py, Romance, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour

Install instructions


Due to the fact that I encrypt my code, some antiviruses may detect the game as a dangerous  Trojan virus, including Windows Security. This is a false positive. I'd recommend deleting the version of the game that causes the pop-up and reinstalling, since it's unlikely you'll get the same issue on the same build a second time; however, using the download that causes the pop-up is not going to harm your device.

Download

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TheImmortalKingdom-3.0-mac.zip 236 MB
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TheImmortalKingdom-3.0-pc.zip 273 MB

Development log

Comments

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Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I love the game so far, from everything from the art to the intriguing story. I can't wait to play more, if that's what you're going to do. I hope you're doing okay!

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this has been interesting, but will you continue? since it's been awhile. If you do keep it up:D

I enjoy it <3 can I ask how many chapters you guys plan to make?

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I wish Suyin was romancable , they seem like a great character. Great presentation overall, the portraits and character models are well done. The plot is intriguing and capturing so far. Keep it up. Can't wait for the next episode!

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First of all, it's a masterpice. But when comes the new chapters or are they released only at patreon ?

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Sorry I'm late njvfd No, the new chapters are not posted on Patreon, they'll be posted here when they're ready ^^

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Ok, thanks for answering

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Hi! I didn't know the best way to do this but I wanted to inquire if if it was okay with you to record and post our gameplay of the Immortal Kingdom on YouTube.

Hello! Feel free! I'd honestly love to see it, but there are going to be some big changes to the game with the next update, so just keep that in mind I guess? Thank you for asking ^^

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Your VN immediately sucked me in. Wow.

Do you have a sense of how many chapters will be in the complete VN? If my willpower is strong enough, I might try to hold off on continuing until the VN is finished. That way I can binge it! :D

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Hello and thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

The complete VN will be 15 chapters long with some DLCs planned! If it helps any, I plan on being done with the game by the end of 2022 ^^

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That sounds amazing! :D

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Great job so far! I already fell in love with all of the characters and am looking forward to more in the future!

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this was amazing!! the art was absolutely gorgeous, the writing was fantastic, and i am quite literally in love with all the characters!! the mc is also fun, i love the way they were written!! 

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Did I just create an account to comment? Yes

I am absolutely in love with this game! It's just so captivating and the characters *chef's kiss*. Can't wait for the next chapter!

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Ahhh I shouldn't have downloaded this now I'm addicted asdghjfjhkj I shall end at chapter 2 and only read chapter 3 after 4 is out

I like the art, it's strangely eerie and exciting to see the monster - as in, the dark spirit XD. The characters are beautiful too, and the backgrounds have a matching aura with the story.

Both the character cast and the plot are amazing. Unlike some other VNs that leaves the MC blank for the player to define (not saying that's not good, those are fun in a different way), this one sure has a special MC who should be regarded as another character with their own past and experiences instead of a window for the player to see the story. It's surprisingly intriguing to dig into their own mysteries while investigating the plot, not to mention the LIs each have some unknown pasts themselves. I can't wait for more X).

(sorry about the longass comment btw I'm just too excited

--So, maybe spoilers?--

I'm having some guesses about the storyline. Like, the Mary from the orphanage is definitely someone important, since MC's dream ended before Mary says her name, I'm guessing that she happens to be the very Rowen. Also, the fact that MC used to see the monsters when they were little is worth mentioning too.(don't mind me I could be wrong it's just a instintive guess

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Thank you so much for your kind comment! I'm very happy to see your enjoying the game and the characters and I loves hearing your theory about Mary! Also, you have an incredible amount of self control to wait until Chapter Four's release to play Chapter Three, and for that I commend you scbdh

Rest assured I'm doing my best to make Chapter Four as satisfying as possible, so hopefully when it comes out everyone will have a blast reading it ( •̀ ω •́ )✧

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Yeah I'll definitely read Chapter 4 as soon as it comes out! (already very excited) (and the self control thing...well I ended up playing chapter 3 after some struggling anyway QWQ how can I resist the following content when it's right in my computer?? (gets both frustrated and satisfied after playing) I try this every time with games and novels and always fail XD so I shouldn't accept ur praise, but thanks anyway :P

(PS:if you don't mind, what's a scbdh qwq I'm not so familiar with internet slang as I'm pretty much foreign, and found nothing in the search engines)

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That's just me keysmashing haha! I'm glad you ended up enjoying Chapter Three anyway, dear lenfrey! 

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I just discovered this game a few days ago, and now having played the first three chapters, all I can say is I can't wait for more!

I love the story, and the MC has a real personality and seemingly interesting past. The other characters are so varied in personality and abilities that it will be cool to learn more about them along the way too. 

I thought Milo would be my favorite ( judging by cuteness alone), but I can't resist Atlas, who is so pretty and sweet. 

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I'm glad I finally got the time to play this, it's been delightful so far. I'm excited to see where the mystery goes also Atlas is best boy.

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miss fleur ...... hand in marriage? ..... you'd rather see me die a slow death? that's okay love you babe

I don't know if I already left a comment, but I really enjoyed this game! I really liked the MC and the other characters, even Xander, Suyin, Natasha, MC's family, etc seemed so interesting and added some nice colour to the plot. 

The plot itself is also so interesting. It's some sort of mystery that I can't wait to solve. I have so many questions and I love to play a little detective sometimes.

The fact that the characters present themselves with their pronouns makes me really excited too :)

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I LOOOVED Chapter 3! It was so nice to have more time with the ROs and to learn more about them! I still have my list of ROs to get to know, but Milo just joined my favorites, the cutie. ç-ç ♥♥♥

The way you used the notebook to show us more about the lore was really well done, btw. I loved that the info there complimented the additional info I got from the different routes I played. The dynamic between the mystery investigation and the fantasy world you created makes the setting feels even more original, and the characters made it all even better. I still can't decide which route is my favorite. ♥ hehe

Really well done. I *can't wait* for the next update! ♥♥♥

Thank you so much!! This is such high praise from someone who's created such a good story and world herself!  (^///^) I'm glad you like Milo too! It's nice to see them climbing everyone's ranks this chapter bhvfd

not me downloading this  without realising there's only two chapters then being upset when it ended dsdjhfdjh

honestly this was so good!! the writing was really immersive and i love the characters. will be romancing them all, check. i thought i'd lean towards sohl but honestly milo and fleur are at the top of my list right now. but as i said, i like everyone a lot! they're all super interesting and i want to get to know them better, haha.

also the art and music choices are both great too. can't wait to see more!!

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This game is so interesting!

I look forward to playing through chapter 3! 😁

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Really liking the game. The writing is really interesting and the concept captivating. I found a little bug, when Milo drops mc off their hair briefly disappears. It was quite funny.  Looking forward to more.

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Look forward to this being fixed in the Chapter Three update  ('^▽^)  glad you're enjoying it even if Milo sometimes appears differently than you expect them too bdch

hi, i love the game so far!! i went into it thinking i would be really into milo but im leaning more towards atlas, which is funny. i love when these sort of games surprise you like that lmao. the storyline is very interesting too!

i don't usually comment on games tbh (i'm shy) but i wanted to let you know windows security is giving me like, a pretty serious security warning over this? i'm sure it's not intentional but thought you'd wanna know <3

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So I did a bit of digging and asking, and I'm fairly sure what you're experiencing is a false positive! I'd recommend getting rid of the version that triggered this pop-up and redownloading,  as you probably won't run into this problem a second time with the same build

I'm glad you liked the game so far! Atlas seems to be a favourite from what I can tell (´▽`) 

omg awesome, i figured it was something like that haha tysm <3 good luck w everything!

I can't wait for the next chapter!! Love it soo much :) The art style is uhmazing!!

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I have loved the characters and lore so far ,I can not wait for the full game!

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the way that im literally in love with this game, what the hell. this is such a beautiful and cool game im in genuine awe. i wasnt expecting this game to be one of the most enjoyable games ive played on itch but today is full of surprises. im looking forward to everything, and fleur<3333

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Superb game! The character sprites and cgs are some of the best I've seen so far for a free game and the story is currently A+ even with just two chapters! It's beautiful and intriguing and I can't wait to see it grow :)

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hey just want to let you know that the game cant be download from itch.io app (im on mac)

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I'm so sorry to hear that! I'm not entirely sure why this is an issue, but it could be because of the way I upload TIK updates. Out of curiosity, can you download the game from the itch.io website or is that also impossible? 

yes i can still download it from the website just not from the app ^^

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If you're still wondering if you should download this VN, go for it!

I'm really enjoying TIK. 

The MC is smart and quick-witted, the sprites and CGs are beautiful, and I loved the way the MC interacts with the people around her. She's always trying to get answers, and I adore the fact I always have an option to cut the chase and tell the truth 8D yay. What I liked the most, besides that, is that the magical creatures are also part of this Earth's mythology, so every info we receive is new information, built upon all the info we already have. That makes them feel fresh and well rounded. 

Good job! Can't wait for the next chapter. 8)

hsajhdjh this is so incredibly humbling! To have you, who wrote a game I adore (Love the  Guard, Be the King is fantastic and can't stop reading it) is actually amazing, thank you so so so much!

I'm loving this so much and there's just two chapters! Love the art, the music, the character... lol I just have a lot of love for this.  Can't wait to see more later down the line! 

Thank you so much! Always nice to hear that people are enjoying the game~

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is milo non-binary??

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Yes! Milo is non-binary!

One of my favorite games I've played on itch.io so far! I really love the inclusivity in not only the characters but the player as well! I'm so in love with Inna and Fleur rn lol. I'm gonna have such a hard time choosing between both of them. I'm really looking forward to future updates and I'm for sure going to be playing every chapter!

Thank you so much! The fact that it's your favourite among itch.io games... I'm really really really glad (◠‿◠✿) 

Btw, Inna and Fleur are very good choices if you don't mind me saying! Good luck choosing (and if you can't just play both of them sjhd)

This is goood~ the atmosphere is *chef's kiss* - the  music is chosen perfectly and the art is done really well ( the LI's and everything look so good..i cri. And special props to you for having so many POC characs, it's refreshing). I like how the choices matter and so there's a high replay value already.  Am looking forward to how the mystery unfolds and of course, getting to know the lovely LIs and other characs soon! Goodluck and can't wait for updates! 

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WOW this is like really high praise, thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed the little nuances with the different choices as those were a bit complicated for me to code lol 

Again, just thank you so much  (^▽^)

Inna is female, right?

Inna identifies as a woman, yes! The reason MC doesn't use any specific pronouns for her is because MC isn't aware of how each LI identifies yet