A Crown of Sorcery and Steel

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About this game

Will you overthrow the queen and her clockwork iron army, or join her as a spy? The relics you recover from the elven dungeon will change the course of history!

“A Crown of Sorcery and Steel” is a 450,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Josh Labelle. It’s entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

For centuries, the kingdom of Kanda has been at war with Queen Nidana and her infernal clockwork machines. Each day, further reaches of the kingdom fall under her boot, overwhelmed by her enchanted army of iron constructs.

You’re an adventurer, caught in the middle of a war that began before you were born. Perhaps you’re an elf from the Sanctuaries to the west, which the queen’s machines long ago burned to the ground. Maybe you come from Ridgebank, one of the last human strongholds. Wherever you’re from, now you make your living helping people, plundering dungeons, or following the coin wherever it leads you.

It’s not long before you’re invited to join the resistance, recovering ancient elven artifacts from the sunken elven library. These artifacts could turn the tide of war, defeating the dark empress, or crushing the resistance. But will you lead the resistance to glory, or ally with the queen and snuff it out?

• Play as male, female, nonbinary; gay, straight, bi, asexual, or poly. Or choose among the genders of the elven, dwarven, and orc cultures.
• Explore the realm as a human, elf, dwarf, or orc, with four distinct backgrounds that change your adventure.
• Wield a sword, master magic, or disarm traps as you travel Kanda, a fantasy kingdom struggling against a brutal occupation.
• Battle side by side with a party of fighters, spellslingers, and rogues.
• Broker peace between the human cities and the dwarven mining colonies, or side with the dwarves and take control of the mountains.
• Delve lost ruins to uncover ancient elven artifacts, and restore the elves to their former glory... or sell the artifacts off to the highest bidders.
• Navigate palace intrigue in the orc empire, and decide who should take the throne.
• Turn against the resistance and become the queen’s best-loved spy to experience another side of the story.
• Romance a human resistance leader, an elven Scribe, a dwarven bard, an exiled orc prince, a halfling thief... or the dark queen herself.

Will you unite the realm and end the queen’s reign of terror, or rule by her side?

The following music was used for the game's trailer:
Music: The Enemy by Alexander Nakarada
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4962-the-enemy
License (CC BY 4.0):
Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/
Updated on
Sep 10, 2023

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This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

94 reviews
October 30, 2022
This is an excellent release. The story is engaging and has many ways to play. You aren't forced to be good or railroaded into a specific build. The choices are mostly meaningful and affect relationships throughout the story. If I had one complaint, it would be that the ending is too easy since the final skill check, despite being high, doesn't seem to matter aside from a bit of different phrasing rather than changing the outcome.
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June 6, 2023
Long journey with a memorable cast and relationships matter, your choices determining your party. The romances are inconsistent though. Loved Khattya's, was kinda turned off by the queen's. Game has a ton of charm and had fun all the way through, but I wish it had a checkpoint system. I think I messed something up near the end that prevented me from a more ideal ending, and I don't really want to replay the whole thing again just for that.
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Socially Undead
October 31, 2022
I had a lot of fun though I had a few gripes. The characters are lovable and distinct and there's definitely different endings. However, after a few playthrough I noticed how little some of my choices mattered. It railroads you a bit through part of the story and some of the relationships between characters feel like they should have been fleshed out a bit more before romancing. Still, fun game and worth it's price on sale!
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