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The Crown of Leaves

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Game Information

Available on:PCNov 26, 2018

Developers: Lingrimm, Natalie De Corsair

Publisher: thebrokenhorn

Genre: Adventure

The Crown of Leaves is a hybrid of non-kinetic visual novel and point-n-click adventure, that will tell you a story about mysticism, riddles, constellations, anthro, beasts and ghosts!

Three chapters are planned for release; The first chapter has already been released - and it's here.

Every illustration, sprite, background and animation was made by the developers themselves. Most of the game music is also exclusive, and it was composed specially for the Crown. There are only four people that work on the game and non of them is professional in game development or programming. This is our first game.

PLOT
Roui, a resilient city dandy, a half-educated jeweler and the author of scientific magic articles, dealt with a colossal failure and had to return to his homeland: Latori. Science isn't a thing here, and local shoddy mystical beliefs are really irritating and dejecting to Roui. He dreams to return to his old life... But how can it be possible if you have no money? One day, a prosperous local baron commissioned him for a bracelet, a gift for his lovely bride. Roui, in need of the extra coin, graciously accepted the order... But not long afterward he faced a new problem - the Mad Rook, a legendary and mysterious spirit, began to meddle in the lives of the locals, including Roui's. This spirit, an entity that plays tricks on mortals once a year, is possessed with strange magic and a dark sense of humor. Roui had no choice - he decided to gather information about the Mad Rook to find out who he really is!

Despite all the strangeness of the story, everyone can find something parallel to their everyday life and see themselves in one of the characters. This story will capture you and won't let you go until the very end. Turn your mind inside out through a twisted way!

SETTING
Where is it set?
The setting is a fictional world called Shang-La, a world of mixed cultures and eras, and home to various strange creatures. This is a place of old magic and new ideas, where science works together with mysticism. You can find glasses and phones, electricity and radio here, but no guns or television. The inhabitants of this world still fight with swords. The continent they live in is surrounded by the boundless ocean. The Sun and the Moon take turns alternating in the sky, and the stars are made of metal and hiding tons of secrets in them.

Who are the Sahash?
Sahash are the second intelligent race in Shang-La, alongside humans. They are divided into five nations, differing from each other by their physicality, shape of their horns, and muzzles. Every nation has its own unique traditions and culture: ranging from habits, religion, law, and even tastes in fashion and food.
Despite the complicated relationships between these ethnic groups of Sahash, as a whole they get along with humankind, and even try to emulate them in spite of their more animalistic nature.

KEY FEATURES

Communicate with multiple characters, forge friendships, and make bitter enemies.

Collect and craft items!

Explore the world of Shang-La and meet unusual creatures, animals, spirits, and ghosts.

Choose who you wish to become - the hero or the villain.

Search for hidden clues to learn more about the game characters and plot!

IN OUR GAME YOU WILL FIND:

Animated sprites

An original, richly-crafted world with intriguing concepts

Atmospheric OST

A few episodes of the game

Plot twists!
The Crown of Leaves official intro (ENG sub) thumbnail

The Crown of Leaves official intro (ENG sub)

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The Crown of Leaves, trailer

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Reviews

Gamers Heroes

4 / 10
Casey Scheld

The Crown of Leaves is a disjointed visual novel that lacks consistency, and its anthropomorphic animals will only appeal to a select few. The end result is something that feels more like fanfiction than a fully fledged tale.

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