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Last One Standing: Royal Massacre
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Welcome to the Royal Competition of Death!
Last One Standing: Royal Massacre is a psychological horror/murder mystery visual novel about fifteen unconnected Russian teenagers who wake up one day to find themselves trapped inside of a castle, with no explanation as to how or why they're there. However, shortly after they all unite, they encounter a mysterious man with dark intentions. Introducing himself only as "the King of the Competition," only then does he explain his plans: to host the Royal Competition of Death, a competition in which the aforementioned group will be forced to murder each other to escape.
"Only one may remain..."
Kostya Evanoff, a regular high school student, is horrified to wake up one day and find himself in a pitch-black room, completely unlike anything he's ever seen before. However, this is hardly the beginning of his nightmare... As he leaves this mysterious area, he only continues to find more and more puzzling sights, but none of it compares to the shock of realizing where, exactly, he is: a castle, perfectly decorated and maintained, in modern-day Russia.
Of course, though, he quickly finds he's not alone here. With him are fourteen other strangers, all around his age and without any connection to each other... or any idea what is going on. That is, until they meet the final person, an unusual man who introduces himself as "the King of the Competition," and though this title sparks confusion at first, they soon learn what, exactly, he has planned for them: the Royal Competition of Death, a murder competition where the only way to win is to be the last person left alive.
Without knowing anything about his location, or about the King and the enigmatic organization he claims to have control over, Kostya is left with far too many questions, not a single answer, and no means of returning to his normal life. All he can hope for is that no one else will dare to start this Royal Competition, but it seems that's far too much to ask...
Who will be the last one standing?
Though this is a visual novel, we do try to make it as interactive as we can. Through dialogue options, menu choices, and floor maps, the player is given control of the protagonist, Kostya, in many ways, and is granted freedom to choose their own responses on many occasions, as well as where they would like to go and who they engage with. The prologue largely contains just maps and exploration functions, with dialogue options scattered throughout, but several new features, such as the Intermission events, are introduced in the first chapter.
The conference, however, is even more engaging. Serving as a debate in which the player must draw a conclusion about the events of the game leading up to that point, it is filled with different dialogue choices, memory tests, typing prompts, and minigames of all sorts. The types vary between situations and chapters, but the entire part functions on a point-based system, through which the player can also get a game over, forcing them to begin again from their most recent save.
That being said, despite this, the game follows a completely linear story. As in, though the player has freedom to make decisions and impact minor events, the overall results will be, in most senses, the same. There are many opportunities to take control, to choose where to go and what to do, so though they may not be too significant in the grand scheme of things, they create a more open and interactive environment for the player.
Language Options/Варианты языка
To switch the language, go to the main menu, select Preferences, then go to the Language menu and click your preferred language.
This game contains:
-Depictions/descriptions of death and murder
-Graphic displays of violence
-Excessive strong language
-Frequent references to sensitive topics such as death and suicide
-Infrequent sexual references
Play at your own risk.
The Royal Court
Crimson Sugar Studio Team Members
Mist - coding, music, writing, plot, character design & creation
Dani - character art, background art, writing, plot, character design & creation
BlindedByJustice - Russian language translator
Studio Twitter - @crimsonsugarstd
Mist's Twitter - @_shatteredmist_
Dani's Twitter - @danisdigitalart
Email - email@example.com
(If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to reach out to us through any of the methods listed.)
If you are playing this game for the first time, we STRONGLY suggest that you refrain from looking through the game files, specifically the image files. They may contain MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS, which we advise you to avoid until you have completed all that is available of the game.
Also, this project is not based on or in any way related to the Danganronpa franchise. We did derive some inspiration from it, but only for the general concept, and no other similarities were intentional.
Finally, a minor disclaimer. While we own all of the characters and story elements, we do not claim ownership to the works and subjects referred to within this material. None of the real-world companies, products, and establishments mentioned throughout the project belong to us, and we have no association with the production or management of them.
- Last One Standing: Royal Massacre v3.1.0Jun 05, 2021
- Last One Standing: Royal Massacre Chapter 1 Complete!May 15, 2021
- Last One Standing Bug Fixes and Russian Translation!Dec 17, 2020
- Last One Standing Chapter 1 Part One Out Now!Nov 29, 2020
- Updates To Last One Standing Game PageOct 06, 2020
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Really well written and the art is enjoyable! Clearly a lot of work went into this and the characters are have rlly fun and unique designs! Highkey would recommend, it was a blast playing!
Love the pacing of the story and character design. The soundtrack is also fitting! You clearly put a lot of effort into this game! 10/10 reccomend