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Ruler by Default

Status Updates

2016-06-03: item has been marked as Incompatable
2016-06-04: item has been marked as Compatable
2018-04-15: status changed from 'Greenlit' to 'Released'


Ruler by Default is a fantasy life simulation with dating elements, played from the perspective of a 21 year old male who is inadvertently summoned to another dimension and subsequently crowned successor to an evil overlord after an unexpected twist of events.

Dimensional rifts don't just pop up every day, and forecasts predict you have roughly exactly 100 weeks before you can even think about going home, so you may as well get comfortable. As the overlord it will be up to you to carefully manage your schedule and build relationships with those around you, and perhaps even put the moves on some cross dimensional cuties.


The gameplay of Ruler by Default is split into two main parts: scheduled activities and events. (Note: All images seen here are early prototypes, and likely to be adjusted and improved over the course of development)

Scheduled Activities
With the next ride home 100 weeks away, you've got a lot of time to burn, and it's up to you how to spend it. Each week you can set out a schedule for yourself, filling your time with activities such as learning magic, studying the history of the land, blatantly shirking your duties, and more.

Each activity will be accompanied by a fun mini clip of you performing your selected task, and will also modify one or more of your stats according to what you were doing. Your stats will weigh in on what events you encounter as well as how you will be remembered by your subjects when your reign concludes.

Events and Romance
Along your journey, you will encounter four lovely ladies, each with her own personality, preferences, and profession. Throughout your day to day scheduled activities, you will occasionally encounter special events, some random, some triggered, in which you get the chance to socialize with the girls and develop (or destroy) your relationships with them.

Feature Overview

  • An awesome activity scheduling system
  • 5+ Fun filled activities to pass the time (complete with mini animations)
  • 12+ Romantic (and not so romantic) endings
  • 20+ Ruling style endings to discover
  • 30+ Event CGs
  • 80+ Events
  • Check out our kickstarter to see the awesome extras we will add if we exceed our funding goal!

Our game's now also on Kickstarter:
Thank you!