King of the Cul-De-Sac
A downloadable Visual Novel for Android
The KING OF THE CUL-DE-SAC is the title given to the strongest, toughest kid on the block, who rules the circle of suburban homes in the manner they see fit. With Karah’s brother moving to college, she assumes she’s next in line for the throne, but quickly realizes the other contenders for the crown will have to be convinced - with her FISTS!
King of the Cul-De-Sac is an interactive graphic novel that uses comics, prose, games, and music to immerse and amuse readers, while branching story paths bring them back again and again!
- 6 Different Ending Chapters!
- RPG-style Boss Battles!
- Minigames and simple puzzles!
- (a secret 7th true ending chapter but don't tell anyone shhh)
|Release date||Sep 24, 2020|
|Genre||Visual Novel, Adventure, Interactive Fiction|
|Made with||Ren'Py, Adobe Photoshop|
|Tags||2D, Comedy, Comics, Female Protagonist, Manga, Multiple Endings, Singleplayer, Story Rich|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
For the PC Version, extract the Zipped/Compressed folder you've just downloaded.
- Double click on the unzipped folder.
- Double click on KingoftheCulDeSac.exe
- Extract the file, and double click on the directory it creates.
- Double click on the .sh file inside
- If it gives you a code listing instead of the game, right click and select Permissions, and make sure the "Execute: Only Owner" function is selected. Try the .sh file again.
Also available on
- KotC 1.6 UpdateDec 08, 2020
- King of the Cul-de-sac Official Release!Sep 24, 2020
- Final Bug Squashed????Sep 12, 2020
- KotC Beta 1.5 Update - Android Build FixedAug 25, 2020
- Open Beta, baby!Aug 24, 2020
- March 24th ProgressMar 25, 2019
- March 10th Progress UpdateMar 11, 2019
- February 24th Weekly UpdateFeb 25, 2019
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We really enjoyed playing & discussing KING OF THE CUL-DE-SAC on Indie Game Club (it’s like a book club for indie games)! Special thanks to the developer for joining us LIVE in the chat!
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By just the look of the images you put on the description, I know that this will be a good visual novel, and turns out I was right.
It was over the top, comic book like, action packed interactive novel. It really makes me feel like I'm seeing a scene from a comic book, which is amazing. The non standard way (the basic look) of the interactive/visual novel design also makes it more interesting and have it owns vibe. Totally enjoyable.
Just finished playing, and we have to say, we had a lot of fun! The art and style of the game look so professional, you'd never guess it's an indie game! Plus, the fact that it was made with an engine like Ren'Py makes that all the more impressive!
The plot and characters are cute and entertaining, as well as creative (we especially liked Bram), and overall, this was very enjoyable! 10/10 would recommend.
I'm playing on android and it looks like it didn't size correctly or something? The speech is off-center in the bubbles and the bottom third is covered in a weird dark bar that makes the text hard to read.
Hm - I've been using an emulator on my computer for the android build. Let me get the apk, and test it on my phone.
Thanks for letting me know! I'll try to fix it as fast as possible!
And now it went from the NASCAR Eagle back to Bram saying "Thanks Karah" and then skipped to chapter 4, to the alien pyramid?
Gonna write that one down as well, but I think I know what the problem is - I had to create a really hacky solution to fix another problem the cropped up late in development, and long story short, there are now large invisible buttons that persistently stay on the screen whenever I forgot to manually dismiss them.
Again, thanks for giving me the heads up on these bugs!
Hi! Can i ask you if this game will ever released?
Yup! Finished the art for the last chapter just a couple days ago. Fingers crossed, I should have an Open Beta release by mid-August.
P.S.: If you find the same question on Steam, it's just me
P.P.S.: I added some tags on the Steam page, because i found this game checking all the game in the store, but the other people aren't Asperger like me... XD
Wow! So impressed with every aspect of this (demo) game. Can hardly believe this was made with Renpy as every part of the game's interface has been customized. The art style, the presentation, the storytelling feel light years beyond your typical Visual Novel. More like a playable comic. It's so refreshing to see someone push what is possible in this genre and really create something new and fresh. The character of Karah is hilarious, expressive and just the best!
Can't wait for the final game release!!
hell yeah super into this concept
I really enjoy story of this game!! Really fantastic game keep up the good work dev you guys are doing great!! Here is my full Review of the game!! please support your boi for making more content
Gave it a watch and a like for ya boi!
OMG you found a bug I thought I squashed this morning! Sorry!!! Great vid though, gave it a like!
Thank you! And I made a bit of a hash of the lets play video so probably didn't quite do it justice Haha But I will do a full play-through as soon as the full game goes live, it looks like it's going to be a great game!
Made a video
Love it! Gave it a like and subscribed!
Funny and a little disturbing, looking forward to the full release. The haunted house family is... something else. :)
Thanks! I watched and liked the vid, and I'm going through the rest of your channel now too. FYI, your "weenis" is the flap of skin on your elbow, but it's a word that sounds like something more obscene, so kids love saying it once they learn it, until they're old enough to do adult swears.
I can't say enough positive things about this. From the title to the nuances in the animation and text, it's hilarious from start to finish. It feels very cinematic, with perfect composed scenes and an engaging story. It was well worth my time and I really can't wait to see more.
I loved your demo! Can't wait for the full release :))