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
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(32 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure, Interactive Fiction
Made withAdobe Photoshop, Ren'Py
TagsComedy, Comics, Female Protagonist, Manga, Narrative, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsMouse, Touchscreen


King of the Cul-de-sac PC Version 1.6 163 MB
King of the Cul-de-sac ANDROID Version 173 MB
King of the Cul-de-sac LINUX Version 1.6 152 MB
King of the Cul-de-sac MAC Version 1.6 147 MB

Install instructions

For the PC Version, extract the Zipped/Compressed folder you've just downloaded.

  1. Double click on the unzipped folder.
  2. Double click on KingoftheCulDeSac.exe

Linux Version:

  1.  Extract the file, and double click on the directory it creates.
  2.  Double click on the .sh file inside
  3.  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.

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steam version gives a missing executable error

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thx gonna try later

also i wish i could make stuff that is as BEAUTIFUL as that art style


I just finished King of the Cul-De-Dac!!!!!! It was awesome :) Everyone please give this game a try the visuals are amazing and the game play is so fun! (ps the secret ending is worth it!!!)


I love this game so much.  Haven’t gotten all the ending yet, but I’m working on it.

I’ve been trying to find VN’s that are less manga/anime in style, and more like this.

Between the story and art style, can’t imagine I’d find a visual novel more satisfying than King of the Cul-De-Sac.

Found this through your youtube, stayed for the games.


This game has so many animated graphics! Story plot very creative and I like the mini games and choices to be made. Not easy to get 100% completion of the game though. And I thought the heroine is more like a male looking kid? Haha. Other than that it's really a great game made by solo. Thank you so much for making this game!! 


This game is awesome. The music's awesome, the style's awesome the gameplay is awesome. I can't wait to explore every route!


great music and funny moments this game is fucking great


I loved this game! It really shows what's possible with the Renpy engine and the story with its character dynamics was super charming.  :D The sheer amount of art in this is nothing short of impressive, I can only imagine how much work went into it.


Incredibly innovative! Awesome example for anyone wondering if they should get into Ren'Py :D

when I minimize the screen it turns black the game does not see anything only black but I can listen to music

Pretty interesting game I had a little bit of fun overall and it made me laugh with its hilarious moments. I played this in a random games and I enjoyed it overall 


I absolutely loved it. The art, the story. I only played it one time around, eventually I'll have to do it over and see what these other endings are like. 

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! 

You can watch the video here:

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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! 


No problem!

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.

Awesome! Thanks

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!!





HIIIIIIIIIIIIII, thanks for the cool game!


hell yeah super into this concept


So this was hilarious. I REALLY don't know what else to say but that. Hilarious, and with an adorable art style to boot. Karah is a firecracker, and I wanna see more of her adventures soon.

I'm glad you liked it!  I gave the video a watch and a like!

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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!

Thanks really apreciated brother its means a lot!!


Looking like this is gonna be a great game!

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!

Thank you and hope to play the full game sooner than later. 


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.

Ah, thanks for explaining, live and learn. :) And thank you for checking out my channel.. there are many many hours to spend there. :)


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.

Thanks, Dude!


I loved your demo! Can't wait for the full release :))

Thank you!