Daria: A Kingdom Simulator—A strategic kingdom resource management game

Originally published at: https://www.choiceofgames.com/2024/04/daria-a-kingdom-simulator-a-strategic-kingdom-resource-management-game/

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Step into a richly detailed world where your dreams of ruling a thriving kingdom become a reality. This captivating resource management game seamlessly blends storytelling with strategic gameplay. Begin your journey with no more than a vision and gradually shape the destiny of a nation. 

Daria: A Kingdom Simulator is an epic 125,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Mike Walter, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Your kingdom doesn’t exist in isolation. You’ll navigate a dynamic world with rival kingdoms, diplomatic intricacies, and the ever-present possibility of warfare or subjugation as you strive to craft a lasting legacy.  The heart of the game lies in its complex yet accessible battle system. 

  • Play as male, female, or nonbinary.
  • Return to the Lucidverse and be a part of the history of Daria.
  • Play in Easy, Normal, or Hard modes, where each difficulty affects many aspects of play.
  • Make use of a fully-functioning encyclopedia of game concepts to aid you.
  • Enjoy an endless arena-style, tournament mode for you and your heroes to train in battle.
  • Specialize as a virtuous or malevolent cleric, a formidable fighter, or a spell-casting wizard.
  • Create noble offices, embark on grand building projects, and manage your subjects to help your nation grow.
  • Use battle strategy and troop composition to defeat other nations—or negotiate with them using your diplomatic skills.
  • Equip your ruler with the most recently acquired weapons and armor.
  • Find and collect ten heroes to join you, including an elven huntress, a dwarven prince, a halfling weapons-master, the Archmage of the Academy of Wizards, the Bishop of the Holy Four, and many others.

Are you ready to take the throne and shape the fate of Daria?

Mike developed this game using ChoiceScript, a simple programming language for writing multiple-choice interactive novels like these. Writing games with ChoiceScript is easy and fun, even for authors with no programming experience. Write your own game and Hosted Games will publish it for you, giving you a share of the revenue your game produces.


@Lucid Congrats on breaking your own record as the most published author here! Truly one of the most accomplished CS coders there’s ever been.


Massive congratulations on the release, @Lucid! I hope you’ve had a great time making it and that you have a chance to celebrate this achievement!


Congratulations! The Lucidverse was birthed with Paradox Factor, and I’m glad that it’s still humming!


Very happy to see this release, congrats!


Great game. Unfortunately my gane has been erased twice because of an update. I had over 100 in game days of progress bith times & have to start from the very beginning because I had my phone on the charger. Please fix this issue! It is very discouraging after putting so much work only to come back to the game and have to start all over from the first chapter.


Just curious what the updates entail and if any extra actions are being added if they make sense or if we might see some extra classes or special races. Like maybe a Troll hero lol

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Also thanks for the awesome release this is better than most games even with graphics.

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Life of a Wizard, I think – which was also the first CS game to use achievements, before that was integrated into the language. I love Paradox Factor even more, but LotW was terrific fun and pushed the envelope in more widely influential ways.

Congrats Lucid!


Yes, the update erasing is an issue. Unfortunately, there’s nothing I can do on my end except limit the number of updates.

Just fixes. I don’t intend to add anymore features at this time, although a troll hero would be cool.


I just want to make sure before the sale ends. There are no ROs in this game, correct? I’ve always enjoyed Mike Walter’s books, especially the ROs he writes. Unfortunately though, I don’t like reading books that don’t have ROs.

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I didnt get the reports, but i think there is a bug where 2

wizards fight to death and you are supposed to get 20 exotic goods. It sers you to negative 20 exotic goods inst3ad.

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Correct. No romance in this one.

On the list. Thanks!

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Battles kind of knock the wind out of me. You can have numerical, quality and power ratings above the enemy and still lose half your army then have to start all over makes warfare or just being raided a pain constantly starting from scratch

What difficulty are you playing on? I don’t find it that tiring.


Found a slight problem. I can’t advance in quest because I didn’t meet the leader of the mountains and I already wiped them out making doing so impossible (I think)

We had tested that. It should work.

What does it say at camp?

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I know a lot of people are upset about the updates wiping their games, but I have been waiting until the update next comes to start again. Is it being held so people dont lose the saved games or was it sneaky updated?

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