Emperor Syndrome: The Beginning (WIP)

regular updates next month! Things are not going to well irl for me rn so I’ve been held up I apologize.


Small notice! I was play testing the game today and there is an error when picking the manji symbol kimono at the Red Lotus Festival! Don’t pick that option until I come back with an update that its been fixed either here, on the discord section, just go to roles and click emperor symdrome access, or on the emperor syndrome tumblr! I am unable to update anything right now! Next month regular updates I promise! For now extra info and gang tidbits will be on the tumblr and the discord!

I will fix the error as soon as I can!

I appreciate all you guys! Everyone who likes what I have so far you are the best! This game is a passion project of mine and I will not rest even when I don’t have access to fix anything sometimes, I will not stop until it reaches completion!

Edit: I’ll be back As soon as I can! Things have been pushed back and I have no longer have a set date!. Financial issues are making things hard right now but I will be back!


YES! Really looking forward to more modern fantasies I am starved of a good one. Looking forward to this development. BTW, is this the only forum you update or do you also post on the subreddit r/indiegamedevforum?

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I didn’t know that existed, I only post here, the tumblr and my company discord, I only really use reddit for the community I created around my yaoi manga project in another account so I had no idea there was an indie game dev forum, I will have to check it out. I’ll be under the name The Yaoi Empire.

I won’t be back in full capacity until November at the latest! To my patron, as there is only one for this project, your lore stories will arrive in bulk ASAP! I’m working on the first few every chance I get which is not that often, but I’ll be here as soon as I can with more updates and bug fixes!


Small update! I’ve played through the red lotus flashback scene with the kimono and the error has been fixed! I did a little editing, but I don’t have internet access much right now so I did what I could! I am unable to see if the stats menu is affected right now, so someone pick the manji kimono and try to go to the personal stats page! Let me know if it works!


I personally still got the error. This is what it said:

chp1nextdaymale line 611: Non-existent variable ‘leadership’

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Ok thank you! it’s not showing up for me when I try to get the error again, I’ll be able to work on it tonight.

weird thing is I created the variable for leadership…hm… the rare time I have will be dedicated to fixing this error.

UPDATE: I have updated past the Lovely Dolls intro scene! You now get to sit down and talk to Kaya for a while until The Grendel shows up. No choices in this interaction because I don’t have time to implement any, that and it wouldn’t fit this situation. Most of my updates will be narrative! Choice will play a huge factor soon. I tried to fix the leadership error, let me know if it worked!


This has officially become Modern Fantasy! I’m really feeling supernatural delinquent vibes with my recent update so I think that will be the path I take.

UPDATE: NEW SCENE! New Scene in the prologue! introduced the first of the cops! Totaro Rinaki and Shinjii Kiorisa, last names first. I felt adding them in the prologue would add something, a bit more depth to the story. Even though it’s just a glimpse at them I still thought it would be nice.

I won’t be able to majorly update again for a few months, so please enjoy what little I can provide.


future major/minor updates:

clothing option list
custom clothing
extra school courtyard after fight scene from Lil Whale and Killer Shark perspectives.