Life as a Lich—Experience undeath as a powerful necromancer!

Originally published at: https://www.choiceofgames.com/2024/07/life-as-a-lich-experience-undeath-as-a-powerful-necromancer/

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You awake as an undead lich after performing a powerful ritual and will have to recruit undead minions and manage your underworld domains, exploring to discover the dark secrets within them and travel to other planes of existence to interact with fellow immortals. You will have to carefully balance the pursuit of your research of new spells, the logistical challenges of managing large numbers of undead minions and cultists, and the threats originating from your own world and other planes of existence.

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You awake as an undead lich after performing a powerful ritual and will have to recruit undead minions and manage your underworld domains, exploring to discover the dark secrets within them and travel to other planes of existence to interact with fellow immortals. You will have to carefully balance the pursuit of your research of new spells, the logistical challenges of managing large numbers of undead minions and cultists, and the threats originating from your own world and other planes of existence.

Life as a Lich is a 207,000 word interactive novel by Adrao, 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. It is a sequel to both one of the endings of Tokyo Wizard and one of the endings of Raiders of the Icepeak Mountains, or it can be played as a standalone game by creating a new character.

Embrace being a lich, living an immortal life to research powerful spells and manage your underworld domains and minions. Will you dedicate yourself to the research on how to become a demigod and abandon your skeletal form? Or will you decide that life as an undead is not something for you, and seek to reincarnate yourself into a mortal form? Are you an evil lich, seeking to kill and enslave all in your path, or a benevolent necromancer trying to help those who worship you? Is companionship and love something that you seek in undeath, or will solitude and the search for power fill your soul?

  • Import your character from either Tokyo Wizard or Raiders of the Icepeak Mountains, or make a new character in either modern-day Japan or a fantasy world.
  • Learn or research over 50 unique spells.
  • Explore and expand your underworld domains, or travel to different planes of existence.
  • Raise large undead armies, composed of a mixture of skeletons, zombies, ghouls, necrodragons, golems…or even form a rat army!
  • Battle or befriend an array of different creatures, including demons from other planes and demigods!
  • Try several different difficulty settings. Start as a mighty lich on “Very Easy”, or struggle to overcome the challenges in “Impossible” mode!
  • Manage your underworld domains, allocating your minions to various tasks to develop your economy…or focus on the story!
  • Play as male, female, or nonbinary, and romance other undead!
  • Enjoy a variety of different game paths and stories, with multiple side missions and endings.

Experience undeath as a powerful necromancer!

Adrao 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.

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Glad to see this released @adrao!

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FINALLY. Congratulations on the release @adrao. This is gonna be great.

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The fact that I can raise a Rat Army instantly sold me on the game

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Congratulations @adrao! This is a great game and I’m thrilled to see it out in the world!

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bought

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This title is not showing up in either Choice of Games or Hosted Games Omnibus, I have the Apple version

Correction
It just showed up so you may have to close the app a few times

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Congratulations on the release! Another good quality work of yours out of the oven!

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Happy to see the game was released, congrats!

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Congratulations, @adrao! I hope you’re having a great day and can do something nice to celebrate!

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Congratulations, Adrao!
Raiders of the Icepeak Mountains drew me into your fandom, and there was no question whether I’d be buying this today.
Love your work.

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Congrats @adrao! So glad to see this out!

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Thanks everybody! I’m really happy that this one is out, and I cannot thank enough everybody who contributed to the game! This started as a DLC for Tokyo Wizard, and through countless suggestions grew into this sequel for both that game and Raiders of Icepeak Mountains

I keep repeating that I owe so much to my playtesters, but it is really true.

:slight_smile:

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Anyone else getting an error code when trying to cast the raise hero spell on Nanko? I’ve had to restart my whole game from the beginning twice

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Congrats @adrao! The variety of spells and endings made this a lot of fun to play! :rat:

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Hey, I think I found a bug, when I used the raise ghouls 8, with my necromancy at 94 and magic theory at 86% both my mind and body have gone straight to 1, my mind was at 90 and my body was at 50 and something, I know it would have a impact on both but not like this. If I’m not mistaken it was supposed to take -20% of both with my stats

Ps: for reference I used 1 cheat code for mind in the Tokyo wizard (transfered file), I don’t know if it matters, just saying

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