Originally published at: Path to Knighthood—Enter a magical world of knights and dragons! - Choice of Games LLC
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Path to Knighthood is a 250,000-word interactive fantasy novel written by Ian Lai, 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.
This game depicts a classic story in a new way. A brave and dashing knight on the back of a white horse, rushing headlong to slay the dragon and come to the rescue of the beautiful princess – that is how the books usually tell the tale. Here, those childhood stories are darker and more realistic, intertwined with the complexity of humanity.
- Play as male or female, straight or gay.
- Triumph over your opponents in the tournament.
- Save a damsel in distress? You bet!
- Learn about humanity in the lands conquered by the godlike creature.
- Allow vengeance—or end the cycle of hatred.
- Investigate a murder and be the detective of the day.
- Discover yourself while undercover in the dragon cult.
- Confess the truth—or hide it.
- Slay the dragon—or be exterminated by the all-consuming flames.
- Face your own sins—look into your heart and confront your true motives.
If you wish for a happy ending, you will have to fight for it!
Path to Knighthood is 30% off until September 14th!
Ian 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.
Ahh! This looks so cool! Can’t wait to read it!
Tried the demo and the Passerby who stops the robber has several sex changes when I meet them
Just checked the code. The love variable is not coded right “love 1” is for female attraction but the with passerby interaction the code has “if love != 1” for the female one and “if love = 1” for male
Seconding this. Some of the text surrounding Ike/Ingrid is hard coded to refer to them as female, so if you play as interested in men only it leads to swapping back and forth.
Facing an error where “Ingrid” was identified as a man upon introduction.
I picked women and still got this confusing situation
The section before referred to Ingrid as the most beautiful man I’d ever seen as well.
I’m also getting the same issue with Ingrid being identified as a man when they first appear. To make it even more confusing, on the next page after they show up, it says: “She reaches out a hand, the young man introducing herself warmly.” It seems it’s using the correct pronouns, but incorrect identifiers outside of pronouns.
Shouldn’t the Ingrid error been sorted out in beta? Seems to be a obvious error if it occurs in all playthroughs.
Oh wait is it already out? Wonder if it would been better to delay and check errors, wonder if there are some more later in story
The issue with Ingrid is present in tournament as well. Probably should check all the variables used in story as a comment said above.
The game has been patched, and this issue should be resolved now.
Wow. I was just playing the game and encountering the same issue. Closed out of the game to come on here and see what’s up and saw your comment about it being patched, and sure enough, I open steam again and see it automatically downloaded and installed the patch in the time it took me to read all this. That might be the fastest patch release I’ve ever seen.
I have a question about the content warning. Is it the setting or the game itself that is “deeply and pervasively misogynistic”?
I was also coming here to check kinda related to this. I don’t mind either way but there was another IF that had a similar statement and was not really a great game, was hoping to get a review /some opinions of those who read this
The game forces me to be gay even though I didn’t choose that option during the interaction with Riley it says even though I don’t like woman.
If you can, send an email to email@example.com with more detail. May be a bug may just be vague flavor text/writing.
Is it mandatory to kill the dragon?
Ayyy nice little knight game. Played the beta and it was fun, gonna try full game later today. Congrats on the release!
Also side note great art for the cover and chapter covers. They’re great.
ameno how unlock this sword i see this game coding
I honestly haven’t really seen anything like that so far. There was a bit in the beginning where the game basically said that in this world men were traditionally knights and women had to work extra hard to prove themselves in order to also be knights, but then hasn’t really shown any actual examples of that. It gives this short explanation of this “misogyny” then basically moves on like it never happened.
Also there are some weird inconsistencies with certain elements of this world. It’s supposed to be a medieval fantasy world, but there are streetlights on busy streets. It was odd, but I ran with it. However, I just read a part about a woman wearing a track suit and sunglasses and I’m just so confused. 90% of the game is traditional medieval fantasy, but there little elements here and there of modern life that completely throw me off.
Streetlights could be lamps, I suppose (I don’t think public street lamps were a thing until the modern era - Benjamin Franklin was fascinated by them - but whatever) - but a track suit and sunglasses?! Yikes.