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Slay The Princess (2023) is a narrative game that flips the familiar Slay the Dragon, Save the Princess story in a horror direction. Play involves exploring the world and making choices you hope will kill the princess, however, both she and the narrator persuade you to take wrong turns. It's a simple challenge that seems immediately within reach, but with nothing more than conversation stopping you, it becomes more difficult than it first appears.

You set out on a path in the woods. At the end of that path, you see a cabin. In the basement of that cabin is a princess. Your mission is simple, kill the princess or the world will end. However, she can (and will) do everything in her power to stop you. Charm you, lie to you or even promise you your heart's desire.

With the voice of the narrator and the princess vying for your attention, you have to decide who to trust (or, perhaps neither of them). Decision by decision you work towards killing her, but you soon find unexpected twists and turns. It's not until you fail and try again that you see just how branching and different each route through the story can be. In many ways it's not a branching narrative game at all, it's more of a memorable horror story.

The result is a perfectly simple horror game, with a suspiciously simple premise. It's unnerving and intriguing through its well-voiced characters and sketched art style that changes to match your choices and progress.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Slay The Princess 8 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Communication and Narrative game with Adventure elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 18.

The developers state that this "is a horror game, and it is not intended for children or those easily disturbed. If suicide is a significantly triggering topic for you, we suggest you take care of yourself while playing the game, or for you to possibly avoid playing it."

The game includes mild nudity; realistic depictions of mutilation; disembowelment; and realistic depictions of knife wounds. It also includes jumpscares, decapitation, gore, forced suicide and realistic depictions of graphic violence. You can find a full list of what the game includes on the developers content warning page.

Skill Level

16+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

CostsCosts

Slay The Princess usually costs £14.99.
 

Slay The Princess

Steam Store PC £14.99
Steam Store Mac £14.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/10/2023

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 16+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Narrative and Adventure

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Black Tabby Games (@BlackTabbyGames)


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