THE REIGN OF KING JANTE
PLAYABLE GAME DEMO || UNITY (C#), PC, 2019
King Jante has spiralled his people into deep despair.
You - a young hero full of ambition and will to do good - find yourself trapped in this dark land, where no one welcomes you, and everyone would rather see you suffer.
Your only way out is to build your strength and to face Jante himself.
Behold: The Laws of the King:
You're not to think you are anything special.
You're not to think you are as good as we are.
You're not to think you are smarter than we are.
You're not to imagine yourself better than we are.
You're not to think you know more than we do.
You're not to think you are more important than we are.
You're not to think you are good at anything.
You're not to laugh at us.
You're not to think anyone cares about you.
You're not to think you can teach us anything.
The Story of a Young Hero, Flipped Upside Down
This game deals with many common fantasy tropes:
A young hero desires to leave his home in good spirit, to prove himself, find adventure, and become something great. Slay the dragon! Save the world!
However, the hero is soon met with an unusual situation:
No one is cheering him on.
Everyone he encounters wants to see him fail.
They despise his bravery and his youthful optimism.
The Reign of King Jante is a tale of jealousy, hatred and existential sadness.
It’s a tale of a toxic society which refuses to change and condemns anyone who tries.
Ultimately, it is the tale of a young hero who will have to shed the shadow of his toxic origin, to gain happiness and freedom, at the expense of his childhood home.