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King of Dragon Pass

A new take on storytelling — again.

Adventure and Heroism on a Magical Frontier
title screen Threats take many forms
Orlanth bestows gifts advisors
King of Dragon Pass is a unique game for iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, macOS, and Windows Phone, set in Glorantha (world of the games RuneQuest and HeroQuest). It blends interactive stories and resource management into an epic saga of conflict, magic, and community.

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The original version ran on Windows and Macintosh. We streamlined game play, added dozens of new stories and more art, and reworked the interface for touch.

King of Dragon Pass won the Best Visual Arts award at the second annual Independent Games Festival. You can buy original artwork used to make the game. T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and mouse pads are also available. And you can listen to the music!

It’s an indie game that’s stood the test of time. Start your own magical story now!


Touch Arcade “It's like they took the best parts of Civilization games and combined them with the best part of Choose Your Own Adventure style game books. … What I like most about King of Dragon Pass is the seemingly infinite possibilities that the game has. … I've had an absolutely fantastic time playing King of Dragon Pass.”
Gamezebo “An interactive story with a level of complexity and brilliance that's rarely seen in video games.”
Pocket Tactics “There is nothing like it in the world: a game with a smoothly telescopic scale that alternates seamlessly between fantasy empire-builder and character-driven RPG.”
TouchGamePlay “Playing King of Dragon Pass is like reading a good book. You can’t stop till you are finished with it.”
Rock Paper Shotgun “King of Dragon Pass is the best game you’ve never played. Unless you have played it, in which case you’d probably agree that it’s one of the best games you’ve ever played.”
Rock Paper Shotgun [Number 5 on list of 50 best Strategy Games] “Everything in the game is utterly convincing and even years after release, the possibilities seem endless. …so complex and complete, and yet so staggeringly different to any other game on this list, that it might have been made by aliens. It doesn’t resemble any other strategy game, it doesn’t play like any other strategy game and it’s never been copied.”
our players “I'm impressed. I haven't seen anything like this before.”
“First time I have been ignoring my highly specced computer in favour of playing a game on my phone.”
“Great depth and a feeling of being part of the story make this game a rare pleasure! I love it!”
For more opinions, check out our review page.

How it Works

The development blog has an architectural overview. Or see a brief example of Opal Scripting Language, one of three languages used to develop the game. (The development blog has more on OSL.)

Or read about branching in King of Dragon Pass (and Fallen London).

Any Prequels?

Our storytelling game, Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind, is now available in the iOS App Store, Steam or GOG. And Six Ages 2: Lights Going Out is also out!

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