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In late 2017, developers Joy Manufacturing co. published a Kickstarter for Ambition: A Minuet in Power, a visual novel / dating simulator on how to win and eat through decadent Paris in the last days before everything falls apart and heads are shed. He raised $ 61,503, barely clearing his $ 60,000 goal, and has been in the works ever since. After a delay, it's ready for the August release.
An in-game calendar allows you to manage your limited time in Paris to party, gossip, spy and seduce yourself into wealth and influence, learning the secrets of its extensive cast. "Enjoy the company and learn the secret stories of mysterious priests, offended soldiers, rich widows and more!" says the press release.
The decisions you make affect your relationships not only with the cast of romantic characters in Ambition, but also with the factions in Paris. There are meters to keep track of your relationship with the crown, the revolution, the military, the church and the bourgeoisie. Even choosing which dress to wear to an official event (dresses have statistics that measure their luxury, novelty and modesty) can alter their position in society.
If all goes well, you will find true love. Otherwise, you’ll end up in jail or with your delicate French neck in the cutter. Good luck with that.
Ambition: A potential minuet will be available on the day Steam from August 18.