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Enter a world of shadowy intrigue where stained pasts collide with the present in an explosive confrontation that will define one young man's dark destiny, as he attempts to thwart the machinations of a true evil beyond all imagining...

- Immerse yourself into a dark and complex world of intrigue with over 15 hours of Gameplay
- Enhanced retro graphics melded with HD-quality background animations offers a more unique graphical styling presented within a dark atmosphere
- Side-view active-time battle system (ATB) reminiscent of the classic 16-bit RPGs
- Optional quests and bonus dungeons
- Critically-acclaimed soundtrack from independent artists such as Kevin Macloed, Chris Hurn, zero-project, and Sketchy Logic. Also featuring the track "Day to Fall", written and performed by Marielle Thomas.
- Decisions you and your party make will affect later events and even whether townspeople live or die by your hand and much more!

New Reviews & Greenlight Update


New Reviews & Greenlight Update

We've got two great new reviews and an update on Greenlight!

Aug 18, 2014 News
Get a free copy of CoaDL: Episode 1 w/ the DLC!


Get a free copy of CoaDL: Episode 1 w/ the DLC!

Who doesn't love a free game? You can get Chronicles of a Dark Lord: Episode 1 Tides of Fate with the Nightmare Vision DLC for free for a limited time! Check out how to go about getting your own copy.

Jul 30, 2014 News
A number of our players have given us feedback...


A number of our players have given us feedback...

We've received an influx of messages from our players here on Desura, and here are some answers. :)

Jun 6, 2014 News
CoaDL: Ep 1 DLC now live on Desura!


CoaDL: Ep 1 DLC now live on Desura!

Relive the experience of the first Chronicles of a Dark Lord with new graphics, more content, a post-game dungeon, new superbosses, new music, and much more!

Apr 15, 2014 News
CoaDL: Tides of Fate DLC arriving on the 11th


CoaDL: Tides of Fate DLC arriving on the 11th

Experience the upcoming DLC for Chronicles of a Dark Lord: Episode 1 Tides of Fate titled "Nightmare Vision" arriving April 11th!

Apr 9, 2014 News
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coolopotomus Jan 17 2015, 6:48pm said:

hey does the current download also include the DLC?

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coolopotomus Jan 17 2015, 7:06pm replied:

Ah, scratch that, it does :)

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lugum Dec 18 2014, 4:17pm said:

Darn missed the opportunity to vote for greenlit and get a steam copy.

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alexshannon97 Nov 9 2014, 4:27am said:

Hey, I'm having a little bit of trouble with the game crashing. It has happened twice so far after Xiria levels up to thirteen IIRC.

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Kisareth_Studios Nov 9 2014, 9:28am replied:

We recommend utilizing the DEP (Data Execution Prevention) method to avoid glitches like that from occurring. Please take the following steps:

1) Click on Start

2) Go to Control Panel

3) Click on “System and Security”

4) Click on “System”

5) Click on “Advanced System Settings”

6) You will see a button called “Settings” located beneath where it says “Performance”. (If you do not see this, be sure you are clicked on the “Advanced” tab). Click on the “Settings” button.

7) Click on the “Data Execution Prevention” tab.

8) You will see a button toward the bottom named “Add...”, click that button.

9) Now you need to search for the Game.exe file that is located within the main folder where you installed the game.

10) Upon finding the correct file, click it, and it will be added to a list of programs that DEP is turned on for. Click “Apply”, then “OK” and exit out completely. You may need to restart your computer for this setting to take effect.

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alexshannon97 Sep 25 2014, 4:02pm said:

I love this game so far.

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MihiNomenEst Jun 23 2014, 12:14pm said:

Just wanted to say great job on this game! Story is engaging and evenly-paced throughout, love the fact that you play as a fully realized Dark Lord and your companions are family members (at least as far as I am in the game), battle system is solid, the retro HD graphics are really nice to look at and the soundtrack is simply amazing! Already looking forward to the sequel!

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Grey-Ghost Jul 2 2014, 8:24pm replied:

Ah, I thought I remembered that the old guy was one of the NPCs that needed to die to trigger that, it's been a little while since I played this game so I might have misremembered. I ended up skipping that part too, and you can only trigger the event the first time you pass that spot. Including the "Invincible" boss there are two optional bosses on the floor where you encountered the Alpha and Beta Guardians, you can find the instructions to reach them at the end of the guide here: To get to Tanya Botelho you need an item called "the key to nothing?", which can only be found in the corner of an area where a side quest takes place. If your free time is limited you might want to skip that battle anyway, as it's basically impossible to win unless your party members are each at least level 85~ and have at least 8000 health. My party members were all about level 90 with at least 9000 health each on my attempt, in addition to this you would want a lot of healing items. Another question occurs to me, did you unlock the secret character after you beat Anto?

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MihiNomenEst Jul 2 2014, 9:28pm replied:

I unlocked the secret character but can't beat the final bosses of the bonus dungeon. I'm at the right level I think, but it's just one of those really tough boss battles where you've gotta get a few lucky turns. Also, the main final boss of the game was the bane of my existence until after 7 tries I beat him lol.

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Grey-Ghost Jul 2 2014, 10:37pm replied:

Hmm, by bonus dungeon are you referring to the Zataron? If not it's probably something I haven't encountered, but if it is the Zataron I can at least provide you with my experiences and see if they help. Personally, by the time I was done with the Zataron Magus was level 82, Xiria was level 75, Isis was level 60, and "secret character" was level 69. The strategy I used was pretty simple: on the first turn I had Isis use Agility Bless on herself (though I might have used a Quicken Scroll here), Magus and Xiria did everything they could to inflict damage, and "secret character" used Dragon Form. Hopefully Dragon Form will inflict a status ailment on The Lady of Despair and on turns where Isis doesn't need to heal she would use Agility Bless on herself or one of the others as needed. You could also try the strategy outlined in the walkthrough I posted above, it's similar but I used fewer of the one-off items than they seem to endorse and I remember using Agility Bless quite a bit. I was pretty over-leveled by the time I tried the final story boss (I try to stay a few levels ahead of the "recommended level" when possible) and after trying to face Miss Botelho pretty much anything seems easy by comparison.

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