I've always loved Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures' (as opposed to Disney's), and 'Who is the Red Queen?' had Carroll vibes, for sure. I really loved playing, though I'm a sucker for any Alice themed absurdity. I completed all 3 endings and dead-ends, and my heart belongs with the White Queen. I wish there was more relationship with Cheshire, as the Cat was always my favorite of Carroll's characters. Nonetheless, 5/5, fun, short, and beautifully made!
Who is the Red Queen?
A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Please be advised that this visual novel contains death, gore, dismemberment, animal cruelty, execution, imprisonment, and suicide from high places.
Need a guide? Check out the official one here!
Alice falls down the rabbit hole into a Wonderland not quite right. Meeting an eclectic collection of people, animals, and some things in between, she sets out on an adventure in this odd new place to find the missing Red Queen. Or, more specifically, to find the pieces of the dismembered queen whose body has been strewn across the land.
- ~35k words
- 3 major endings and plenty of dead ends
- 6 CGs with simple animations
- Accessibility options
- A CG gallery, a music room, and an achieved endings screen
- Shino: Director, writer
- YuukiPudding: Sprites
- Pumpkin-Spike [Itch, Twitter]: CGs, Mad Hatter tea party BG
- papaya: CGs, cut-ins, UI design
- Justinn: Scripting
- Lyraden [Itch, Soundcloud, Twitter]: Music
- Kimagure After, Kuu-Sai Collection, Minikle: Background art
- PeriTune: Music
- Sound Effect Lab, Sound Effect Dictionary, Jellyfish Mechanic: Sound effects
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Authors||4noki, pumpkin spike, CuteShadow, Lyraden, YuukiPudding, milk+ visual|
|Tags||Anime, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Female Protagonist, Horror, Lesbian, LGBT, Multiple Endings, Story Rich, Yuri|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)|
- 100% Completion Guide69 days ago
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Hey, I'm looking for a new horror game to play, but I don't do well with jumpscares- does this have any?
This game doesn't have any jumpscares although there are some in-story surprises and screen shake effects that can be turned off. If you decide to play Who is the Red Queen?, I hope you enjoy!
I am so glad I ended upon this game! I adored both routes, although my heart belongs only to the Mad Hatter <3. I'm not sure whether this VN will have a sequel or anything of the sort, but I'm looking forward all the other possible games you'll create! Hope you're having a great day and, thank you for this masterpiece :)
Thank you! I had a great time playing, it was super fun to discover every little ending.
I loved this VN! I REALLY enjoyed hanging out with Mad Hatter. I loved her art, expressions, and her lines. The music that played when we danced together at the end touched my heart. I stared at the cutscene with mixed emotions.
As much as I wanted a happy ending with Mad Hatter, I feel like the ending to her route was more fitting.
I just wish that I could have seen her falling with me.
Started playing through this one! The art style is so clean and pleasing to the eyes! The juxtaposition of the cute visuals with the subject matter is something I absolutely adore, as well.
I haven't finished yet but I'm pretty sure I'll be going back to see how I can change things when I do. First part right here!
Just wanted to update that I finished the game and I freaking love it. Did all three endings. Everything tied together really well and I'll never forget this :)
This is such an ambitious visual novel! Thank you for making it. I love the interface design of the different menus and the added features, like seeing what percentage of the screen was seen, and displaying the textbox in the Preferences screen. I am always happy to see adaptations of Alice in Wonderland, and this was a fun addition.
This was lovely! I have such a weakness for Wonderland-themed anything so I was bound to like it,, but still!
Started out thinking “wow I truly don’t vibe with Mad Hatter” but her route and ending ended up being very touching (the “past” tea party scenes with Dormouse and March Hare are just perfect).
I liked the casual gorey horror and the nonsense narration and White Rabbit’s true colours, I was also super fond of the Down the Rabbit Ho[L]e theme! You all did such a good job!
This game is so great that I create an account to comment it.
The soundtrack,sprites and the echo to the carroll’s work are all great.
I’d like to paid to get an artbook of it（if there is one）.
Sorry for the poor grammar,not an native speaker.
(MAYBE A SPOILER)
also,seems like all thecharaters is a reply to the title,as an response to it,am I right?
(my favorite one is the[A]lice returns,seems like it's called the battle impact in some relative sections)
Yeah exactly! All the tracks spell out "Alice" :) I can link you the piece if you want, just message me!
I'll appreciate that！But how to “message”？For
now I’m not quite familiar with this website……
In two of the "not so relative" characters , Cheshire draw my attention more. Feels a little sad that She has gone after losing an arm. Even she did't being thrown off the cliff,she would still died because of losing too much blood,won't she(
Thank you for enjoying!! At this moment, there are no plans for an artbook.
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Thank you so much for the kind words!! It's people like you that make all the hard work worth it :)
i like the art! so ketchup-y tho O_o happy halloween everyone!!
this game has such pretty art im <3 for it
Cheshire probably has my favorite design, but the other girls are very cute too (im always a sucker for white-haired purple-eyed characters too, as the White Queen is making me realize~)
The writing for this was very fun to follow and very well crafted. There's a lot of intrigue as to what's going on and I like how the story we know of Alice in Wonderland seems to intertwine into this variation.
Also love how the VN uses camera shake (I think? Can't seem remember what it's called in renpy gjgjhgffgjg) to engage the reader in the story. During the (Spoilers) scene where Cheshire attacks the player and gets her arm ripped off, both the epic music and the screen shaking really makes me feel like im taking the protagonist's place for a hot second lol
Regardless! This was a cool visual novel to read/playthrough so thanks to you all who made this for creating a fun game!!
Dang, I was not expecting it to be so gorey, guess I should pay attention to warnings lol XD. got two dead ends before finally getting hatter. Amazing production!
every ending made me cry thank you so much 10/10
Right?? ;;u;; My heart is still hurting over Hatter, Shino's writing continues to be incredible!!
Thank you for playing our game, we're glad you enjoyed it!
Best game ever