This Way Madness Lies

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Let us begin our tale, in the quiet city of Verona, Italy. A town for lovers... and giant, mutant flower attacks.
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About This Way Madness Lies

About this game

Let us begin our tale, in the quiet city of Verona, Italy. A town for lovers... and giant, mutant flower attacks.

As the leader of the Stratford-Upon-Avon High Drama Society, Imogen is no ordinary girl! Sure, she goes to school every day and helps produce plays for the community, but beyond that, she's a magical girl! With her powers, she can teleport to alternate dimensions based on Shakespeare's plays, fight back the forces of Nightmare, and still get back in time for dinner!

Join Imogen, Paulina, Viola, Rosalind, Miranda, Beatrice, and Kate on an epic adventure throughout the Shakespearean metaverse in this comedy JRPG!

  • Unique, turn-based combat!
  • Hang out with your friends!
  • Put on plays!
  • Is Shakespearean dialogue too difficult to parse? No problem with our unique Ye Olde English to New English translator! 110% accurate!
  • Multi-character unit abilities!
  • Teaches you while you learn!
  • Get a pet!
  • Pacing that doesn't waste your time!
  • Fun for the whole family!

We believe that the world needs more bite-size turn-based JRPGs - short, self-contained games that you can enjoy over a weekend or a few play sessions when you want a change of pace from big epics. Something that's all killer, no filler. We estimate that a single playthrough of This Way Madness Lies will take around 5-10 hours, depending on difficulty & playstyle, and we hope that you will enjoy every minute!

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
November 12, 2022
Developer:
Zeboyd Digital Entertainment LLC
Publisher:
Zeboyd Digital Entertainment LLC
Supported Languages:
English
Genres:
JRPG
RPG
Themes:
Comedy
Female Protagonist

Anime

Funny

Pixel Graphics

Lovecraftian

Family Friendly

Retro
Play Styles:
Turn-Based Combat
2D

Combat

Singleplayer

Linear
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Cloud

Singleplayer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Atom X7-Z8750
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 405 Graphics 600 MHz
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Best viewed in 1080p

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Core i3 4130, FX-4170
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2GB of VRAM: GTX 750ti, Radeon HD 7850
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Best viewed in 1080p

Critic Reviews

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RPGamer

90 / 100
"With such great writing, beautiful art direction, and a battle system with just the right amount of depth for its length, This Way Madness Lies’ lovely bite-sized package is...

PC Gamer

87 / 100
"A fun and engaging RPG with beautiful graphics and a bouncy pace."

RPG Fan

90 / 100
"Overall, I really enjoyed my time with This Way Madness Lies, so much so that I could cry, “good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow.” Fans of William Shakespeare,...
Reviews provided by MetaCritic

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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Relax & enjoy! 66.67%  of players consider this game to be Easy

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User Rating

Average score from 2 ratings
100% of users would recommend this.
5.0

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, This Way Madness Lies is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Atom X7-Z8750
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 405 Graphics 600 MHz
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Best viewed in 1080p
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Core i3 4130, FX-4170
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2GB of VRAM: GTX 750ti, Radeon HD 7850
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Best viewed in 1080p
Yes, This Way Madness Lies has broad critical consensus. 86% of critics on Metacritic recommend This Way Madness Lies. The Metascore is 84 out of 100.
This Way Madness Lies was released on November 12, 2022
This Way Madness Lies is published by Zeboyd Digital Entertainment LLC
This Way Madness Lies was developed by Zeboyd Digital Entertainment LLC
Fanatical users tagged This Way Madness Lies as Comedy, Female Protagonist, Anime, and Funny
Yes. Fanatical users tagged This Way Madness Lies as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged This Way Madness Lies as JRPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged This Way Madness Lies as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged This Way Madness Lies as Comedy

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