Ludere Deorum (神々の悪戯 Kamigami no Asobi, Latin and Japanese for “Play of Gods”) is a Japanese visual novel by Nippon Ichi Software and Broccoli. It was released on October 24, 2013 for the PlayStation Portable. An anime television series adaptation by Brain’s Base was announced in December 2013 and aired from April to June 2014. A second game, In Finite Ludere Deorum (神々の悪戯 IN FINITE Kagami no Asobi InFinite, literally “The Last Play of Gods”), was released in April 2016.
Ludere Deorum is classified as an otome game. Like most otome games, the player takes the role of the main female character, Yui Kusanagi, who can choose from a variety of male characters as her love interest.
Yui Kusanagi is the daughter of a Shinto shrine. She discovers a mysterious sword, which transports her to a different world where she meets the Greek god Zeus. He invites her to attend a school in a separate world that he created. Zeus intends to teach the meaning of love to the various young divine beings who also attend the school, in an attempt to reverse the weakening bond between humans and the gods.
The second game shares the same premise, with new routes and new endings for the characters.
The first game (Kamigami no Asobi) allows Yui to romance Apollon, Hades, Tsukito, Takeru, Balder, Loki, Anubis, and Thoth, the first six being the anime’s main cast. The second game (Kamigami no Asobi InFinite) allows Yui to romance Dionysus, Akira, Thor, and Melissa as well.
Gods are an existence that must hold love for humans and be worshiped by humans.
Kusanagi Yui, the daughter of a Shinto shrine, happens upon a mysterious sword in her cellar one spring day. The sword’s power throws her into an unknown world, and it is here she encounters Zeus, the chief god of Greek mythology.
He informs her that the weak bond between gods and humans is causing a negative impact on the world. To fix this phenomenon, Zeus wants her to go to a school in a garden world he created, live together with the problematic gods, and teach them about what humans are and the meaning of love.
Circle = advance the story
Cross = hide/show the text box
Square = mini-menu
In menu: up = backlog, circle = autoplay, triangle = skip to next choice, down = auto-skip, cross = exit
Triangle = game menu (menu is in English)
The brave points are a ‘counter’ for how many good choices you have made.
During the regular decisions you’ll get 3 options:
- + 1 brave
- – 1 brave
- no change
You’ll need these brave points during the Thread Of Fate decisions.
If you don’t build up enough brave point during a route, you won’t be able to get the better endings
Unlocked after completing the game once, the miniature garden is available after the first Mythology Quiz.
These are a retelling of certain parts of the story in the perspective of the God.
Square = change mode (difficulty)
Start = start
Afterwords you can retry of end.
Greek Quizzes |Norse Quizzes | Japanese Quizzes | Egyptian Quizzes
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