Indie game storeFree gamesFun gamesHorror games
Game developmentAssetsComics
A jam submission

Earning One's Place in the Court Of MischiefView project page

Position is not guaranteed by birthright in the rat warren, you must prove your worth first. (Age of Fantasy Submission)
Submitted by DeskHammer — 17 hours, 19 minutes before the deadline
Add to collection

Play project

Earning One's Place in the Court Of Mischief's page


CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Concept & Originality#24.3934.393
Flow & Clarity#24.1434.143
Adherence to the Theme#113.8573.857

Ranked from 28 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Leave a comment

Log in with to leave a comment.



A story about a Rat folk princess? Sign me up straight away!

I toughly enjoyed this. Arima was a great character to read and the world building you managed to place around her quest was thoroughly enjoyable. This was honestly an occasion I wish there there was more to read!


I have to say just the title alone is masterful !!
And a fitting and very entertaining story too. Nicely done!


Nice work!


wow. a ratman princess. did not think I would ever read a short story about that.

really enjoyed this story tho, loved your take on the ratfolk

my only question is if the court could understand her when she yelled happy birthday to the princess?


Very nice! Loved the part about jumping off the banister onto the fat guy!


Love the Court of Mischief idea. Well done.


I really enjoyed this! I thought it was a well-done look at a society, the ratfolk, normally portrayed as malevolent. You managed to pull off a believable portrayal of a different culture, one with different ideals and values, without losing the ruthlessness or the cruelty of their society. I appreciated the parallel with the humans' use of poison as well. Overall a well-done expression of reflection and mirror images in several ways.


Interesting character. The reflection theme works rather well with the protagonist comparing herself to the poor little girl whose birthday she ruined.

Granted I have a very large bias against rats and mice in general so I care not for the plight of rat men.


Well done! I really felt the plight of the rat folk. You made the "reflection" theme worked on multiple levels, too.

There were some minor mechanical/grammatical issues that were a bit distracting, and I had to go back and reread the last half to make sure I didn't miss something about the taking of the "trophy".

But your prose is strong, and the story flowed well. I liked the bit about Arima lighting the fuse of the "explosive situation" that was developing!


I quite liked this piece, well done!


I really enjoyed this story! :0) Bringing the main character alive makes me want One Page Rules to prioritize the rat-folk faction now.