Lil’ Guardsman puts players in the role of a young girl who finds herself covering for her dad, the head castle guardsman. As she interrogates an array of fun and weird characters trying to gain entry to their city walls, you must discover each visitor’s true intentions through cunning dialogue and clever use of her toolbox of investigative items.
The new blog post provides an overview of the factions you’ll meet whilst falling victim to the Sprawl’s lax child labor laws. The current ruler, Princess Desdemona, is nearly of age, and suitors from two neighboring nations are vying to woo her. On one hand, there’s the ruler of the ancient warrior women-led Marvagh Empire, which was founded on the guiding principle of “If your husband is hungry, he should make his own goddamn dinner.” They tend to solve their property, succession, and legal disputes through trial by combat. On the other hand, there’s the mining Kingdom of Petrard’s Prince Finius, a wayward playboy who just wants to have a rollicking good time, but his parents insist he marry to guarantee their royal line.
These aren’t the only factions you’ll encounter, as there’s also the Goblin Liberation Army (GLA), full of righteous fury that their people built The Sprawl while humans revel in the fruits of their labor. Word has it that the royal wedding will be the current regime’s undoing. There’s also the Mages Guild, a secretive and mysterious sort. Typically, mages are solitary practitioners, but sometimes they must gather together when greater amounts of raw power is required for their spells and experiments. What could they be planning?
Lil’ Guardsman will be available on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam later in 2023.