A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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18th century Paris - a city of love, lies and revolution. You are a woman of fashion trying to survive the political turmoil. Date a cast of unforgettable characters. Amass the wealth and respect you deserve. Engage in gossip that can alter the course of history, or lead you to the guillotine.

A revolutionary, romantic, visual novel where your choices change the course of history!

It’s March 19th, 1789 and King Louis XVI rules over France from the gilded halls of Versailles. France is a country of elegance and poverty, of ancient tradition and unstoppable change. It is a country on the brink of revolution.

Attend parties, mingle with the rich and powerful, learn their secrets, and use this to get the wealth and power you deserve. Find true love in an opulent world of ever-shifting alliances, that grows more dangerous by the day.

Still, you must always keep your eye on the coming revolution. After all, it’s better to be on the right side of history, than the wrong side of the guillotine.

Explore A Living, Scheming World

Use your calendar to plan your commitments each week in Paris, and more importantly, who you do them with. In a city marching towards revolution, time is of the essence, and your enemies have agendas of their own!

Love Is Power

Ensnare the hearts of Parisian nobles and use their influence to your advantage. Change the outcome of political events, snub your rivals, and be lavished with expensive gifts.

Everything Has A Price

Turn gossip into profit by selling the secrets you learn, but be careful! Your own credibility and security are also at stake. The choices you make can yield great rewards and change the course of the story, but dire consequences could arise if you’re caught!

A Cast Of Unforgettable Characters

Fall in love with a sprawling cast of fully realized characters. Enjoy the company and learn the secret histories of mysterious priests, wronged soldiers, wealthy widows, and more! Don’t worry, if you’re discreet, you won’t have to pick just one.

An Exquisite Work Of Art

Experience a gorgeously illustrated, and lovingly researched rendition of 18th century Paris. It is a time of fashion, and a time of secrecy. It is a world of staggering beauty, and unspeakable danger.

The Sound Of Another Time

Be entranced by the authentic, original score crafted by award-winning composer John Robert Matz! Enjoy a sweeping musical journey that will take you from the class and sophistication of fashionable string quartets, to the grandeur of the orchestra of the late baroque.

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Buy Now$19.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $19.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Ambition - A Minuet in Power - Mac 1.091.zip 384 MB
Ambition - A Minuet in Power - Windows 1.091.zip 375 MB

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I can't open the game. I purchased it, downloaded and unzipped the Mac version, but when I click on the icon it says "The application can't be opened". Please help!

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Y a-t-il une version en français?

Hello. I purchased this on steam and having a problem with the invitation now. I click accept on the rendezvous invites but it does not save, and I'm now losing favor with these characters. 

I'm not able to accept the rendezvous invitation for Louise, even after discovering the location before the day of the rendezvous. I thought maybe I'd just have to go to that location the day of since it wasn't allowing me to accept the invitation, but the location isn't even on the map for the day of the rendezvous ...

App wont even open - can't find support, would like to return and download on steam but frustrated bc i spent my money on itch.o

Can't get good ending with our fiance

Hello, I did what was suggested, downloaded thru the itch.io app and it launched perfectly, but the issue that I am now having is that everything is blank and the sounds are not working

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Hi there! A fix for the Mac version has just been uploaded today. Try downloading a fresh install of the game and this should resolve the issue.

how can i play the demo


You can find the demo for Ambition: A Minuet in Power right here.


This game is SO MUCH FUN!!!! My friends and I have been nonstop playing it for days. Ludovico is my love-ovico. I've encountered a couple of bugs in my playthroughs, but nothing gamebreaking and one of them (I can't seem to move Ludovico's decision towards the Revolution, only push him closer to the Crown) might just be me failing the checks.

10/10 would go through the French revolution for love again, and I WILL


Historical fiction VN are probably my favorite types of VN, and Ambition: A Minuet in Power is the best of the genre that I've played. I did two playthroughs and I'll do a third soon. I love how evident the repercussions  of our choices are and high the "replayability" factor is.  Romancing all the different factions is also very fun and seeing all the epilogues. 5/5 for sure! I highly recommend.


Nice gameplay

Any chance we'll see a mobile version?


Right now, there are no plans for a mobile version of the game, but we're currently working on a port for the Nintendo Switch!


I played this game when it was in it's first demo stage, and it's awesome seeing it grow. I feel like I'm witnessing history.


I'm so glad you liked our demo!


Would be nice to have a small demo to see the UI and art style more :)


Well, you're in luck! You can find the demo for Ambition: A Minuet in Power right here.

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We do! You can find the demo for Ambition: A Minuet in Power right here.

I bought the game but the mac file is damaged and I can't play it

Sorry about that! We're working on this issue as we speak. 

- Luther

While we're working on a more permanent fix for the Mac versions, it appears that people using the itch.io app do not suffer this issue with the file being damaged. Thanks for your patience.

- Luther


I've downloaded the itch.io app and it works just fine. Thanks for the suggestion