No Honour Among Thieves is an upcoming LGBT crime-thriller visual novel developed by Tris Ravens—the project was on Kickstarter, however the team working on it was unable to reach their funding goal by the campaigns conclusion. Though, there are still plans to continue working on the project!
“Be gay, do crimes, break hearts and ruin lives” is a fitting tagline for No Honour Among Thieves, a gritty crime thriller/romance visual novel that takes players on a deep dive in to the less than savory underworld as you attempt to pull off the biggest con of your life!
Step into the shadows, taking up the role of an infamous underground contractor – a hard-working master of all trades that would get you sent to hell. No Honour Among Thieves is a queer, crime thriller visual novel that takes you on a suspenseful journey to con your way into the heart of a Mafia boss; what you do from there is up to you. Do you fulfill your contract and rip his heart into pieces, or do you find they’ve wormed their way into your heart instead…?
The journey won’t be a simple one, that’s for sure. The boss is guarded by a biker gang leader with her own agenda, heart locked behind equally sturdy doors – and a one-way ticket to death’s door if you make the wrong move. Everyone has their eyes on you, from the man you work for to the dealer of secrets, and everything comes at a price.
Where will your choices lead?
-Official Game Synopsis
Take on the role of an infamous underworld contractor hired to seduce a well known Mafia boss. A simple gig for someone with your skills, but things get more complicated when feelings are thrown into the mix—do you stick to the plan and break his heart or do you let them steal your heart instead? Along the way you meet various other folks from their inner circle, like, a tough as nails genderfluid biker; a sassy fashion forward information broker; and the mysterious ex of your current target. Every choice you make could spell success or failure, so watch your step!
The game kicks off when Navin Devraj approaches you with a proposition for a job, help him take down his former partner, notorious Mafia boss, Xanthe Wilde and follows through your first encounter with the alluring (and dangerous) “themme-fatale extraordinaire”. With it’s smart, fun writing and colorful cast of characters, No Honour Among Thieves is a welcome addition to the LGBTQIA indie scene. Not only do you determine your own gender pronouns, but the game goes a step further by allowing players to choose their own honorifics (Mrs, Mxr, Mr, etc.) and nicknames as well.
Tris Ravens, the creator of No Honour Among Thieves identifies as queer and BIPOC, so you know there is a lot of great representation in this game. All of the characters in the game are from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, some of which aren’t often explored in video games, like Mercury Jackson who is Native American and Cambodian. Each of the love interests identify as members of the LGBTQIA community and there is also the potential for single and polyamorous romance options and if you’re not the “relationship type” you can also enter into a no strings attached relationship with either Navin or Siren.
It’s a shame that the Kickstarter campaign for No Honour Among Thieves wasn’t successful, because all around this is a fun concept for a game and I sincerely hope that Tris Ravens and their team give it another go in the future!