The world is on the brink of destruction. The treaties of the past have failed. Tensions brew as the Europa powers prepare themselves for war. The young dictators of the continent find themselves drawn into battle. They need a strategist. A soldier with the knowledge to help unite the continent under one banner.
Commander Yamato Yamamoto, a brave soldier from the east, is summoned to fight and advise. Can Yamato take on these allies and vast enemies; the intense Adorofia Hitora of Germania, the sly Gallia Cyrano of the Republic of Franzo, the wise Winstefina Churchill of the Empire of Britannia, and the devilish Iosefina Starin of the Union of Sovia? Or will the world be plunged into further tyranny and darkness?
Conquer and expand into new territories! Fight using the latest weapons, technologies and units! Fall in love! Capture the world and the hearts of girls!
What genre is this game?
Comedy, satire, action and romance. It is silly and quirky, but also deals with themes of warfare, loss, jingoism and more.
So you date the dictators?
One element of the game is that it's a dating sim. Success in battles, engaging with the fictional characters and making choices, can lead to plenty of romantic scenarios. Choose your poison.
Which countries do you play for?
The game starts out the same every time. You are Commander Yamato, sent to Europa on an exchange program, to work as a tactician in the upcoming war. From there, the choices you make will determine where your allegiances lie and which dictator/leader/commander you woo.
How accurate is it historically?
It's a mix. The game is set in a fictional universe, in which important figures of history have been replaced by teenage anime girls. Names, locations, timing of events, historical encounters; these are unique parodies. Similar elements have been fictionalized and changed, either for comedic value, or to enhance the story. Technical items such as tanks, planes, ships, weapons and more, are intended to more accurately reflect their real-world counterparts.
Is this game a satire/parody?
Yes. As a parody-game, My Little Dictator features fictional characters, locations and events, and also plays on the stereotypes related to the actual history. Although the game features plenty of satirical material, it isn't an overtly political work, beyond the intention to ridicule historical figures and ideas. Our desire with this game isn't to show approval of, or particular affiliation to, any kind of ideology. Fascism, Stalinism, Imperialism and Nazism are all evil and flawed ideologies, and we don't support those that believe in or affiliate with them. We don't seek to make a serious analysis of the subjects that are parodied. Instead, by using comedy in parodying historical figures and dictators (and turning them into teenage anime girls), we can dispel some of the mystique surrounding their memory. This videogame does not seek to make any kind of revisionist interpretation in its parody of history. As well as satirizing the historical elements, we also parody modern pop culture, anime and otaku culture, internet culture and celebrity.
Am I going to be offended? The subject matter seems controversial.
This really depends on you. We certainly don't intend to offend or hurt anyone by releasing this videogame. For many, the Second World War remains a sensitive issue and, as such, they believe it should not be parodied in this manner. We think it's important to be able to parody these things openly, and by using humour in this game, allow some catharsis for this to occur. As an exercise in free speech, it's good that we can all express ourselves on topics we find uncomfortable. As mentioned, we have no particular affiliations, do not condone or support any conduct depicted, and don't intend to do more here than create an engaging fictional interactive story. If you aren't convinced, we can only suggest that you don't play the videogame or progress any further with it - its approach to parodying the war in a comedic fashion probably isn't for you. Below you can find a disclaimer, making mention of the themes you will encounter in this game. As ever, we recommend player discretion.
My Little Dictator is the intellectual and commercial property of WarGirl Games. The fictional story, setting and characters contained within are the intellectual property of the developers.
All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to any real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. This game is a fictional work of parody, featuring caricature as well as elements of satire, and contains suggestive content. This game was designed and developed by a global team of creatives of various beliefs, backgrounds and ethnicities.
The makers of this game do not condone, endorse or encourage engaging in any conduct depicted in this game. This game contains references to warfare and war crimes, violence, genocide, jingoism, imperialism, fascism, communism, dictatorship, racial and ethnic stereotyping, intolerance, propaganda, suicide, nudity, and themes of a sexual nature. As such, player discretion is strongly advised.