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Genre: Adventure, Indie

The Palace on the Hill

Now Available

Big Announcement coming on Wholesome Direct

The Palace on the Hill full game Steam Page Now Available

Thank you for your support!



We are now finishing development on the full game and the new Steam page is ready.
You can add the game to your wishlist to get the game on the launch day.

It has been a long journey full of ups and downs and we are so excited that finally we are ready to start putting our full efforts into the release.

We are just a small team of 2 people from India and we need your support to help launch this game.

Please add to your wishlist and also share the game.

There's a new release trailer



Check it out here

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2562620/The_Palace_on_the_Hill/

New Features & 2023 Recap

Happy New Year 2024!

First of all thank you for trying out the Prologue and providing amazing feedback. Your reviews and messages helped us improve the game as we finish the development.

New Features


Much requested feature of mini-map widget is now available in the top right corner to help navigate the world.


New crafting table to help make herbal remedies and yummy Indian pickles.


Now you can take a nap till teatime or skip time to sleep through the night.


2023 Recap


It has been a wonderful year for us. Starting with the feature in LudoNarraCon and then in Wholesome Direct, the game was discovered by thousands of new players.



Towards mid 2023, we got selected for the prestigious Microsoft Xbox IDAP which provided financial assistance for development and porting the game to Xbox consoles.


Soon after the team got selected to participate in Wings Elevate program sponsored by Netflix. This program provided wonderful mentorship opportunities as well as financial assistance for development.


Looking Forward


Development of the full game is going on and is about to hit the finish line soon™. New release trailer is ready but you'll need to wait for a release date announcement before we can show it.
Join us on our Discord to follow the project and help us make the game better!

Meet us at India GDC!


India Game Dev Conference at Hyderabad is just around the corner. If you are planning to visit, come meet the devs of The Palace on the Hill from 2nd to 4th Nov, 2023.

See you there!

UI improvement and bug fix update

Improved the UI for Handpump operation
Fixed a bug with lemon tea
Fixed some Hindi translation issues

Now available for macOS!

Added build for macOS, improved saving and loading interface, also fixed some bugs.

Bug fix update

Fixed some minor bugs and added some missing translations.

The Palace on the Hill Stream

We are so excited to be featured on LudoNarraCon from 4-8 May. Join Yadu Rajiv, founder of gamedev.in as he plays the just released prologue of The Palace on the Hill.

The game is an adventure-management game about a boy from 90s rural India and his struggles to go to college.
Filled with activities like making art, growing vegetables, managing a tea shop and running errands for quirky NPCs, the game gives you a relaxing slice-of-life village experience with an uplifting story.
Hope you enjoy and please do try it out for yourself.

You can keep up with the developers on Twitter and Discord.

Do check out the other wonderful games participating in LudoNarraCon.

Cheers and love from Niku Games.

Releasing the prologue

Hey everyone!

We are so excited to bring to you the Prologue of The Palace on the Hill.
Some new features are,


  • building in the tea shop
  • Pottery making
  • More Shops
  • New Recipes
  • A pet cow you can milk

...and much much more!

Give it a try and we encourage you to leave us some much appreciated feedback!

Love from the Niku Games Team (Mala and Mridul).