A heartfelt story of ambition, struggle, and friendship told from the perspective of a young boy in fictional 90s rural India. Explore ancient palace ruins, set up your garden, cook Indian food, run errands for quirky characters, and learn about your history by making art.


Explore a beautiful hand-painted watercolour world!

You play as Vir, a young boy living in a small village nestled among hills overlooked by the ruins of a palace. As you explore and talk to the quirky residents, you discover a wealth of stories about the kingdom long forgotten.

Beautifully hand painted world

Find References to create art!

Explore the world, find references and create art inspired by Indian miniature paintings.

Go on an adventure!

Set up your garden, make tea, cook yummy snacks, explore the village, find hidden locations, and more in this open-world adventure game.


Key Art

The Palace on the Hill is designed and developed by Niku Games Studio, a small indie studio based in India.

The game has been in development since 2020, released in summmer of 2024.

The art direction is by Mala Sen, programming by Mridul Kashatria and the music is composed by Srikant Krishna.

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