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...is achieved when a powerful magic user separates their soul from their body and feeds on the life force of others to achieve eternal life. 

After years of searching, you finally found it. The Coin Carin. You spent weeks of your life searching for it. You clasp your hands and cast a spell to move the very mountains above you. Mere moments later, you're standing in the main hall of your new Lair. Focusing back, you recall the spell to summon the gold necessary to appease the demons below. 

Let's get to work. 


Welcome to the Prototype of You Must Become A Lich, a Coin Pusher RPG. This is what I consider to be the absolute core gameplay loop of the game. There are some additional things that would appear in the full game, but they are outside the scope of this Prototype.

Some of these planned features include: 

  • Character Customization and Progression. 
  • Multiple Overworld zones with stages of progression and upgrades to the core gameplay loop. 
  • Additional Collectibles, Monsters, and Coin Pusher tables. 

If you like what you see, consider supporting the project via Itch Donations, or check out the Patreon for either myself or Kay Lousberg.



Thank you for playing!

Updated 17 days ago
Release date 35 days ago
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
Made withUnity
TagsArcade, Atmospheric, Casual, coin-pusher, Colorful, Cute, Experimental, Fantasy, Relaxing, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)


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YMBaL_Prototype_1.0.6.zip 182 MB

Development log


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game just keep crashing every time i open it and where is the setting


my units don't attack villages.
Is this a bug or they're to weak?


Have you already beaten them? Are they blue?


I am having same issue, first village just stays on full HP.


Are you standing inside the glowing area? 

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Thank you for the video. Please try v1.0.3 and see if that fixes it. 


1 what do I do I don't see a character or controls 

2 there's no (obvious) way to lower the graphics so this can't run up my s***** laptop, I can't even seem to find a settings menu

Yes I know this is Prototype, just trying to help

V1.0.4 has quality settings. Please let me know if this helps.

Where is the save file located?

AppData\LocalLow\Skylor Beck\You Must Become A Lich

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bug report: there is a bug where if you run past the money eating chest fast enough it will go in and out of the money eating UI and you will be stuck where ever you ran to. you can still use the key binds to use the chest and press esc to leave the non-existent UI but you will still be stuck and can't move.

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Yeah this one is a tough bug. I had it happen many times in testing. I think the fix would be simply remaking the entire system at this point as I've done a lot of tweaking and my code is just fundamentally wrong there. Thanks for the report! Sorry it happened! At least you can fix it by using the pause menu to change screens, if it's the same bug I think it is. 


please add this to google play.


i will pull out my crucifix if you don´t


D: I think I have to now! I'll have to rework the concept but a lot of people want it on mobile.


Praise be god of the lich!

Les gooooooo


Wait is it gonna be for money?