Congratulations! We are delighted to welcome you to the Grand Academy for Future Villains, the world's finest evil preparatory school, where unimaginable power begins with a world-class education!

"Grand Academy for Future Villains" is a hilarious 200,000-word interactive novel by Katherine Nehring, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Looking for a career as an evil overlord? A mad scientist? A megavillain, a wicked witch, a final boss? You’re not going to get there without hard work, dedication, and thorough education. In the space between worlds, between genres, beyond time and space itself, the Grand Academy for Future Villains trains the bad guys that every good story needs.

You, our hero--or our villain, rather--will arrive at the Academy ready to learn, but you'll quickly discover that there’s so much more to villain school than getting good grades. As you navigate the school year, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Secure an internship with a prestigious heartless corporation or megalomaniacal dictator
• Seduce a hero to the dark side (Attention students: do NOT allow yourself to be seduced by the forces of good!)
• Put in the extra hours at the lab to become an actual monster.
• Pledge your family’s secret society and become worthy of--or defy--the grand destiny your family has mapped out for you.
• Pay off your student loans (in the blood of your enemies, if necessary).
• Find true love, deadly rivalry, or both at the same time with your fellow students.
• Save your alma mater, take it over, betray it, or drop out in a blaze of glory.

Our alumni have gone on to dominate worlds, conquer galaxies, break hearts, and succumb to the creeping darkness in their souls. The choices that you make at our school will determine whether you join their illustrious company.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

36 Ratings

36 Ratings



This game has definite promise, but there were a couple game-breaking bugs that seriously detracted from enjoying the game (there's a loop wherein I basically ended up having to do the same action five times that should've been only doable once before the story continued, for instance.)

Overall the game has promise aside from those immersion-breaking programming bugs (if they are indeed bugs and not just narrative railroading to get your stats where the programming requires it to be in order to continue the narrative) and a couple other story points that stretched the suspension of disbelief.

A really solid, fun game!


I'm a huge fan of Choice of Games to begin with, and I feel Grand Academy really makes the most of the program; it's enjoyable, well-written, and the kind of game I envision myself revisiting again and again down the road. I particularly enjoyed that we're able to choose our Genre as a villain; while it doesn't affect much besides aesthetics, that's really about what you can expect from Genre-driven fiction anyway. Also I would die for Xi if that was an option.

Fun, as always!

Scorpio and Little Dipper

As always, this lived up to me expectations immediately. I can't wait for more!

Except, might I request a new feature?

I'm aware that the majority of CoG's games are kid-friendly, and the ones that aren't are because of explicit cursing and excessive gore. However, since my brain won't stop nagging me about it, would ya'll perhaps create a section dedicated to the older community, that gives you the choice whether you want to go into explicit detail about what goes down in bed?

It's just a little thing that I think a few buddies of mine would appreciate because they're dirty-minded (and so am I) and wow I feel like this is going to come off as the strangest and prevented request ever. Oh well.


Choice of Games LLC
28.7 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2017 Katherine Nehring


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