A downloadable visual novel for Windows and macOS


9/2/17 Version 1.2, which includes an extension of the story as well as many other small changes has gone live!  


Nora Lewis is an adventurous, inquisitive senior at Stone Circle Academy. A self-reliant girl who rarely finds herself at a loss in any situation, her life is upended after she joins a club at school and discovers a secret world of paranormal creatures she didn't know existed.

Nora learns that her best friend is a Witch and her other club mates are a mixture of Vampires, Werewolves, and Wizards. When the others reveal that she's not a normal human either Nora feels she's been thrown down a rabbit hole with little hope of finding her way out again.

While working to uncover the mystery behind several incidents in her past that may be connected to her supernatural origins, Nora begins to realize the secret of her identity may be darker than she thought. But if she can solve her own mysteries, she may be able to salvage a crumbling relationship with her increasingly angry and paranoid twin brother. First, though, she has to stay alive in a paranormal society teeming with danger – with the help of one of six guys, each of whom has his own unique problems to deal with.


-500,000+ words
-six planned love interests
-customizable MC name
-25+ planned endings
-smart, strong willed MC
-developed side characters
-20+ original backgrounds
-branching story with choices that have real impact on the story path

Install instructions

Builds have been tested with a small group but please report glitches or problems you encounter here, tumblr or twitter! Email is also acceptable. We will try to respond as quickly as possible!

Since we heard some people were having issues downloading from itch.io, the alternative downloads are links to the zipped files on google drive. Please let us know if there are still issues accessing the demo.

And thank you for downloading!


changelingdemo 1.2 -windows.zip 183 MB
Version 1.2.0
changelingdemo 1.2 -osx.zip 182 MB
Version 1.2.0
1.2.0 Alternate Download - mac
1.2.0 Alternate Download - win

Development log


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So, I've been on a bit of a visual novel kick as of late so I've been a lot of good games like this one. That said, out of all the games I've played recently, this is the one I am most looking forward to the full release. I really hope the creators of this game are still hard at work on it as this is a story I and I suspect others want to see more of.

Yes! We are definitely working super hard! We just sent out the alpha version of one of the routes and are getting some really great feedback from our beta testers. 
You can follow us on our dev blog if you want to be kept updated on the latest work we're doing. We update there every Friday! We are also on twitter, and I try to always link back to our Friday update posts there as well. (Sometimes I forget, though!)
Glad to hear you're looking forward to the game. We work on it every single day and are really, really working hard to get it finished and ready for release! 


Absolutely loved it can't wait for full game realease ...x

Thank you so much! We're working hard! ;A; Definitely seeing progress on it!


I need to see this whole game lol The story is so mysterious and engaging. The characters are beautiful and I want to know more about them. Thank you for the demo and anxiously waiting for the rest!

Aww, thank you so much! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the demo. We're working really hard to get the full game complete. It's a lot of work but we make progress every day and are really pleased with how it's shaping up! OwO



Just tried the demo and it was great! Definitely my cup of tea. Really want to play the full game when that get's released. 

Hi! Thank you so much for your comment. We're glad to hear you like it and we really hope that you enjoy the full game as much when it's complete. <3


This was great! Seems like exactly my kind of storyline.

I can't wait for the full release!

Thank you so much. We are working hard to get it finished and are making progress daily!


Just replayed the demo! Love the new update!! Cannot wait for full release, keep up the amazing work!!

Thank you - we're so happy to hear you enjoyed the update! OwO


Hi! I just wanted to say that I absolutely love the demo! I cannot wait until the full game is released

Thank you so much - we're still hoping to release the game either by the end of this year or the beginning quarter of 2018. If you want to keep track of development, we really recommend following our blog on tumblr - we update there weekly!

Dev Blog


Oh gosh... You can't just leave us like that! >_<' I've just finished the demo and I can't really wait to have the complete game!!! *_____*


We're working hard to finish it! So happy you like the game so far and we're really looking forward to getting the complete game out there for everyone as quickly as we can! <3

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Ha, ha! Well, that's just an art style thing I guess. But we have known some dudes with beautiful lips in real life! OwO



Somebody stop me please. xD

We're hard at a work to finish it so you can have it! >=3 *works faster*


Hi! I just wanted to say that I absolutely love the demo! I cannot wait until the full game is released. I only wish that I had found this before your Kickstarter had closed... I totally would have pledged. Is there any other way I could help support the game? Thanks and good luck!!!


Thank you so much! We're thrilled to hear you like the game. OwO (And thanks for taking the time to comment - it really does mean a lot to us!)

The best thing for us right now is just if people spread the word! We're hoping to to release an update for the demo by the end of summer that will have some story edits and updated sprites (as well as some of the ones currently missing). It may even extend a little bit into chapter four of the story. The more people we can get interested in the game now the more successful our eventual launch will be! OwO


I just found this game and really like it. A quick question. Do you plan on releasing periodic updates? or Just the demo and the finished version?


We will probably try to release an updated demo that has some story edits and art updates in it- once those updates are complete. It should also have at least some of the official music tracks as well. And it may include the first part of Chapter Four (we're undecided on that).

Aside from that, there probably won't be any major game releases until the finished version.

That said, our blog on tumblr has a dev update every Friday discussing what we're working on - and there are often previews of new art, music, etc. If you want to follow the dev process, I definitely recommend checking out steamberrystudio.tumblr OwO


I love the demo >///<. The art is amazing, the scenes are beautiful and the story is super interesting.  I'm in love with Elliot. I like Danny a lot but Elliot is super cute.  <3

I do this account because well, I'm from Spain and I want to know If you would like to translate it to spanish with my help or not . I don't know coding but I learn quickly. If you are interesting, please say it to me :-D.

Elliot: O////_////O  I-in love with me? REALLY!!?!? *so happy*

When the script is finished, we'd love to talk about potentially translating. It would be so cool to see Changeling in other languages. Right now the script is incomplete and in various stages of being written and edited but once the writing is set in stone, doing a Spanish translation would totally be something we'd be interested in. You should give us a poke about this again once the English version is released and we can say for sure that the script is 100% finalized!



Just finished the demo, I have to say that the art is amazing, I also really loved the storyline and the backround music fits perfectly,keep up the good work:)

Question Time:

1:Is it going to be free?

2:if not,how much will it cost?

3:Release date?

Much love xoxo

Hi! Thank you so much for your comment! The music probably won't stay exactly the same but we're planning on working with the same composer whose music we're currently using so we're hoping it has the same sort of feel to it even if the melodies are a bit different. To answer your questions:

1. Yes, we're planning for this to be a commercial release.

2. Probably no more than $20

3. Hopefully in the fourth quarter of 2017! Now that our kickstarter has funded, we should be able to move ahead a bit faster with the remaining development so our goal is to release by the end of the year. But that is just an loose estimate right now.


This demo is amazing!! I'm so excited, i hope the game gets released soon! So far my favorite routes are: Corvin's, because he seems quirky and (tbh he's beautiful.. i mean look at that hair and those emerald eyes) and Elliot's because he seems somewhat like me. The art style is so stunning i can't get over it! I wish i was as talented as you, i love the music even though as you said it's subject to change and the settings/backgrounds are amazing and really make me enjoy and feel what the mc feels in each scene. I'm hoping i can find a way to rekindle the relationship with me and Spencer... he surely can't always go about getting angry and arguing. I made an itch.io account just to comment on this lmao. Good luck with the development :)

P.S. Damn, Ewan is sexy O.o

We're hoping to release the game later this year! I hope it's not too long a wait! I'm glad you like Corvin - he is definitely pretty! LoL Elliot is also one of my favorites because he's just so lovable. OwO

And, honestly, thank you so much regarding the art. <3 We are definitely striving to make it even better so it's the best it can possibly be. OwO

We really appreciate your comment and your encouragement. Thank you!! <3

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Oh my god! This is so lit! For a moment, I thought the story would just eventually reveal the characters' quirks, (with MC accidentally finding out etc.) but it was unexpected when I played the game. It's just beautiful (im crying). The art plus the plot and characters are amazing omg i- FEELS ;-;

im excited woah ;---; help

I know I replied to this comment but it's not showing on my end. So at the risk of repeating myself, I just want to really say thank you to you for taking the time to comment.

It makes us so happy to hear that you liked the game. ;A; <33


awwhh, no problem! :)


I just finished the demo, it's so cool! Read the previous review before I played and I have to agree that the music is great, and really creates atmosphere. I love the the art style, I particulary am fond of Nora and Ally's art. The backgrounds (even if a few are placeholders) were easy on the eye and natural-looking. By natural-looking I referring to how some visual novels have some BGs that somewhat defy common sense. The setting and the way it's depicted is so awesome. Nature based aesthetics are super neat in my opinion.

Can`t say that I have any favourite characters yet, I like them all. lol The characters are all so colourful and personable. Even Spencer, with his mushroom-kicking ways. XD I'm curious to see just what he experienced compared to Nora. But yeah, all in all, it's been a while since I've found such an eye-grabbing visual novel. Really pulls you in, in a good way of course. :D Pardon me if I come across a bit too excited, but what can I say? I'm psyched, glad I came on itch.io today. I really enjoyed your demo and wish you good luck with developement. ^_^

P.S. The title screen is beeeautiful. lol I really, really enjoy titlescreens.

Spencer and his 'mushroom kicking ways'...LoL. Poor mushrooms!

Thank you regarding the backgrounds! I have been working on them to make some adjustments (subtle in some cases, less subtle in others) to add more of a sense of atmosphere and mood but I really wanted them all to look like something you'd actually see in a real place and not let them get too out of hand.

And I'm glad to hear you like the title screen. It went through several versions we finally settled on that one. OuO

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and leave your thoughts! We really appreciate it!


Oh dear, after playing the demo, I can only say I can't even begin to describe how awesome it is! I loved every bit of it, from the art to the music and, of course, the story and the character. Everything was great and so intriguing, and it's nice to have a quite long demo. Though I was soooo sad when it came to an end, oh my I can't wait for the full game now!

I'm always affraid when a game's MC is advertised as "strong willed" to be honest, at least when it's a girl, because for some reason people tend to make really infuriating emotionless girls I can't relate to in any kind of way, only to compensate the numerous candid and naive heroines. And I like the naive ones more than that... But Nora isn't like hat - she's a person with normal emotions and charisma, wich was a relief!

I have to say I love Spencer too - he may be my favorite character so far, and I'm very curious about what happened to him, and eager to dive deeper into the relationship and try to mend it if possible.

As for the other guys, Elliot may be my favorite right now, but this is subject to change.

In any case, I'll stay tuned for updates - I'm sooo curious about this game!


Thank you so much for your kind words! ;A; I will say that some of the music will change – after our kickstarter we'd like to replace at least some of the sound track with original compositions by the same composer whose music we're using now. Some will stay the same though since the songs we're using are just too perfect to replace. Some of the backgrounds will change as well since a few of the ones in there were things I made quickly as placeholders until we could get something permanent. But hopefully everything that gets replaced ends up even better than it is now!

I have the same trepidation when I encounter characters billed as "strong willed!" I am so glad you like Nora and that she comes across as she does. Strong willed definitely doesn't mean emotionless or perfect, in my opinion. My only regret with her is that sometimes I have to write her as a little indecisive about things so the player has choices to click on! LoL

I've gotten a lot of interest in Spencer and I'm so happy that his angst is stirring up curiosity. He's a recurring antagonist in the character routes (though his role in each story varies a bit). I hope the revelations about what happened between him and the MC are satisfying!

And yay for Elliot! It's so hard for me to pick a favorite because I know each guy's idiosyncrasies and all the things that make them unique as individuals. But I definitely have a bit of a soft spot for Elliot. I'm always happy when people like him. <3

Thank you for taking the time to post. Every bit of encouragement is a bit of wind in my sails to help push toward the next steps in the development process.It means a lot! <3