A downloadable visual novel for Windows and macOS

Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild with a faery, hand in hand, for the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

~ W.B. Yeats

Description  

Changeling is a non-stat raising, full-length visual novel about love, reconciliation, and trying to survive in a dangerous supernatural world. Play through about 30-40 hours of content and over 40 unique endings while trying to survive the perils of a newly discovered paranormal community. Romance one of 6 love interests as you uncover information about the supernatural and the secrets from your own past - all while you try to patch up your relationship with your twin brother who grows more and more suspicious of you with each passing day.  

Story

The human world accepted as reality is only a thin veneer under which lies a world of supernatural creatures, entities, and people. They live beside humans hiding their nature or walking among them unseen. And most people go about their lives entirely unaware of the dangers around them. Mysterious situations are written off as fake, or they're glossed over with some sort of mundane explanation.

The same was true for Nora, a normal girl struggling with the usual litany of everyday problems - including her crumbling relationship with an angry, resentful twin brother with whom she's nearly given up on reconciling.

But her family's return to the town in which she'd grown up set in motion a chain of events that would shatter every illusion she had about a world she thought she knew. Her eyes newly opened to the truth around her, Nora begins a journey to uncover the secrets of her own mysterious past and the reason for her brother's bitter hatred toward her. Alongside her best friend, and a group of unusual guys she met after her return, Nora begins to chip away at the lies shrouding her life. Lies that have been haunting her since childhood.

But in a world where Vampires, Werewolves, and Faeries are real, learning the truth may come at a high cost. 

Features

(totals below are based on the full game)

  • 685,000 words (around 100-115k per route, not including the common route)
  • 25-35 hours of playable content (4-6 hours per route)*
  • 6 love interests
  • Over 40 unique endings
  • 30+ unique CGs
  • 30+ unique backgrounds
  • 30+ characters and sprites
  • Developed side characters 

*calculated at a reading speed of 300 wpm

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!

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Download
changelingdemo 1.2 -windows.zip 183 MB
Version 1.2.0 Sep 02, 2017
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changelingdemo 1.2 -osx.zip 182 MB
Version 1.2.0 Sep 02, 2017

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