A downloadable visual novel for Windows and macOS

Updates

Version 1.1 has some updated artwork, a new sprite, and some minor story changes and edits.


Kickstarter is live! : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamberrystu...


4/5/17 Kickstarter is currently funded to 81% with 15 days left to go!

4/19/17 Kickstarter is funded to nearly 88% with 10 days left to go! Pledge now!

In addition, we have launched a Steam Greenlight campaign! Vote now!


Story

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.

Features

-500,000+ words
-six planned romanceable characters
-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!

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changelingdemo 1.1 -win.zip (95 MB)
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changelingdemo 1.1 -osx.zip (94 MB)
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Comments

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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!

*flails*

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