Hello everyone! Thank you for stopping by.
We're a two person indie group working on our very first visual novel (though not our first game or first large scale project together!) This is intended to be a commercial project so we are planning for a kickstarter in the near future.
Changeling is a visual novel that celebrates the silliness of romance and takes a tongue in cheek approach to tropes common in the fantasy and romance genres.
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 that everything she's ever known to be true about the world has just been proven false.
While working to uncover the mystery behind several incidents in her past which 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.
Each story route has a standalone plot that revolves around the main character trying to discover her origins while navigating unforeseen dangers and odd situations that start flying her way the moment she finds out she might not be human (because they always wait until that moment). There's a bit of mystery, a bit of romance, a bit of humor and a lot of drama and danger. The story is told in first person, through Nora's incredulous and often dryly sarcastic narrative.
-six planned love interests
-customizable MC name
-smart, strong willed MC
-developed side characters
-20+ original backgrounds
-branching story line with choices that have real impact on the story path
Backgrounds – 50%
CGs – 5%
GUI – 100%
Story – 62%
This isn't really a question but a few people have said it to us so we wanted to address it here too.
This is our first VN but it's not the first game we've worked on. It's also not the first large project on which we've embarked (nor will it be the first that we will finish). We totally get how extensive this project is and how much work it needs. We haven't underestimated that. Our goal is to see this project through to the end! <3
Are you planning a kickstarter?
Yup! However, due to the reservations some have expressed about this project (see first 'question'), we definitely want to have the script a bit further along before we attempt to do crowd funding. We want supporters to have confidence the project will be finished!
Are you hiring/bringing more people onto the team?
At some point, we will be trying to hire more people, for sure. But that'll likely be after successful crowdfunding.
We'll definitely be looking for a CG artist, a background artist, and probably a sprite artist. Possibly a creature/item artist. So basically, all the artists. (But some other positions as well!)
So when are you going to start moving forward with hiring?
That would definitely be after a successful kickstarter to acquire necessary funds. Anyone who joins the team as this point in the process would definitely have to be willing to volunteer their time and efforts for the time being, and we can’t ask anyone to do that.
If I'm willing to volunteer, can I message you?
Of course! Even though we won't ask people to volunteer their time, if there's someone who sees Changeling and just says "OMG I must be a part of that project or my life will be incomplete forever!!" and they really want to volunteer their passion and talent to work with us, certainly we would be willing to consider bringing them on board!
Will you be releasing a demo?
The demo is released! You can find the link above!
What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
11 meters per second (apparently)
2. What about the art?
3. Is there any character that stands out to you right now?
4. Do you have any questions? Comments? Feedback?
More updates will be posted on:
We'd really appreciate you following us there as well. We update tumblr every Friday with a progress report, and I try to post on Mondays and Wednesdays with trivia, world building, profiles, extra artwork, doodles, etc. Thank you so much for reading!