Really interesting world-building, and I love a good whodunit! Glad to see games out of STL too.
Echoes of the Fey Episode 1: The Fox's Trail
A downloadable game for Windows
Echoes of the Fey is a series of visual novel detective stories set in the high fantasy world of Oraz starring Sofya Rykov, a Human private investigator with a dangerous secret: following a near-death experience in the war, she spontaneously developed the ability to use magic. She is joined by her Leshin partner, Heremon ir-Caldy, a doctor fascinated by Sofya's magic but fearful it will soon come at the cost of her life. Together, Sofya and Heremon navigate the mysteries and tensions of Vodotsk, the city they intend to make both their hiding place and their home.
In "The Fox's Trail", Sofya is hired to track down a missing Leshin with connections to the Human resistance during the occupation. Investigate how you prefer, with over 100 choice points throughout the story. Some will improve your relationship with the characters. Others will provide you critical information. And some will change the fate of the people you will come to know.
The free demo allows you to play the first few scenes and meet some of the major characters. Your saves will automatically transfer if you install the full version afterwards.
Minimum Specs (lowest tested - may work with less RAM):
OS: Windows 7 or later
DirectX 9 (or later) compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of memory
1GB free space
Screen resolution of at least 1280x720
DirectX 9 compatible sound card, or integrated sound chip
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
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This game is awesome! The characters are so interesting and I love the queer representation!
I'm also really proud of myself for figuring out the case early on. When Galkin mentioned the "stench" of the bar I first suspected it and soon after Sofya goes to the bar with Heremon and he mentions something that confirmed my suspicions. Everything after that pointed in that direction and my excitement was bubbling over waiting for Sofya to figure it out. Very satisfying when it all came to it's conclusion.
leshin? as in those monsters from the witcher? giant forest protectors from slavic folklore?
The term Leshy is indeed a deity of the forest from Slavic folklore, which is also referenced in the Witcher series. Our Leshin are definitely a nod to such folklore, but take a very different spin on it, and are more similar to elves in most traditional fantasy.
This is reeeeally good! I love the characters, and the plot had some excellent twists and turns. Sofya and Heremon have such a great dynamic and the voice acting throughout is superb. Big kudos on the music too. Really looking forward to episode 2!
Ohh, the art is beautiful. I just wish the game had a male protagonist as well:(