Invisible Wings is a narrative adventure game about Dawn, a young woman of faerie descent, and her quest for answers to her own identity and self-acceptance.
Dawn is a young female hybrid with one great wish: to be just an ordinary human. For years she has constantly been confronted with her appearance and heritage, even although she looks more human than other hybrids. She blames the faerie species for being an outcast in the human-dominated world and desperately tries to seek answers to her identity, but with little luck so far. It also doesn’t help that racism even went so far to not letting faeries and hybrids participate in official sport events, which clashes with Dawn’s great passion for figure skating. However, these issues only seem the beginning of Dawn’s journey...
Being a faerie seems to be quite hard in a world dominated by human beliefs, especially for a social butterfly like Lilith. Few know however that she tries to cope with a past experience that forced her to leave her faerie tribe, giving her a dreamy, restless and sometimes impulsive personality. She tries to disguise this mental scar by being nice to everyone, but not always with success. Luckily Lilith has the advantage of possessing magic to hide her wings and tail from plain sight, something that also proves to be useful to enter the figure skating competition.
Strongly led by her own ideals, Aranea is an ambitious hybrid who fights for equal rights for hybrids and a halt to the racism they undergo. She feels however a great resentment towards faeries, because in her opinion they took away a blissful future for her own species. Aranea is Dawn's best friend since their childhood and gives her a lot of support, but her own ideals seem conflicting with Dawn’s personal wish and maybe even with common moral sense...
Earth was created by two spirits: Cyll, the shining sun, and Ileth, the night sky. Their nine daughters and sons, the nymphs, and their children, the faeries, turned Earth from a bald rock to a place full of life and light as we still know it today. As the icing on the cake the nymphs conjured up the humans, which could fully admire the creation of the nymphs in its full form. Although it was forbidden, the curious faeries hid their wings and tails and visited the humans in their settlements. Some faeries even fell in love with humans, which led to the birth of hybrids. However, those “bastard children” were not well received by both humans and faeries. Because of the orthodox faerie beliefs they were mostly raised in the human world, but most humans were prejudiced, because faeries are dangerous because of their touch magic, so why would their children be innocent?
Faeries are human-sized creatures that are also humane in appearance. They do however bear a tail and an often beautiful set of wings, which can be used to fly. Originally faeries are the offspring of the nine nymphs created by the two ancient spirits, from whom they can inherit magical powers.
Most faeries live secluded from the humans in harmony with nature. They form tribes from 10 to 30 faeries who live together. Faeries have their own religion with pantheistic beliefs, centered around the sun and nature. They are however naturally curious creatures and more than once they may visit the human cities, even to the point of integrating in their society.
Faeries can mate with humans as well, including using their tails. The offspring of a faerie and a human is called a hybrid and inherits human as well as faerie qualities. More often than not they inherit the tail of their faerie parent, but inherited wings are however rarely seen.
Most hybrids live in the human society, where they form a vast minority. Often hybrids are looked down on by humans and are socially discriminated. Therefore hybrids often live secluded and hidden. There are hybrids who stand up for their rights however, even getting through to the political views of the country.
creative director, game development, audio design, music
character and environment design
Eva van der Meer
Dawn, female newsreader
Lilith, little boy
Aranea, little girl
male newsreader, announcer
Bastiaan van Bentum
Stijn de Koning
Thomas van Rossum