Help Dawn, a young woman of faerie descent, with her first steps into loving and accepting who she is in a modern world where faeries and humans were supposed to live in harmony.
Invisible Wings: Chapter One is a visual novel that takes the player on a journey in a dystopian fantasy setting. Follow Dawn, a young woman of faerie descent, as she tries to find answers to her own identity in a modern world where faeries and humans were supposed to live in harmony. Being bullied and harassed most of her life because of her appearance, she wants nothing more than just being an ordinary human. Although she blames her magical ancestors for all her problems, she meets a faerie herself, who grows more than a friend to her and complicates her quest even further.
Explore the vibrant and diverse city of Ceylynn and help Dawn with her first steps into loving and accepting who she is in this first chapter of Invisible Wings, which is a proof-of-concept for the story and world that can be played through in 45 minutes.
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...
“Learning to love who you are, despite everyone telling you otherwise, is something that’s learned over time. And it’s something that players will have to guide Dawn, Invisible Wings protagonist, towards to try and get her happy ending.”
– Aimee Hart, Gayming Magazine
“A visual novel in which fairies pose a threat? Very nice idea and I really like the world building around it. Has a good serious undertone in many scenes, which reflects society and its difficulties well. [...] the structure that was built around it is more than solid and already makes you curious about the finished game.”
– MahouGao, Visual Novel Info
“Follow Dawn, a young woman of faerie descent, as she tries to find answers to her own identity in a modern world, where faeries and humans were supposed to live in harmony.”
– Joyce Ross, GameKeys
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