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Echoes of the Fey Launches Greenlight Campaign (Video)

Woodsy Studio’s Fourth Visual Novel Blends Magic and Mystery In First Episode

What happened to Folren ir-Adech? Did he die during the war between Humans and Leshin, as the official story would suggest? Or is there a reason his pet fox was found lurking around the church in Vodotsk? Find out the truth in Echoes of the Fey Episode 1: The Fox’s Trail, this summer on PC, with its Steam Greenlight campaign launching today.

Echoes of the Fey tells the story of Sofya Rykov, a Human private investigator with a secret of her own: magic. Humans aren’t supposed to be able to use magic but a serious injury during the war unlocked a mysterious power inside of her. With the land now struggling through a tenuous peace, Sofya lives in hiding on the border, solving mysteries with her unstable abilities.

The first episode, The Fox’s Trail, begins as Sofya discovers how to turn into a cat. Throughout the case of the missing Folren ir-Adech, she will use this power to uncover secrets buried during the last days of the great war. The Fox’s Trail is a visual novel with over 100 individual choice points where the player can influence Sofya’s investigation.

More About Echoes of the Fey: The Fox’s Trail
Echoes of the Fey: The Fox’s Trail is an English-language visual novel that mixes a high fantasy setting with the mysteries and conspiracies of pulp detective fiction. Play as Sofya Rykov, a private investigator with a secret of her own: unstable magic powers she uses to solve her cases. 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.

* Side-scrolling segments link important parts of the town and open up side quests
* Multiple endings based on your gameplay and choices
* Voice acted and animated characters
* 25+ song soundtrack inspired by the synth-fantasy meld of films such as Legend and The Neverending Story
* The first episode in a series that will explore other mysteries

For the first time in almost thirty years, the land of Oraz is at peace. For three decades, the Humans and Leshin waged a brutal war over the right of Humans to power their cities and machines with magic. But the Leshin people have overthrown their theocratic leaders who pushed to extend the war and ushered in a new era of reconciliation and reconstruction.

This peace, however, is fragile and strained under the shared history of the two peoples. This is true nowhere more than the city of Vodotsk, a historically Human city that was occupied and ruled by the Leshin for years. Old grudges among the Humans have re-emerged. Leshin who lived there for years as rulers must decide whether to return beyond the Great Forest or stay as second-class citizens. And the wounds of the war threaten to re-open whenever the two peoples come into contact.

Echoes of the Fey is a series of 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.

The Fox’s Trail is the first episode of the series and concerns a missing Leshin, presumed dead during the war. Sofya and Heremon must explore Vodotsk and dig up a dark secret that threatens to shatter the fragile peace between their two peoples. The majority of the gameplay is traditional visual novel dialog trees, with dozens of choices that can affect the story and Sofya’s ability to solve the mystery on her own. There is also a 2-D representation of the city to explore and side quests to discover more about the world, as well as deepen Sofya’s relationships with the characters.