woahh this is awesome i love oisein
The Nameless is a fantasy interactive fiction WIP that is character and romance driven, with your race loosely based on stories about the fey and other myths.
Most Recent Update: 2 June 2021 | Chapter 3
Content Warning: The Nameless is currently rated 16+, and will contain depictions of violence and light gore, strong language, and will eventually have optional 18+ sexual content.
Support: This game is a labor of love and is intended to stay free/donation-based. If you enjoyed, please consider supporting here or via Ko-fi! (Monthly and One-time donations available) Supporters receive early access to new chapters, art/extra content, and bi-weekly screenshots of progress and unreleased updates.
Legend goes when the world was formed, the mortal races, mortalis, were created with the gift of magic. But as time passed their hubris grew, and the sheevra were created to curb their pride.
When it comes to these chaotic and malevolent beings, the lands are full of cautionary tales. Though some would tell you that the stories are just that. To them, names have no power. There are no mysterious deals to fear, and the figure who seduces you into an alley at midnight is certainly no malicious spirit.
Which luckily for you means easy prey.
Since you’ve gained consciousness, you’ve known the mortalis are responsible for draining the world of its magic and creating the Arids, the desolate deserts that have overtaken the land. And the deals you lure them into are the only way the sheevra can slowly restore the world’s more verdant state.
After all, knowing someone’s true name is the most intimate secret a person can offer.
You never imagined fearful weaklings like these would be any threat to you. But when an entire sheevra clan disappears seemingly overnight, you’re sent to a city far from your home to investigate.
Will you find out what happened before it comes for you?
- Customizable MC (non-binary inclusive) with different appearances in your sheevra form and glamoured mortalis form
- Play as a dryad, unseelie, or leanhaun with different features, appearances, and magic bonuses
- Personality stats that include how you view the mortalis
- Magic vs Might preference, with bonuses depending on your sheevra type to one of the following magic schools:
- Elemental, Illusion, or Pathos
- Sentiments: Vials of memories you’ve collected with different effects depending on who ingests them. The player starts out with one of each, and they come in pairs, totaling six:
- Delight & Despair | Devotion & Repulsion | Fury & Fright
4 Romance Options, gender swappable (Romance page best viewed on desktop)
- Oisein: A fellow sheevra you’ve scouted cities with before, who defaults to sarcastic & flippant, though they seem to have a soft spot…
- The Healer: Open and friendly, keeps a pulse on the city and its people and has knowledge of some more…unorthodox medicine.
- The Magesmith: A prickly artificer and smith. Rarely opens up, and don’t ask about the arm if you’re expecting a straight answer.
- The Sage: Devoted to the Archival Library and keeping peace in the city. They may be calm in demeanor, but are unmatched in elemental magic.
Latest updates and news can be found on Tumblr (parkerlyn)
For bug reports, please use this form.
Writing, Programming, and In-game Art: Parker Lyn - Tumblr
Main Game Background: Alexander Sinn - Unsplash
Thank you to The Nameless Beta Readers! Dashing, Nora, Christina (levelofdepth), Dee, GingerGen, Emma Cole, Citta, Lanja, honourlight, Vahnya, Gage, Unithecorn, Anne, Nina, Bree, Elizabeth, & Crow!
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among other things, i love the amount of lore! the writing, the scene with the sage and the bank was written in just the way that you get sucked in and momentarily forget you're reading text and not actually seeing it happen in front of you. it seems like you put a lot of time into it and i can't wait for more!
side note - i could be wrong, but do you play d&d?
Thank you so much!! That's so wonderful to hear <3
And haha no you are very correct, I do love D&D and play/DM often! This story actually started from a one liner about an NPC in Kobold Press' Courts of the Shadow Fey, and just spiraled out of control into a separate world and story!
thanks for your reply!
ah that explains a lot! as a player of d&d myself, i couldn't help but notice the d&d-ness of this story, among other things. you must be quite a fun dm! i've never been dm, it is most certainly not my forte, so respect to you!
An excellent story! Thank you for bringing us such an amazing story!
I know when I was seeing this its look familiar. This game is also available in Choicescript format. This game always lingering on Dashingdon, but I never think to play it because of the premise--but dang, i change my mind when play the Twine version.
hey loving the game so far <3. was just wondering if its possible to be polyamorous?
Thank you so much! And as of now I don't have any poly routes planned, but will update the romance info if that changes!
Hi, I'm really enjoying the game so far - I especially appreciate all the informaion settings right at the beginning, it really cuts through a lot of what can sometimes be unclear when playing interactive fiction. Thank you!
Just one thing: in the downloaded version, a portion of the text isn't visible on the main screen or in settings due to the dark background, I don't know if this was just me?
Thank you so much! And hmm so I haven't been able to replicate this on the downloaded version (itch app/my local html file) Do you know what text seems to be missing or if it's the same in the light mode veresion?
On my version the light backdrop behind the text and in front of the photo seems to be missing. Perhaps I should try to re-download it? I switched to the dashingdon version and it’s awesome so far, thank you ✨
I love it ! can't wait for future updates. The lore, the characters , everything has me hooked !