A Midsummer Night’s Choice — Fairy outlaws invade a Shakespearean comedy!


#1

We’re proud to announce that A Midsummer Night’s Choice, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, iOS, and Android. It’s 25% off until September 1st!

In this Shakespearean comedy adventure, can forbidden love conquer adorable fairy outlaws?

A Midsummer Night’s Choice is a 190,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Kreg Segall, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based–without graphics or sound effects–and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind”

When your father, the Duke, tries to force you to marry, you’ll leave civilization behind as you flee in disguise, cross-dressed, into the enchanted forest. Mistaken identities, inexplicable bears, and tiny but fearsome fairies await! (Seriously, they wear little walnut shells for helmets, and ride armored baby bunnies into battle.)

Will you fall into the mysterious Faerie Queene’s clutches? Will you (or your identical doppelganger) find true love? Or will your father’s spies find you first?

Hold on to your heart! The course of true love never did run smooth.

  • Play as male or female, gay, straight, or bi.
  • Inspire the world with your noble deeds, or play everything for laughs.
  • Star in a play within a play. (Er, within a game…that you are playing.)
  • Become a jester, a diplomat, a knight, a poet, a shepherd–or leave the world behind and join the fairy court.
  • Why is there a bear?!

If you pre-ordered

iOS/Android: A Midsummer Night’s Choice is available as a free app. Anyone can play the first part of the game for free on iOS and Android (or on our website). Once you reach the end of the free trial, the app will ask you to either purchase the game or “restore” your purchase.

If you’ve purchased the game on our website, you can restore your purchase on iOS/Android at no additional charge, unlocking the rest of the game.

Windows/Mac/Linux: Visit our web page for A Midsummer Night’s Choice and click the link at the bottom of the page to “download it directly from us.” (The game is also now available to purchase on Steam, if that’s what you’d prefer.)

We hope you enjoy playing A Midsummer Night’s Choice. We encourage you to tell your friends about it, and recommend the game on StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. Don’t forget: our initial download rate determines our ranking on the App Store. The more times you download in the first week, the better our games will rank.


#2

Hi, is this the right place to report bugs, or does the game need a new tread?
I’ll post them anyway in case the author reads this.
Spoilers tag 'cuse you can’t be too careful.

-During the first scene with Morgan, picking the ‘perplexed about your feelings’ choice-
You gaze at Morgan’s pale blue eyes and make a slight movement to touch him, but then yo0u reconsider and remain where you are.

-During your time in the forest, talking to Morgan about their love for you-
Poor Morgan. !she is clearly in the thrall of love.

-First meeting with the Faerie Queene, while trying to evade her questions-
[choice 4] I ask Piccolita to help you me these questions.

-When you enter the shepards village and encounter Growly again.-
You continue back to the shepherd village, leaving Morgan behind you, still calling out to you. You walk away from Morgan, replaying your words to her. You are so lost in thought as you return to the clearing that at first you don’t notice Constable Growly, in full bear costume, approach you.

Constable Growly removes his bear head and stows it under one arm. “You may not have recognized me in my costume”—here he gestures to his bear outfit, turning around fully so you can admire it—“but I want to assure you that it is indeed me.”

“Who has a fox disguise? What is he talking about?” Morgan asks. He never mentioned the fox face, I picked the options that ignore Morgan and as such Growly did not comment on her appearance.

-During the play, having Morgan with a deer head playing alongside you-
You wink to Morgan to let her know that you aren’t serious, but Morgan doesn’t seem to notice. You have the sinking feeling that Morgan is getting frustrated as your character berates his. My Morgan was female, yet I got the male pronoun.

-During ‘your’ funeral-
What kind of funeral speech do you make?

I make an tearful speech in which I make it clear that everyone is responsible, making everyone feel guilty and wretched.


#3

Hi I downloaded the game off the google chrome store, but everytime I try to play the game, the text doesn’t load. Its just a blank screen.


#4

We’re looking into this issue.


#5

Okay so I was surprised. I usualy kinda dislike romance and at first I wasnt sure but oh boy. I ended up really liking the knight and I absolutely love my end. I’m also impressed that a small thing I did came back at this point and completely changed my ending and that made it even better because it wasnt good or bad, it just happenend and gave me an ending I did not expect. Also I was surprised by how much I liked the knight! I began with morgan as a RO but boy this changed later.

Overall I would say that this game is a must. There is a lot of replayability and the ending is sure to leave you satisfied even if its not what you expected.


#6

That was my favourite RO, as well.
I was glad I had the option to make my arranged marriage a happy one.
That’s rare.


#7

I couldn’t enjoy this game, I tried to play but I couldnt enjoy the protagonist. It was like Choice of Rimance, where you could choose the sex of the protagonist, but it seems the game was written for a female protagonist.


#8

Ha! I really enjoyed Midsummer, but if I’m totally honest to me the PC read a little male. De gustibus non disputandum est.


#9

"“There are not many kingdoms where weasels can be trained as servants, but ours is an enlightened one.”

This was a fabulous game. Funny, strange and outrageous hammy.

I actually pulled off a good play, never managed that in the beta.


#10

I was able to beta test this game and loved the depth and the many endings. The story really does change on your choices, can’t say enough about this game. :smile:


#11

Game sadly continues to be inaccessible when downloaded from the Chrome store. Looking forward to playing it once it works!


#12

Make sure you chrome app updated to version 1.01 Works for me now.


#13

It does work now, thanks for the rec!


#14

First, I loved this game. I love the playfulness and the cheeky humor of it, the pacing, everything! Anyway, at one point in the game you get to decide what the Duke’s banners read as the logo of his noble house and I couldn’t think of anything good so I just typed some nonsense. Later on, I got this:

[URL=http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/X_Sequins_x/media/Dear%20Lord%20WHy.png.html][/URL]

I totally broke the moment. :joy:


#15

“she says, soberly.”

EDIT: I probably would have had mixed feelings about this if it happened to me haha. You get comedy in exchange for the atmosphere of the moment. I’d be slightly annoyed but laughing :laughing:


#16

TBH, seems totally in keeping with some of the humor of the game. :laughing: I like it.


#17

I think this should be added to Midsumers thread. Not doing a entire new thread for a game link.


#18

(Seemed like the best place to put it. The other threads are more specific.)


#19

In one playthrough, I typed “It’s hip to fuck bees.”

That went well.


#20

Sort of like a variation on “where the bee sucks, so suck I,” huh?