A Squire's Tale–Outwit the faeries to rescue the prince of England!


We’re proud to announce that A Squire’s Tale , the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, Android, and on iOS in the “Choice of Games” app.

It’s 25% off until May 21st!

Battle evil faeries and traitors at court to rescue the prince of England! Can you resist the call of faerie long enough to complete your quest?

A Squire’s Tale is a 150,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Benjamin Appleby-Dean, 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.

The prince’s abduction has tipped the country toward civil war, and your Lady has been sent on a secret mission to recover him. Save the heir apparent, and you could finally earn your knighthood and leave your squiring days behind. But when your search leads you to a magical market in the middle of nowhere, your loyalties and your Lady are put to the test.

Will you join with the faeries, or deny their existence? Journey further from court and comfort, or seek to rationalize the impossibilities in front of you? As you hunt for clues and amass allies, you’ll master the knightly arts of music, combat, riding, and even falconry. Emerge victorious in the tournament, and you may even win a kiss. But stay focused on your quest—you’ll need all your skills to survive the tricks of Faerie and discover the truth behind the prince’s disappearance.

Do you trust the fair ones?

• Play as a male, female, or nonbinary squire.
• Romance a faerie, a squire, an alchemist, a dancer, or even your own Lady.
• Master the knightly arts of archery, chivalry, falconry, and more.
• Marvel at a world whose wonders depend on how much you believe.
• Battle in tournaments for glory, or duel after dark for blood.
• Uncover long-hidden family secrets.
• Visit a fourteenth-century abbey and ally with its prioress.
• Solve faerie riddles for future boons.
• Insult your enemies in rhyme!

We hope you enjoy playing A Squire’s Tale . We encourage you to tell your friends about it, and recommend the game on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, 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.

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Congrats on the release @Xagarath – I’ve been waiting and waiting, thinking the hawk flew off abandoning me after all.

:champagne:

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Congrats! Looking forward to playing it.

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I ran into a problem where I got to certain point and it said no selectable options. But up to the point where the game bugged I’m very much enjoying it.

So hyped for this!

This game is fairy good.

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Was that a pun? Intentional or not, still made me laugh.

Yes, it was a fully-intentional pun.

Thought so.

The fix for that should be live on every platform except the Google Play Store standalone app. It’ll be remedied soon there.

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If you mean the chapter seven bugfix its there too

@Eiwynn Thank you once again!

@TheYeet_Lord Thanks, hope you enjoy the rest of it!

@Ramidel I’m hoping it turned out to be good desprite its shortcomings…

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Oh, when I beta-played the game I could never get all the background story for the side characters, as much as I tried. It demands a lot of replays to undisclose the full story. It’s a game for the diligent at heart.
I’m not making that mistake again. This time I’ll just code dive and read everything. :smiling_imp:


~ Me going through fairyland ~
nazareconfusamatematica

Edit:
The game is 4.5 out 5, :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

⭐⭐⭐⭐ •
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Congratulations on the release…

@cup_half_empty I did try to hide a lot of things away in there! Glad you’re enjoying it.

@Empress_Nightmare Thank you!

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@Ramidel @TheYeet_Lord
I thought the pun was faerie funny

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Are there any tips on how to win Lady Catherine’s love.

Also how old do you think our MC is, I would guess they would be in their late teens perhaps.

I didn’t even know this was a thing until the coming soon post. But stabbing people and faeries? How could I possibly say no.

How do you stab a Faerie?

I would be hesitant to mess with the Faeries from what I know of Faerie myths and legends you generally don’t want to upset Faeries

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With Iron!