Hello! I’ve been wanting to write an IF for years and the last few months I’ve finally had the time to familiarize myself with Choicescript. A Happy End for Liars - or Liars for short - is primarily a mystery story in a fictional 1920s inspired setting with a major focus on character interactions and relationships.
It’s currently about 70k words. You can play up to Chapter 2. The demo is available here.
Genres: Mystery, Comedy, Low Fantasy
You are an ordinary person with a not so ordinary secret - one that could possibly ruin your entire life if someone were to discover it. You’ve gone through great lengths only to make a grave mistake the day before you leave the country; you confess your secret to a complete stranger.
Determined to never meet them again, you move to the Grand Duchy of Oxworth. Still, nothing is as it seems, and you are soon involuntarily involved in a scheme that is much larger than what it appears to be …
- Play as male, female, or non-binary; cis or transgender.
- Choose one out of four secrets. Your background and past differs depending on which one you pick.
- Play as a master manipulator, kindhearted traveler or bumbling idiot (or as something else entirely).
- Investigate the meaning of your dreams.
- Encourage those around you to strive for a better future or lead them into the deep end.
- Choose how you deal with your past. Will you make amends for it, move on, or let it consume you?
- Gain your companions’ trust and discover their secrets. It’s up to you to keep them hidden or reveal them to the public.
- Possibly more!
Do note that all characters are morally gray to some degree. None of them are particularly good people.
A captivating actress, Cosette Montgomerie (romanceable)
Cosette is seemingly without flaws. She is talented, elegant and extremely charming. Most of the time, she’s surrounded by others, basking in their attention. Still, there’s no one she is particularly close to. It’s difficult for her to get attached – a trait she purposefully developed - and she has extremely high expectations for others. Cosette is picky about her company. When she does like someone, platonically or romantically, she’s quick to get obsessive. So keep her close, for she makes a valuable ally, but not too close. 33 years old.
An enigmatic traveler, Regis (romanceable)
A kind, albeit reserved man who prefers to keep others at an arm’s length. Both his background and real name are shrouded in mystery, though it’s clear he’s seen his fair share of things – he remains calm in most situations and is very pragmatic, sometimes abnormally so. There’s something unsettling about him, though. That cryptic smile of his seems too well-practiced to be genuine and never quite reaches his eyes. Most people find it hard to trust him. 25 years old.
A detached writer, Marian Clare (romanceable)
Marian is a woman that is hard to get along with. She tends to be rude and is very closed off and introverted, usually assuming the worst about people. Those that get closer to her will find her to be quiet and somewhat grumpy, though always with the best intentions at heart. Truthfully, she has difficulties expressing her true emotions and tries her best to hide them behind a mask of indifference – an arduous task, considering she possesses quite the temper. Her fury has shattered friendships and caused dire consequences for her enemies. It’s for the best to not get on her bad side. 26 years old.
A relaxed doctor, Halcyon “Hal” Virgilio (romanceable)
Though he may appear intimidating at first glance, Hal is a very kind and warm person. He’s very charismatic and compassionate and always looks out for those in need. Thanks to his occupation he possesses a great amount of knowledge, something that’s not always obvious when you talk to him. In fact, he appears rather oblivious and is a tad too easygoing. He’s prone to making bad decisions and is extremely reckless. That’s because Hal always prioritizes others above himself. Making sure the people he cherishes are happy is the most important thing in his life. 32 years old.
The heir, Dari
A polite young man you met outside of a pub and also the stranger you told your secret. He’s helpful and forthcoming and sometimes a bit oblivious about how the world works. Still, he’s surprisingly perceptive. The way he studies other people’s demeanor and always says just exactly what they want to hear makes you theorize he’s not quite as naive as he lets on. 23 years old.
- Crude Language
- Depiction of various mental health issues (depression, PTSD, anxiety)