Taken away from your home, your family and your future right before your wedding, you spent years as a captive, victim of an inescapable curse. At every dawn, you are turned into a swan. Only at night, when the moonlight touches the shores of the magical lake that has become your prison, can you return to your true form.
Swan Song is a short interactive story loosely based on Tchaikovsky’s ballet.
Attention! This project is a work in progress and will be rated Mature for depictions of violence and light gore, horror/body horror, kidnapping, imprisonment, trauma and possible sexual content.
- Play as the White Swan and reshape the story
- Customizable MC (gender, appearance, pronouns, skills, and more)
- Four personality types to choose from
- Two selectable romance options
- Different endings depending on your choices
[ he/him ] [ she/her ]
Your former betrothed and future ruler of the kingdom. The two of you have known each other since childhood. Late 20s/Early 30s, 6′2″, wavy black hair, brown skin, dark hazel eyes, big nose, full lips.
[ xe/xyr ] [ she/her ] [ he/him ]
The only child of Rothbart, your capturer. During your years of imprisonment, xe is potentially your only companion and confidant. Mid 20s, 5′11", pale skin, freckles, straight silver hair, black & silver eyes.
- Tumblr [ RO info | About page ]
- Bugs report
- Ko-fi Commissions (18+)
- ART CREDIT: https://jroahn.tumblr.com/ (character portraits) / https://night-triumphantt.tumblr.com/ (UI story logo)
|Genre||Interactive Fiction, Adventure|
|Tags||Fairy Tale, Fantasy, LGBT, Romance, Text based, Twine|
- 05/12/2021Dec 05, 2021
- 22/11/2021Nov 22, 2021
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Is this on hold or not continuing?
gODS the only complaint I have is that I can't binge this all in one go yet! The writing is so good, I love the customization and the feel I've gotten from the story already! Def gonna keep an eye on this! <33
gorgeous! can't wait for the next update, your writing is fantastic! <3
when is there gonna be another update?? take your time though this story is amazing
Working on it :D Thank you for reading!!
thanks for replying and i hope you have an amazing week : )
Oh man this was one of the best things I've read in a while. If this was a full game I'd buy it in a heart beat.
i love it can’t wait for an update
pronouns and gender are sold (selected) seperatley.
Oh thank you!
* screams in lowercase * Ohh this is so so so wonderful! The amount of care on the instructions and all is so user friendly with the hinted symbol and all. The story is fantastic and the way my face dropped when I found out I hve arrived to the end of this wonderful story! I'm so so relieved this is not abandon! I can't wait! Have the most amazing day :))))
I'm so happy to see the story isn't abandoned i can see it easily being one of my favorites. The writing is simply beautiful honestly. It is so easy to get lost in the short demo that it's scary. Looking very much forward to seeing a future update. Really well done.
I just came across your story and I think its fantastic. Your writing is very captivating and even though the demo was short, it was very well written and I'm already itching for more. Looking forward to more updates👍
Is this story still in development or is it an abandoned game? The concept is so cool and I'm already in love with both of the characters from that one short demo! Loved the writing style and I really hope there are more chapters to come...
Hello! The story is very much not abandoned, I had to stop writing for life/work reasons but hopefully I will now be able to finish the next update :D Glad you enjoyed the demo, thanks for reading!! xx
Oh! I hope everything is alright, don’t rush!! And it’s reassuring to know that it’s still in development, I’m in love with this idea already <3
I've come back to this close to a year since it's was published still as great as I remember I hope a chapter gets released eventually
it was amazing! (｡･ω･｡)ﾉ♡
Tchaikovsky's music for Swan Lake is in the public domain and would add to Swan Song if you incorporated it into the game.
NOOOO don't let it end thereee! Suchh an interesting concept and I really do hope you continue this, love the characters already!
I found the demo very intriguing and I adore your writing style! This is the retelling I didn't know I needed. Also, Odile with xe/xyr pronouns is genius and I love xyr personality already
Fingers crossed that you're able to continue working on this bc I am invested :))
how much do you need for a laptop?
Hi! I've been visiting this IF very often, and by the way I love everything about it already! I wanted to know if you have a planed date for the next release? (Sorry for bothering you)
Hi there!! That's very kind of you, thank you for reading and I'm glad you like the demo so far <3 My initial plan was for an update to be posted this month but unfortunately my new job is extremely time-consuming. That, and my laptop broke- I tried to earn enough commission money to replace it before June started but couldn't, and I'm have a lot of trouble typing on my phone so I've written next to nothing for the whole month of May. I'm hoping I'll get to have the update ready by the end of the summer, but I can't give a specific date for the release, sorry!
It's alright! Things happen! I do hope things get better though, May and June didn't seem to help you much. Also take care of yourself. The story is amazing, but for it to continue it needs a healthy author too. (Thank you for answering my question.)
I cant wait to read more of this its too addicting aaAAAAAAAAaaaa, also the art of the characters is beautiful!!!!
So happy to hear that honestly, thanks for reading and I'm very glad you're enjoying the story so far!
This is so lovely! As a child I loved the swan princess fairy-tale and ahhhh I'm so happy there's an IF-esque rendition that exists.
(And the writing is very good, so I'm going to be eagerly waiting for more :D)
<3 Thank you for reading!!!!
Great so far! Kinda bored in the beginning and a tiny bit mixed up but I figured it out! :
Ahh, I'm sorry if you felt like the demo was boring or confusing! Happy you ended up enjoying it anyways though, thanks for reading :D
It's okay lmao! It's probably just me because I don't really process things that quick.
The writing is so lovely, and the premise is so interesting!!! The demo as it is right now is quite short but I'm already enamoured! I'm very excited to see how the story goes, I'm looking forward to the next update! <3
Thank you for reading and for the lovely compliments, so glad you enjoyed the demo so far!! xx
I love this! Such good writing <3
Thank you so much for reading!! xx
How can I download，Can I still play?( •̀∀•́ )
Download isn't required, you can play in your browser by clicking on "Run story"!
"Dark hair" option means dark brown hair and "brown hair" means light brown hair?
Pretty much, yeah :) 'dark hair' is a vague descriptor which you can interpret as you'd like, I imagine it as almost black with a warm undertone but it won't be specified; 'brown hair' is pretty self-explanatory heh
the ui looks rlly nice and the writing was rlly good!!
Thank you so much!! Happy you liked the story xx
Swan Song is not only my favorite ballet, is one of the few pieces of media that make me go insane in any adaptation it gets, and you, lovely author, just made something amazing right here.
I can't wait for the demo to be maybe longer or the full story as I'll probably read it a hundred thousand times, I already love how you managed the customization and, god, I just...
You took something I have loved since my childhood and made it a whole new thing I will totally love even more.
Also you can tell I was emotional as I put Swan Song because I never remember the name of the ballet in english haha...anyway, yes, I was talking about Swan Lake (Curse my inhability to remember names and that I only call that in Spanish)
This comment genuinely made me smile so much!!!! I too hold Swan Lake very close to my heart ever since childhood, and as 'unpractised' I might be at actually writing a whole story I'm definitely putting a lot of love into this project, so thank you for taking the time to leave this comment-- it means a lot! Have a great day xx
Is only the demo available?, because I would love to be able to read more chapters of the story :)
Hello, yes the only public content available at the moment is the demo you find here! There are some extra drabbles on tumblr that won't appear in the story, and chapter 1 is currently being written. Thank you for reading x
An amazing demo I have found again! I really like that you added the little [MC] around the text where we are supposed to make our own character :D It really helps and I can't wait for the next update!
I'm happy to hear you found the demo again, thank you for reading!!! Ahh yes, it was pointed out that some choices tend to get lost in text or can be misleading, so I thought adding descriptors on the most relevant ones might be a good solution! Glad it helps :D
Another very short and good demo I found. I really like how detailed it is, from MC's personality to each expression/personality of each characters. The artwork is pretty too, can't wait for the next update to come out :D
Thanks for reading!! I'm happy you enjoyed the MC/game mechanics so far!! Cannot wait to share the update with everyone xx
this is so good! i love your writing style and i'm so excited to see where this goes <33
!! thank you so much, it means a lot!! have a great day <3
I'm so glad I decided to follow you and this popped up on my feed. I cant wait to see how this shapes up, you're an amazing writer(coder too) <3
Ahh thank you so much, how nice of you!! I'm happy you found the story, hope you'll enjoy the rest, too! xxx
Very promising! I can't wait to see where the story will go. It's amazing how much you were able to tell in just a few chapters and the character's relationships with each other and their current personalities...
It's all shaping to look like a very good story.
You're very kind, thank you! It's very satisfying to hear, I really hope you'll enjoy the future updates as well!! Thank you for taking the time to comment xx
I can't wait for more of the story. As a child, The Swan Princess was my favorite, and to be able to play an IF based on the story has me overjoyed. Can't wait for more!
Thank you so much for reading!! Looks like we shared the same passion as kids haha I've always loved the story! glad you enjoyed xx
Absolutely enamored with this story! Like holy shit, I wasn't expecting to be so into it. Can't wait for more!!
ahh that makes me very happy, you're very kind thank you!! hope you'll enjoy the rest of the story <33
I love it <33, I hope you will continue this story there's a lot of potential in this story good job!
thank you! currently working on the first chapter, your support means a lot!! xx
akdlaklahfal TOO SHORT
Dang, thanks for tearing my heart in two xD I can't wait for more!
Even though it was short, I'm already in love with the story and the characters! They are very well written, and I sure hope there'd be lots more interactions with them!
Very happy to hear you've enjoyed the demo, hope you'll like the rest of the story as well! Thanks for reading xx
i'm in love!! :D
Thank you for reading! xx
This is so lovely! It filled me with joy being able to choose the pronouns for each of the characters. :D
Thank you for reading, I'm glad you enjoyed it!! xx