stranger has my heart
Crimson Rose & White Lily
Crimson Rose & White Lily is an intrigue story set in a fantasy world inspired by the Victorian era and French 18th century court.
Content Warning: depiction of violence, death and sexually suggestive content.
After waking up from the weirdest and most vivid dream you have ever had, you find yourself in a strange place, among strange people. Realizing that you have no memory before this point, you must navigate through this new world and its inhabitants. While your first discoveries uncover your noble birth and future engagement to a local prince, it seems that not everyone welcomes or celebrates these facts.
As you get to explore the region and its court, trying to find more information about yourself and your past, you may end up uncovering intrigues and dangerous plots. Or you may instigate them yourself. Your choices and actions may influence the world around you and the relationships you have with its inhabitants.
Will you discover this world’s secrets?
The Stranger (m/f): An adventurous free spirit.
The Prince (m/f): A gentle soul with a façade.
The Advisor (m): A bookish shy man, who will follow you till the end.
The Rival (f): A former childhood friend, bitter, who just wants revenge.
- Currently Available : Prologue , Act 1 (Scene 1 to 4)
- Full character customization: appearance, gender, pronouns, sexuality.
- Puzzles and investigation.
- Court intrigues and plots to uncover.
- Build relationships with other characters and romance options.
- Prologue + Act 1 Scene 1 to 4 : about 52k words average read.
- Playtime: about 3h
- Story Content: 136k total words (incl. codex, excl. code).
This project is a Work in Progress. The story and gameplay will develop with each chapter. You can see the progress of this game on my Tumblr.
If you've enjoyed playing this game (or not), please consider rating it and leaving a comment on this page, reviewing it on its IFDB page, or sharing it with anyone who might like it.
|Release date||Jul 16, 2021|
|Tags||Character Customization, Fantasy, intrigue, LGBT, Meaningful Choices, Romance, Story Rich, Twine, wip|
|Average session||About an hour|
|Inputs||Mouse, Touchscreen, Smartphone|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, Subtitles, High-contrast|
- [Hotfix] BugJul 22, 2022
- [Update] CRWL: Scene 4 is online!Jun 29, 2022
- June 29th - Announcement [Temp]Jun 26, 2022
- [Note] 2022 Q2 ProgressJun 08, 2022
- [Note] 2022 Q1 progress + BetaApr 18, 2022
- [Hotfix] BugMar 04, 2022
- [Update] CRWL: Scene 3 is now online!Mar 03, 2022
- CRWL - UI Update and FixesFeb 12, 2022
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hi could you tell me how to romance Emilia thanks
oka i think the game needs some work in terms of nouns and such for example it would be better to call victoria princess rather than prince. also if i am not wrong there is bug where the mc is referred using female pronouns even though the mc is chose was male.
while these are some minor ones , but even after that the game was quite incredible . also when is the next chapter/act coming out ?
I am glad you enjoyed the game :)
What do you mean by "in terms of nouns"?
Concerning titles, please check this post on my Tumblr. This was deliberate.
As for the MC's pronouns, they should not be changing. Could you fill in the bug report form so I can fix it? I would need the passage's name where the pronouns change.
I post progress on updates on my Tumblr (i am technically on a small break rn).
So this is a particular question that, if one wanted to act upon it (like to incorporate this different perspective), would require a ton of work but I can't help but ask. Why are we being so secretive and wanting to leave (if relevant, I'm going through the room, haven't gotten to any of the updates past that yet)? Like we keep thinking we're some sort of imposter that needs to hide, but putting myself in the situation, I'd think something happened to me and I lost my memory, and just need help from everyone. Definitely wouldn't jump to "I'm a fake and I can't let them know" (at least no more than my layered multi-faceted imposter syndrome makes me think).
Hi there :)
This was a conscious decision I made at the beginning of this project and will be relevant further in the story. So I can't really answer your Why without spoiling the whole thing :)
Of course, in the real world, different people will have a different reaction to waking up in an unknown place next to unknown people. I could have opted for different reactions, but it was easier for me writing and coding-wise to stick to one only.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the story!
where can we find the lock combination 🥺
omg just found out you're also the dev for Meeting the Parents :D this was such a great game btw! excited for the next chapter
aaaaah I'm so glad you've enjoyed both games!
Come back wednesday for CRWL's update ;)
why can't I play scene 3? 😭 it always says scene 2 then ends
What path are you taking at the end of Scene 2?
Because only Sunwin Garden is currently available. Judy's Scissors will arrive in the next update (coming soon).
I really enjoyed this, I hope to see more soon! I also wanted to let you know that we've mentioned your story in our list of recommended Twine stories. But if that's not okay just let me know. You can view it here, let us know if there are any other details we should add for your title --> https://itch.io/t/1763600/twine-games-with-character-customization-part-1
I'm really glad you enjoyed my game <3
Thank you for mentioning CRWL in your list! It is so appreciated!
Loved the story so far, can't wait to read more. As an engineer I loved the design/floor plans and the map. They give a fresh perspective to the story that I have never seen in any other IF before.
Really glad you are enjoying the story :D
Also really happy someone noticed the floor plans! Took me days to make it just right. I do plan to have more scenes in the house in the future, which will include moving from one room to the next. I thought it would be helpful to have them.
Yeap they are helpful. They make it easier to visualize spatially where events do take place. I think the map would especially be useful here too, e.g. when the mc starts visiting different places (like the ones currently written on the planner)
I like the game but how do you get out of the credits?
There should be a Return link at the bottom of the page.
This is interesting so far :D, also I found an error with <<if>> when mc ask about where's alexandra. Keep it up<3
Hi! I really liked the game and wanted to report some bugs I've noticed :)
While searching the room, when I opened the middle drawer (before I had the letter-cutter), the text about me opening the drawer and taking the book within appeared. It didn't actually let me take the book though. When I did open he drawer w/ the cutter that I've found, took the book and then put it back, the text also doubled.
Apart from that, there were inconsistencies w/ MC's parents' genders (they were both described as female by Anne, but later were referred to as male + the Consort is described as male in the Codex), and at the point when Anne says that the MC is close to Charles he's then referred to as Charlotte.
It it matters, I had a male MC and my browser is Safari. Hope that helps! :)
Thank you for finding these!
I will try to see where the issue comes from and fix it. Could you send me your gamefile for this playthrough at firstname.lastname@example.org? (That will help a lot)
Oh, I don't think I have the previous walkthrough saved, I'll try replaying the game w/ the same choices I've chosen before, then send it, hope it'll be okay :)
Hi there. It's been fixed in the update!
Hello! I'm loving this so far, I'm just wondering how you made the different maps
Glad you are enjoying it so far!
I used Floorplanner and Edrawmax (the free versions) for the base and finished it with Photoshop :)
Hi, this game seems interesting but its really hard to read with the letters and backgroung coloring, which is black over black.
Thank you for letting me know that there was an issue with the background images. It has been fixed :)
Pretty fun so far. Keep up the good work
Hi! I'm already super invested in your story. I'm really looking forward to the next release!
Hi!! Loved the demo, do you have a tumblr or something we can follow to see your progress? :)