A Tale of Crowns is a free interactive novel by Cherry. It’s rated 16+ for its adult themes of violence, sexual-suggestiveness, and trauma. However, the game is exceptionally story-rich and is incredibly enticing. There are two endings: one good ending and one bad ending.
Inspired by personal experience
The developer’s own experiences as a woman from the Middle East inspired A Tale of Crowns. She draws themes from her own Kurdish culture and implants them into her stories. This builds depth and richness into her fictional world.
You play as a 25-year-old character from Arsur. In this empire, magic is the norm—something everyone learns from an early age. The Crown rules these lands, and the world’s spirits choose the ruler. They pass on the deceased’s golden eyes onto the next. However, you find yourself in a troubling situation. Your parents are dead, and someone has killed the Crown. The spirits, however, have chosen you—and have marked you with the golden eyes.
Although set in an intense time, the game nevertheless opens up your path to love interests. Meet the Sorcerer, the prodigy and—potentially—the most powerful mage in the entire empire. Fall in love with the Hero, a mighty friend of justice who is also known as the Pale Sword. Cross paths with the Protector, whose skill and integrity are unmatched. Finally, come into contact with the General, the strategic leader of the Imperial Army.
The game lets you decide on your character’s name, magic skills, and gender pronoun. Interestingly, your character’s behaviour will change based on the decisions you make. These choices will decide on eight different character traits. Be careful, however, with what you choose.
A captivating tale
A Tale of Crowns is a thrilling love adventure set in a unique world. If you enjoy rich stories and captivating tales, you’ve got to try this one-of-a-kind tale of love, tragedy, loss, and suffering. Be warned though: it’ll draw you in quickly—and once you’re in, you’re in.