The Palais Garnier, home to the renowned Paris Opéra Ballet, is set to premiere Les Souliers Rouges, a ballet whose very name is rumored to carry a formidable curse. As the premiere draws ever nearer, a series of inexplicable incidents in the opera house stir up a maelstrom of terror and intrigue. With whispers of illicit affairs, sinister motives, and hauntings around every corner, tensions—and the stakes—have never been higher. Here, everyone has a part to play…and everyone is playing a part.

Delve through rumour and reason into the glittering Belle Époque world of the Paris Opéra Ballet and unravel what’s really going on in the wings. After all, the show must go on…


Features

  • Hunt for clues to untangle the web connecting the enigmatic cast and company of the Ballet
  • Explore Belle Époque Paris with a fully customizable character: select your own name, gender, and pronouns, as well as one of three unique social statuses
  • Unlock achievements by exploring branching story paths
  • Change the course of the story with your choices
  • Discover the story of the fabled curse rumoured to haunt the very name of Les Souliers Rouges


Credits & Contact

Written and coded by LapinLunaireGames for the @interact-if unranked game jam. For updates and bonus content, please visit the development blog.

Comments

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Oooh. I love the mechanic of picking up scraps of red cloth when you pick up a clue

This felt like i was participating in a novel. i like the mystery of this supposed ballet curse.

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This is an IF gem. I even feel this could be a Poirot episode 😊

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Thank you so much! I am extremely flattered, I love Poirot! I hope you'll enjoy the next part just as much. 😊

I pretty much devoured the game in one setting. It is so well written and the setting is so intriguing. I can't wait for the next part!

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Ahh thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed playing it! This is so kind. Can't wait to share the next part with you!

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This is beautifully written, and each character is rather unique. I really enjoyed reading the first part of this and I really hope to see more soon! I was a little sad to reach the end of this part, the longer the story went on for I became more engrossed in the mystery. Thanks for making it!

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Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed the demo so far, and I hope you'll have just as much fun with the next part!

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You bet, I can't wait to read further. 💫 I can't help but feel paranoid that something might happen soon to one or more of the characters i've grown attached to, (whereas a few others have seemed rather suspicious 🤔), but I guess we'll have too wait and see! 😶