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You have been invited to attend a magical school. You can make new friends, learn spells, face exams, run for class office, and try to find a date for the May Day Ball.
Release Date: May 31, 2012
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$14.99

Reviews

"It really feels like it could be the start of something big; through conversations with people and lessons during class, you get peeks at something that could expand into a remarkably big and well developed fantasy universe, and it seems we've only just dipped our toe into it." - Jay Is Games

"Weird barely begins to cover it. Magical Diary is an indie, Japanese style adventure (though not actually from Japan) that’s a little bit visual novel, a little bit RPG, and a whole heck of a lot of Harry Potter. Luckily, it’s also really good fun." - Rock Paper Shotgun

About the Game

You have been invited to attend a magical school. Here you can make new friends, learn dozens of spells, face exams in the school dungeons, run for class office, and try to find a date for the May Day Ball. But be careful! You might end up in detention, be lured into a secret society, be forced to marry your professor, or even be expelled!

Key Features

  • Design your own character
  • Pursue friendship or romance with male and female characters
  • All puzzles have multiple solutions
  • Over seventy spells to learn
  • Unlock secret plotlines and events
  • Highly replayable – make different decisions for a completely new story

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX compatible card
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:10.4
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    • Note: 32-bit compatibility libraries required on AMD64 and x86-64
Helpful customer reviews
222 of 276 people (80%) found this review helpful
157 products in account
9 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
YOU'RE HERMIONE POTTER AND YOU NEED TO DO MAGIC ALL THE TIME
DATE GIRLS IN BOARDING SCHOOL
GET YOUR SOUL NIBBLED ON
OVERCOME ACTUALLY CAPABLE DUNGEONS
PUBLISH YOUR YEARBOOK SO INTERNET STRANGERS CAN SEE YOU NAMED YOUR CHARACTER YURI LESBICIOUSA
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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92 of 109 people (84%) found this review helpful
287 products in account
16 reviews
13.4 hrs on record
To be enjoyed both ironically and unironically, 'Magical Diary' is truly the perfect gift for any occasion.

Featuring more animes per second, with only a fraction of the overreaching schmaltz found in second-rate indie competitors like 'To the Moon,' 'Magical Diary' pulls out all the stops and delivers a magical, one-of-a-kind experience that'll have you saying "I actually don't hate this...?" for years to come.

Is there a demonic wizard bishie waiting in your future? Only one way to find out...

'Magical Diary' gets one Steam Thumb way up from this reviewer.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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70 of 81 people (86%) found this review helpful
257 products in account
18 reviews
6.4 hrs on record
A dating sim for the young witch in all of us! Like Harry Potter, with a liberal dose of anime and without all that uptight britishness that makes me kinda hate it. Also a liberal dose of progressive gender and sexuality, which is always a fun one, and racial politics too. (That said, I was a *little* offput by the 'marriage is kind of a year-long thing' plot point, even if it makes sense in context...)

Don't be fooled - this is mostly a dating/life sim. There are 'dungeons', but they're more obtuse and annoying puzzle roadblocks I could honestly do without. Persona 3/4 this ain't. Also, you have to be a girl, though you have a wide range of options for your love life, three straight and two gay, and a wide variety of other non-romance events. Romance is legitimate and well-handled - the opposite of Bioware's efforts. (Oh god, flashbacks to terrible competing english VN Planet Stronghold DDDDDDD:)

Overall, takes itself just seriously enough not to be a broad parody, but not so much that it's hard to get into or requires heavy investment. (The default character's name is Mary Sue, if that tells you anything.) Highly recommended for anyone who's even a little into the idea, and even better, sequels are on the way!

Sadly, the best character is unromanceable, despite her obviously being open to the idea of a relationship with a student and a lady. :C Oh, Professor Potsdam, how I long for some private lessons with you... ;o; (maybe she's married? i dunno.)
Posted: November 8th, 2013
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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
136 products in account
5 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
At first glance this game seems like it'd be light on substance and predictably simple, but I was surprised by how how well the story and characters were written - they each have a well-developed personality and they deal with issues more complex than just who has a crush on who. The character customization, while not offering a ton of options to change, is a nice feature too. Overall it's a lot of fun!
Posted: November 24th, 2013
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
300 products in account
1 review
2.9 hrs on record
This game owns. You can go to American Hogwarts and learn magic spells. There are LOADS of spells and I got tonnes of detention, it has Professor Snape (basically him), you can make your own wizard and learn magic, you can kiss people with your mouth and make friends. It rules! Play it!
Posted: March 27th, 2014
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