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.
User reviews: Very Positive (409 reviews)
Release Date: May 31, 2012

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"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 This 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

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX compatible card
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.4
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    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
49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Kissed a Plush Bunny. Kissed a fairy. Had a lesbian relationship. Offered my soul to a demon. Had to go to detention a few times. Got my bra thrown around in the cafeteria. Got spanked by a teacher. Accidentally married said teacher. Got my memories taken by said teacher.

Lifesimulator/10
Posted: June 23
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
My line of thinking for this game:

I'll only play for a couple hours till I get the cards.
Oh, heck, might as well get these easy achievements.
These little dungeon exams are actually kind of cool...
My demon boyfriend just did what?? Nu-uh, not on my watch.
...
5 hours later, all achievements complete, I put on my robe and wizard hat. Don't ♥♥♥♥ with me ♥♥♥♥♥, I'm the mightiest sorceress of the lands.
Posted: July 21
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
The default character's name is Mary Sue. 10/10
Posted: June 22
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
This is a very decent game. 9/10
This is basically a game about getting yourself (girl) a boyfriend or girlfriend
Which also includes puzzle solving, dungeon exploring, role playing and taking lessons to level your magic level up
It took me 6 hours to finish only one part of the storyline and it's great
It uses the same VN engine for Long Live The Queen
Even though you might not like the look of characters in this game
You should really try this due to its excellent entertaining plot
Posted: August 17
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
While most visual novels intended for females hit you over the head with romance and pretty boys, this game actually takes this idea and almost puts it as a side note. Don't get me wrong, your relationships will be a major plot point however you also need to manage your friendship with your two roommates as well as the role you play in school. You might be treasurer and have to help plan events, or be part of a club designed to seek revenge on others.

Of course, your love interest still does play a point in the game. You can date either a male or female or even a Professor if you go down the right path. What makes this game great is how it developes the relationships. Your character is not swept off her feet instantly but the first cute face. Each relationship feels realistic and is built on many layers. You even get quite a bit of back story to each character you date (save for one bonus Steam added relationship which is a secret bonus one added to the Steam version of the game). But don't think you can't get dumped at any time by your SO. Pick the wrong options and it's back to the single life.

Of course since there's magic in the game and you're going to school, you do take exams where you use a few spells and common sense to solve the problems in a dungeon that is a screen by screen styled place (aka it's not a free roaming thing but you move from one screen to the next like a hidden object game without the hidden objects).

It's really nice to have your own PC (playable character) have internal conflict as well with her family so you get some character developement as well.

Overall, I've put over 10 hours into a graphic novel game and I read fast. There are so many paths to go down and things to do differently in each run through that the replay value is super high. It's a very interesting game which incorporates a lot of different aspects into one wonderful game.
Posted: April 10
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268 of 297 people (90%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
I tried to romance a demon and instead accidentally married my teacher.
Posted: March 31
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