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 (516 reviews)
Release Date: May 31, 2012

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"Interesting visual novel with some RPG elements. Experience the school life of the witch Mary Sue - a female Harry Potter. C&C with high replay value!"

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + 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
37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
47.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Ok I'm not going to lie, if I saw this 2 months back I would think,
"Nope boring, don't like dating sims,"
Then I bought Dandelion Wishes Brought to You, and it opened my eyes to how funny and sweet these games are, they're not just so silly girls fantasy, most of them have a really good story and good/funny charters that you can't help but fall in love with.
And this is another, I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did but I love it, I have laughed so much from this game it hurts and yes tears have fallen from my eyes.
The art style might not be the best but it's simple and that's nice.
I now love dating simes because most of the time they have a better story then some shooters or other games, and the best part is that their is more then one story, since there are different charters everyone will have thier favourites and their least favourite which is the best part. (My favourite is Damien, what can I say deamon boys capture my heart hahah :3 )
So if you want to have a laugh and not rage quit buy this game I will guarantee that at least a part of this game will make you laugh, if it doesn't well done to you, because I'm in stiches. :3
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
At first glance I thought this game would be an ironic adventure just for laughs...

And then this game made me legitimately choose to willingly give up my soul.

10/10, also Ellen is pretty damn cute, recommended~
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63 of 94 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
I kissed a girl and I liked it.

9/10

Would kiss again.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
So, there's a romance path where you basically get to romance Severus Snape.

If that weren't enough: gender sensitivity, gender neutral pronouns, LGBTQ relationships, lots of racial diversity (as much as any game with anime/cartoon sprites can have, anyway), and a genuinely cute story on most of the paths. Or a genuinely disturbing one, depending on your options.

If you liked Long Live the Queen, or games like it, you'll definitely enjoy this one. (And now to cut this review off so I can go back to exploring as many paths as possible!)
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
96.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
A charming, well-written dating sim. Obviously created by a smal team on a budget, but the characters an the storylines make up for it. Awesome depictions of female frienship and solidarity, which is rare in this genre. Highly Reccomended.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
I love the replay value to this game. I'm on my third play through and am finding new things each time. It's very simple, enjoyable game, especially if you love dating sims. The "exams" are a fun twist, and I kind of wish there were more of them (you learn all kinds of spells but never get to use most of them).

My only real note is that there are parts that do feel a little too passive-- info dump parts, or places I have no control over my character or the storyline-- that are a little annoying in the next couple of play throughs and make you very happy for the fast forward button. I just wish the game was just a little more interactive, especially with the creation of your character (you can choose appearance, but no other characteristics). It would be great if there were sequels with the remaining school years, because the end feels a little sudden to me.

I'd definitely recommend this game, but I'd also recommend waiting to get it on sale. Even considering the replay value, it's a very short game.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
I liked parts of this game and disliked other parts.

Pros:
- Different & unique romance options! I loved that I could go for one of my female roommates. :)
- You get to customize your characters hair, eyes, and body type. This makes the protagonist feel more "yours."
- The characters get put in absolutely hilarious situations.
- Your choices in the plot certainly have a big impact and can lead you to many different routes, so replay value is deifnitely there.
- The "magical school" setting is unique compared to some other dating sims.

Cons:
- I felt like the personality traits were worthless. I saw no point in getting points in the "cute/weird/smart" categories because they don't seem to affect anything.
- The magical tests never seem to get interesting/complex.
- Art was subpar. The characters all look similar in the face and their appearance doesn't change a whole lot. It starts to feel monotonous.
- There are huuuuge chunks of dialogue/description with no pictures sometimes, which gets annoying. With such a cool, magical setting, I would expect to actually see some of the magic going on. Unfortunately, you never do. This is what makes this dating sim way less enjoyable than ones like Dandelion, which go above and beyond with scenery and drawing out pivotal scenes. The only time Magical Diary shows you a picture to go with a scene is if you kiss somebody, which for me, was only twice.

Overall: If you tend to like visual novels or dating sims, this one is worth a try, especially if you value the choice to either date men or women. However, don't expect this game to knock your socks off. It's entertaining, but somewhat underwhelming at times.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
I own every game by this company that is avaliable on Steam and I think this one is my favourite. I love how while it's a visual novel, it has an RPG "feel" to it with the dungeons. It's a lot of fun and there are many different endings. You can be straight or not, or even go for the teacher! (Kinky).
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
This is a wonderful and well written visual novel type game that is actually affected by your day to day choices. The world has a deep plot with lots of lore, multipul playthroughs only have some content overlap with each other. This is my absolute favorite game of this genre; all of the characters are believable, decisions actually matter and frequently have consequences one way or the other, and the exams are fun! There are a large number of different ways to beat the exams which is very satisfying so you can focus on different types of magic.

Graphics can put some people off with their Anime-ish style but they add a certain spice to the world that I think adds to the magical nature of the world. They are not fantastic but they are by no means awful and there are quite a few options in terms of hair style and color and eye shape and color. Yearbook pages are always interesting to read and some of the more unusual, and funny, ones pop up on the community to be admired.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Really nice visual novel, story line is decent and sometimes genuinely surprising. The friendship elements are just as well written and important as the romance options and finishing the game without a date is actually a viable option.
I wasn't the biggest fan of the artwork at first, but it grows on you.
I've done all but one of the endings with my current play time, deffinitely worth the money I paid (I bought when it was on sale though).
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Got my soul sucked out by an incubus.
Would play again.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
I really enjoyed the characters and story in this, and the variety of different choices and outcomes is pretty impressive!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
One great visual novel with some of the most interesting minigame puzzles, really magic based.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
it was interesting but how about a male version it nice to play both side i think
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Married my teacher on accident 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Title misleading, had nothing to do with cows or milk products, 0/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
The puzzles have alot of solutions making it fun to try and solve them trough diffrent types of magic. The story is okay and gives enough to play trough 2 or 3 of the 5 rommance paths depending on your intresst in trying diffrent spells.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
I wish there was more info about Big Steve. He seems like a neat character but we know so little about him.
Pretty cool visual novel.
7\10 would lock my lips with that horny fairy again
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
If you like visual novels you are sure to like this one too. Kinda like Harry Potter in a free range school style. Some of the tests check your brain power to finish them. Overall quite worth it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
The closest thing the world will ever get to a Harry Potter Dating Sim.
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