A lighthearted hybrid of a point-and-click adventure and a metroidvania platformer, the game takes place in a spooky, ancient Hagmore School of Magic on the night of an important ritual. The preparations are sabotaged, and you, Belle Macfae have been scapegoated into fixing it.
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Very Positive (77 reviews) - 88% of the 77 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 15, 2015

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October 12, 2016

Warp chests and Easier mode

Mystic Belle's Beta branch has been updated with a new build, introducing some pretty radical new features.
First of these is the introduction of the difficulty select at the start of the game. The player will no longer be able to flip the difficulty at will during gameplay, as the modes are a bit more different now.
Second major feature is the addition of warp chests. These are only available on the easier setting. The chests allow you to store up to 14 inventory items in them, which will be available in all other chests around the game's world.
This should resolve at least some of the woes caused by the game's limited inventory space, as anywhere you go, there is likely to be a chest nearby.

Beta branch password is "nowheretorun"

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October 9, 2016

If you thought the game was too slow...

I have added a Game Speed option to Mystic Belle!
The feature is currently in beta, and will allow any player to change the game's absolute speed between 50% and 150% of normal. The setting can only be changed from the main menu, as changing it during gameplay can cause unpredictable behavior.

You can access the newest version of Belle on the Beta branch, with password "nowheretorun".

Cheers!

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Reviews

“Mystik Belle is a great title and quite an accomplishment considering it is mostly the work of a single developer.”
8.7 – GameRamble

“The game looks fabulous, and by combining point-and-click item puzzles and solid sidescrolling combat, it's just a fun, intelligent game to play.”
IndieGames

“The game is also gorgeous, a real impressive work of sprite graphics. Every character and monster is huge and finely detailed, from their slightest movements to their clothing and features.”
HardcoreGaming101

About This Game

Being a student of mystical arts is hard work, doubly so if you are Belle MacFae - a freshman student at Hagmore School of Magic. The teachers and the staff are mean, her friends are few, and her grades suck. Worst of all – Belle has a tendency to be at exactly the wrong place at exactly the wrongest time. Like tonight, for example, when she stayed up late to practice her fire magic, but instead got framed for upsetting an ancient ritual. And what better way is there to punish an unlucky first-year student, than to charge her with an impossible task on the worst night of the year? Re-create the Walpurgisnacht Brew, or be expelled, and with all manner of spooks taking over the school, expulsion is starting to sound better by the minute.

Inspired by games like Slightly Magic, Puff in Dragonland, and the Dizzy series, Mystik Belle is a hybrid of a classic point-and-click adventure and a modern metroidvania. While playing it you can expect to do some of the following:
  • Get hopelessly lost in the massive school building and its surrounding areas.
  • Find items and solve inventory puzzles. Or just clog up your pockets with useless junk.
  • Interact with other inhabitants of Hagmore. Learn clues, help them out, ruin their day with angry flies.
  • Fight through hallways infested by over 60 unique monster types.
  • Defeat 8 bosses.
  • Learn new magical and not-so-magical abilities.
  • Ogle at retina-burningly colorful pixel art.
  • Punch Cthulhu in the face.

Be warned though - Mystik Belle is NOT just a metroidvania - it's a true adventure game. You will not get far without having to solve inventory puzzles or talking to people.
Lastly, the game may contain some language not suitable for younger kids.

important Release Notes

Due to middleware problems as of launch the game has the following issues:
  • OSx version of the game doesn't support the Steam features like the overlay, achievements and trading cards. I will look for a way to get this sorted out as soon as I can. You can still get the game's internal achievements which will transfer to your Steam achievements once this is fixed.
  • I am temporarily unable to update the Mac version of the game due to changes to OSX and introduction of mandatory developer fees. I will resume Mac updates once I have the money to pay Apple their ransom.
  • Some x86 Windows XP configurations might experience a problem running the newest version of the game. Please switch to the "older" branch of the game. I will try to address this as soon as I can.
  • Linux version of the game appears to only reliably support the Xbox 360 controller. This is a known issue of all GameMaker Studio games. More information regarding it can be found here.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Atom 230
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 945 Express
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 25 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.5
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 30 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Atom 230
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 945 Express
    • Storage: 25 MB available space
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