Sable's Grimoire is a visual novel featuring monster girls in a magic academy setting. Play as Sable, an aspiring magic researcher, as he get sucked into the daily lives and troubles of his demi-human classmates.
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September 24

New settings + OST as free DLC

TL;DR: there are two new settings to hide/warn about certain content, instructional text has been added to the route map screen, SG's OST is available as free DLC, Tix's route is still a work in progress.


New settings

This update introduces two new settings aimed at people who want to play Sable's Grimoire, but don't want to view sensitive content.

The first time you play Sable's Grimoire, you will now be presented with a content warning screen which prompts you to set the new preferences.

Initially, "Mature Content" is enabled, and "Bad Ending Hints" are disabled, so the default experience remains the same as ever.



What can be classified as "mature content" is obviously subjective, and I don't intend to go on a crusade to make this a G-rated game. Instead, I've taken a conservative approach to this setting's implementation and only hidden the most extreme content.

The biggest change is that choosing to disable this content will stop you from going down Jorou's route. Jorou's route contains many mature themes and several dark, confronting scenes, which cannot be removed without turning Jorou's route into a fractured mess. As such, it's all or nothing with her route.

Other than that, there are only two scenes affected by this setting. One is a bad end, the other is the violent conclusion to a side-story. So even if you opt out of viewing mature content, the majority of Sable's Grimoire will remain completely unaffected.



Even if you're okay with mature content, that doesn't mean you aren't frustrated by those pesky bad ends.

By enabling "Bad Ending Hints", you will be shown a small knife icon on the far right side of choices which lead to bad endings.

You won't be blocked from reaching bad endings. This just provides a subtle hint, so if you're wary about reaching bad endings, you may exercise appropriate caution.

Route map instructional text

This is a minor addition, but I think some players might find it helpful.

The route map isn't just a tool for viewing which route you're on. It's also an interactive checkpoint system which you can use to restart from a later point in the game.



A small piece of instructional text has now been added to the route map to make this feature easier to discover.

OST

https://store.steampowered.com/app/941900

As was recently the case with Tomboys Need Love Too, I discussed with the composer of Sable's Grimoire, Mario Luengo, the possibility of providing the original, high quality WAV audio files of SG's soundtrack as free DLC.

The OST is not downloaded by default (it's bigger than the game!), but if you choose to download it, a new option of "Soundtrack" will come up when you attempt to launch Sable's Grimoire. Selecting that will open your operating system's file browser (should work on Windows, Mac & Linux) in the directory containing the music files.

What's next?

I'm still working on Tix's route for the time being. I don't have an ETA yet, but it's looking like December at the earliest, more likely early 2019.

Additions after Tix's route remain undecided. There will be more new content after her route is complete, but the nature and timeline of that new content is yet to be confirmed.
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July 13

New ending for Jorou



An additional (happier) ending has now been added to Jorou's route. This update includes a new CG, another achievement, and an additional choice earlier in her route.

If you've already played Jorou's route, you can go to the Route Map and jump to the last checkpoint before her other endings, then skip the previously read text until you reach the new choice. From there it should be obvious how to reach the new ending.

With Jorou's new ending done, I've started working on a new character route. In other words, Tix will be getting a route.

A new route takes a lot more time and effort than a new ending, and I'll be working on other games at the same time, so don't hold your breath waiting for this next update.

Tix's route has been outlined and the writing has started, but it's still a long way off completion. So for now the release date is "hopefully this year".
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About This Game



When Sable is accepted into Amadronia Magic Academy, he believes that his dream of becoming a world-renowned magic researcher is finally within his grasp. As one of the few pure-blooded humans capable of using magic, Sable is hopeful that he’ll find common ground with the demi-human population at the school, and that the next few years of his life will be as productive as they are enlightening.

Unfortunately for Sable, his first day at Amadronia quickly proves to him that this will not be the case. The students in his class are unruly, there’s a pyromaniac dragon girl running around, his "teacher" has no interest in teaching, the principal wilfully breaks academy rules, and it seems like everywhere he turns, Sable finds one more reason to doubt Amadronia's proud legacy.

Will Sable manage to survive at this clearly dysfunctional academy? Or will he, like so many others, leave Amadronia feeling utterly disillusioned?




  • 5 main monster girl heroines with 4 divergent routes
  • 350k word count with dozens of choices to be made
  • 13 different endings influenced by your choices
  • Contains a route map for visualizing your choices and the path you've taken
  • Checkpoints on the route map let you restart the game from key decisions, even if you didn't save
  • All original artwork and music made specifically for this game

Mature Content Description

Contain occasional fantasy violence and light sexual references. Some routes contain scary/mature themes which are warned about in-game and can be turned off with an in-game setting

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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