Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Launching on Steam February 17th!

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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] On Kickstarter + Demo!!

#16 Post by Adia » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:53 am

So excited to see this - I loved Magical Diary. It looks great, and I loved the updated UI and character art (for the returning characters). And congrats about exceeding the goal!!

...I have to admit, I probably won't play this as I don't really like playing male characters. But I hope it does well! :)

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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] On Kickstarter + Demo!!

#17 Post by Piper » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:16 pm

This sounds like an amazing concept. I didn't play the first Magical Diary game, but this one looks good enough that I might just go back and try it. :) Best of luck!

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#18 Post by DraculaVarney » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:43 pm

This is so exciting! I'm really glad that you'll be revisiting some of the old characters again. I was really into Horse Hall when it came out, so I'm looking forward to this hew edition to Magical Diary. It'll be especially cool to see Damien again, he was always one of my favorite characters because of his turmulous story line.

The professors both look different, but in a good way. The new designs are nice. It makes Grabiner look more mature for sure!

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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] On Kickstarter + Demo!!

#19 Post by minyan » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:35 am

This looks super cool! I wish you guys luck with the project and I'll definitely throw in some support on the kickstarter. Can't wait to see this completed~
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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] On Kickstarter + Demo!!

#20 Post by papillon » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:10 pm

About a week and a half to go now, still inching towards the next bonus side romance stretch goal!

One thing we did to promote the kickstarter was to commission a bunch of artists to draw their own versions of the characters (among other things this means I get cool art to look at)

Including this picture by blazemalifica:
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(check out their work on tumblr and twitter)

You can see a whole bunch of these art pieces by scrolling through the magical diary twitter account as I generally retweet all of them (and a few actual fanart pieces as well)

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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] On Kickstarter + Demo!!

#21 Post by papillon » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:18 pm

Last 24 hours now!

So far along with the five main routes, we have five confirmed side options (Luke, Manuel, Pastel, Raven, and Suki) and two bonus slots to be voted on by backers in the beta.

If you're interested in any of the KS-exclusive perks, now is your last chance!
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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] On Kickstarter - Last 24 hours!!

#22 Post by LateWhiteRabbit » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:43 am

Oh, wow! Almost missed the Kickstarter. I caught it just in time. Pledged.

Papillon, you always make great games. Happy to contribute.

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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Kickstarter Successful!

#23 Post by papillon » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:36 am

For anyone who missed the kickstarter or couldn't pledge because they don't take paypal, it's now possible to back the game on itch.io

This will get you access to the game in development, new updates as they're released, and (eventually) a Steam key when it's all done if you want.

General development discussion and feedback and so on is better suited for my forums than here, so I likely won't post here much until we get nearer to the final version. See you on http://hanakoforum.nfshost.com/community/index.php !

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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Kickstarter Successful!

#24 Post by papillon » Fri May 03, 2019 6:15 am

Lots of development updates since but as mentioned they've generally been posted to the kickstarter, the itch devlog, or to my forums.

However I thought I'd come back in to show signs of how the character creator is coming along:
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(Wings and elf ears available as add-ons later in the game, for people who REALLY want to dress up :) )

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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Kickstarter Successful!

#25 Post by OoAmmyoO » Sun May 05, 2019 2:46 am

I made a summoning circle with money but nothing is happening.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttt. WHERE. WHEN. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHERE'S GRABINER.

Thank you, this made my day. :3 I am going to work with a smile PLASTERED on my face. Will absolutely check it out on itch!

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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Kickstarter Successful!

#26 Post by papillon » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:24 am

All TWELVE datable options now revealed:
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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Kickstarter Successful!

#27 Post by Diadorim » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:19 am

Hi! This surprised me (I don't know the original) and I'm really excited for the character creator because you don't see that very often!

I am wondering though, how do you guys handle CGs with so many options? I'm curious to know!

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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Kickstarter Successful!

#28 Post by papillon » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:23 pm

Mostly by having very few CGs. :D

The only CGs that the PC shows up in are the kisses, and these have the characters positioned to try and keep more focus on the other partner rather than the PC. You'll still see bits of him, and those bits will match your design (skin color, hairstyle/color) but you're not seeing him in detail. So that keeps the amount of work for the artist at a bearable level, while still letting you feel like it's your character up there.

Other CGs only feature other characters and not the PC.

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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Kickstarter Successful!

#29 Post by papillon » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:19 am

I don't update here often (most update logs are posted on the itch page) but speaking of CGs, we've recently been adding chibi-style CGs for some of the more light-hearted game events, similar to what was done in A Little Lily Princess.
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Story-progress-wise, the patches available to people with beta access are into the last month of the story now, so the finale is approaching.

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Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Kickstarter Successful!

#30 Post by papillon » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:46 am

Just in time for the end of 2019 we've released beta patches through to the end of the game!

The game is not, however, finished. We still have cool stuff and two more side romances left to add. But players can reach the final dance!

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