Canterlot High School had built up a reputation of being a "magical" place, and when a new student comes along, he intends to put that to the test. Aside from making new friends, he also discovers a strange magic power contained in a book he has. Whenever he unleashes it on someone, they become a lot more friendly and open-minded, to put it lightly.

Controls: Press "A" to advance text, use the mouse to click on buttons.

The game is based on Annon's artwork. He teased the idea of a VN multiple times before, and I decided to make that a reality. Have fun! Also, please notify me if you spot any bugs, especially compatibility issues (you can check alerts about those in your browser console). Thanks in advance!

Credits:

  • Artwork: Annon
  • Scripts: Tom Sketchit, (anonymous)
  • Programming & music: Jicho

More information

Published 84 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(3)
AuthorJicho
GenreRole Playing
Tagsannon, bimbo, demo, equestria-girls, mlp, Visual Novel

Development log

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Its me again to ask the same thing, Next update? 

I'll write a devlog soon.

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The game stops with the white transition screen and stays there indefinitely after the first scene with Pinkie and the book on day two, is that the end for right now or is it just glitching for me?

It's the end at the moment. Whenever you come into one of those scenes, it's most likely the last one for now. 

OK, thanks

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Well, you definitely know how to make me anticipate an update! This is the kind of cliffhanger to make TV shows jealous. I mean that in the nicest way, just in case that doesn't come across.

I found a minor bug (might be intentional?); I used the book on Pinkie, said that I pranked her, she left and I could still use the book (the same scene played out again, just without Pinkie being present). 

Thanks, I found the code responsible and fixed it. Maybe I should not have written it after 3AM...

So is the next release going to be the one where you start being able to do some TF? Makes sense it would take a long time to code. Keep up the good work!

Thanks. Yes, TF magic is next, and it's pretty much done now. I'm currently struggling with hidden bugs while trying to test it...

Sorry i know i ask this a lot, but next update? 

No probelm, I apologize for the holdup. Need to rework a lot of the code to get the next few features working. New content should come a lot faster when this is done.

Awesome possum, can't  wait. :3

So at the moment it stops with Miss Harshwhinny?

Yes. New scenes are on the way though, just need to add a few things in the background before they can be released.

I'm curious, how different is it making this kind of game compared to a regular kind of game?

I'm practically coding it from the ground up, not using any libraries or game making software. It has its benefits, but it also takes a lot more time.

Or is that not what you meant?

I mean like, how different is it from making a game where you move a character through environments compared to this, which has stationary characters who react to sentences that you choose.

Not all that different. I could argue it's somewhat easier, at least from a coding perspective. The writers have a hard time from all the branching though.

Wow Jicho. This is amazing! Are you making this with another program or is this HTML5? I've been wanting to make my own VN. Just never had time till now.

Thanks! Yes, this is HTML5 (i.e JavaScript), it's quite a pain to set everything up on the developer's side (especially since I insist on coding everything myself), but it's also miraculously easy to distribute once things are actually done.

This all started off as a tongue-in-cheek gift to Annon (who made several VN-themed pics prior to all this) for all his amazing artwork, but once I saw how much the community liked it, I decided to continue the project.

Something's up with mine.  All I'm getting is a blank gray screen.

Just curious, what webbrowser are you using? I want to see if the same thing happens for me.

Internet Explorer, if that's what you mean

Yes, I did. 

I checked it myself - gray screen for me, too. I tried it on Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome as well - did not work on Firefox (might be because I never update it, admittingly...) but it did work on Opera and Chrome. I suggest you grab either of those two and it should work.

I only test it on Firefox, and mine is up to date (to my knowledge), so I apologize for any incompatibility issues. In the next release, I'll put up notes for new players to show which browser versions can run the game.

You were right.  It works on Chrome

So does the current game iteration end a little ways into scene 5?

From what I've seen, it ends after you meet with RD/AJ. Once you head back into the school, it ends (at least it does for me). 

Yes, the game only goes so far for now. Next release will add several new scenes, as well as the magic mechanic.

Looking forward to the next update!

Question, any word on the next update? 

Coming soon. Stay tuned!

Do you need any more help with writers? I'm a pretty good one myself, and want to help support the game.

Absolutely. Send me your email address in a PM, and I'll add you to the project.

You could also post it here, or ask Annon to relay it between us (I'd rather not make my email public, if that's okay).

I can't find the whole 'pm' option so here is my email: Corvoedevon@gmail.com

Dose the demo end after you meet cheerilee?

Yes, for now it does, since I don't have any more content written for her yet.

Alrighty, thanks for the reply and i have to say i do have high hopes for this game. 

Thanks!