A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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MAGIC MIRROR HALL is a free visual novel about an established relationship from an outsider's perspective.

Running a magical apothecary on your own isn’t easy, especially when your friends’ relationship drama suddenly becomes your problem.

Play as Alex as they try to figure out how to fix Malinder’s magical malady, while assuaging Sol’s anxiety about her ailing girlfriend.

Featuring:

  • Two endings, with multiple routes that reveal hidden insights about each character. Don't be afraid to make some bad decisions!
  • Doling out relationship advice left and right
  • Relatable™ Queer AsAm Problems
  • Fellas is it gay if you kiss a ghost?
  • Nope nothing to see here folks there's no repression in sight

Additionally, a PDF with ~100 pages of behind the scenes, extra character/story information, and bonus art including processes is available for $5+. Thank you for playing!

This game is made by an impromptu team of seven friends consisting of:

Claude • @prismshift • writer
Kan • @kohiu _  • illustrator
POM • @pinpoms • background artist
Stace • @stindaan • character artist
thernz • @thernz • UI artist
xed • @mxedk • programmer, UX designer
Yi Bin • @YiBinArt • writer

Special thanks to:

Cris B
Will Quinn
Belen Toscano
Jay (Joanna) Zhao
and Yuri Game Jam for bringing us together!
Published 11 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
(10)
AuthorsThe Apothecary, mel
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
Tags2D, asian, Lesbian, LGBT, Magic, renpy, Short, Story Rich, Yuri
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityOne button

Download

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

MAGIC MIRROR HALL - PC (Windows & Linux) 62 MB
MAGIC MIRROR HALL - Mac 47 MB
Behind the Scenes + Development + Bonus Art PDF 26 MB
if you pay $5 USD or more

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i love this so much, and i can relate a lot to alex, i too tend to dish out relationship advice a lot

anyway, this is so beautifully made and im glad i found it!

Thank you so much for playing our game! Alex is a favorite among the characters and we’re glad to hear that you’re able to relate to them.

I enjoyed this a lot! I love the art and characters, also that bad ending hurts a lot...... and I know this isn't a VN where you date people yourself, but it's a crime that y'all made Alex this hot??

Few people have apparently explored both endings, especially the bad ending, so we're so happy you got to experience it! And don't worry, we thought Alex was criminally hot too. Blame our character artist Stace.

I loved it so so much! It was very short, yet super sweet! My personal favorite was Malinder, since the repression of her magic could symbolize a lot of different things for a lot of different people.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the game! We love that you love Malinder and recognized the theme through her!

Holy moly, this was short and sweet, and I'm left wanting even more! The artwork and backgrounds are fantastic and have a lot of color and detail. I really like the way you stylized the UI elements as well! The characters were very enjoyable, Alex being my favorite. I appreciate the more subtle design choices as well such as the sound design and how it played into the characters personalities as well as the maniuplation of text speed for certain parts of the game. (Play the game yourself to see how this works!) I played the game and recorded my commentary and gameplay. Keep up the fantastic work!

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Hey thanks for playing and reviewing our game, we're glad you liked it so much! We all just watched this together and really enjoyed your video. As for more background on Alex, you can check out the bad ending (or the PDF) ;)

From POM: "Hey I did the backgrounds. Your compliments meant a ton! Kan helped me with the props on the last three shelves in the main room. Anyways, I just wanted to tell you... thanks for comparing Mal to Sasuke. I decided that Sol is like Naruto & Alex is like Kakashi."

From xed: "Thanks for noticing the sound design and text speed stuff! Those were the most fun for me to implement."

edit: the team also wants you to know that we've been in talks about potentially continuing the project! We don't know what shape or form that will take, but it might be happening™

Thanks for the reply(s)! Glad you enjoyed the video! Looking forward to whatever you guys put out! :)