Hanako Games has released an update for their visual novel Magical Diary. Update 1.1 contains engine improvements and bug fixes for the title. Magical Diary was released back in 2012 however, the developer is still working on making the game its very best.
Magical Diary is a RPG and visual novel that takes place in a magical school. This is as close to a Hogwarts simulator as can be found on Steam. Players tackle the social obstacles of high school life while simultaneously putting their budding wizarding skills to the test battling magical monsters in this game.
The latest update for Magical Diary was released January 13th and brings many improvements to the visual novel. The biggest change is that the game has been ported to Ren’Py 6.99.8 which allows for new features at the engine level. As a result the game should be working a bit better.
Achievements are now tied to users Steam accounts instead of their local user accounts. This will prevent trophies from getting shared between different Steam users playing on the same computer account. There have also been some improvements made to spells that can be used in the game.
Magical Diary 1.1 adds a lot of other improvements and bug fixes to the game. Most of these changes won’t be immediately obvious to players but they are there behind the scenes making things work better. A comprehensive list of fixes can be read here.
Some of the most noteworthy changes include a more smooth transition into windowed mode and numerous crash scenarios have been remedied. The Ground spell now actually works while delving the dungeon. There’s also been a lot of minor tweaks to things like animations.
If you haven’t played Magical Diary in a while boot it up and check out the new improved version. If you haven’t played Magical Diary at all, now it’s better than ever if you want to try it out and there is even a demo. You can download the game on Steam for $14.99.