Magical Diary Sequel

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#31 Postby hanako » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:18 pm

Not really meant to be a cash-earning game, though... (and jobs around campus pay out in merits, generally)

I don't think I actually want people able to buy all the things in one playthrough without cheating. Being forced to make choices about what's most useful to you is more interesting IMO.

(Current plan - there will be a magic store, but what it sells will be a little different. I'm hoping to adjust things to encourage more specialisation.)

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#32 Postby Ninjoshy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:08 pm

Awesome, I'll be looking forward to this game for a long time.

I really hope you guys do eventually get around to it! :)

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#33 Postby RobertHReaper » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:48 pm

I think that doing the other houses is a good idea.

I hope that as this game's popularity grows and you guys get flooded with money, that you'll be able to expand your team and the existing stories you've told for the houses (Horse, Wolf, etc.) into the four year game, hopefully with the option to choose one of the many houses for your character.

I know that is a tall order but it would be great to one day be re-playing this through on my game system and seeing if I can, not only once again grab ahold of Donald's heart, but keep it for all four of my class years.

It's something that would take years to put together, I know, but as you flush out the first year stories of each of the houses, it builds a unified tale that could be put together and grown, so that the work wouldn't be as great. Maybe just do an initial; "You've played them all separately, now download Magical Diary: Year One! Choose your house, build your character, study hard and learn new spells, play soft and find new love."

Then while people play and enjoy that, work on and come out with the Year Two expansion, and so forth.

Coming from a guy that only plays video games and has no clue the work and methods that goes into the designing of them, I know I'm over simplifying it. I do know that it's a lot of work, but that is the dream that's written down in my Magical Diary.

Thanks for everything you've done so far and everything you have planned in the future.

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#34 Postby Spandex Faffy » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:44 am

RobertHReaper wrote:It's something that would take years to put together, I know, but as you flush out the first year stories of each of the houses, it builds a unified tale that could be put together and grown, so that the work wouldn't be as great. Maybe just do an initial; "You've played them all separately, now download Magical Diary: Year One! Choose your house, build your character, study hard and learn new spells, play soft and find new love.

Do you know how many endings are in horse hall alone, at least 11-15 I would say, some of which leave you in situations that can't be continued realisticly and some have completed their character arcs, the real problem would be continuing the story without saying that one character is the canon datable character (which would suck). Hanako has also said (somewhere) that they think actual continuations of the story are better left to fanfic writers and fangame makers so look for those.

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#35 Postby RobertHReaper » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:55 am

Well, in those cases you get the early ending (as many games have). Feel happy, start a new character and go again :)

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#36 Postby Spandex Faffy » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:07 am

RobertHReaper wrote:Well, in those cases you get the early ending (as many games have). Feel happy, start a new character and go again :)

What I mean is that some of the stories that are most in need of continuation end with you no longer at the school for one reason or another, it would require massive amounts of work to even get the stories in the right place. It would be like trying to make at least 60 games (assuming all of the year 1 games are of the same scope as horse hall).

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#37 Postby RobertHReaper » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:46 am

Hence my statement that it would take years of work and probably a larger team.

I also said it's a dream of mine. Dreams don't always come true, but they are good to have. :)

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#38 Postby Grimma1 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:49 am

Please, for the love of god, sequel.
Throw it on kickstarter, or steam greenlight, or anything. But please.
I'm sure fans will assist if story ideas if you get stumped!
I wouldn't mind being a guy this time, but as long as you keep the character generally bi-sexual, I don't mind either way.
I'm also a huge fan of Long live the Queen!
Keep up the awesome work my friends!


[Edit]
Personally, I would like to see the next game be about the following year, following the same PC.
But regardless, I had an idea, and thought it might be worth mentioning.
What if you made the sequel span across the entire school experience. It is a high school isn't it? So you could put the game out as the first year with a new student, and then have the following two years as expansion packs. Lets see.. Magical Diary was 19.99 right? So how does 14.99 sound, with two 5.99 expansions? Thoughts?

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So.. Just a thought to help with any zone progression in the next game. Have baggage. Like a witch roommate that isn't good with magic. You could have some ordeals around her grades or bullies, which will instill good morals in today's impressionable youth..
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And be so cute I would never leave my computer again..

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#39 Postby quitewhimsical » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:18 am

I would love to see this story continue. I REALLY want to be in Butterfly hall. :p

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#40 Postby hanako » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:25 pm

Butterfly PC will be interesting if we get that far, although sharing a room with Pastel may require raising the innuendo level even higher. :)


Also, to reiterate for others - please do not make helpful suggestions regarding sequels in later years, because I can't reply to them without sounding rude and it's overall very frustrating. I'm not soliciting ideas here, and if people keep posting them I'll have to start blindly locking topics like this. I don't want to stop people from imagining, but your own blogs are better places for it than the official forums where I'm supposed to be reading and responding to things.

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#41 Postby FantasyFan » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:10 am

Oooh, you'd get to be Pastel's roommate in the Butterfly game? Me is interested! :D

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#42 Postby Micomicona » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:38 am

if you're pastel's roomie, where does minnie go? are we minnie's changling doppleganger? is minnie a horse now? :3

to follow an implication of an implication of a game that might be made sometime after an other game that might be made, I wonder if that means we can capture the freshman presidency, and get hounded by Kyo.

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#43 Postby TheManOfFaith » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:37 am

I would pay so much money to continue on with the Grabby storyline. I thought it was really inventive and it was fun to proceed feeling like the character (like you're walking on eggshells and the slightest mistake could ruin the delicate balance of everything).

His development and moments of real emotion were fantastic. And I say this as a guy who played out of boredom one day and fell absolutely in love with everything. I admit I wanted to use my spells more, but more than anything I wanted to see how things went with Grabiner. If there was a game that came out even JUST about him and the MC, I'd fund the crap out of it.

Though I suppose bribes wouldn't make much difference xD just letting you know at the very least, I loved the game and that storyline in particular. Very different for a visual novel/dating sim.

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#44 Postby conava » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:48 am

Im am looking forward to the sequel, it will be fun to see what the other students are up to during freshman year, i mean the whole world doesnt revolve around mary sue

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Re: Magical Diary Sequel

#45 Postby HinaNekoL » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:59 am

Not to be pushy or anything but it has been several years since Magical Diary Sequel was announced so I just wanted to know is this project still on and alive or has it been abandoned?


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