Visual Novels With Magic

Here are five visual novels with magic in them!

Are you a fan of witchcraft and wizardry? Do you like visual novels with fantastical elements to them? Maybe you crave something contemporary fused with fantasy. Or maybe you’re looking for a full-blown magical world with nearly every detail spun entirely from the author’s imagination. The term “magic” has no limitations and can apply to just about anything that breaches the barriers of what is considered ordinary. This includes magicians, alchemists, witches, curses, mythical creatures, paranormal events, and supernatural beings. If any of the above piques your interest, then you’re bound to be charmed by the games I’ve listed here.

A Pinch of Magic by Crystal Game Works

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android (Steam) (itch.io)

If the title doesn’t give it away, A Pinch of Magic is a magical romance game that takes place in modern times. This game offers players the option to choose their pronouns and their character’s design. The protagonist, Varsha, is a witch tasked with taking care of their grandmother’s magic cafe. Unfortunately, magic is banned, but that doesn’t stop them from trying to save the cafe from bankruptcy. Short and sweet, this game is roughly 25,000 words of magic-infused fun.

Changeling by Steamberry Studio

Platforms: Windows, Mac (Steam) (itch.io)

Changeling by Steamberry Studio is a fantasy otome game where vampires, werewolves, and faeries walk alongside humans. Nora, a normal girl and our leading heroine, must navigate the perils of the supernatural world, slowly peeling away the mysterious layers of her dark past. Enjoy more than forty different unique endings and roughly twenty-five to thirty-five hours of content. A young adult, urban fantasy novel turned otome game, this story is the perfect recipe for supernatural romance fans.

Magical Otoge Iris by batensan

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux (Steam) (itch.io)

Magical Otoge Iris is an otome visual novel that follows the female protagonist, Iris, a Purifier bestowed with Airy’s Power. Iris’s responsibility as a Purifier is to help souls move on into the afterlife just as the ancient Magician who came before her did. The game features four main routes, four best friend routes, and over ten hours of fantasy fun. If you haven’t played any of batensan’s titles yet, you can expect a wholesome and magical experience while playing the Magical Otoge games.

Bewitched/My Aunt Is a Witch by Graven Visual Novels

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Android, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita (Steam) (itch.io) (Google Play) (Nintendo eShop) (Xbox Store) (PlayStation Store)

In Bewitched (also known as My Aunt Is a Witch on consoles), you play as a boy named Thomas who travels to his aunt Alice’s cottage. Aunt Alice isn’t an ordinary human, though: she’s a witch—a witch who has transformed her boyfriend into a cat! But don’t let that fool you, she’s a good witch, and Thomas is her newly appointed apprentice. Bewitched has bright and playful visuals, quest mechanics, and interactive locations that give players an immersive witch-world experience.

Royal Alchemist by Nifty Visuals

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux (Steam) (itch.io)

Royal Alchemist is a fantasy visual novel that gives players the opportunity to play as a male, female, or nonbinary protagonist. Assassins have murdered the king, and the threat of rebellion looms over the land. As an alchemist from the ancient Rosenkreuz family, you are appointed as tutor to the royal princes of Eskian. This is an interactive stat-raising game with quests and time management mechanics. Featuring alchemy, spells, and a medieval high fantasy setting, Royal Alchemist is perfect for those looking for a story rich with lore and gameplay.

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