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G
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Japanese
Release Date
09/01/2016
Last Update
09/01/2016
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1.0.0
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Japanese 2D PC Animal Pixiv Fairy Tale Inanimate Platformer


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Sepia and the Magical Book
by konoe

Japanese 2D platformer game by pixiv TF artist konoe, made in Unity for Windows. Stars a young girl named Sepia, this game is about her adventure inside the fairy-tale-like world of a magical book.

Sepia can be transformed into a different animal every level (except in the 1st level; as well as replaced by an inanimate TF in one level): Through status ailments after getting hit, temporally after contact with certain items etc. Transformation is instantaneous (represented by puff of smoke).

 

<GAME CONTROLS>
←→ keys = 『move』
Z            = 『attack』   (shoot a projectile. Projectile can be changed through items)
Space     = 『jump』     (can double jump as standard)
A            = 『pause』   (except during a conversation event) 
Q           = 『back to Stage select』   (during pause)

During level select screen, you will need to use your mouse. This game also autosaves.

 

Here are some screenshots of the early levels:

Title Screen

Level 1-1

Level 1-2

Level 1-3

 

PLEASE NOTE:   Only ONE save data slot is available, and it is also global; meaning save data will be the same even with multiple instances of the game.

小説家を志す少女セピアは、創作がうまくいかず思い悩んでいた。
ふと見つけた懐かしい本を開こうとした途端、光に包まれて、
気が付けばそこは不思議な本の中の世界。
さらに、子供の姿になっていて…

Creator's instructions about ending requirements:


エンディングは2種類あります。
・通常クリアエンド
・通常クリア後、依頼をすべて達成した状態で???エンド


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Review by tf_charge

Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on 09/04/2016


NOTE: Guide & discussion thread for this game available here.

 

Anyway, it is a very cute game! For a game with this kind of drawing style, I have never seen one focusing on TF so purely before! Big thanks to konoe, you did an amazing job!


Review by AnonyMiss

Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on 09/04/2016


Was able to get through it and see the final ending before Windows Defender "helpfully" removed it. This appears to be a false positive, but it is worth noting it got flagged.

 

At any rate, it's a cute little thing! It is a bit slow-paced, which might not be to everyone's taste, but I think sorta fits the tone of the game. There's a good variety of transformations, though not quite as much in transformation effects-generally speaking it's a "less mobility and offense" across the board for most of them, with a few more pronounced ones here and there. It's an easy enough game to get through and see most of the content of, with the side content to get to the second/true ending being a little tougher-though only a little bit. Without speaking Japanese I"m honestly not 100% sure how I triggered some of the things needed for progression (unlocking 3-? and getting the guy in 1-? to start moving about the levels), but once that happened most of the things necessary to find the hidden items for the final ending were just "here's an added transformation to make things a little more difficult." No big deal, usually. 

 

As someone who's played maybe a few too many platformers in my life, it never gets particularly tricky-there's one level where you can rack up quite a bit of damage before the boss if you're not careful, but that's the extent of it-but I still liked it. I'll admit to a weak point for transformations-as-status-effects that actually influence mobility, and this game ain't bad at it.

 

I do wish there was a little more variety to what the changes did (for instance, only one has a unique attack, the rest are all just stuck on the weakest basic shot, unable to pick up powerups), and I do think it's a bit unfortunate that by the end of the game I seemed to be locked out of quite a few of them. As it is, though, it's a fun little diversion and a nice installment in a sadly-underrepresented genre as far as transformation goes.


Review by FantasticSam

Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on 09/03/2016


A very cute game with a whole lot of charm to it. The transformation content is pretty good for how simple and relatively straight forward it is, and the gameplay itself is actually pretty fun. Seriously wish there was a translation out and about for it, but I managed to bumble through well enough.

 

I didn't even realize there was what seems to be what one could call a sidequest until after I beat the game, though i've become stuck on it on one part. Can't seem to find how to get the non-suit penguin transformation outside of the last stretch of the game eaither.


Review by Firewhisky

Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on 09/03/2016


edit: apparently there is a bug with unity exe launchers depending on some version of microsoft security essentials which causes it to think its some sort of trojan. If you have this problem then I would recommend just updating microsoft security essentials and it might fix itself.

edit: edit: alright I think I completed this game and I would say that it is a really solid free 2D platformer game with surprising replayability. The only real con is that this game is very dialogue heavy in Japanese to the point that there could be some undertale feels story going on but since I can't really read/understand Japanese I don't really know for sure. It pretty much surpasses the other tf platforming games on this website though the only other tf platformer I have played is the one with the azumanga daioh character.

Also could someone make a forum post about this game?


Review by Crissa

Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on 09/03/2016


Note:  This game is an EXE only download, despite the engine.  It's bad form, but incredibly common with Japanese developers.  (Worms and trojans must be rife there).  I don't see anything indicative of an actual Trojan, it might but be flagging on the Unity content.  

I was able to sign in with my Pixiv account and not get the newslatter:  Select the download button on the Booth page, then you just have the uncheck the box on the page where it asks you to sign in or create a Pixiv account to link to Booth.

I wish I could review the game specifically, but I don't have a PC set up currently.


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