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Magic and science. Past and future.
But what of the present?

The heiress of an ancient magical family uses a special camera to uncover the past — both of history, and of herself.

Based on a short story of the same name.
This free short kinetic visual novel was developed for Magical Girl Game Jam 3.


  • Kinetic novel — no routes
    • coming of age, philosophical, science fantasy
  • ~7500 words
  • Seven depicted characters — bust-up sprites, full voiceover


Kelly Greenshield Narrator / Defunct Magician  [Twitter]
James Halliday Cambridge Student / British Hipster [Twitter]
Spencer Hiroshi Field Man / Young Dad [Casting Call Club]
bunnyhoodie Woman / Young Mom [Casting Call Club]
Jenna Long Boy and Girl / Small Kids [Casting Call Club]
Josh Portillo Escort / Balding Scientist [Twitter]


Madeleine Chai management
Tim Min direction
original story
Justin Hsu abstract & experimental art
artistic consultation
background design
[Adobe Portfolio]
Eric Li supplemental art
technical consultation
LoiLoi character design
sprite art
MadScientist (guest) gui design
gui implementation
logo design
Kevin MacLeod (special thanks) soundtrack contribution []


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Snapshot (1.0.3) for PC 160 MB
Snapshot (1.0.3) for Mac 127 MB
Snapshot Sprites [PSD] 4 MB
Snapshot Sprites [ZIP] 1 MB

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Took a solid hour or so to play and come to an understanding of this short story. Here's a review for all to explore and a good thumbs up recommendation to read this kinetic visual novel!