Saturday, 6 February 2016


Still working on A Little Lily Princess, thought it was worth mentioning since I almost never post on this poor old blog ever since Google broke the interface to make it more of a pain to use.

And now there's rumblings that twitter is intending to break itself so who knows where I'll be posting in the future!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas from Hanako Games

From now until Dec 31, 2015 you can save up to 50% on directly-purchased Hanako Games titles! No discount code needed, just add the games to your cart to receive the savings.
This discount covers the following games:
35% off Black Closet 
50% off Date Warp
50% off Magical Diary
50% off Science Girls
50% off Sword Daughter

Any game which is also available on Steam is eligible for a free Steam key if purchased directly.
The Steam winter sale is now on - the discounts are better for most games on direct purchases, but because of regional pricing differences, for some people the Steam prices may be better. Check both places to get the best deals!


As for upcoming development, we recently announced that we are publishing A Little Lily Princess, which is a yuri game based on a beloved work of British children's literature.

It features six character routes, some of which are purely friendly and some of which are more clearly young romance, and a stat-building mechanic where you expend the stats you've built regularly instead of grinding for a far-distant goal.

This game is still in development and expected to release sometime in the first half of 2016.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Use your detective skills to find treasures...

Black Closet is now available on Steam:

If you already bought the game from the hanakogames website, information on redeeming your free Steam key is available here.

Trading cards are live, so claim your key and get idling to collect your loot. :)

And don't forget, you can unlock the custom campaign mode to turn all your friends into schoolgirl minions!

Friday, 11 September 2015

it is a mystery

We're running a contest to give away a free copy of Black Closet - to enter, submit your dream team of schoolgirl detectives on the forums here!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Time Gal

An entry in the full animation / laserdisc INSTANT DEATH genre that I wasn't familiar with.

With an 80's anime girl, of course.

Along with the Dragon's Lair style "push the indicated button at the right time", you also have some points where you have to choose from a menu. Only one choice won't kill you. MORE QUARTERS FOR THE QUARTER GODS.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Back To School Special

Several school and learning-themed games are on sale on Hanako Games until the end of August with the code SCHOOL2015 - visit this page for the list and details.

This is the first time Black Closet has been on sale since launch and is almost certainly the cheapest it will be all year in most countries (Christmas might be a thing, but that's a long way off!) It is not yet available on Steam, but expected to launch there within the next couple of months. People who buy in early will be entitled to Steam keys on launch (and therefore able to idle for trading cards on Day 1)

Thursday, 25 June 2015

No! Stop! Wait! Go back!

Tiny update to Sword Daughter on Steam:

Now, if you hit an ending that I've designated as a BAD END, you'll be automatically prompted with the option to go back to the last choice and pick something different. The last menu you visited is stored, so it can hop back to the correct point and carry on.

I haven't yet uploaded this alteration to the non-Steam version. It shouldn't really make any difference if you've already played the game, though - this is mostly to streamline the gameplay experience for people unfamiliar with old "turn left, instant death" style gamebooks.

Instant death? Oops. Turn back, try again.

(Obviously, you already could turn back via the use of saves, quicksaves, or the section map, but these aren't quite as immediately intuitive to the reader as jamming your finger into a previous page of a CYOA book while you peek ahead is.)