Blackstone Academy for the Magical Arts

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About this game

Cast spells, pass your exams, and save the world! Blackstone is more than a magic school: you’ll compete for glory in the sky sailing tourney, find love, and steer the fate of magic itself.

Blackstone Academy for the Magical Arts is a fast-paced 188,000-word interactive YA fantasy novel by Alana Joli Abbott, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Blackstone Academy is a secretive magical high school for students with supernatural talents. When you discover you are a Sensor, someone who can feel the presence of magic, you learn that it's exactly the type of place that will help you develop your ability. Your first year at Blackstone you'll learn how to sky sail, practice your own magic spells, and discover the secrets the adults are hiding.

But as a magical crisis looms over campus, you must decide how you'll get involved—and which factions you'll support in guiding the future of the magical world. What will you prioritize: your academic career, your friends, or uncovering the magical threat? Will you keep the secrets of the magical world, or fight for a future without secrets, sharing magic with everyone?

* Play as male, female, or non-binary; gay, straight, bisexual, pansexual, demisexual, asexual and/or aromantic.
* Learn magic from your chosen mentor, and make friendships that will last forever.
* Encounter and befriend—or annoy—powerful magical beings.
* Compete in the sky sailing championships for the glory of your school!
* Fight for the rights of supernaturals, or argue for tighter regulations of non-humans.
* Earn the respect and admiration of your peers, or work to effect change from the shadows.
* Face down a magical threat, and change the course of the magical world's future.

The fate of magic is in your hands.
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Mar 27, 2022

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275 reviews
James Taylor
September 2, 2020
While the game is well written, after multiple playthroughs it starts to become apparent that your choices do not really matter. In a CYA game I hoped for a little more impact than just a coat of paint that changes how exactly the same event happens, rather than the outcome changing. And sometimes you're even forced into certain decisions even when you've been given a choice. Still, the game is only $5 and it's still well done the first time through.
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Ava Brodine
March 22, 2022
This game was engaging and incredibly fun! I'd give it a 6/10 on replayability! The only real major improvement I could think of would be adding another year of game time (like, your sophomore year, maybe?) so that you could further any relationships/explore what your major decisions have changed in the world! All in all a very good, well written game!
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Sea Cucumber
June 7, 2020
I really liked this! Usually I don't go past the free chapters for these CYOA games but this time I bought the full game. I get what people mean by the "overly PC" stuff, but outside of asking about your gender and preferences as well as maybe two characters, it's hardly there at all and neither of those instances are even a bother. I thought the plot was engaging and I liked the political aspects of the world. It was worth the buy, in my opinion.
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