Magical Girl Game Jam 1: Sylvie

“Sylvie” by Toffee & Miredly.

“[You are] part of an evil-hunting squad, but recently your partner has gone missing while out on a contract. This is a very short platformer where you hack and slash your way through a cult hideout and face a challenging rival.”

“Sylvie” is a short, but delightful and amusing hack and slash game featuring a half magical, half rocker girl as the titular protagonist. She is breaking into the masquerade ball held by a weird cult which seems to hold her best friend Cerise captive. With her guitar as a powerful weapon, Sylvie can crush them all down and clear her way to their leader. Not only a neatly composed boss battle is waiting for the heroine, but also a twist regarding Cerise.

I enjoyed this jam submission a lot, as it features beautiful pixel art and background tunes, fun combat gameplay and a nice narrative premise, that would work well as the fundament of a typical magical girl anime episode. In the end, “Sylvie” nails the theme of the jam perfectly, and that is always an achievement in itself. [PLAY]