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Sweet as Magic is Crystal Compass' third LGBT visual novel. The current version available is a beta demo and is on hiatus. Updates regarding the development will be posted accordingly.

Feedback would be highly appreciated and linked below is the survey that you can fill out upon completing the game. Thank you for showing interest and playing our game!

Sweet as Magic Survey Form

Ryuu belongs to a rare class of mixed breeds, his father being a warlock and his mother being a dragon. All he wishes for is to live his life out peacefully as a humble cafe owner, but his restaurant is struggling with bills due to its lack in popularity. 

He needs to work fast in order to keep his dream job afloat, and his golden opportunity seems to appear out of nowhere in the form of four, unique men that stumble into his life. However, he'll find himself in a situation where he's never been before—falling in love was never part of his life-long plan, but fate says otherwise.

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Slice-of-Life, Friendship, Comedy, Drama

Rating: T

Warnings: Language, mild sexual content, some depictions of violence. The game also features shaking and flashing screens.


  • Age (Appearance-wise): 23
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Species: Mixed (Dragon + Warlock)
  • Occupation: Cafe Owner
  • Favorite Food: Sweet brioche toast with whipped cream cheese and strawberry jam
  • Favorite Drink: Chrysanthemum iced tea
  • Background: Despite his lineage, Ryuu has very little interest in becoming a warlock or a councilman in the dragon clan. All he wishes for is to live peacefully while managing his quaint cafe for the rest of his life.


  • Age (Appearance-wise): 30
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Species: Dragon
  • Occupation: Mechanic
  • Favorite Food: Anything spicy and or fried, beef stew with potatoes and carrots
  • Favorite Drink: Bourbon old-fashioned
  • Background: A single father that works hard to raise his daughter and to give her the happy life she deserves. He's a bit on the quiet side, but underneath that silent, brooding scowl is a man with a big heart.


  • Age (Appearance-wise): 25
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Species: Unicorn
  • Occupation: Model
  • Favorite Food: Seared wagyu with bourbon glazed carrots
  • Favorite Drink: Hazelnut Latte
  • Background: Chayton is well known in the entertainment industry as being one of the most elusive bachelors to date. A cold, stone-faced 'prince' that has little to no interest in all of the people that seek his attention and hand in marriage.


  • Age (Appearance-wise): 27
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Species: Vampire
  • Occupation: Vocalist
  • Favorite Food: Balsamic roasted beet salad and fresh berries
  • Favorite Drink: Lime Margarita
  • Background: Lucio is a charismatic man who seeks the thrills in life. He has lived as a sheltered young master for all his life and wishes for nothing more than to defy his father's rules. He treasures his siblings and hopes to give them all the freedom they deserve.


  • Age (Appearance-wise): 21
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Species: Incubus
  • Occupation: Photographer
  • Favorite Food: Grilled Halibut sandwich with baked veggie chips
  • Favorite Drink: Raspberry Lemonade
  • Background: Living as an incubus has been difficult for Ramiel, who is incredibly shy around people and quite introverted. Many perceive him wrongly as a troublemaker and total flirt, which creates a border between the people he wants to form a bond with.

Minor Characters


  • Age (Appearance-wise): 23
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Species: Zombie
  • Occupation: Waiter
  • Favorite Food: Kale salad with snow peas, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and croutons
  • Favorite Drink: Strawberry Banana Kale Smoothie
  • Background: Growing up in an orphanage forced Zo to grow up a lot faster than most kids. However, he doesn't mind since he has many brothers and sisters that he loves dearly who are just like him. He's easy-going and incredibly devoted to the people close to him. Ryuu and him have been friends for quite some time, so he's always there when Ryuu needs him.


  • Age (Appearance-wise): 40
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Species: Dragon
  • Occupation: Council Chairman and entrepreneur
  • Favorite Food: Roasted bell pepper pasta and peach tarts
  • Favorite Drink: Rosemary Tea
  • Background: Rafaela is Ryuu's mother and a dragoness of high status within the clan and community. She possesses an intimidating aura that makes her seem untouchable, and it has given her an advantage in the tense environment of the dragon council. However, she does show a rare, kinder side of her—but only in the presence of her family.


  • Age (Appearance-wise): 8
  • Height: 3'6"
  • Species: Dragon
  • Occupation: Student
  • Favorite Food: French toast with caramel and snickerdoodles
  • Favorite Drink: Strawberry milk
  • Background: After watching her father do his best to support the both of them, Kalisha made a personal vow to become independent and to help her dad in any way she can. She's quite distrusting of others and is fiercely protective of her dad after her mother abandoned them both.

...and many more!

Rozalia City (Modern Day): Capital of the Monster Metropolis

The Wicked Wyvern

Ryuu's restaurant, which serves as a quaint cafe during the day and a bar at night.

Ruby Manor

Lucio's family estate where he lives with his father, mother, and five siblings.

Mystic Park

One of the largest public parks in Rozalia City, known for its beautiful arched bridges and crystal-clear streams.

The Quarter

A massive plaza and shopping area that is constantly bustling with life.

...and many more!

  • Game Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • 1 - 1.5 Hours of Gameplay (2+ Hours for Full Ver. ONLY)
  • Original Character Art
  • 20,000+ words of content (25,000+ words for Full Ver. ONLY)

  • A mini-game involving cooking/drink-mixing (In-development/Planned for the updated demo)
  • Magical Species Glossary (In-development/Planned for the updated demo)

Directing, Writing, Narrative Design, Character Concept, Art Assets, Assistive Programming: Wes

Assistive Directing, Writing, Editing, Narrative Design: Renkka

Character Art & Design: Remnantation

Programming, Editing, Animation, Misc. Art Assets: Ende

Background Art: Minikle

Music: Fesliyan Studios, Patrick de Arteaga,  Shane Ivers  (https://www.silvermansound.com/free-music), ZapSplat, David-Gwyn Jones

SFX: shall555, http://freesound.org/, dersuperanton, Srehpog, CGEffex, ZapSplat

Video Editing/Trailer: KotoriWorks

Quality Assurance: Ende, Renkka, Wes



StatusOn hold
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(63 total ratings)
AuthorCrystal Compass
GenreVisual Novel
TagsComedy, drama, Fantasy, Gay, LGBT, Romance


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SweetasMagic-1.3-pc.zip 153 MB
SweetasMagic-1.3-mac.zip 135 MB

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So, has this game been abandoned? I really liked the demo and would love to play the finished product.


I know we are supposed to romance other characters as Ryuu, but I actually ended with a crush on him, my boy is so cool and handsome ♡(ӦvӦ。)


Say, is this still on going? Or is it cancelled?


No android version?


I'm super excited for the full release! Do you have any plans on making a kickstarter for this in the future? It'd be nice to support development, but I understand if you don't want to!


I loved it!! I can't wait to play the full game <3 <3


Has this game been abandoned in a few days it'll be a whole year since this was updated... It's worrying...


Hi! We're unable to devote our full attention to development due to the current impact of COVID-19 on our lives and other obligations. We hope to release a full update on our status within the next few weeks. We greatly appreciate the concern and thank you for your patience.

Hi! I'm absolutely obsessed with this game and was wondering if there is an estimated release date? also if it will be on any other platforms such as steam? <3 

Hi! Unfortunately, we don't have an estimated release date. If/when we do end up releasing a full game, it will likely be on multiple platforms, Steam included!


The demo presented such an intriguing story and an utterly charming main cast. I will follow this project with great interest!


OMG I’m so sad, cuz I can’t flirt with Zo. I adore him, his sense of humor and design… BTW I’m looking forward to the full game!

Does it finish up to when the main character is in the same place but different world with the goblins or is that the last bit for the demo

I was wondering if the full version was going to be free?


Hello! We were initially planning on it being a paid game. 


Ok sounds good, love the game btw amazing job!


Thank you so much for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed the game!


Really enjoyed playing this, Their are some improvements that can be made with sentence structure but, otherwise everything is great so far.


I like it a lot! I would like to see more <3


Zo is best boy

While I do like romantic stories, I'd like to know how sexual this game gets? You say its T, so obviously nothing explicit. Do we at least get scenes with them in undies?



The full game will have no explicit sexual content. But there are some partial nudity and brief moments in some scenes planned! 

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Huh, got to say, I was taken by surprise. I love the story and writing so far, and I didn't think I'd like any of the bachelors outside of Ramiel...yet they've all peeked my interest after meeting them in the demo. I would love to play the full game and explore each of their routes. =)

I really like Ryuu as a character, and not just cause I'm a helpless sucker for dragon anything. He just comes off as such a nice, but strong character. <3


Thank you very much for the kind words! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the story and characters. All of the love interests and Ryuu possess their own unique charm and we're glad to see that you are interested in them! 

A wonderful demo. I got really into the story and the characters, wanting for more. I cannot wait for the full version to come out. Great job!


We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the story and characters! Thank you for your support and for playing the demo!

It's a great demo! I absolutely loved the story, and the characters were amazing. I felt like I could picture all of it in my head. I filled out the survey as well. :P


Thank you for playing the demo and filling out the survey! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the story and the characters!

It's a good demo. Good art, interesting story and characters.
I did the whole survey thing too. c:


Thank you for playing the game and filling out the survey! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

Absolutely incredible demo! :3 That ending was a really great cliffhanger! I really enjoyed that and I'm super stoked about the full game. I really love Lucio :3c


Thank you for the kind words!


wow sounds pretty interesting and it looks cute as well looking forward to trying out the demo

Thank you very much! The demo will be released on September 8th!


oh this looks so cute


Thank you! Please look forward to the demo release on September 8th!