Hanako Games

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Name: Hanako Games
Creator: Georgina Bensley
Medium: video games
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
External Links: Official website
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Hanako Games is an indie game manufacturer created by Georgina Bensley, which specializes in developing romance games with female protagonists (otome games). Georgina interacts frequently with fans through the official forums and her twitter account,[1] and has a notably positive attitude towards fanworks, including fanfic. Because Hanako games specialize in branching storylines and multiple endings, they tend to encourage fans of a particular ending to continue it in fic or art. This is particularly true of one of the romance paths in Magical Diary: Horse Hall. Hanako's official forums have a fan works subforum where fans are encouraged to post art and fic.[2]

Most games have romantic arcs, whether as a central feature of the game or a sub-plot. Hanako games are notable in that there is usually at least one female love interest that can be pursued by the female protagonist.

Hanako Games is affiliated with several other indie game-makers, like Winter Wolves, MoaCube and Christine Love.


  • Black Closet, an all-powerful Student Council mystery intrigue story with VN elements
  • The Confines of the Crown, a prince's companion and social intrigue visual novel
  • Cute Bite, a vampire stat-raising sim
  • Date Warp, a Sci-Fi murder mystery visual novel
  • England Exchange, an American college student spends a semester abroad in a London VN
  • Fatal Hearts, a mystery-themed visual novel
  • A Little Lily Princess, a young girl in a British-colonial London VN
  • Long Live the Queen, a princess raising sim centered around intrigue and plotting
  • Magical Diary: Horse Hall, a raising sim with dungeons set in a magical school
  • Magical Diary: Wolf Hall, another raising sim with dungeons set in a magical school
  • The Royal Trap, an intrigue-themed text-heavy romantic visual novel
  • Science Girls, a lighthearted, turn-based adventure JRPG combat
  • Sword Daughter, an 80s-90s-era, sword and sorcery Choose Your Own Adventure

Notable fanworks