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"Hot Cocoa Magic!" is a kinetic visual novel about a socially anxious witch and the power of hot cocoa!

All assets are made with watercolors! 

The sprites, backgrounds, transitions and textbox (as well as the thumbnail for this page!) are all made with traditional media! 


✿ ~1k words / 10 minutes of gameplay

✿ Watercolor artwork!

✿ Original music

✿ 1920 x 1080 resolution


Art + Story + Music - Ekkoberry

My project for Winter VN Jam 2022!

This VN was completed in 2 months (at quite a casual pace) between November 3rd 2022 and January 1st 2023!

This is my first attempt at both watercolor artwork and making music for a Visual Novel, it was a fun experience!

I hope you enjoy it! ♥

Updated 12 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(25 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py, FL Studio, Clip Studio Paint
Tags2D, Casual, Cozy, Cute, Ren'Py, Short, Slice Of Life, Story Rich, watercolor, wholesome
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller
AccessibilityOne button


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Hot Cocoa Magic! (PC) 65 MB
Hot Cocoa Magic! (MAC) 51 MB

Development log


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Hello! I would like to translate your visual novel into Spanish, I would like to know what you think about it, and if I can do it.

Absolutely! I can send you the translation files through email, if that's ok with you!


AWWW this was such a cute little story!! the art is phenomenal I'm so in love with the style :DD That transition to the kitchen bg looks sooo cool btw! and the ATL too!

Thank you very much! Luckily the watercolor texture I made worked really well!

I'm glad you enjoyed it!! <33



Thank you very much for playing!!


This is such an adorable looking game :pleading_eyes: I love the art! Is it possible that I translate this game to Turkish? This would be such a cute small project for me! 


Thank you very much! And absolutely, I'd be honored! I can send you the translation files if you'd like! (Would email be ok?)

Thank you for responding! And yes, definitely! E-mail me at 0.bisharch@gmail.com


I really enjoyed playing through this! It was sweet, warm, and bit-sized like a cup of hot cocoa! The art style is beautiful by the way. Thank you so much for sharing your game!

I played this for my YouTube channel, so if anyone would like to check it out in another tab, then cllick this link!


Thank you very much for playing! I really enjoyed your narration, I'm glad you enjoyed it!! ♥


I love the graphics in this game so much!! Your artstyle is incredibly adorable and the watercolor looks so good!! 

Shirly and Maple are super cute, too!! I totally thought that Shirly was just a harmless girl, so it made me chuckle when she really planned on cooking a human haha


Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it! ;0; ♥


Thank you so much for making such a cute game... I  really enjoy it

I'm so in love with the art style... 

Thank you very much for the letsplay! I noticed you also played Just Kiss Him Already too, I'm really flattered!! ♥


Great art! If you don't mind me asking, what program did you use to make your VN? :)

Thank you! I use Ren'Py!


Thanks so much! :)


So cute and the art style was fantastic.  


Ahhh Thank you very much for the letsplay!! I'm so flattered you liked the watercolors!


I love the art style so much I had to make an account to say so haha.

Thank you very much! I'm flattered you liked it enough to do that! <33



The game is so cute!

I love it!!!!!!!!

And could I make a Chinese translate for it?


Thank you very much!

If you'd like to, I'd love that! ;0; <3



Thank you very much!!!

Could we add a friend on the Discord?

I can't extract the .rpa files

Is email ok instead? Mine's "ekkoberry@gmail.com"

You don't need anything in the .rpa files, I can send you the translation files instead! 



I see !

Thank you very much!


So cute!! I love it so much 

Thank you! ♥


AWW The game is sooo cuteee!! The characters are just so adorable!!

At first, I got reminded of the vtuber Kobo Kanaeru

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! <3

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So cute!! Shirley and Maple are adorably awkward, and I loved every visual aspect from the sprites to the BG to the UI- I never would have guessed this is your first foray into watercolor, wow! I hope Shirley finds a friend in Maple ❤


I honestly thought the process would be more difficult- I've done plenty of works just scanning in watercolors, but making them .pngs is a whole process onto itself.

Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it! ❤


Such a wonderful tale of Swirley & Maple, thoroughly enjoyed playing through Hot Cocoa Magic and gave a good few giggles with Swirley at times! Love the watercolours along with the visual effects of Swirley shaking at times, adds another layer of emotion behind a character! ^o^ 


Thank you very much for the playthough/video! I loved seeing your reaction to the VN! ♥♥♥


Aw, this is so cute! Swirley is adorable; I really like her design (esp the heterochromatic star eyes).

The artwork of this VN looks so cosy, and it's impressive you did the music yourself, too! You did a great job!


Thank you Ebi! I had a ton of fun giving music a go- baby steps haha


(I'm not good at English)

Very like the game!!! uwu

It attracted to me in many places,especially the music(I guess you are the kind of Author that worked in all the filed,QAQ.)

By the way,Could I please get your contact information  qwq?I really want to make a friend with you,It's my honor if you agree! uwu


(Your English is fine!!)

Thank you very much! ♥♥♥

I'm only really active on twitter! I hope that's ok ><

Thank you for your Reply!!!ξ( ✿>◡❛)

I'm so sorry for I haven't used Twitter yet,but I'll have a try a week later *⸜( •ᴗ• )⸝*


I absolutely love the watercolor art. It works perfectly with the cozy little story. I'm impressed you also did the music. Very lovely work overall!


I'm honestly pretty surprised I managed to do the music haha; it was a couple days before finishing and I just opened up FL studio just "to see what I could do" and ended up with something I really liked.

Thank you very much!! ♥


It's soooo cute *0* 


Thank you!! <33


This was so cute!! TuT

Your art is absolutely lovely, that's what initially caught my eye. The watercolour style is consistent and fits this adorable story wonderfully. Also loved the attention to detail in the character movements, like Shirley's footsteps and her occasional trembling. There's a lot to love here, the dialogue made me laugh multiple times, and it's a quick playthrough, so I'd recommend everyone should give it a spin! <3


I was a little nervous about how the watercolor'd look in a VN, but I'm glad you enjoyed it! (along with everything else) 

Thank you very much!!