A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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Miss Bullard’s School for Former Ladies is the only Old Continent boarding and etiquette school for women of “unfortunate circumstance”, who are not quite as normal as they once were, but still wish to enter society as convincingly human as possible. 

You play as Lillian Graham, the daughter of a respected trader from the New Continent, who attends the school after fits of nightmares and possessed sleepwalking deemed to have magical origin. While it is unclear what is happening to you or what will become of your humanity, your job is to unravel the mysteries that surround you and the location itself. Separated from society and moved to a new place at such a trying age can be intimidating…but perhaps you will not have to face it alone.

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(63 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
TagsFantasy, Female Protagonist, Kickstarter, Lesbian, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Mystery, Romance, victorian, Yuri


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

MBSchoolforFormerLadies-FULLpc.zip 167 MB
MBSchoolforFormerLadies-FULLmac.zip 152 MB

Download demo

MBSchoolforFormerLadiesDemo-pc.zip 163 MB
MBSchoolforFormerLadiesDemo-mac.zip 148 MB

Development log


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I really enjoyed this! If I had to pick a favourite it'd be Winnie or Virginia, but they were all excellent. 

A minor complaint is a lack of cg viewer, I liked the art and its a shame that there isn't one.

One other thing in the settings if you select skip unseen text, skip after choices, and transitions you cant deselect them. This is only a problem because I get neurotic about dumb things. I fixed this by using the console, Shift+O and typing "preferences.skip_after_choices = False", "preferences.skip_unseen = False" and "preferences.transitions = 2".

Hello! I'm so glad you enjoyed the game! There is actually a way to view the art without text—just press H when playing. Hopefully this works for you! 
Thank you for letting me know about the settings bug, as well! I haven't patched this game in a while but will make a note if I do in the future. 

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Loved it. Rarely can one see such consistently good writing throughout all the routes. I mean I have my favorites - Winnie (that toothy smile!) and then Greta a close second - but Meredith's and Virginia's were great as well. Some serious writing chops there. I don't think I have ever felt so motivated to get every ending for every character. So if the author ever feels like writing maybe a light novel, I'd be first to buy ;-) 

A good soundtrack and fantastic sprites too. 

Thank you so much for your kind comments, this post absolutely made my day! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the game! 

Hey! Hope you don't mind answering a question of mine, creator! Are the routes romantic in nature?

Hello! Yes, all routes are romantic in nature. 

Just finished my first route and I really enjoyed it. What a lovely game! I really liked the art and the characters, and look forward to seeing the others.

(I did find myself coming across the same stuck skip options bug as another commenter, which didn't resolve itself even after a reload)

Replying to myself (and I suppose, others?) that I managed to easily fix it by opening the in-game dev console XD Truly the only imperfect part of this game, the rest is just so well crafted.

how many hours does the game last?

Hello! It largely depends on your reading speed. The  game  is 80k words/roughly the length of a traditional novel. 

I really liked this VN ! I did all the routes, Meredith and Virginia were my favorites !

Hi, is there a guide/walkthrough for this game ?


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Hello! To my knowledge, no walthrough or guide has been made. However, feel free to send an email to quibblequills@gmail.com if you would like help with a route  in particular! 


I was so shocked when I was getting close to the end of my first route and the plot development! Hopefully you know what I mean but I don't want to spoil it! I went for Virginia right away. 

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I do! Glad you are enjoying the game, Virginia's route was one of my favorites to write!

Does this game not work on iPad?

Hello, I'm sorry for the late reply to your previous comment. This game is only compatible with Mac and PC at the moment. 

how do I start the game?

It should launch when you open the zip file for either Mac or PC, depending on your device. You might have to make sure you allow downloads from third parties in your settings if you're using a Mac. If you're still having trouble, please email quibblequills@gmail.com with screenshots of the issue for further assistance. 

I downloaded to an iPad. No setting for ‘allow third party downloads’. ?


I just played through the game for the first time. There's a lot more for me to see, but I can safely declare that cute and comfy and romantic. It's just the tone and level of content I want out of a game like this. The hook (finding love in a school for young women afflicted with magical ailments) is an easy sell but it's the specifics and the execution that really make this title stand out. The art is good, the characters enjoyable, and the situations interesting. I'm looking forward to getting to know the other characters!

I don't really have any negative criticism as such. I'll be adjusting the music volume down a bit on my next play (the default levels are fine, but it's my personal preference) and I'm go to echo a previous comment and say that an ending tracker would be lovely, but the game really doesn't need one. My experience was much more about getting to know and bonding with the characters (my chosen romantic interest in particular, but others, as well, notably the protagonist) and seeing the story as whole play out than trying to get an ending.

Thanks to everyone who worked on the game and its assets and to the backers for helping make it happen!

Thank you so much for the lovely review! It really brightened my day to read it. I'm so glad you enjoyed your first playthrough, and I hope you have just as much fun experiencing the school alongside a new lady/perspective in your next! 

Hi there, I was a Kickstarter backer and I'm so happy finishing this game went smoothly for you! I played Greta's route in the full game and it was very sweet :D One issue I'm having is that I selected the "skip" options in the preferences to see what each does and now I cannot deselect them, any advice for fixing this issue? Thank you for making this lovely game!

Skip allows you to bypass any dialogue you have seen. If it gets stuck, I would recommend reloading your save file. If that still does not work, please send an email over to quibblequills@gmail.com and I can try to help you further from there! 

This was really cute! I especially liked Winnifred's route, and the art is gorgeous.

Thank you very much! So glad you enjoyed Winnie's route. The art is done by Teanao and ExitMothership if you would like to check out more of their work :) 


I would really love it if the game had an endings tracker. Any hope of that happening in the future? 


An endings tracker will definitely be considered for a later update if there is enough interest!

Enjoyed the game. The Virginia route especially is so good!

Thank you so much! So happy you enjoyed the game :) 

Ooo I have been following this game for updates for such a long time I cannot wait for it to come out you have really worked hard on this game!! It's really amazing just looking at the demo and all the updates.

Thank you so much for your kind words! :) I really hope you enjoy the game. Nearly a week to go before the full release! 

Wait is this gonna be only for Windows? Or can I play it on a mac too?

You can play it on Mac! There was an error involving the Mac version of the demo that had to be fixed, but it will be back up with both versions of the full game tomorrow. 

Ah thanks so much :D

Can''t wait to play this game!


I played this a while ago and haven't stopped checking for updates since, the story really got me, good job on that. Any news on the realease date? If not, it's ok, must be really hard work doing all this incredible work. Good luck with it! 

Thank you so much, it's wonderful to hear you've enjoyed the story thus far! The full game will be released October 30th of this year :) If you would like to see updates, please check out the  kickstarter and studio twitter

I really enjoyed the demo. It was a lot of fun, and the art work is beautiful.

Any information yet on a date for the full release, and whether or not it'll be available for Android? I really hope that it will. 

Thank you for your comments! I'm so glad you enjoyed the demo. 

Full release is this fall, an announcement of the exact date will be forthcoming. I cannot confirm it will be available for Android yet, but due to the demand for it, I will certainly consider it! 

Has an android update been given any further consideration?

Hi! I am very interested in this game. Is there a guess for the release date of the full game?

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Thank you for your interest in the game! No exact release date yet, but it's looking to be fall of this year. 


i really hoped that you will publish it in android version...

How do you download for android

The demo does not currently have an android version, but the full release might if there is enough interest! 

I really liked the demo, can't wait for the full game to come out. Love the story so far!

So fun and such a cute game! I'm really excited for the full version :)

I just played the demo and it's amazing! I love it so far! I wish I'd known about it earlier so I could have contributed to the kickstarter though. Definitely excited for the full game!

Well. This demo is very nice.

Are the characters are interesting. School is interesting. And I'm sure that in final game we will have few things to find, explore and solve :) Plus we will have option to get closer to one of the ladies.

I'm waiting :)


Can I ask when the full game will come out ?


Summer of 2018! I will have an exact date closer to release. 

Well that's one thing to look forward in Summer ! Can't wait !

I loved this its so well made and i adore winnifred so much i cant wait to get the whole game 


I enjoyed the demo! ^^ I really like Meredith and Winnifred's characters so far. Can't wait to see where this goes!

I covered this for my channel, and linked back to the Kickstarter page. Even if there's just a few days left, I hope it helps! 

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Thank you! I'm very glad you enjoyed the demo and I really appreciate the support :)

Only played the demo version, yet - but so far loving it! Looking forward to the full version! <3

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I Love this game! I really hope you keep working on it! :)

P.S. Greta is best girl! <3

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Thank you so much! :) I hope to, depending on how the kickstarter (beginning tomorrow) goes.

luv it

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It will! The demo has a windows version available now, but please let me know if you have any trouble with downloading it.


Awesome little teaser of what's to come in this cool Graphic Novel! 
Interesting charecters, well written dialogue. Can't wait to see where this is heading!

Stay Rad Everybody!!