Threads of Magic is a free, adorable sewing simulator game for Mac. In some ways, it has visual novel qualities that are similar to ARCHANGEL:NEMESIS and Where The Demon Lurk. You are a tailor who makes unique clothes for magical beings. You help them prepare for the world and what they’re about to face.
You’ll spend most of your time receiving requests from magical beings and using your trusty sewing machine to make their outfits. The gameplay involves cutting fabric and placing items on the clothes to make them stand out. However, your character decides for you what the design will look like, and you just follow the pattern.
Making clothes for the magical
In the world of Threads of Magic, there are magical beings who need specialised clothes that compliment their personalities and powers. You’ll receive requests for new outfits, where you feel the energy to discover what the person is like. There is a short cut-scene that appears, giving you specific details of what they like, dislike, and what they’re attracted to.
However, you won’t do much with this information from a gamer’s point of view. The main character determines what is required from you, which is when you head over to the sewing machine.
Cut the patterns
With the sewing machine in hand, you’ll need to follow the patterns placed on the fabric. You’ll hold the mouse button and cut across the lines while receiving points for accuracy. You’ll also need to add items like buttons and ribbons. When you’re done, you’ll receive an overall score towards your progress in Threads of Magic.
Graphics and sound
The graphics are what you’d expect from a visual novel, with 2D scenes and plain backgrounds and characters. Even the gameplay of sewing and cutting has basic images. There’s soft music playing in the background, but you won’t find any voice acting.
Costumes for the magical
Threads of Magic is an enjoyable casual game that anyone can play. You’ll peacefully sit and sew clothes for magical creatures while your trusted pet Thimble sleeps away in the background. The narrative is enough to keep you interested between activities, and it’s always interesting to see what personalities you’ll meet next.