Student Transfer

Synopsis:
Student Transfer is a community developed freeware Ren’py visual novel that centers around TG (gender bending), body swapping, mind control, transformation, possession, and more. The game itself takes the form of a large scale choose your own adventure style visual novel that follows John Davis, a fairly unremarkable high school student whose ordinary life becomes extraordinary on one fateful night when he either receives an incredibly powerful alien remote as a consolation gift after being probed by some aliens, or an ancient spellbook written by his ancestors. From this initial decision, the game opens up into a sprawling web of storylines, routes, and choices, boasting an expansive and colorful cast of characters. The game is available to download here.

History:
Work on Student Transfer began in 2015, where it was heavily inspired by a similar game by the name of Press-Switch, another freeware visual novel centered around TG, body swapping, mind control, transformation, possession, and more. Over the following years, the project has developed substantially, increasing its scope, quality, and sheer breadth of content, all thanks to an assortment of writers, editors, and creators who have breathed life into this project. The title is associated with the niche community of TFGames.Site, where the bulk of its fanbase resides, updates are posted, and fans post their own stories using the Student Transfer game engine and assets, known as Scenarios.

The bulk of visual assets used in the project come from Japanese commercial visual novels, primarily those from the developer CandySoft, but many of them have been edited over the years to be more uniform and better fit the needs of the developers. While the soundtrack largely consists of the royalty-free offerings of Kevin Macleod.

Reviews:
I, Natalie Neumann, am not a developer or contributor for Student Transfer. I am simply a fan who has been following this project since its inception and has received a plethora of traffic following my reviews of each new release of Student Transfer, which typically sees a significant update on an annual basis. I also review fan-created Scenarios on a periodic basis.

Scenario Reviews – Part 5
Scenario Reviews – Part 4
Scenario Reviews – Part 3
Scenario Reviews – Part 2
Scenario Reviews – Part 1
Version 4.2 Review
Version 3.0 Review
Version 2.0 Review
Version 1.4 Review

Flowcharts:
In addition to reviewing each iteration of this project, I have also become its go-to “Flowchart Girl,” creating elaborate flowcharts meant to guide players through this game because… it gets messy at points. Due to the scope of this game and the number of options available, I have split up the flowcharts between the “Magic” and “Device” routes. In addition to the flowcharts for the base game, I have also made several flowcharts for fan-made Scenarios. My apologies if some of them are a bit elaborate (I tried my best), and if you find any errors in any of these flowcharts, please notify me.

Version 4.X Device Flowchart
Version 4.X Magic Flowchart
Version 3.X Device Flowchart
Version 3.X Magic Flowchart
Version 2.X Device Flowchart
Version 2.X Magic Flowchart
Version 1.X Device Flowchart
Version 1.X Magic Flowchart

Scenarios:
In addition to supporting a robust base game, Student Transfer also doubles as a visual novel storytelling platform through the use of Scenarios that expand upon the world, concepts, and characters found in the base game, while doubling as a creative platform for various writers and creators. Since this feature’s introduction in Version 2.0, dozens upon dozens of Scenarios have been released, spanning a wide spectrum of quality, content, subject matter, and creative ambition, with some featuring comparable quality to routes seen in the base game. Despite this, none of the Scenarios released for Student Transfer are canon, even ones created by current and former members of the development team.

Due to technical changes made to Student Transfer’s functionality over the years, certain Scenarios are only compatible with certain versions, with many older Scenarios requiring either manual tampering or Version 3.1 in order to be played. For a cumulative list of Scenarios, I would recommend checking the scenario-update channel of the Official Student Transfer Discord. There is also a list of Scenarios on TFGames.Site, but that is updated infrequently.

Scenario Reviews:
As of June 2019, I’ve begun periodically reviews Student Transfer Scenarios. These reviews are posted in parts, where I assess and discuss a sampler of Scenarios that have caught my eye, highlighting what I liked and what I thought could be improved upon. I admire and appreciate the effort of every Scenario developer, and if I do come across as harsh in any of these reviews, that is because I see untapped potential in them.

Below you will find links to my Scenario Reviews, links to the TFGames.Site page for the Scenarios I’ve covered, direct download links, and custom flowcharts I’ve made with the aid of Graphify, a computer-generated flowchart program for Student Transfer Scenarios created by nexoq. I cannot promise that this list will be always up-to-date, so please notify me if a link is broken or needs updating.

Scenario Reviews – Part 5
A New Life by BuggsBDownloadFlowchart
A.S.A.P.! by ChoripanKillerDownloadFlowchart
Chasing Setsuna by Troopage and CoreXDownloadFlowchartVersion 3.1
Cold as Ice by HizackDownloadFlowchart
My Arch Nemesis by ApplemelonDownloadNo Flowchart
Popular by Omen064DownloadFlowchart
Scenario Scenario by TaleSpinnerDownloadFlowchart
Social Experiment by Amel1995DownloadFlowchart
SummerGals! by GeobreakerDownloadFlowchart
The Fate of Hannah Sterling by NargDownloadFlowchart

Scenario Reviews – Part 4
Body Thief by KawaiiSwitcherDownloadCharacter PackFlowchart
Christmas in ST by ApplemelonDownloadFlowchart
Escape the Manor by NargDownloadFlowchart
Help Me Be Happy by JeffCharFlameDownloadFlowchart
The K-Files by bricksDownloadFlowchartVersion 3.1
Library Antics by ZeBesteDownloadFlowchart
Witches and Warlocks by dukejonesDownload – No Flowchart – Version 3.1

Scenario Reviews – Part 3
Never v2 by C.R.E.A.M.DownloadFlowchart
Mirror, Mirror by TheokgatsbyDownloadFlowchart
Playing With the Devil by GweddryDownloadFlowchart
When Worlds Collide by DarkSquidDownloadFlowchart
Yui Spellbook by ApplemelonDownloadFlowchartVersion 3.1

Scenario Reviews – Part 2
Odds and Ends by VuanauntDownload – No Flowchart
Priestess of Chronos by TaleSpinnerDownloadFlowchart
Strange Sunday by luckysquidDownloadFlowchart
The Festival by ChoripanKillerDownloadFlowchart
The Gift of Switching by mbradDownloadFlowchart
Wishful Thinking by XBPDownloadFlowchart
Tina Koya Quest by PaintedNecrozDownload – No Flowchart – RPG Maker

Scenario Reviews – Part 1
Always Get the Warranty by urciocelloDownloadFlowchart
Carrie The Stalker by MakotoDownloadFlowchart
Connie Offshoot by kinuyasha2DownloadFlowchart
Dream Girl by CaptainCaptionDownloadFlowchart
Helping Zoey by Jasmine359 – Pre-Installed – Flowchart
John, Interrupted by WeebeeDownloadFlowchart
Remote Possibilities by EvilBlenderDownloadFlowchart
Stuck by MissCelle – Pre-Installed – Flowchart
The Ghost of Jack Mallory by BlortleDownloadFlowchart
The Heaven We Were Promised by LotusDownloadFlowchart

Useful Links:
Official Student Transfer Website
Student Transfer TFGames.Site Page
Student Transfer TFGames.Site Forum
Official Student Transfer Discord
Join the Dev Team!
Developer Git Repository
Scenario Guide