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.
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 TFGames.Site community, 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 majority 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. Meanwhile, the soundtrack largely consists of the royalty-free offerings of Kevin Macleod.
Since the project’s inception, I have been producing detailed reviews of Student Transfer following the release of every new version, highlighting what I considered to be the finer points of each release and the game overall, while pointing out areas in which I think the title may be improved.
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 5.X Device Flowchart
Version 5.X Magic Flowchart
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
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.
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 6
A Place in the World by Reman91 – Download – Flowchart
Class Swap by Sato – Download – No Flowchart
Into the Janeverse by Clavietika– Download – Flowchart
Never Again by C.R.E.A.M. – Download – Flowchart
The Shape of Things by Blortle – Download – Flowchart
Scenario Reviews – Part 5
A New Life by BuggsB – Download – Flowchart
A.S.A.P.! by ChoripanKiller – Download – Flowchart
Chasing Setsuna by Troopage and CoreX – Download – Flowchart – Version 3.1
Cold as Ice by Hizack – Download – Flowchart
My Arch Nemesis by Applemelon – Download – No Flowchart
Popular by Omen064 – Download – Flowchart
Scenario Scenario by TaleSpinner – Download – Flowchart
Social Experiment by Amel1995 – Download – Flowchart
SummerGals! by Geobreaker – Download – Flowchart
The Fate of Hannah Sterling by Narg – Download – Flowchart
Scenario Reviews – Part 4
Body Thief by KawaiiSwitcher – Download – Character Pack – Flowchart
Christmas in ST by Applemelon – Download – Flowchart
Escape the Manor by Narg – Download – Flowchart
Help Me Be Happy by JeffCharFlame – Download – Flowchart
The K-Files by bricks – Download – Flowchart – Version 3.1
Library Antics by ZeBeste – Download – Flowchart
Witches and Warlocks by dukejones – Download – No Flowchart – Version 3.1
Scenario Reviews – Part 3
Never v2 by C.R.E.A.M. – Download – Flowchart
Mirror, Mirror by Theokgatsby – Download – Flowchart
Playing With the Devil by Gweddry – Download – Flowchart
When Worlds Collide by DarkSquid – Download – Flowchart
Yui Spellbook by Applemelon – Download – Flowchart – Version 3.1
Scenario Reviews – Part 2
Odds and Ends by Vuanaunt – Download – No Flowchart
Priestess of Chronos by TaleSpinner – Download – Flowchart
Strange Sunday by luckysquid – Download – Flowchart
The Festival by ChoripanKiller – Download – Flowchart
The Gift of Switching by mbrad – Download – Flowchart
Wishful Thinking by XBP – Download – Flowchart
Tina Koya Quest by PaintedNecroz – Download – No Flowchart – RPG Maker
Scenario Reviews – Part 1
Always Get the Warranty by urciocello – Download – Flowchart
Carrie The Stalker by Makoto – Download – Flowchart
Connie Offshoot by kinuyasha2 – Download – Flowchart
Dream Girl by CaptainCaption – Download – Flowchart
Helping Zoey by Jasmine359 – Pre-Installed in V4.X – Flowchart
John, Interrupted by Weebee – Download – Flowchart
Remote Possibilities by EvilBlender – Download – Flowchart
Stuck by MissCelle – Pre-Installed – Flowchart
The Ghost of Jack Mallory by Blortle – Download – Flowchart
The Heaven We Were Promised by Lotus – Download – Flowchart
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