Mage’s Initiation is a game that has been in development for more than a decade. Himalaya Studios decided to launch a Kickstarter project in 2013, but it still took more than five years to complete the game. However, the developers are proud to announce that the full version of the release is officially out now!
According to the community, Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements finds inspiration in old-school adventures, primarily Quest for Glory, When you think of it, we haven’t seen many games deciding to go down this traditional road. In case you haven’t had the chance to play in the 90s, these adventures are a mixture of point-and-click puzzles based on using your inventory properly and real-time combat. Additionally, this game implements a focus on elemental magic, which adds to the overall gaming experience.
A Classic Adventure
The players will have the task of finding three MacGuffins to deliver to your archmage tutors. It is the only way they will believe you are worthy of being a mage. While regular students write dissertations, the protagonist of Mage’s Initiation named D’arc is heading on an adventure, which is undoubtedly way cooler than sitting in your room and writing.
Things wouldn’t be that interesting if only his dreams of becoming a mage are in play. D’arc will also get the opportunity to save the world. In the beginning, you will pick the desired elemental focus (something like the field of study). Based on that, you can use particular solutions to the puzzles while others remain unavailable.
The developers expressed their creativity when designing the in-game world. It is not the world we know – there are no tech gadgets, but you can use magic. Also, we can see wizard towers instead of skyscrapers, as well as bird-people and goblins.
If you are interested in buying Mage’s Initiation, you can do so on Steam. The price is currently set at $13.49, which is quite optimal for an old-school game like this. Therefore, if you are a bit nostalgic or eager to find out how gaming used to look, this release can be a perfect way to spend a couple of exciting and fun afternoons.