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#1170655 - 11/30/18 09:40 PM Announcing Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements
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So, you want to be a Mage? Mark your calendar for the January 30 release of Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements -- a lovingly crafted old-school adventure/RPG ten years in the making.

View the trailer here.

Check out the game on Steam here.


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About Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements
Sixteen-year-old D’arc has spent most of his life confined to the Mage’s Tower, studying elemental magic under the instruction of Ele’Wold’s most accomplished scholars. Now his skills will be put to the test with three quests across a mystical land he knows only from stories and dreams.

But something’s rotten in Ele’Wold: the realm’s once benevolent winged guardians have turned hostile and restless redcap goblins are on the warpath. Can D’arc pass his initiation and rescue a kingdom on the brink of chaos?

Mage’s Initiation is an adventure/RPG hybrid inspired by the venerable Quest for Glory (a.k.a. Hero’s Quest) and King’s Quest series by Sierra On-Line. It’s the second commercial adventure game from Himalaya Studios, who have also released four free remakes of classic Sierra games under the moniker Anonymous Game Developers Interactive (AGDI).

Features:

• Choose from four character classes -- Fire Mage, Air Mage, Water Mage, or Earth Mage -- each with unique magical spells and puzzle solutions.

• Explore a vibrant fantasy world with hand-drawn graphics reminiscent of the Sierra, LucasArts, and Revolution adventure games of the early 1990s.

• Select between three point & click interfaces: a Sierra-style icon bar, a LucasArts-style verb coin, or a streamlined compact UI.

• Run into combat for an RPG experience, or avoid it for pure adventure.

• Automatically gain new strengths, spells, and abilities as your character improves -- no stat grinding required!

• Get your money’s worth! Branching storyline and optional side quests provide replay value.

• Fully voiced and lip-synced.

Mage’s Initiation Development Background
In August 2001, the team behind Mage’s Initiation released their first game, a free remake of Sierra’s King’s Quest I with VGA graphics and a point & click interface. In the nearly two decades since, they have created three more Sierra remakes (King’s Quest II, King’s Quest III, Quest for Glory II) and one commercial adventure (Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman’s Mine) -- each a labor of love meticulously developed by a small core team focused on recapturing the magic of the games they grew up playing.

Development of Mage’s Initiation began in 2009 after a community poll identified an adventure/RPG as the type of game their fans most wanted. In 2013, the team raised over $125k on Kickstarter to supplement the development.




Happy Gaming!

Ana
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#1170665 - 12/01/18 12:48 AM Re: Announcing Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks Ana.

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#1170673 - 12/01/18 06:48 AM Re: Announcing Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks Ana, I wish listed it. smile
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#1170682 - 12/01/18 09:07 AM Re: Announcing Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements [Re: connie]
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Yahoo !! Thanks BrownEyedTigre bravo
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#1170902 - 12/04/18 09:14 AM Re: Announcing Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, I will take a look.

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#1170911 - 12/04/18 10:34 AM Re: Announcing Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements [Re: 8dognight]
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Actually, I pledged for a Non-Steam DRM Free Disk Version so I'm hoping that IS what I'll get !!
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#1171281 - 12/07/18 09:49 PM Re: Announcing Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Love the look of that game.

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#1171324 - 12/08/18 01:58 PM Re: Announcing Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements [Re: CountZero]
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I contacted Himalaya Studios and now have confirmation that I will be sent the non-Steam DRM Free Disk version - but at a slightly later date.
However whilst waiting, should I wish to, I can access a DRM Free digital download of the game.

tree YEAH !! tree
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#1171326 - 12/08/18 02:10 PM Re: Announcing Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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That's good Mad. Did you pledge for this game 5 years ago?

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#1171327 - 12/08/18 02:47 PM Re: Announcing Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements [Re: oldbroad]
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I pledged when their Kickstarter was launched - so if that was 5 years ago, then yes !!

How time flies, eh ?? rotfl12
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#1171328 - 12/08/18 03:07 PM Re: Announcing Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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The last line of the quote Ana posted at the top says "In 2013, the team raised over $125k on Kickstarter to supplement the development.". I sure hope you don't have to wait another 5 years for your disc! eek12

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#1171405 - 12/10/18 08:54 AM Re: Announcing Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements [Re: oldbroad]
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I'm pretty sure I won't, oldbroad.
Hopefully, just a couple of months of waiting whilst the disks are prepared and sent out santadance
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