Mage’s Initiation Preview and PR

Initial quick thoughts via preview:

The Quest For Glory feel is real.  Understanding the RPG elements while still maintaining that point n click puzzle/talk/explore everything type game. The music is what caught my attention first, then the graphical style with combines 8-bit with more modern cartoony animation. This visual style really goes well with the variety of gameplay style. I for my quick run through only tested the visual coin but am very curious to see how the Sierra bar and compact UI function.  Story wise I can feel how big and intriguing the plot shall be just from the tasks presented and the dialogue with the initial characters.  This is going to be a not miss for fans of a variety type of games and I feel from that I assume you can actually get any of the Elements to work with multiple replay value. In 2019 P-CS shall have more to say but for now I have a feeling based on games I am aware of for 2019 that are available for computers (currently P-CS is without any modern consoles) it’ll land on a personal top 10.

For now here is some of excellent advance PR on this promising game:

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So, you want to be a Mage? Then 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.

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 IIKing’s Quest IIIQuest 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.

Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/270610/Mages_Initiation_Reign_of_the_Elements/

The duck in Mutant Year Zero is getting a friend, Funcom reveals in new trailer

She might look like a cute little heartbreaker, but she’s no sweet little love maker – meet the sassy vixen, Farrow! Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden launches in less than a week on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

OSLO, Norway – November 28th, 2018 – Remember the duck from the original Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden announcement trailer? Today, publisher Funcom and developer The Bearded Ladies revealed a new anthropomorphic hero that will be joining him when the game finally launches on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One next week, on December 4th. To introduce the new fur-clad mutant, Funcom has released a fresh, new trailer combining newly created cinematic footage with up-to-date gameplay.

Farrow is one of the recruitable characters you will encounter during your expeditions in The Zone. When you find her, you may notice that she is not quite from around here. Her true origins are a mystery – even to her. All she knows is her name is Farrow and she is a product of the Zone. Specializing in stealth and assassination, Farrow comes equipped with skills and gear that make her adept at quickly and quietly dispatching her foes. Her signature ability, Silent Assassin, makes her particularly valuable for initiating combat out of stealth, such as when picking off stragglers.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden combines XCOM-like turn-based combat with real-time stealth and exploration of a post-human earth. The game is developed by a team made up of former HITMAN and PAYDAY lead developers at The Bearded Ladies in Sweden. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden have been collecting both awards and praise from press who have gotten hands-on time with the gameBased on the Swedish pen and paper RPG Mutant, the game puts you in the hooves of Bormin the boar and the webbed feet of Dux the duck as they explore a post-human Earth.

For more information, please visit the official website at www.mutantyearzero.com.

Farrow will be joining a cast of unique characters in Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, including these:

ALL of Bee & Puppycat coming to Youtube!

Super exciting news here! Natasha Allegri and Frederator’s Bee and Puppycat has seen it’s super continuance over on VRV.  They are service and a great site, but do not have the stability and staying power of Youtube. It’s excellent that the show will have a home on another service for all to love and see forever or till the internet dies, whichever comes first.

Phoenix Online is Going To The Stars

Adventures games are rarer and rarer these days so when one comes along, especially beautiful. indie and from a quality publisher I take notice.

The debut game of Spanish developer Risin’ Goat, A Rite from the Stars is a fun and clever point & click adventure game about Kirm, a young mute boy chosen by the Stars to undertake a mystical rite of passage to become a legend among his people.

In this coming-of-age story, players will explore the Mystical Island of Kaikala, home to the Makoa tribe, and pursue the three paths of Wisdom, Courage, and Spirit in any order they choose. Each path introduces new mechanics to solve unique challenges, ranging from action sequences to musical puzzles, with Kirm’s playable meerkat companion Mirk and guiding star Hoku on hand to collaborate on puzzle solutions and lend insight along the way.

A Rite from the Stars features beautiful 3D environments, a fully orchestrated soundtrack recorded with a live chorus, and a complete original Makoan language developed for the game! A Rite from the Stars will be released for PC, Mac, and Linux, and feature French, Italian, German, and Spanish translations on release. Learn more at www.risingoat.com.

The game is releasing later this year on direct download, Steam as well as other channels from Phoenix Online Publishing.