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Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Feb 19, 2013 @ 4:14am
Feb 7, 2014 @ 2:03am
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Release date: Fourth Quarter 2014
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Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine

An original animated Adventure/RPG from the creators of the acclaimed King's Quest 1, 2, 3[] and Quest for Glory 2[] Sierra remakes.


Mage's Initiation is a 2D Point and Click Adventure Game / RPG hybrid, set in the fantasy medieval land of Iginor. In the tradition of Sierra's classic 'Quest for Glory' series, you may choose to play as one of four character classes (Fire, Earth, Air, or Water Mage), each with unique spells, abilities, quests, and puzzle solutions!

The Story

D'arc is sixteen-years-old. From the age of six, he has studied the magic of the Elements, under the discerning eyes of Iginor's Masters. After a decade confined to the Mages' Tower, and a life of academics and magical mastery, the inquisitive initiate often dreams of exploring the world beyond.

He is about to get that chance.

D'arc is summoned to the Tower's Hallowed Hall, where the Masters set him a trio of challenges: return with the lock of an enchantress's hair, a griffon's egg, and the horn of a rare creature known as a trinicorn.

Join D'arc as he journeys through the medieval-styled realm of Iginor. Brave a redcap goblin infested forest. Navigate a vast lake to encounter an evil so pure, not even beauty can disguise it. Ascend to the peaks of Flyteria, a valley of winged warriors once dedicated to protection of the human town.

Three quests. One chance.

Succeed and he shall take his place among his fellow Mages.

Fail and nobody shall remember his name.

Game Features

  • A uniquely-crafted RPG/Adventure game. Gain new spells, and abilities as your character improves. No stat grinding!
  • Reminiscent of Sierra's classic 'Quest for Glory' and 'King's Quest' series'.
  • Play and replay as one of four Mage classes (Water, Air, Fire, and Earth), each with unique spells, puzzles, and solutions.
  • Master numerous magical spells, unique to your chosen element.
  • Gain new strengths, spells, and abilities as your character improves.
  • Beautifully detailed, hi-res pixel-art for character sprites and animations.
  • Over 30 stunningly detailed character portraits, fully voiced and lip-synced.
  • 2D Hand-drawn and computer-aided cutscenes.
  • A complete digital music soundtrack, brimming with magic and mystery.
  • Seek out magical duels and battles against a horrid horde of enemies and monsters.
  • A sizable cast of characters, ranging from humans to mythological beings. Can you determine friend from foe?
  • Multiple story paths, depending on your in-game choices.
  • Over 50 magical gemstones to equip into your Conductor and enhance your magical power.

Check out our other game on Steam Greenlight:

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Internet Links

Twitter: @himalayastudios

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sullivane70 Sep 23 @ 8:05pm 
Oh okay,well good luck!
Himalaya Studios  [author] Sep 20 @ 10:33pm 
Thanks! Probably not for some months yet, as we still have to finish beta testing and record all the voices.
sullivane70 Sep 20 @ 8:02pm 
Oh cool, will one be released on steam soon? I hope so! The game looks really good,
Himalaya Studios  [author] Sep 20 @ 6:29pm 
Not yet. The game's currently in beta testing and hasn't been released yet.
sullivane70 Sep 20 @ 6:14pm 
Is there a demo available on steam?
Pax Jun 13 @ 10:59am 
Great, thanks. I've been eagerly awaiting it. Want to support you guys as much as possible, as I've enjoyed the King's Quest and QFG remakes.
Himalaya Studios  [author] Jun 12 @ 7:46pm 
We're coming up on beta testing very, very soon. Just wrapping up the final details on the game now.
Pax Jun 12 @ 2:35pm 
Seems like it's more than a year since "It'll be going to beta within the next few months." Any new word on a release date? Website still says 2015.
Avo Mar 12 @ 3:24am 
Still hyped about this!
aJynks Jan 27 @ 11:31pm 
I have been a fan of these guy form back when they were a fan team doing vga remakes of Kings Quest and Heroes Quest games.... With the total failure of the original Heroes Quest devs (Hero-U) and their kicker this is the true successor to the RPG/Adventurer game hybrid. No pressure guys.. but I hope it lives up to the hype. It has been a long time from the late 80s when Heroes Quest blew my mind.. been chancing that dragon ever since!