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Magician's Apprentice
Genre: RPG
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Mar 24, 2015 @ 3:33pm
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Week of the monster - skeletons
(Excerpts from the lecture about Necromancy, 3rd month of training)
...contrary to popular belief, skeletons are not people returning from beyond the grave to fulfill some kind of mission or settle some unfinished business. Of course formal resurrection of dead ones is technically possible but it's pretty difficult and rarely achieved, as it requires dealing with Keeper of the Sanctuary, mysterious, almost all-powerful being that guards border between the world of living and dead.
Skeletons on the other hand are just animated constructs, almost like the golems, or living weapons, popular self defence used by nobles. But unlike other constructs, skeletons are formerly living people, so they retains some will to move and act as they did that when they were alive. Because of that skeletons can actually be animated without consciously casted spell, only by the merely presence of very powerful being. (...)

How to deal with them
As with any magical construct, skeleton will die when it's internal energy would be freed from it's body. The easiest way to do so, is to cast destructive spell of enough power to break the bond between animator and skeleton. The Light Magic is particularly useful here, but Natural and Classic Magic will work good as well. Be advised though that if a skeleton was risen by direct Dark Magic spell, the others dark spells will actually bind his will more and more to the animator, granting it even more power instead of killing it.

How to use them
Of course skeletons can be animated by the magician itself using Dark or Chaos magic, through binding it's actions to the caster will be pretty difficult task and will require strong will. Our most powerful students have shown capable of controlling several skeletons at once, raising them from defeated creatures and using them to absorb damage from physical attacks. Skeletons are pretty resistant to physical based attack, which makes them excellent shield that can protect magician if the situation became too dire. (...)

Release date: Q1 2016
Download free alpha version now!

Craft your own powerful and deadly spells! You are Magician, an apprentice of most powerful wizard brotherhood and the only person who can save the world from mysterious warlock Yendor who claims to be equal with gods!

Magician's Apprentice is a new 2.5D isometric Hack'n'Slash/roguelike hybrid game that will please both casual gamers and hardcore roguelike fans alike. Featuring all classical roguelike concepts like randomization, full-keyboard support and perma-death with some more recent concepts (ie. sound support, true colors and real-time action). Set in randomly generated world of Akaia, with dozens of parallel universes to travel, the game will feature one of the most original system of building spells ever made. Combining runes into tree-like structures you'll unleash powerful magical effects. Prepared in shelter of safe location spells can be used against most vicious monster utilizing their vulnerabilities and weak spots. It's your power and imagination!

Game Features
  • Make your own spells! - Combine runes to achieve ultimate destructive effects!
  • Develop your Magician - improve his skill via chosen paths and don't forget about proper equipment!
  • Travel through vast randomly-generated world. Everything is seamless - mines, undergrounds, forests and deserts
  • Discover the truth about amulet of Yendor, the source of power (or godhood) for evil warlock
  • Gain powerful allies to help you in fight... or even more powerful enemies to crush!
  • Two graphical modes: isometric and roguelike!
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KTNatSapporo Nov 11, 2015 @ 4:49am 
I got Groupees key,Thank you:steamhappy::OpenTreasureChest:  [author] Jun 27, 2015 @ 2:45pm 
Thank you, guys and gals - we've made it with your support!  [author] Jun 25, 2015 @ 7:17am 

Stay in touch! We've a big update coming really soon :-)  [author] Jun 25, 2015 @ 7:15am 
@Yoodiv-Terraria@ up!

No, it's real-time in both modes :-)
Antokolos Jun 23, 2015 @ 10:19am 
Looks really good and interesting. Bought it on Groupees!
SingJay [Level75] Jun 23, 2015 @ 8:01am 
FalconShooter Jun 21, 2015 @ 5:02pm 
I don't usually play these types of games, but this might be interesting. Have an upvote on me.
!Yoodiv (LJC) Jun 21, 2015 @ 12:39pm 
Is it turn-based? Can't tell from the vids
Battlebeyond Jun 19, 2015 @ 10:57am 
MonkeyDo Jun 18, 2015 @ 6:14pm 
No thanks, but great ears on that first character.