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Festival of Magic

A project in Oslo, Norway by Snowcastle Games

Cancelled by Creator

Festival of Magic is an original adventure role-playing game where the players must fight and farm their way to glory.
Backers: 1417
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $49,286 of $250,000
Dates: Nov 20th -> Dec 21st (31 days)
Project By: Snowcastle Games
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Latest News

Festival of Magic Kickstarter will be relaunching on February 20

January 29th - via:
SnowCastle Games will be relaunching their Festival of Magic Kickstarter on February 20th. (Read More)

Fesitval of Magic Kickstarter temporarily cancelled

December 11th - via:
The Kickstarter for Festival of Magic has been canceled and will relaunch in February 2014. (Read More)

Tactical Retreat: New Kickstarter February 20th

December 9th - via:
Dear Backers, We have decided to postpone the Kickstarter and relaunch on February 20th. Please note that you will not be charged for your pledge this time! Kickstarter only charge backers if the campaign passes the main goal. What happened?With a... (Read More)

State of the Campaign

December 6th - via:
We are of course aware, as you all are, that the campaign isn’t moving terribly fast at the moment. We have tried to analyze why, and it’s not hard to see that we launched our campaign at a very bad time.  We are seeing the effects of the... (Read More)

Dive deep into Scandinavian Magic: Festival of Magic on Kickstarter

December 6th - via:
With a storyline that brings you back to Lord of The Rings landscapes and a hint of the classic Japanese RPGs of yore – this turn-based combat game has managed to open up talks with Sony and Microsoft. But they prefer to retain some of their Indie side… (Read More)

Combat System

December 3rd - via:
Hey you awesome backers! Heads up, this is a long update.  By now you may have already tried our demo and experienced the start of our combat mechanics for yourselves, if not then we recommend going to the front page or Update #9 and download it... (Read More)

Vote for Indie Developer of the Year!

December 1st - via:
1500 downloads! Hey everyone, just a small update. We have had the demo out a couple of days now and we have had over 1500 downloads. That is awesome! It is great to hear all your feedback, your suggestions and your concerns. We are taking a note of... (Read More)

Download and try the Demo (Pre-Alpha)

November 30th - via:
We have over 1000 backers and over a 1000 shares on facebook! This is insane! We are so stoked about this that as a celebration we are giving you the alpha demo of Festival of Magic to try it out for yourself! Thank you all so much for all your... (Read More)

Fredrik does Concept Art Timelapse

November 29th - via:
Hey everyone!Fredrik has has been working on an illustration in between working on the kickstarter campaign. He recorded the process and we had him do a little voiceover for the video as well! We wanted to share this with you all so you could take... (Read More)

Rewards and Addons updated

November 28th - via:
Hello everyone!  We have not been the best at creating rewards and addons and explaining them properly. We humbly apologize for any confusion we have caused. This is the update to hopefully fix all that!   We have removed the reward matrix for now... (Read More)

Festival of Magic wants to turn farmers into warriors

November 28th - via:
Festival of Magic combines turn-based combat with farming mechanics tossed, all wrapped up in a familiar JRPG-inspired bow. Developer Snowcastle Games is currently seeking $250,000 to finish it up on Kickstarter. (Read More)

New Avatars and Wallpapers

November 27th - via:
The Nest We have over 1000 backers!  This is fantastic! Thank you so much for all your support and encouraging words. Because of you, we have doubled our effort and will keep fighting as long as it takes to make this game happen. In the meantime... (Read More)

Home PC Sony Microsoft Nintendo Indie Mobile About Steam Group Contact Gaming Crowdfunding Weekly – Festival of Magic, Operation Squiddershins, Super World Karts, Interstellaria and Next Car Game

November 27th - via:
This week in gaming crowdfunding: Festival of Magic brings a little JRPG style to Wii U and PC, Operation Squiddershins attempts to save a talented young man from pizza-related obscurity and Super World Karts GP concludes that mode 7 rendering wasn’t an evolutionary dead end. Meanwhile, there’s positive funding news for Interstellaria but more New Car Game fails to secure funding. (Read More)

Festival of Magic Kickstarter

November 27th - via:
This is one of the few games that's tempted me to want to contribute. (Read More)

Festival of Magic's Kickstarter is Up

November 27th - via:
We’ve covered Snowcastle Games’ spectacular looking Festival of Magic before, but the game has since gone to kickstarter to help get funding, in order to finish their game. (Read More)

Wii U JRPG Festival of Magic is on Kickstarter

November 27th - via:
Go back several months, to May, and the announcement was made that indie studio SnowCastle Games would be bringing their JRPG Festival of Magic, "an adventure RPG with a Nordic take on an Eastern genre," to Wii U—alongside its PC release of course. Now fast forward to today, and this "throwback to the classic Japanese RPGs" has just recently begun its Kickstarter campaign, as I learned from reading a friendly promo on The Girl and the Robot's Kickstarter page. (Read More)

Character Design - Amon

November 26th - via:
Art Director Frits recounts how Amon came to be Amon was the first character we designed for the game and also the one that would dictate the direction we went. The first design reflected that the game was originally set in a Steampunk/Victorian kind... (Read More)

Festival of Magic, a combat farming RPG, launched on Kickstarter

November 26th - via:
Plants vs. Zombies invented the idea of raising plants for combat, and Festival of Lights is on Kickstarter hoping to intrigue people with the idea of growing plants to use in turn-based combat in a persistent world. (Read More)

10% milestone passed!

November 25th - via:
1. First up, a huge thanks to all of you who have pledged and helped spread the word so far! We passed the 10% milestone today!I We’re on our way and we’re sure if we do things right and continue to get the word out we can get this funded!... (Read More)

Festival of Magic Needs a bit More Love; Kickstarter Campaign Launched

November 25th - via:
SnowCastle Games announced their plans for developing a Japanese Role Playing Game, Festival of Magic back in March 2012. The developer now believes that they might need some extra love from you in order to bring the game in the market. A kickstarter campaign has been started. (Read More)

Pure Nintendo Interview with Festival of Magic dev, Snowcastle Games

November 25th - via:
Pure Nintendo got the chance to speak with Fredrik Tyskerud from the Snowcastle Games development team about their game, Festival of Magic, which will be seeing a release on the Wii U. Snowcastle Games is currently on Kickstarter to fund Festival of Magic and currently has 26 days left in their funding campaign. (Read More)

Festival of Magic hits Kickstarter

November 25th - via:
Farming, fighting and puzzle-solving. (Read More)

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Festival of Magic

November 24th - via:
Earlier in the year we told you all about Festival of Magic and conducted an interview with developer SnowCastle Games. Confirmed for Wii U, it's a game that promises to deliver a throwback JRPG experience — with some tweaks — that'll include turn-based battles, while also incorporating elements such as farming. It looks like a visually appealing and rather interesting title. (Read More)

Festival of Magic Kickstarter Campaign Launched

November 24th - via:
Indie developer Snowcastle Games is requesting your support to make this JRPG a reality (Read More)

New Rewards

November 23rd - via:
Hello everyone! Thanks once again for all the generous and creative support! We've added some new tiers that we hope will excite you. The most important is the new discounted tier for the rather-early birds.  If you have chosen the CHERBY LOVE, you... (Read More)

Lets Play!

November 23rd - via:
Hey everyone! So in the first update you had a look at how Frits designed Ive and how she went from some loose thoughts and rough sketches to the awesome character she is today!  We have more things to share though! We’ve gotten these links from... (Read More)

Character Design - Ive

November 23rd - via:
Hi Backers! We are truly grateful for your support and encouraging comments! This update will focus on how we developed our character Ive, but first we have a small appeal to all of our fans. It’s been over 48 hours since the Kickstarter went... (Read More)

Festival of Magic Kickstarter

November 22nd - via:
The team at SnowCastle Games have just begun their adventure into Kickstarter . Will they get funded? Only you know. (Read More)

Festival of Magic Is About Magic, Combat, & Farming

November 21st - via:
Festival of Magic is a cute looking hybrid of a game that features magic, fantastical creatures, turn based combat, an epic story, and…. farming. Yup, farming! (Read More)

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