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Mage's Initiation - A Classic Sierra-style Adventure/RPG

A project in Bronx, NY by Himalaya Studios, Inc.

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An enchanting Adventure/RPG set in a magical realm. Master spells, battle foes, and quest forth in this full-length game.
Backers: 3157
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $125,174 of $65,000
Dates: Feb 19th -> Mar 23rd (32 days)
Project By: Himalaya Studios, Inc.
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Latest News

Monthly Update the First

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Monday, acolytes of magery! (Now that the campaign is over and we’re past Amazon’s clearing period, it no longer feels appropriate to say “initiates”.) Have we got some news for you: THE GAME IS DONE! *beat* Oh, we kid. Happy April... (Read More)

Private Backer Forums Now Open!

March 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, hello initiates! We trust that you’ve had a chance to rest up after the big celebration on Friday night! Once again, a big resounding THANK YOU from us! We were floored by your amazing support, and while the campaign was not an easy... (Read More)

Final Hour Drawing Winners

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Good evening, initiates! As our final hour ticks down, we had an unexpectedly awesome thing happen: one of our Swag Everest winners in conjunction with another backer generously donated some swag items to the rest of the crowd and asked us to draw 10... (Read More)

$120,000 Milestone Swag Everest Winners & PORTS!

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
A very happy Friday, initiates...can you believe it's the last one in the campaign?! As we write this, we're literally in the 11th hour! THANK YOU from the bottoms of our hearts for your generous support, we really can't get over the sheer epicness... (Read More)

$110,000 Milestone Swag Everest Winners

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Salutations, acolytes of the elements! As the final hours of our Kickstarter campaign tick down, we are happily blitzing through these stretch goals…and $10K milestones upon factoring in our PayPal pledges! Our latest Swag Everest climbers for this... (Read More)

It’s the final countdown!

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, hello, apprentices! We are officially in the final hours, as Kickstarter has now switched the counter on us to hours instead of days! Now would be the time to start cranking up a certain Europe anthem. Interview with DJ GrandpaAbdullah at DJ... (Read More)

$100,000 Swag Everest Climbers & Stretch Goal

March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Monday, initiates! Mondays are normally crappy, particularly the Monday after St. Patrick's day (aka Hangover Day.) Not this Monday: after factoring in PayPal pledges, we just hit the $100,000 mark! THANK YOU! So as promised, our next Swag... (Read More)

Homeward Bound

March 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Firstly, a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to our wonderful backers! We definitely felt some green come in this weekend, THANK YOU!   NEW Stretch Goal for Text-Only FRIGSSo, we made a few changes to our stretch goals! Upon checking our quotes from... (Read More)

Reddit AMA at 1PM EDT

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Salutations, initiates! We trust you've had fun with the demo. The feedback you're providing is invaluable to us, and please remember to report any bugs and crashes in our Technical forum. This is just a quick message that we'll be doing our Reddit... (Read More)

$90,000 Swag Everest Winners

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Friday, initiates! It's a very happy Friday indeed as we have breached $90,000 after factoring in our PayPal pledges. We drew Backers #671 and #1424, Steve Nelson and Aperama, congratulations to you two! We'll be sending PMs your way shortly,... (Read More)

Mage’s Initiation demo goes public as Kickstarter campaign heats up

March 15th - via: adventuregamers.com
Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements is the newest game under development by Himalaya Studios, whose previous release was Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine but are far better known for their excellent remakes of Sierra's King's Quest 1-3 and Quest for Glory 2 under the name AGD Interactive. Mage's Initiation is an original IP, but it draws obvious inspiration from the cross-genre gameplay of Quest for Glory, combining both adventure elements and roleplaying, with the ability to create specializations and enhance your character through experience and stat-building. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

March 10th - via: rockpapershotgun.com
The winners’ podium is crowded this week, and by those that have been funded rather than the crowds wot have funded them. Hopefully, when the games are actually released, we’ll all be winners though. There are so many success stories this week that I didn’t even make room for the most ridiculous victory of all time. The spiritual successor to Torment took a mere seven hours to reach its total. Lord British, with over half a million in a few days, dreams of success like that. (Read More)

The Video Game Kickstarter Report – Week of March 8

March 8th - via: zeboyd.com
It’s a famous computer RPG extravaganza this week! First, we have a spiritual sequel to Planescape: Torment with Torment: Tides of Numenera. It’s not an actual sequel to Planescape: Torment since they couldn’t get the rights, but it has many of the same staff members and takes place in a similar but original setting (intersection between various planes). The kickstarter set a new record for fastest kickstarter to reach $1 million in around 8 hours. It’s currently at $2.1 million so it has a good shot at breaking the all-time record for most money raised in a game software kickstarter (currently held by Project Eternity with just under $4 million). (Read More)

Preview: Mage's Initiation channels Quest for Glory

March 7th - via: destructoid.com
The adventure/roleplaying game is one of my favorite hybrids, next to the Liger, and undoubtedly the first series that the mind conjures up when thinking of this genre is Sierra's Quest for Glory titles (other than the fifth game, an action RPG). Puzzles and puns mixed with classes and combat, the two genres made excellent bedfellows. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 3rd March 2013

March 3rd - via: rockpapershotgun.com
There haven’t been any ‘losers’ in the Katchup for a while, partly because projects that are moving very slowly tend to be removed before they run out of time, and partly because there haven’t been quite as many small projects to cover. The list of ‘players’ is increasing rapidly though and even though the first comment will undoubtedly be from somebody reminded me of a game that I’ve missed, there are plenty of things to see. However, the influx of new entrants is balanced somewhat by this week’s losers. One is a small, surreal project, the other is a grander and more direct proposition. The creators of both have vowed to continue their work in some form. (Read More)

Previews: Mage's Initiation

March 3rd - via: justadventure.com
Himalaya Studios is the commercial arm of Tierra Entertainment, most famous for their remakes—and reimagining--of King’s Quest 1, 2, and 3. Their first commercial effort, Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman’s Mine was released in 2006. The game was filled with quirky characters, a wild-west backdrop, and lots of puzzles. Now Himalaya Studios is back, with a Kickstarter for a new game, Mage’s Initiation. I was a backer before I finished reading an announcement on Facebook; but once I found out a game preview was circulating among some reviewers I knew I had to get my hands on that. (Read More)

Mage’s Initiation: Reign of the Elements preview

February 27th - via: adventuregamers.com
With their crowdfunding campaign really heating up, Himalaya Studios conjured up a sneak peek at the upcoming adventure-RPG. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

February 24th - via: rockpapershotgun.com
Several projects are either on the brink of the precipice of funding failure, or in a prolonged mid-term slump. It’s enough to make a man pre-emptively proclaim the Kickstarter craze dead and buried, but if that same man then casts an eye over the promising new projects and remembers successes and shortfalls of the past, he may well decide to cancel the obituaries, at least for now, and simply play some prototypes instead. (Read More)

Kickstartin’: Himalaya Studios’ Point And Click RPG ‘Mage’s Initiation’

February 20th - via: multiplayerblog.mtv.com
Himalaya Studios, the team behind King's Quest remake is developing a class-based adventure game/RPG hybrid thing. It sounds kind of cool, actually. (Read More)

Himalaya initiates Kickstarter campaign for adventure-RPG

February 20th - via: adventuregamers.com
After a dearth of adventure/RPG hybrids since the days of Quest for Glory, soon we'll be basking in them, at least if we continue to pay for the privilege. Following previous crowdfunding appeals for Hero-U and Quest for Infamy, now Himalaya Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements. (Read More)

Himalaya Studios Launches Mage's Initiation Kickstarter

February 19th - via: escapistmagazine.com
The development team best known for its work on high-quality remakes of Sierra adventures is trying its hand at something new. (Read More)

Adventure role-playing game Mage’s Initiation launches on Kickstarter

February 19th - via: polygon.com
The creators of the Quest for Glory and King's Quest series remakes have launched a Kickstarter fund for a new game on Windows PC called Mage's Initiation. (Read More)

'Mage's Initiation' Announced, Seeking Crowd Funding - Screens

February 19th - via: worthplaying.com
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. (Read More)

Mage's Initiation Kickstarter Campaign Underway and Screens

February 19th - via: gamershell.com
The team behind AGD Interactive/Himalaya Studios today announced Mage's Initiation, a role-playing/adventure game hybrid, very similar in style and execution to Sierra On-Line's classic Quest for Glory series. The game has a fantasy setting and features multiple playable character classes, spells, and an open-field magical combat system, complete with equipable items and monster loot drops. (Read More)

Himalaya Studios announces classic Sierra Online-style adventure game Mage's Initiation - Strategy Informer

February 19th - via: strategyinformer.com
Himalaya Studios made a name for itself when it made a fan remakes of the classic Sierra Online adventure game King's Quest games as well as Quest for Glory II, before releasing original adventure titles Al Emmo and The Lost Dutchman's Mine. They have now announced a Kickstarter campaign for Mage's Initiation, a Sierra-style adventure. The game is on Steam Greenlight as well. (Read More)

Mage's Initiation, A Sierra-Inspired Kickstarter

February 19th - via: bluesnews.com
Sixteen-year-old D'arc has spent most of his life training in the elemental arts, in hopes of becoming a respected Mage of Iginor. Now he must prove himself by succeeding in three tasks around the perilous Iginor countryside. With the storytelling and puzzle solving of an adventure game and the customization and stat building of an RPG, Mage's Initiation is a unique hybrid that will be experienced differently by everyone who plays it. (Read More)

Mage's initiation

February 19th - via: kotaku.com
Some people say that the only real purpose of Kickstarter is to rejuvenate old genres. I have no problem with this. Especially if it leads to cool projects like Mage's Initiation. (Read More)

Mage’s Initiation Is Inspired by Classic Sierra Games, Gets First Screenshots

February 19th - via: news.softpedia.com
The development team at Himalaya Studios, which has previously created free remakes of classic Sierra adventure game, is launching a Kickstarter effort for an original title called Mage’s Initiation, a combination of old-school adventure and role-playing game mechanics. (Read More)

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