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Description

Magium is a text adventure game similar to old Choose your own story books (CYOA), in which you play as an ordinary guy named Barry, who joins a deadly mage tournament against the most powerful mages in the world in the hopes of using the prize to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a mage himself.

As in all interactive novels, your choices will affect the story, and making wrong choices can even lead to your death. Besides the traditional choice making of regular Choose your own story games, Magium also has stats that you can upgrade with points that you will receive occasionally, throughout the game. These stats will be checked by the game from time to time, to see if they are high enough to allow you to perform certain actions. For example, if your ancient languages stat is high enough, you can understand what animals and monsters are saying.

The story of Magium starts at the beginning of the tournament, right after you and all the other participants were transported to the continent where the contest was taking place.

As the story progresses, you will meet with other participants, you will make friends and enemies, and you will find out more about the continent you are on, and its inhabitants. You will find out that a person called "The Creator" had established several utopias in this place, six hundred years ago, where animals and humans lived in harmony, and food was created through magic. What you will get to see, however, is the downfall of these utopias, some of them being on the brink of destruction. Your choices will influence what happens in these cities, and you can even choose to save them if you so desire.

The game will be divided into six or seven books, each of them consisting of more than a hundred thousand words.

The first book is now available in its entirety, and it can be played for free, with ads. It is approximately 178k words long, which translates to about 700 book pages. This number also takes into account the story's branching paths. The length of a playthrough on average should be about 90k words, so about 350 book pages.

The second book is now available in its entirety, but the next books have not been written yet, and they will be published chapter by chapter, as I write them. Unlike the first book, the second one will need to be unlocked before it can be played, and it will be the same for the next books as well. In order to unlock the second book, you will either need to complete 25 of the 35 available achievements, or pay to remove the ads for the first book.

The second book is 277k words in total, on all paths, which translates to about 1100 book pages. On one path, you should be seeing around half of those words, so roughly 140k, which would translate to 550 book pages or so.

If you want to be notified about the game's updates, you can follow Magium Games on twitter by following this link: https://twitter.com/Magium_games or if you prefer to use Facebook for your updates, you can also follow the game's Facebook page at this link: https://www.facebook.com/Magium-Games-1933559536878087/

Credits for the game icon go to Agnes Landgraf.

What's New

Version 1.589

-Added two extra lines in the dialogue between Barry and Daren, towards the end of chapter 11, book 2, in order to make a more clear distinction between the characters' immediate goals and their long-term goals.
- Added two new achievements in book 2, chapter 11

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Stop reading this and download the game.

Dr. Tanski

Well clearly you’ve gotten to here and ignored my warning so I’ll justify myself. I’ve never written an App Store review, but this game/story is worth it 110%. It’s like a cross between a choose your own adventure game and a D&D-esque game. It’s even got a night mode so you can shamelessly play until 4am.
It has a brilliant story that’s captivating from the first page, filled up ups and downs and an even pacing between combat and character development out of combat. It’s intriguing from the first moment I picked it up, and through every choice I made through both books I never once became disinterested.
Your name is Barry. Not like the flash, in fact, you have no special powers if not for a small device called a stat booster. This lets you level certain attributes during the game to see if you succeed a certain action or not.

10/10. Would get crushed between rocks, befriend a demon, and get my heart ripped out again and again for another book.

Engaging, Funny, Next Best Thing To IF

realrainmaker

I am a huge “old school” interactive fiction fan (think Zork or any of the Inform stories). One thing I prefer about IF is the ability to enter commands to progress the story. While many chat fiction projects no longer use this (think Yarn projects) to make the game faster, I find it less stimulating.

Magium is the first interactive fiction with pre-determined prompts that feels like an old school IF experience even without the ability to enter commands.

Writing was funny, suspenseful and engaging, although there were times when the characters’ language changed. It seemed to indicate when the author continued to write a chapter or section after a break, perhaps.

I do wish there were no use of God’s name in vain. I recognize the author and some readers may not care, but it was too much and took away from an otherwise fun read.

I would consider paying for the second book, but as a Christian I can’t get down with the flippant use of God as a curse word or general explicit remark (even if the characters were not referring to the God)

No crashes or technical problems. Ads were not an issue even though I have the free version (I think). None appeared.

Four stars for a very engaging experience. It would have been five if the author considered not all readers are agnostic or atheist and do not take God’s name in vain. Yes, God with a capital. John 3:16 Y’all. Happy 2018.

Developer Response

How can I take God's name in vain if God's name is never used? You only just said it yourself. God's name is written with a capital letter, while every single one of the expressions using the word 'god' or 'gods' is written without a capital letter. The expressions are always 'Good gods' or 'By the gods'. What does atheism have to do with a fictional world where there are multiple gods, who are referred in various expressions by the characters? I think you might want to recheck the text. The word 'God' is never used with a capital letter in all of Magium, unless it needs to be capitalized at the beginning of a phrase, like any other word.

Amazing!

Prozacookies

I absolutely love choose your own adventure and interactive stories, I have ever since I was little. With the innovation of smart phones I’ve always thought how much more fun and accessible they could be, but I hadn’t found anything other than some awful preteen games like episodes or choices that are like paper dolls with tacky dialogue deciding which “bad boy” to take to prom or something stupid. I kept searching and found a couple roleplaying rpg stories that looked good, including this one. And I’m so happy I did! Magium is by far my favorite so far- it’s well written, intriguing, very interactive and even funny and witty at points. I love the stat system because it tailors the game even more to your play style. I don’t have to wait for hours between chapters and I don’t want to put it down since I’ve started. I really love this story and hope the developer has many more!

Information

Seller
Cristian Mihailescu
*WEA.AppPages.Size*
22.8 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Copyright
© 2016 Cristian Mihailescu
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Remove ads from 1st book + unlock 2nd book $2.99
  2. Remove ads for 2nd book + unlock 3rd book $2.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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