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App description: Magium is a text adventure game similar to old Choose your own adventure 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 adventure 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 several 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 has not yet been written in its entirety, but the first four chapters are now available, while the others will be uploaded one by one, as they are written. Unlike the first book, the second one will need to be unlocked before it can be played. 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.

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.

magium_games's comments:
This is a text-based Choose your own adventure style game that I originally made for android, and now I ported it for iOS. On Google Play, it has been pretty well received, with a rating of 4.9 stars out of more than 20k reviews and 300k downloads. On the App store, it has just been launched, so there are no reviews visible at this point. I hope you all enjoy the game!

05-10-2017, 04:12 PM
#2
Is there any kind of premium purchase? Always love me a CYOA game.

05-10-2017, 05:58 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
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Originally Posted by Dankrio View Post
Is there any kind of premium purchase? Always love me a CYOA game.
Been months, right?

Will probably give this game a try, since it's free.
Thank you.
05-10-2017, 08:15 PM
#4
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 5
Yes, there is a premium purchase, but it's not a pay wall. You can play the whole game for free, except when you finish a book, you'll need to replay the book to complete a number of achievements, so you can unlock the next book.

If you want to skip all that, you can pay to remove the ads for the current book, and it will also unlock the next book, without you needing to complete any more achievements.

Completing the achievements is not that hard to do, though, since there are guides written on the internet by other players of the game. If you read a guide, it will probably take you about an hour or less to get all the required achievements.
05-11-2017, 12:11 PM
#5
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dankrio View Post
Is there any kind of premium purchase? Always love me a CYOA game.
Uh... I'm not exactly sure how this forum works, but I'm also replying with a quote, in case you were waiting for a notification to know that I've answered, and the quote is what triggers it.
05-12-2017, 10:20 AM
#6
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,045
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Originally Posted by magium_games View Post
Uh... I'm not exactly sure how this forum works, but I'm also replying with a quote, in case you were waiting for a notification to know that I've answered, and the quote is what triggers it.
I was intrigued by the game and downloaded it earlier. Still haven't had the chance to play, but I'm very much looking forward to it!

Congrats on the iOS launch.
05-14-2017, 10:53 AM
#7
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 5
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Originally Posted by pjft View Post
I was intrigued by the game and downloaded it earlier. Still haven't had the chance to play, but I'm very much looking forward to it!

Congrats on the iOS launch.
Thanks! Looking forward to your feedback!
05-19-2017, 05:54 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,045
Thanks! Just wanted to say that I've started it and played it a bit - I'm a few chapters in.

It is surprisingly fun so far, and definitely full of non-trivial choices. I'm liking it a lot!

I am not sure I've seen any ad so far?

Thanks for including night mode for it.

A few questions: do your choices carry on to the second book?
Also, I believe there will be more books that aren't yet written. Will they be separate IAPs?

Just out of curiosity.

Thanks! Well done.



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05-22-2017, 12:49 PM
#9
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 5
Yeah, I think there may be a problem with ads displaying on the iOS version right now.

Your choices will carry on to the second book, and to the ones after, until the main series is over.

Each book will be a separate iAP, but they will remain unlockable for free, as long as you complete the necessary number of achievements from the previous book.