A game inspired by Magic Carpet, with modern graphics and features, to name some: simulated water and lava, swarms of creatures, generated worlds. You play as a sorcerer, exploring mysterious worlds, changing them, discovering ancient secrets, creating new spells, fighting creatures and other mages, building and destroying as you please.

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5 comments by elecdog on Dec 17th, 2013

Change log:

  • Initial story mode, universe map and saved games.
  • Configurable controls. Some cheat/developer buttons are still hardcoded though.
  • Added on-screen message when Use Portal and Castle spells do nothing.
  • Changed font to Kaushan Script and improved font rendering.
  • Mana cheat now increases maximum mana as well.
  • Fixed some GUI-related crashes.
  • World map is available in developer mode now (not that anyone but me cares).
Desura Digital Distribution

In other news, Arcane Worlds was greenlit! It'll be available on Steam Early Access in a month or two, and you'll get a Steam key if you already bought the game.

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Arcane Worlds 0.16 :: Demo

Arcane Worlds 0.16 :: Demo

Oct 22, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Installer for the 0.16 version of Arcane Worlds, adding a few of new rocky things and several bug fixes.

Arcane Worlds 0.15

Arcane Worlds 0.15

Sep 22, 2013 Demo 3 comments

Installer for the 0.15 version of Arcane Worlds, adding sounds and several other features.

Arcane Worlds 0.14 :: Demo

Arcane Worlds 0.14 :: Demo

Aug 16, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Installer for the 0.14 version of Arcane Worlds, adding a few of new rocky things and several bug fixes.

Arcane Worlds 0.13 :: Demo

Arcane Worlds 0.13 :: Demo

Jul 22, 2013 Demo 2 comments

Installer for the 0.13 version of Arcane Worlds, adding a few of new rocky things and several bug fixes.

Arcane Worlds 0.12 :: Demo

Arcane Worlds 0.12 :: Demo

Jun 30, 2013 Demo 1 comment

Installer for the 0.12 version of Arcane Worlds, adding a few of new rocky things and several bug fixes.

Arcane Worlds 0.11 :: Demo

Arcane Worlds 0.11 :: Demo

Jun 15, 2013 Demo 0 comments

Installer for the 0.11 version of Arcane Worlds, adding a few of new rocky things and several bug fixes.

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jasonleav
jasonleav Jan 1 2014, 2:27am says:

Hello elecdog,
This game looks great. I just had a question. Now that you are greenlit are you going be offering the game on steam exclusively? or will i still be able to get updates from desura or wherever i buy it? i Have nothing against steam really. But i do not have the internet at my home. So i download games elsewhere and play them at home. Every time i get into a game they go exclusively to steam lol. Thanks for any info,

Jason

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elecdog
elecdog Jan 1 2014, 8:31am replied:

No, it'll still be available and updated DRM-free on my site, Desura, IGS store etc.

You'll also get a Steam key if you buy it before it's released on Steam. I'm not sure about after that though.

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BZant
BZant Dec 27 2013, 6:30pm says:

Can someone post the system minimum requirements to play this game? I have a fairly old (but still decent) laptop I tried playing this on and got absolutely HORRIBLE stuttering, lag, and I couldnt even play. At all. Thats how horrible it was. A real shame too because the game looks very pretty and I would have liked to try it out. I would like to know the system requirements so I know if it was the game (bugs or what not) or if I just needed to upgrade to a new computer to play. (which wont be for awhile but itll be something to look forward to i guess)

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elecdog
elecdog Dec 28 2013, 3:00am replied:

Unfortunately, it's still in flux so it's hard to tell the final system requirements. You obviously meet the minimum ones to technically run it.

Things to try:
Set the graphics quality to "low". The game won't look as good, but should run much better graphics-wise.
Press F2 to pause game logic updates. That'll stop water/lava simulation that takes a lot of CPU time. If it removes lag, your CPU is likely too slow. If not, video card is an issue.

I suspect it might have performance issues with integrated Intel graphics, but I can't test that for now.

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elecdog
elecdog Dec 5 2013, 10:55am says:

Update 0.17 is awaiting authorization on Desura now, should be available in a few days.
It has very basic story mode with universe map and saved games, but no real story features yet.

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PlaysGames11
PlaysGames11 Dec 5 2013, 3:55pm replied:

Sorry, but my hard drive still in repair state, so I can't publish anything as I don't have any data, I can just upload the demo installer on the IndieDB page.

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elecdog
elecdog Dec 10 2013, 12:58pm replied:

No problem, it's not approved by Desura yet anyway.

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PlaysGames11
PlaysGames11 Dec 13 2013, 8:43am replied:

So indiedb became useless ??

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metatoaster
metatoaster Dec 3 2013, 7:47pm says:

Bought it on IndieGameStand. Very impressed by the lava effect, water can be weird but is impressive too. It's obviously far from complete but a bit more work in the combat and movement and I think it will already be fun.

Some remarks:

It seems to me that projectiles kind of don't go where you expect them too, it's hard hitting a monster who'd right in front of you.

Movement felt much slower than in magic carpet though, and I disliked having to press shift to go at a reasonable speed. Are the worms/dragons impossible to avoid btw?

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elecdog
elecdog Dec 5 2013, 10:34am replied:

You can enable cross-hair in options, it helps with aiming a bit. And stronger spells will be auto-guided to some degree.

You can double-tap forward or backward to dash, like that spell in Magic Carpet.

It's possible to avoid wyverns, but it takes some practice, and it's harder the more of them are around.

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