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 main story of the game will be divided into five 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.
Chapter 8 of book 3 is now available.
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic! But I would give it a teen rating...
First of all, I just wanted to point out that Magium’s story is spectacular, and interesting even for those who aren’t fans of magic, like me. To complement that fact, the characters in the story are well-developed and relatable, along with being realistic and motivated. This helps the game, since you not only get to battle epic beasts by your choices, but also bond with friends, too. This is the best & only decent CYOA app I could find anywhere, and I absolutely love it! Though I would like to add that it’s 12+ rating isn’t totally accurate for this game. In the beginning the game’s language and mature elements are weak, if existent at all. But as the storyline progresses, there are some mature themes. The language, gets a bit worse, for one. The A word is used quite frequently with its assortment of suffixes. Along with that, you drink Dwarvern Ale in a scene, and get a little drunk. You also have the option to tell a girl that you love her breasts, which is too much for a 12+ game. Now, the gore, also gets heavy. There are several beheadings, murders, bloody scenes, etc, although I would say they are quite mild unless you have a wild imagination. Besides all those facts, this game is perfection! I love the different character personalities and risky decisions. Now that I’ve got it, I can’t put the game down! Great work, developers!
Can not wait for the story to be finished. Love the platform and how everything is setup. The save/ load system along with the chapter system makes it easy to retry different choices and revisit branching paths. I’ve played a few text based adventure games in the past and this one differentiates slightly with how it’s skill system is set-up which I really enjoy. Not having your skills develop within the story, but being something you can freely upgrade with the points the story gives out is a great mechanic. Additionally the choices may not seem as diverse or branching as they could be at times, but I guarantee their are unique subtle changes that only happen based on your previous actions that change the course of future events coupled with the stat enhancement mechanic make this a dynamic text based adventure that I can’t praise enough. I really just can’t believe it’s free, there’s the option to pay to remove adds on the newest books (book 3 at this time), but I think adding a donation button, or even an option to pay to name your character would be cool and hopefully give the creator some more support. Thank you again for the experience and if you have read this far definitely try out Magium.
Stop reading this and download the game.
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.
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- Cristian Mihailescu
- 27.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2016 Cristian Mihailescu
- In-App Purchases
- Remove ads from 1st book + unlock 2nd book $2.99
- Remove ads for 2nd book + unlock 3rd book $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.