Use your real voice to cast spells in In Verbis Virtus, a fantasy adventure unlike any other. Step into the shoes of a wizard in search of an ancient power. Explore a lost temple, making your way through forgotten chambers brimming with unspeakable beauty and terror.
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Release Date: Apr 3, 2015

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“In Verbis Virtus is one of the only truly innovative and original games that I’ve played in the past half decade or so.”
80% – The Koalition

“Whether you're gazing at the beaming environment or leaping over ledges, you can guarantee that your time is never wasted in In Verbis Virtus.”
Buy! – Gamerz Unite

“[...]it’s an extremely innovating title and I want to know what Indomitus games come up with next.”
4.5/5 – The Mental Attic

About This Game

Use your real voice to cast spells in In Verbis Virtus, a fantasy adventure unlike any other.

Step into the shoes of a wizard in search of an ancient power. Explore a lost temple, making your way through forgotten chambers brimming with unspeakable beauty and terror. Unlock spells and use them to solve the temple’s enigmas and battle the monsters that lurk in its depths.

Built on the Unreal Engine, lose yourself in the breathtaking world of In Verbis Virtus, possibly the most unique and immersive game you’ll play all year.

Key Features

  • Cast spells in Maha’ki, the language of the gods, using your own voice.
  • Discover and learn multiple spells, each with its own purpose and power.
  • Solve challenging puzzles, escape traps and battle monsters with magic.
  • Explore a lost temple, uncovering the secrets of its mysterious past, as well as your own.
  • Experience stunning graphics powered by the Unreal Engine.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz dual core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD2000 series or higher, Geforce 8000 series or higher, minimum 256MB dedicated memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a microphone (notebook integrated ones do not guarantee best performance)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.4+ GHz quad core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD6000 series or higher, Geforce 400 series or higher, minimum 1GB dedicated memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Headset microphone
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Love it. I get to pretend I'm a mage by shouting spells down my mic which makes my neighbours avoid me it's a win-win.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
FEMALE GAMERS-
I tried this, with the caution from another female gamer that the game was not registering her commands. It seems that it picks up male voices very well, but when it comes to the "native" language, female voices do not register.

Changing the spell commands to english did seem to fix the problem, however disappointing it was to lose that immersion.

So far, shiny game! Feels a little bare on plot, but wonderful visuals and having fun shouting at my computer and praying I don't die.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
To sum it up: brilliant ideas buried by poor design decisions.

Instead of making this game action-oriented, with awesome spells that can turn legions of enemies to cinder, the devs produced a very slow-paced walking simulator where once in a while you get to cast something to light a path or open a door.

Most of the time you're just wandering through endless corridors, hoping to find some hidden inscription or button you've missed, because the puzzles are unsolvable without it. Combat - as little of it as there is - is incredibly clunky and redundant. The only thing that keeps you going are the new spells you get from time to time. But then you get slowed down even more by things like corridors that drain your health. And to save the game you've got to find a checkpoint, so after another 30 minutes-long stroll you can easily lose all your progress by taking a wrong turn and dying randomly.

Overall, while the spell mechanic actually works and feels great, the game does not capitalize on that at all.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Absolute frustrating voice recognition.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
An epic battle between Wizard and Monsters, as I battled the two tentacled fiends in the depths of this temple. Dodging their initial charge, I struck both with a mark of fire, then dodged away until the runes were fully charged and ready to explode. When the time was right, I shouted 'Unleash the Flames!'

And then I yelled it again. And again. And again. And again, a total of nine times, and nothing happened. And then they ate me.

Not recommended.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Cool concept, bad execution.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
When most people think, 'Okay, I'm a hardcore nerd,' they never envision casting spells with their voice, no matter how much they may wish to. If you are one of those people, play this game so long as you have the confidence to withstand the snickering of your family as you scream 'Lumeh Tial!' and your characters hand glows then you proceed to literally bounce around with ecstatic energy. This game made my wishes for a Hogwarts letter seem absurd; who wants to have to use a wand when YOU CAN SHOUT SPELLS INTO YOUR COMPUTER FOR ELONGATED PERIODS OF HAPPINESS! If you think, 'nah this game costs to much', then I tell you this: 'Don't let your dreams be dreams. JUST DO IT!' You know how much you actually want this game. If you are looking or have looked in the negative reviews, you will see the fact that barely anyone doesn't like this game, all of them stupid. They probably say something about terrible voice recognition, but they probably forgot to release the left mouse button after saying the spell's formula to actually cast the spell (REMEMBER TO DO THAT IF YOU WANT TO BUY THIS GAME; NAY, REMEMBER TO DO THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE PLAYING THIS GAME, WHETHER YOU WANT TO OR NOT, ALTHOUGH YOU SHOULD WANT TO LEST YOU BE DEEMED FOOLISH).

I know that my argument seems kind of childish, but hey, I bear no shame. Here's the less childish truths of the matter:

Pros:
You can use your voice to be like, 'BLOW ALL THE THINGS UP!' and 'I HAVE MENTAL POWERS (Obee Kehnu)!'

You can blow up little thingies with streams of light; if someone asks you if that is stupid, ask them if THEY'VE ever shot beams of light that damage creatures from their hands.

You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice. You can cast spells with your voice.

The graphics are amazing (I have a 'meh' graphics card and I can run it on full AND it is really astounding; the game was configured to allow common computers run it on beautiful graphics).

Cons:

You're stupid if you actually think that there would be anything bad about this game; YOU'RE A FRACKING MAGE WHO USES A MICROPHONE TO CAST SPELLS WITH YOUR VOICE. How could anything be bad?

Rating:
100/10 I would, with complete and total confidence in the validity of this statement, blow up irritating creatures and midgets flying around again, even though my dad mocks me by talking like a guy from Magicka.

NB: If you think that you're not going to by the game, stop being an idiot and go back to the top of this review and read it again. Repeat this if your innate foolishness wins the war with common sense inside of you.

No, I have not finished this game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
289 of 324 people (89%) found this review helpful
146 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2015
EDIT: It's Levioooosa, not Leviossssaaa xD

Now that I've resolved some major technical problems, I am editing my original comment to include a more positive review and some warnings/solutions for future players.

I recommend this game for its unique and immersive atmosphere along with fascinating lore and challenging puzzles. From the first moment of gameplay, I was pulled into this strange and mysterious world. I was so happy to finally play that I completely lost track of time.

There have been some complaints about voice recognition. So far, I have had zero problems with this. The system works great and responds quickly to my voice even if I don't always say the spell 100% correctly.

Here are some problems I've personally encountered:

1. Does not work with a second monitor plugged in for me. In order to play this game, I was forced to completely disconect my second monitor. Otherwise, the game wasn't starting up. Inconvenient, but not a deal breaker. I can deal with it.

2. After unplugging said second monitor, the game was still crashing. However, I found that once I added "-windowed" to the startup options, I was able to load up the game in windowed mode and fix the resolution manually from there (apparently, that was what was causing the conflict). Make sure you have a microphone plugged in.

3. The game periodically loses sound for no apparent reason. The cause is yet to be determined, but the only way I can get the sound back is to restart the entire game. Annoying, but again - not hate worthy. I don't know what fixed this issue, but it's stopped happening for me.

Aside from these pitfalls, I've had a blast playing the actual game and would still recommend it despite a few bugs/glitches here and there. Contacting official support was a breeze and a response came within two hours of my email.
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163 of 174 people (94%) found this review helpful
150 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2015
It's good.

Pros
Voice control makes for a very immersive game, and it works much better than I expected. (although it will make you super self-conscious)
It's pretty. Clearly had a lot of love invested in the environment design and creepy-♥♥♥ statues.
Excellent level design. The puzzles walk a fine line between easy enough not to frustrate you but difficult enough to not be trivial.
Longer than I was expecting for the price bracket. Good value for money.

Cons
"Voice control" quickly becomes "angry shout control" when it doesn't recognise you the first time and that doesn't help it understand you the second time. It turns out that "NO! not ♥♥♥♥ing ecto lumeh! I said ♥♥♥♥ing atul ♥♥♥♥ing agni!" is not one of the recognised spells.
Explaining to people nearby that you're casting magic spells makes you look super geeky. My wife's eye-rolling has reached dangerous levels.
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196 of 217 people (90%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2015
I honestly bought In Verbis Virtus entirely for the gimmicky voice-casting mechanic and I was not disappointed at all. The first time I spoke into my mic and suddenly my fist burst into a flare of holy light, I basically ♥♥♥♥ my pants. The voice-casting never lost its novelty for me (even though the speech recognition occasionally didn't work for me and my American accent). The game itself is absolutely gorgeous. Like I actually gasped aloud a few times. Dark cramped corridors dotted with bioluminescent mushrooms, crumbling gothic architecture, glowing runes...

My only gripe is that the puzzles are sometimes frustrating and not terribly intuitive.

Lastly, if this game is ever expanded upon or a sequel made, I'm begging for a female PC as well!
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SacredSheep
15.9 hrs
Posted: September 19
Challenging puzzles, dark surreal ambiance, huge Balrog-like enemy. Sweet.

For me the speech-recognition worked mostly flawlessly, if it didn't, it was almost always my fault for talking to fast in a hectic situation.

For some puzzles the hints that may be there are easy to overlook or misconceive., making them really hard to solve.

Overall really recommend the game, but don't wonder if your flatmate will think you are crazy for shouting ATUL AGHNI multiple times aloud.
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Shiria13
8.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
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Eldred
13.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
A really nice game brimming with atmosphere provided by the excellent art design and captivating music.
The spell casting mechanic through voice is a very nice variety and works very well (for the most part). It's quite fun to cast using this method, although combat becomes a bit hectic, when more than one enemy is involved.
The Puzzles are not too hard when one remembers all the options provided by the known spells and analyzes thoroughly.
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