Cast spells using your voice! In Verbis Virtus is a game with voice control and with first person view in which you solve the enigmas and face the enemies using magic. Explore the depths of a mysterious temple through spectacular sceneries made ​​with Unreal Engine.
User reviews: Very Positive (195 reviews)
Release Date: May 22, 2014
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“We know that many of you are eager to finally play In Verbis Virtus, so we decided to make it available as an Early Access game.

This means that you can already play In Verbis Virtus while it is being developed without having to wait for the release of the final version.

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"Cast spells with your voice! It actually works surprisingly well, and it's gorgeous, to boot. Really excited for the full release."
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December 15

Update 0.7.1329 now live!

Here is version 0.7.1329 changelog:

- Speech recognition training
- New selectable voice model
- Replaced formula “atul ekto namet” with “notem atul opun” for better accuracy

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September 16

Update 0.7.1211 now live!

Here is version 0.7.1211 changelog:

- Full support for “Xbox 360 controller for Windows”-compatible gamepads
- Customizable mouse and keyboard controls
- New UI graphics
- Battle music and enemies sounds updates
- Minor fixes

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Feature List

  • Evoke old magic with your voice, using Maha'ki language, the language of the gods.
  • Use your spells to solve the enigmas that block your path.
  • Face evil creatures with your arcane powers.
  • Discover the history of the mysterious protagonist and of the decadent world that surrounds him.
  • Explore the dangerous depths of the Temple.
  • First-person view with spectacular graphics based on Unreal Engine.

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About This Game

In Verbis Virtus allows you to step in the shoes of a wizard and cast spells pronouncing them for real.

You'll find yourself in a lost temple in a remote desert in search of an ancient source of knowledge. The magic of your voice will be the only weapon you have to deal with monsters, enigmas and traps.

In Verbis Virtus mixes action elements and puzzles in a fantasy setting with a complex background that you will discover in the course of the adventure.

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
    • Hard Drive: 2 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Headset microphone
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Early Access Review
yell magic words at your monitor like you're watching harry potter but instead of being a gifted wizard he keeps messing up his casting and you are desperately trying to correct his pronunciation through the screen
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Early Access Review
In Verbis Virtus is a well made unique mixture of art, video games and creative ideas.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Early Access Review
It's still a work in progress and I'm already in love with it.

The voice recognition is great, but it can take a little time for you to learn the correct pronunciation. It's like learning to talk all over again, but this time to talk in the language of the Gods.

The graphics are awesome, very vibrant, and the game runs smoothly. I had no problem running around and didn't encounter any glitches so far, though there are problems with the colision in some plataforms.

It has the problems all early access games have. It once gave me a BSOD; that or maybe me trying too hard to cast a light spell ended up casting Crash to Desktop instead...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Early Access Review
Imagine a game where you play a wizard and you cast spells with the power of your voice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNPkBHGjgiY
It's a dream come true.... right? The feeling of immersion in this game is second to none. I can seriously say I don't think I have played such an innoventive adventure for as long as I remember! And it looks gorgeous to boot. - Highly Recommended!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Early Access Review
This game, which I have only played a bit of so far, is really fun! Im enjoying using voice commands to solve the many puzzles to this game. Its very challenging but with great graphics and everything runs smoothly. I can see myself spending many hours on this. I highly recommend it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Early Access Review
I'm very ambivalent about this game.
On one hand I love the idea, and it's been worked out really well, to cast spells by actually saying their power words (Verbis Virtus).
The puzzle solving isn't too complicated, but this is where my amvilance comes in. The puzzles aren't too complicated, but to solve them, the developers have you run through a maze a couple dozen times to collect all the pieces. 1 piece will be over here, the 2nd piece over there, the third piece there, and carrying 1 at a time, they all need to go to location number 4, and in a certain order as well.
Since it's early access, there's little story and therefore only few hints, of what you're supposed to do. This only adds to the confusion.

Now, I'm still recommending this game, because it's awesome and even though it's Early Access, it has a lot going for it already. The graphics are good, the ambience is great and the casting of your spells is brilliant.
Ever wanted to feel like a wizard? Well, here's your chance!
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80 of 97 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Early Access Review
In Verbis Virtus is a unique game that uses your voice to do your spells which is actually ok to use and it's not gimicky, been playing for a bit but the game does have it's 'you solve the puzzle this certain way only' with only a vague hint, havent gone through the game yet, atleast haven't gotten to the combat, so i'll update the review when im fully done with what they have in the current version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9ovmhkS9BQ&feature=youtu.be

Well, the game itself is fun, high quality and everything, but they really 'really' need to add a better hint system, if they do that then we got a solid great game. aside from that the game is great for the asking price. Also, would mind like a side box or something with a reminder of the names of the spells (unless you make an animation where you pull out a book, that would be amazing)

More info here: KSalue
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46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Early Access Review
In Verbis Virtus has eaten up a dozen hours of my time so far, and I don't regret it one bit.
Amazing game and atmosphere. Attention has been payed to the details. And you as a player will have to do the same thing. (No pixel hunting however!)
A well executed first person exploration and puzzle game with some well integrated action and enjoyable platforming. You will have to use your brain... and your tongue!

Highly recommended.


Built 0.5.757 - 2 acts

Stability: very good for an alpha. No crash to deplore. No unsolvable critical bug. Can withstand alt-tabbing and parallel applications very nicely.
Video: Very good for an alpha.
Audio: Very good.
Voice recognition: Excellent compared to some applications. Can be approximative sometimes. But rewarding and not gimmicky. Fun. It becomes natural after a time.
SFX: Very good.
Voices: Good.
Music: Pleasant. Not unforgettable so far.
Graphics: Very good. Love the attention to details, the objects and textures, the close-up water effects & waves. Eery, beautiful, creepy...
Controls: Nice and simple. Facilitates immersion.
Cutscenes: Good.
Save mechanics: Takes too much time to load. Limited options due to alpha state.
GUI/UI: Main menu is a bit bland. UI in game is discrete.
Exploration: Very good.
Puzzles: Great puzzles & varied! Observation & probing required, good integration of spells. Some can be devious or a bit obtuse, but lore elements have nice hints.
Spells: Very good so far. Put to good use.
Environments: Some very beautiful (or creepily well executed) rooms. Excellent use of light & (dynamic) shadows.
Ennemies: Scarce and each of them a challenge so far, but in need of functional improvements.
Lore: Interesting. Nicely done.
Story: Too ealry to be judged.
Enjoyment: 9/10
Would I recommend it to a friend in its current state: Yes. Even the sometimes approximative voice recognition and occasional critical bug do not remove the fun of the current build.
Selling points: main game mechanic, environments, puzzles
What I would like to do with it: (if I were proficient enough and had the time) make a full magic-centric action & 3D platforming rpg with it (like a remake of Ultima Underworld or Arx Fatalis).
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Early Access Review
Jesus christ!

First off let me just say i am a whimp when i comes to horror. I simply get scared far too easily. I did not realise when i purchased this game that it would be like this. I am terrified right now. HOw can a game that looks really pretty and be about magic be so bloody creepy.

Putting my fears behind let me review this game after only about 3 hours in. This game is brilliant! Saying the spells makes you feel like a total badass. Yes all i am able to do so far is light up the darkness and move some stuff but because i opted for the spells in to be in the games made up language you feel like a real wizard.

If you like to try new concepts out then definatley give this a go. If you like wizardly things then give this a go. If you are easily scared like myself you may want to give this a miss.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
69.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Early Access Review
Overall the game is very fun and quite challenging if you like to challange yourself. It is still in it's Beta stage so bugs are an inevitable. if this happens you might need to make a new game but you already know what to do. But the game it self is amazing. The controls frun smoothly, The voice incantations work great when not bugged, rich and detailed graphics.
I recommend this game and wish for the full release very soon.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
Using spell by shouting it out is cool, but the map is so annoying, you have to go somewhere and then come back to where you were again. And you have to go through the cliff very carefully everytime. Hope it can be better in the formal version.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Early Access Review
Girlfriend laughed at me on skype while i played. I got to become a wizard and yell spells.

11/10 Would put on my robe and wizard hat again
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Early Access Review
Very cool idea for a game. I love the language that has been created for this game. Using your voice to control the game adds a layer of depth to the game that can't be achieved otherwise. It will suck you in.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Early Access Review
Easily one of the greatest games I have ever played. Later it may have flaws while trying to scream spells as creatures leap at you maliciously. Incredibly unique gaming experience.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Early Access Review
Fabulous game! Even with bugs (and that's why it is called alpha version), I gained an amazing experience playing this game. It will be a better game with bugs fixed!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Early Access Review
Game is so awesome , It could be a masterpiece :)
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Early Access Review
Firstly, thanks a lot for giving birth to such an amazing game!
I've tried both its demo and official version, which are so exciting and fantastic :)

However, the engine optimization (I'm not sure whether this is the correct word) of this official version is frustrating.
It is extremely fluently when I play the demo version with both qualities are HIGH, while in the official version even all LOW can drive my ultrabook go burning.
Although the type of my pc is not for large independent game, I hope you consider of most players. You know we cannot all process something like a sophisticated intellegent computer.

I believe that MANY PLAYERS WILL BE PLEASED IF YOU IMPROVE THIS PART.

Anyway, In Verbis Virtus is a great game! And I understand this is just a beginning, which means IVV is going to be better after time. It worths a try and support.

Again, thank youIndomitus.

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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Early Access Review
Love the game I think its great so far, except I am unable to absorb/activate the rune on the ground to get the command will spell. Other then that LOVE the concept, the idea and the implementation! Once the bugs are worked out it will be imo setting a new standard! :D
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Early Access Review
I love the first battle! I haven't learnt any spell that can attack the monster, only can freeze it some seconds with the 'Mind over matter' spell, and when it rushed to me and showed its scary mouth I was frightened to forget how to cast the spell! It's the first time that I have the feeling 'I'm a wizard', and the first time I feel frustrated from failing to cast a spell...

After this battle I don't dream to became a wizard in some fantasy world any more. Or maybe I should find a warrior as friend?lol.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Early Access Review
It is by no stretch of the imagination perfect, and has some of the downsides you have to expect from voice control (faulty recognition, wrong spells being cast, etc) and you sound like a bit of a ponce when playing while talking to others, but the game is well worth your money assuming the devs don't pull a Cube World and run off into the sunset with their piles of money, never to be heard from again.
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