Explore, craft, and survive in this Multiplayer RPG Platformer with permanent death! Featuring many Rogue-like elements, Magicite randomly generates each underground dungeon for you and your friends to delve deep into.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,072 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 9, 2014

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December 10, 2014

Magicite 1.5 Released!

Hey all! Finally finished up some neat things for Magicite 1.5. A lot of these things were created on my stream, so feel free to follow me on Twitch to see new content first and chat with other players!

http://www.twitch.tv/seanyoung92


MAGICITE 1.5

New Races
Lizardman
Scourgeling

New Enemy
Chicken King (Boss)

New Items
Lightbringer
Scourge Blade
Scourge Shield
Paladin Guard
Fire Bow
Summon Zombie (Staff)

Added Golden Chests, which can only be opened while having the Lockmaster trait.

As always, thanks for your support! On stream people were sending me their own pixel art and stuff which I thought was really neat. If you have any cool ideas and some pixel art skills please shoot me an email with pics!

magicitegame@gmail.com

Happy holidays,
-Sean

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December 3, 2014

Magicite New Update & Streaming!

Hey all! I've been really putting a lot of my time into developing Roguelands, but I think it's time for a Magicite update!

I'll be streaming on Twitch once my microphone and video card gets here. The purpose of the stream is to show the whole process for making enemies and items with pixel art, and how I go about animating in blender.

I'll be taking suggestions for enemies and items, so follow me on twitch so you don't miss the stream! All the cool things I make will go into the next update for Magicite.

http://www.twitch.tv/seanyoung92

I will be answering any questions regarding game development, too. If you have any interest at all at making your own games, especially with Unity, you're gonna want to check this out! As for the date, I'll post here and on all the social media sites when I decide on a day to do it.

Happy holidays and as always, thanks for the amazing support!

-Sean

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About This Game

Explore, craft, and survive in this Multiplayer RPG Platformer with permanent death! Featuring many Rogue-like elements, Magicite randomly generates each underground dungeon for you and your friends to delve deep into. Chop trees, mine ores, and hunt beasts in order to collect the resources and materials you need to survive the harsh and unforgiving environment. With a ton of character traits, stats, companions, and classes, players will have a different experience each play through! Be prepared to die... A LOT.

Magicite's main influences were Monster Hunter and Spelunky. I loved the resource collection and crafting in Monster Hunter, and of course fighting giant monsters with my friends. Spelunky's brutal yet rewarding platforming was also something that I wanted to capture with Magicite.

Features:
  • Randomly Generated Dungeons - Experience a new dungeon each time you play. Expect tons of trees to chop, ores to mine, plants to harvest, and bugs to catch! Oh and giant monsters.
  • Permanent Death - The game logs all of your stats in a play through, leading the way for achievements and upgrades.
  • Crafting System - Combine any two items to create a new one! For example, Wood + Wood = Plank. There are tons of combinations to discover!
  • Combat System - If you plan on just running in and swinging you sword, you're gonna get wrecked. Take time to craft useful items and examine enemy positioning before executing a well timed attack.
  • Unlockable Races, Hats, & Companions - The more you play, more greater chance you'll unlock awesome new hats with a variety of special effects. Races and Companions can also be unlocked to provide different starting items and stats!
  • Multiplayer - Want to put your friendships to the test? This is the game to do it! Permanent death only occurs when the ENTIRE party has fallen. So if your buddy gets knocked out feel free to run over and help him back up. Or not...

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Intel Mac, OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Mavericks
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
82 of 92 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
This game is a bit like someone took risk of rain and smashed it together with terraria in the simplest way possible. it's fun, but not as good as either of the games it feels like it smashed together, mostly because the rewards for playing are difficult to get in a way that makes continuously playing really disheartening. however, if i could unlock them all at once i would probably also lose interest really quickly. all in all, i think it's definitely worth spending your money on... when it's on sale.
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124 of 161 people (77%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Do you like Rogue-like games? Do you like getting attacked by bees, boars, slimes, penguins, yetis, cosmic butterflies, fire dragons, those stupid genies (djiins?), and a mega-ton of other monsters? Do you like unlocking new races and hats? Well, than this game is for you!

You can:
Unlock hats!
Fight tons of monsters!
Dash in the air!
Beat pigs with sticks!
Beat pigs with picks!
Beat pigs with dic- Oh wait, you can't do that.
Get through randomly generated worlds to get to the final boss!
THE SCOURGE


I higly recommend this game for anyone wanting a challenging, but rewarding game. 10/10
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57 of 63 people (90%) found this review helpful
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
You run around and kill stuff and improve your character.

Stats system is simple but interesting.

Combat has a lot of variety. You can choose how you want to fight – with a sword (there are fast and slow ones), a bow, or magic staffs (all 3 of them complement each other so nicely).
Enemies are all very different and original.

Each type of environment has its gimmicks or special obstacles, different enemies and bosses. You can even avoid environments you don't like most of the time.

The crafting system is something I haven't seen before; feels nice. Inventory management is quite a challenge. And it's the main reason why you can't be a jack of all trades.

Death is permanent, and this game really is quite hard; to the point where you may think you'll never beat it. But the amount you can improve is immense. And a good choice of unlockable items that give you different and, again, very original, traits, can make a big impact. But first you gotta unlock them, which requires doing additional challenges. Needless to say, they also add a lot to the gameplay.

This game doesn't go stale even after 30 hours.

Graphics look cool. Music is nice. (Feels similar to Terraria)

And there is multiplayer!

Gameplay also reminded me of Rogue Legacy.

★★★★★★★★★☆
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46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
99.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
Once in a while, you come across a game that has a concept that, while not unique, implements all the qualities and features you'd come to expect from a great multiplayer game.

Positive:

The game is fast, furious, and a hell of a lot of fun. The concepts are simple, and, once you figure them out, you can easily transition between roles with ease. The design is cutesy, simple, and implements the roguelike feel without that hatred of dying a cheap death. Very rarely have I had a feeling that I wasn't in control of my character and died to a cheap trick.

Negative:

The game gives off the feeling of an indie title. While this can be a good feeling, when you've gone through and played several times, you can feel that there is nothing new to offer you, aside from a new playthrough with a different set of hurdles.

Overall:

The game is good, but I will say it is not for everyone. If you like Terraria, Minecraft, and enjoy a good roguelike game, Magicite is a game you'll definitely be happy you paid $10 for.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
An amazing and expansive rogue-like game that never gets old. Are you ready for Magicite?

Magicite is a rogue-like (you die once, you die forever) game that is definitely worth the ~$10.00. You probably won't master this game on the first run, but after a while, you'll get the hang of it. Magicite features three different styles of play. Warriors, rangers, and mages roam the lands of Magicite. Warriors use melee weapons to bash hordes of enemies. Rangers flee the close-combat and attack from a distance. Mages use various staves and magical items to attack from every angle. You can also craft in Magicite; experiment with different items until you produce a new item, be sure to keep track of these recipes. Magicite features plenty of races. Some races are easy to unlock, and others are harder but worth the effort. Completing the task needed to unlock a race for a second or third time unlocks a different variant of that race (a different look). Every race has it's own specialty and comes into Magicite with different pros and cons. There are also unlockable hats that give special bonuses. There are also a small list of unlockable companions that help you on your runs. Before your run, you can tweak your stats and abilities slightly by rolling your stats. Online play with up to four players is available too, you just have to find a server. Using outside programs like Hamachi and Evolve, you can make the Magicite experience better, by hosting a private game with your friends.

tl;dr, Magicite is a vast, quick game where you gear up, choose your race, variant, hat, and companion, roll your stats, and play in a world with monsters, crafting, and overall thrills. A ~$10.00 well spent.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
50.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
At first, you will hate this game, so challenging, so unforgiving. You will play it about a half hour and then say: why the hell did I buy this game? Then, about a week later, you will come back just to see if it really was that bad. You will start playing it, start to discover the game mechanics and the crafting system. Then you will continue playing it and eventually get addicted to it. Then your character will die. And you'll probably rage quit. But you'll come back the next day.

I mean, this game is awesome. For $10, you get a really nice product. You can even play multiplayer (wich I didn't try yet). I just love the way the game drops you inside the first biome and tells you nothing, almost laughing at you, it's kind of funny, but it makes discovering crafting recipes so much rewarding. The game is also very colorful, each biome having it's own main color. The perma-death system could look very frustrating at first (and it really is), but it adds a little bit more challenge to the game, wich pleases me, because it makes the game even more rewarding. The combat system is also really well done, because it takes skills not to get brutally murdered by every single creature you encounter. I can't wait for the next updates to add even more nice stuff to the game!

I would give this game a solid 9/10
If you like platformers, you should definetly buy this game!
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
This is a great game with great gameplay and simple graphics. It is mostly very good with only a few issues.
1) Tutorial for first time players on crafting
2) Trying to get the perfect stats and traits gets quite tedious and should be so that you can select them
3) Lag in multiplayer sometimes

But other than those this game is nearly perfect!
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
46.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
I think Magicite is a fun but challenging game, I enjoy playing it. But it has some major problems! I have played Magicite and beaten a few times on my own and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The same cannot be said though about the multiplayer of Magicite. EVERY time my friends and I try to play this game together (key word being "try") we experience a problem where there is either A) Absoulutely horrible desync or B) The other players simply do not move at all. This is a game breaking problem, especially when it occurs in the middle of a playthrough. I hope that soon this problem is fixed and I am able to enjoy this amazing game with my friends as well as alone. Overall I would reccommend Magicite for its singleplayer but definitely not its multiplayer.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
I'm just getting into this game and love it already. Magicite is a combination of Minecraft's crafting, Terraria's sidescrolling monsterfighting and Don't Starve's surviving. Magicite does not help you too much; it gives you some hints, but mostly you have to discover everything by yourself.
You aren't told how to craft things, it only gives you few hints here and there. You have to try by yourself.
The character you start with has random items, which also give you some hints of what you can craft. For example, I once started with a bone bar, and learned that bones can be used in crafting too.
Definitely a good game for anyone who doesn't want to be taught everything and likes Minecraft's hardcore mode. I, personally, don't enjoy Minecraft at all, but the hardcore mode is the best way to play it.
Overall, it's little too pricy, but if you're reading these reviews, you're already probably going to buy it.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Loving the game so far. Very addicting... a little too addicting...
I should probably go get some breakfast.
Or I could play Magicite...
eh..
Who needs breakfast? :D
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
In a nutshell:
A charming little 2D side-scrolling platformer with a solid foundation in gameplay for anyone who enjoys the genre. Although you begin your journey with just a generic playable character armed with an axe and a few random items, after harvesting enough wood, stone and precious metal to craft more advanced tools and weaponry to better slay a variety of enemies, you will quickly unlock more playable characters, pets and hats with different traits, and you will be inclined to try the whole journey again. The game is fun and plays well as it is, and the new contents/improvements constantly being added definitely makes it a value-buy in the long run.

Gameplay:
You will move, dash, jump and double-jump to get you across from the entrance on the left to an exit located to the right, stopping briefly to chop down trees for wood, mine some stones/ores and to harvest herbs and mushrooms. You will encounter slimes, boars, skeletons, spiders and many other type of enemies, and you may choose to engage them with well-timed slashes of your item in hand (i.e not necessarily a proper weapon), snipe with your bow and arrow or simply introduce them to one or all three types of elemental magic attacks should you desire. Gain experience to level up for better stats and special skills to aid you in slaying the final boss at the end, but with permanent death, it is likely that it will take you more than a couple of tries with one of many unlockable characters before you succeed. Get friends to play together and it will be even more enjoyable, depending on who survives better.

Aesthetics:
Numerous examples have shown that pixel-art graphics can be part of a successful product, and Magicite have no problems being one such product. The colour palettes used varies according to the biomes, but are generally colourful and goes well with the background tunes of the respective biomes.

Final word:
Highly recommended for the gameplay as a platformer, as well as replay value for the almost constant streams of new contents from the developer.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
I do recommend this game everyone who:
  • likes Roguelikes/ Roguelites
  • likes Pixel Graphics
  • likes 2D Platformers
  • likes RPGs(-elements)
  • likes to die over and over again like in Dark Souls
  • likes to kill poor Chicken and Villagers

This game is hard. I have played 3 1/2 hours so far, and have started about 15 new Characters. My latest character has survived nearly 1 hour and only died, because I didn't pay attention to my HP!

This is the Roguelike I've been searching for, for a long time. It's just as I imagined it to be. This is just like Dark Souls only in 2D and Pixels. Only that you loose all your Stuff and restart from scratch, with a new randomly generated World

I recommend to play the first few hours with friends, because they can revive you and it's generally easier!
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
Very enjoyable pixilated rogue-like game that can leave you feeling satisfied with a sense of accomplishment or leave you frustrated and on the verge of destroying your computer. Either way this game is in my top 20 games.
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21 of 36 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2014
I'd really only suggest buying it if you like platforming roguelikes with invisble timers. The crafting here is not much of a selling point.

The game does quite a lot well. The graphics in the game are nice and colorful. The enviroments are lovely, with each of the biomes having it's own unique character. I like the array of enemies. The game also offers a good varity of options for customzing your character to suit your playstyle. It also randomly drops underserved loot into your lap, which is always a treat. I don't really dig the combat, but it's alrght. The game has a huge ammount of replay value. The biomes are randomly generated which means that the layout and the enemies will be different every time. The game also has lots of items, races and cosmetic options to unlock.

I really want to like this game more than I do. It's not a bad game, but some things were implemented really poorly.

The hunger system doesn't seem to have any point. The reason it exists in turnbased roguelikes is to keep you from exploring the entire floor and getting all the loot/hp. It's supposed to make you decide if you'd rather continue or stick around and hope you find something useful. Here? It's a minor annoyance. I've never once died of hunger. Being able to get a good supply of food is dead easy. All food does is provide an alternate way to get HP back.

I don't like that I had to read guides to find out what the stats did. The traits are explained, but for some reason the stats aren't.

Speaking of annoying things, the invisble timer. It isn't a blight on the game, I just don't like timers and want to warn others who might feel the same way. You only have a limited ammount of time to make it to the end of the level before big scary demons come to eat your face. Normally I found that it doesn't get in the way, but when it does, I feel really cheated.

I also find the inventory and crafting system to be awful for this type of game. In roguelikes you have limited inventory so that you can't stockpile cosumables for much harder levels. In this type of game though, it doesn't make sense.

The invetory size feels way too small for a game with a crafting system. It doesn't need to let me hold every single item in the game, but more space is really nessary. You also need to have at least one slot empty if you want to do any sort of crfating while out in the field. I could even tolerate this stuff, if it provided a easy way to destroy items to clear up space for the stuff I actually want. Instead you have to drop them on the ground where they will follow you like a sad puppy before giving up. This makes crafting kind of time consuming, which could but THE SCOURGE HAS INVADED! GET OUT!!!!!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
I love Magicite, Though theres not much updates going but Sean Young works Really hard on this game and he wants that people Like about crafting fighting and classes and pets/Companions and hats(No its not a tf2 kind of game) and he bundled that up Into this Game: "Magicite". It runs good, Has multiplayer which is Double the fun and harder,A end boss of course,Hats!(Again not tf2),Companions,Races(Not actually races like u know),and crafting.It Does get boring at the start cause of how weak you are then you try hard and then you will be like this:"YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!!,i beated the game!.Now i have to unlock everything else,then i want to do delete my data just for fun andstart over again".Thats what i feel you should be atleast,Anyway thats all that i can say Its a really great game 1quatillion/1
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Gifted to me during the Xmas Steam Sale, I wasn't sure what to make of Magicite. I started the game and died literally a minute later. The game is quite harsh to the new and uninitiated, and can be difficult to learn when under such oppressive circumstances.

But give it a chance, and you won't regret it.

Best described as a Terraria and Rogue Legacy lovechild, MAGICITE has you traversing randomly-generated biomes, collecting resources and crafting tools/weapons while fighting off hostile creatures. Between levels (called 'districts') there are towns where you can trade, sell, and buy.

However, if you die, you lose everything and have to start over. The higher your score, though, the more chests you can open, giving you a chance to unlock more classes.

The game can be quite punishing, but ultimately feels satisfying when you make it further than the last attempt. It borders on downright addicting.

After a few runs you start to get better and travel further. Might want to try giving it a shot yourself.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2014
For me this game can be very fun and enjoyable to play but quite hard in Singleplayer. I have yet to experience the full Multiplayer functionality due to not many of my friends having this game. But still it is fun to play and Collect all the Items. 7/10 Game
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Simply put, I would recommend this game.
A few reasons as to why I do, are down below this line.
Low system requirements allow almost anyone to play.
The price is relativley cheap (10$ at normal price)
Can really put friendships at a test, as there is a reviving system to the game. (But is it worth it to revive your friend or to go for that chest further ahead?)
And a overall fun game due to the small challenge it brings along to it. (I do like games that aren't straight up easy most of the time)
Not to mention this game is rogue-like, which gives it unlimited run-throughs.
Unlockables will keep you stuck to this game, playing it over and over for that one hat.
What I dislike about this game, is down below this line.
The kinda steep learning curve can really get to casual players.
Your friends may be douches. Maybe.
Some of the traits you can get are straight up useless, I mean... Who REALLY needs a 50% chance to not lose durability when mining or chopping trees.
The "weird" multiplayer scaling for damage on the enemy's part is, weird. (I beleive the damage dealt to you is upped by 50% per player. EX: 150% for two players.
Unlockables, as mentioned before may also be rather frustrating for players who just want to try something new, but can't simply get anything new.
After playing for awhile alone, (time varies depending if you want to go for all the hats alone and such other things) this game simply gets boring. Multiplayer aspects make this game a much better experience, but having it as a sort of "requirement" for it to be fun isn't a good thing. Also, along the lines of multiplayer, I've never experienced extreme amounts of lag playing with others, but I have experienced some lag, which really took to the game play. I mean, boars who can teleport and
other things along that line really isn't good. Really.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Great game <3
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
You finish Dark Souls, yeah? Well this is the next level ♥♥♥♥.
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