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.
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Release Date: Jun 9, 2014

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August 31

Magicite v2.0 Hotfix

Magicite v2.0 Hotfix

Fixed Multiple levels stacking on each other in Multiplayer Bug
Fixed Cooking Bug
Fixed Closing Crafting/Inventory Menu Bug
Fixed Madman Mode not turning off when you turn it off Bug
Fixed Jelly Sword Stats Bug
Fixed Slow Weapons collision Bug
Fixed Dropping Gear erase durability Bug
Fixed Attack Cube Hitbox in Multiplayer Bug
Increased Hitbox size for Slow Weapons

Thanks for all of the kind words guys. Cheers to many fun times in Deephaven!
-Sean

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August 31

Magicite v2.0 Released!

Magicite v2.0 (Final Update)

Hey all! I know it's been 10 years since the last update but here it is. I went through all of the code and cleaned up a bunch of things, making the game run smoother in both single player and multiplayer. I've also added the final companion unlock as well as a brand new mode!

-Added Madman Mode (Warning: Only for strong-willed Magicite Veterans!)
-Added 4th Age Droid [New Companion]
-Trees/Ores/Bugspots/Itemstands/Enemies/etc. now drop items LOCALLY for every player, lessening the network load a ton and also makes sure everyone gets an equal amount of loot!
-EXP/Gold are also dropped locally as well, making network a lot smoother.
-You can now select your traits rather than having to pray to RNGesus.
-Added various sound effects.
-Added awesome new Inventory/Crafting textures.
-Inventory can be opened with R or TAB keys.
-You can't spam W to skip biomes wtf u cheaters.
-Spirit Race stats have been changed from [HP+5, ATK+15] to [HP+7, ATK+3]
-Optimized networking code a lot more.
-Mysterious Potion now heals for 10 HP, 10 Mana, or just throws a poison vial.
-Big Mysterious Potion now heals for 15 HP, 15 Mana, or just throws a poison vial.
-Laser Crossbow no longer only deals 1 damage.
-Wooden Club now gives 18 ATK.
-Fairies now have 90 hp, 4 atk, and move faster.
-Throwing Axe now deals half damage.
-Flame of Hope now only gives you 1 point to a random stat upon levelling up.

Thank you all so much for the support for my games. Magicite was my very first PC game that I made when I was a junior in college, and I never thought it would achieve such a massive following. It exceeded my wildest dreams and solidified my passion for the world of indie game development.

BUT it also threw me into a crazed depression for quite a bit of time.

This is the final update for Magicite. As a 1 man dev team I need to move on to bigger and better things. It's okay if you hate me for it, and as I've said before on reddit and on Steam, I'll always provide refunds to players who feel that they've been cheated of their money regardless of playtime on Steam. YOU as the player should hold all of the power over us developers, and it is our job to make games that are fun and worth their price tag.

But guys I can't work on this game anymore. I need to grow as a game developer and I need to challenge myself with new ideas. There could be 100 more updates made to Magicite and I could keep refining it into better and better versions of itself, but it would still just be Magicite. I would be miserable. I've learned so much during the past couple of years and I'm itching to flex my programming and art skills a little more. For my sanity, I NEED to pursue my new ambitious ideas.

So I hope for $9.99, $4.99, or whatever you've paid for Magicite, it has been worth it. I've watched tons of your guys' videos on youtube and I've seen the heart-pounding chaotic fun in my dangerous world of Deephaven. I hope these moments hold a special place in your heart, because they certainly do for me.

So really, thank you so much again for your support. I hope to impress all of you with the big projects I have planned in the coming years.

Love,
-Sean

P.S. Please post any new bugs from this update since I'm good at making them. I'll be releasing hotfixes over the next couple of days.

EDIT: Hotfix:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/268750/announcements/detail/876336036756768106

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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
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Mavericks
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Action Cow
15.9 hrs
Posted: August 31
The developer has left this unfinished and abandoned it in favor of making a new game that was funded with kickstarter.
Some skills are just broken and don't work. Avoid.
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[SoD] Rougarou
16.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
Developer actually improves the game rather than add new content when it doesnt let you beat the game multiplayer without having the game break! WORTH EVERY PENNY!
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Pajamas
27.3 hrs
Posted: August 31
Magicite is a game that I never regretted to purchase. Its well made, its sprites look well, the crafting system is a bit hard to get used to but after a while its quite simple. Multiple classes, traits that differ from character to character, spells and abilities for each class actually matter, and a overall fun time is what I got from this game, and I've never been happier. 10/10
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Lorcan jefferson jesus
15.7 hrs
Posted: August 31
broken
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Unearthly Bean
36.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
Don't listen to any negative reviews.
This game has heart and delivers a difficult rogue-like permadeath experience.
If you're into rogue-like games then Magicite should be in your collection.
This is a final review as the newly released 2.0 version is the last update. Despite this sort of sad (but not really) news Magicite will live on and be a classic platforming, randomized, rogue-like, permadeath adventure.

9/10

fun for lan party, fun for single player, unlock new races, hats, pets.
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The Cavalry
16.9 hrs
Posted: August 31
I loved this game. I really did. Sure, I never managed to complete it but the variety in such a simple game concept made every new round fresh. Tactics developed overtime and honestly this is one of my favourite games.

However, it has always had a history of (mostly funny) glitches. Normally these happen a few districts in so unless you're used to the game, you wouldn't normally experience them and you didn't have them at all in singleplayer. Unfortunately, the final update has ruined this game. The latest update has made it incredibly glitchy. I literally cannot get past district 3. It spawns in both another village and another area, often walling me in so I cannot progress. Furthermore, the inventory sometimes won't open or won't even close once it is open. This makes NPC interaction impossible. Also sometimes when I die the game will revive me for no reason, but keep open the death screen. It then doesn't let me go any further in the game or even exit without Alt-F4 and unless I'm on a server with someone else it doesn't save any progress.

In conclusion: buy this game 6 months ago. Not today. It is literally more broken than Sonic '06.
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NaturalRadiation
26.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
I love this game. Except the new update has broken it. I can't get past District 2 because of all the glitches. If you want this game, get Roguelands instead, it's a better version of this game created by the same developer.

Have a screenshot so you know what I mean:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=755618307
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RonaldMcJuicy
6.4 hrs
Posted: August 31
This game is amazing
And with he new recent update with THIS in the changelog
"-You can't spam W to skip biomes wtf u cheaters." (Thats exactly what it says)

this game is amazing
platforming
combat
its all good.
I like it

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tobenumber1
12.1 hrs
Posted: August 31
Lots lots of bug.....Hope one day you will fix it...I was moved by your update and i think it's ok to stop the update.but those bugs....I don't want any of them.
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SABR XYLOSAUR
31.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
Magicite might seem like a small, unfun, boring game.
Well its not, its an amazing 2D platformer than can be fun on your own or with friends.
It might seem a little pricey at first, but it really is worth it, trust me.
The times you'll be left laughing, crying or.. smashing your monitor with your keyboard, brings out emotions that no other game would.
Magicite was made by 1 guy, Sean. He has done an amazing job on this game, and he'll do even better in games in the future.
Please consider buying Magicite, you wont regret it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
I just found this little gem of a game and it has taken hold to my thoughts, even as I work away during the day. I Love it when a game does that. It's a roguelike game which is pretty challenging (especially at first) and with tons of charm, not to mention an addictive gameplay loop (recommend reviewing a wiki for crafting guides, just to see what is possible and to help get over that initial learning curve). I'd say if you love games like Spelunky or Rogue Legacy, you owe it to yourself to give this one a try.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
I loved this game. I really did. Sure, I never managed to complete it but the variety in such a simple game concept made every new round fresh. Tactics developed overtime and honestly this is one of my favourite games.

However, it has always had a history of (mostly funny) glitches. Normally these happen a few districts in so unless you're used to the game, you wouldn't normally experience them and you didn't have them at all in singleplayer. Unfortunately, the final update has ruined this game. The latest update has made it incredibly glitchy. I literally cannot get past district 3. It spawns in both another village and another area, often walling me in so I cannot progress. Furthermore, the inventory sometimes won't open or won't even close once it is open. This makes NPC interaction impossible. Also sometimes when I die the game will revive me for no reason, but keep open the death screen. It then doesn't let me go any further in the game or even exit without Alt-F4 and unless I'm on a server with someone else it doesn't save any progress.

In conclusion: buy this game 6 months ago. Not today. It is literally more broken than Sonic '06.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
I love this game. Except the new update has broken it. I can't get past District 2 because of all the glitches. If you want this game, get Roguelands instead, it's a better version of this game created by the same developer.

Have a screenshot so you know what I mean:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=755618307
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
i love this game but it is so buggy. the devs should continue to work on this
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This game was(key) great. Had fun with friends and by myself. What ruined it all was a lack of a dev, this game was basically untouched for a good while. Had this game got periodic update that changed/added features I think this game would be more successfull. This game to me is just a time waster like an app on your phone but more fun. Also, the dev moved on to Rougelands which is a more up to date and similar game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
love it but like people say looks like is dying rogueland is the other game developers are doing more, i wll love CHANGE ma review IF they add option for get bag so we wll have more space, o just giv us STEAMWORKSHOP!. i know some people wll save ,SPACE is no the issue bla bla bla... ,if u want to play like that great foru, but there are alot people who really want it and need it! thanks.
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444 of 503 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 11, 2014
Video Review:
http://youtu.be/-d5OT3AsB4A

Magicite is a 2d side scrolling, survival, crafting game. The game includes a basic character editor that allows you to customize the look of your character as well assigning stats. The game includes basic stats, 2 extra traits, and a race/class that assigns extra bonuses like starting items and shop discounts.

The gameplay is simple, intuitive and fun. It consists of moving, jumping, double jumping, attacking, and using items. I had a lot of fun just jumping around, exploring, and attacking everything. While it’s simple to control, Magicite is still a challenge. Death is permanent, so when you die, you start over again. All of the biomes were neat to look at and felt unique. The monsters of each biome all moved differently and didn’t feel repetitive.

The crafting system, resource collection, and item options are easy and work well but I felt it was a little too similar to other games in the genre. In future releases I hope the developers differentiate themselves more in this category.

Aside from crafting and fighting, the player earns gold which can buy new items and experience which leads to level ups and new skills.

If you like a challenging scroller and can get past some similarities to other games, Magicite is really fun and I enjoyed my time with it.
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229 of 264 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
32.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 11, 2014
This game is crazy F%@# hard at first until I picked up a couple of tricks, but once you get the hang of the game, it is easy as pie. Seriously! Just remember these couple of tips that WILL save your ♥♥♥. I know they have mine.

1.) Don't pick fights you can't win, especially when you just started in District one. Farm the mobs that don't fight back and proceed to the next area.
2.) Get a Wooden Pick Axe and Sword as fast as possible. Then, get a bow as fast as possible. (You have to kill Spiders in the Forest District, or you have to get lucky with the cuttable grass on the ground to get the cowebs.)
3.) Sometimes you just have to abandon that ore/chest that is surrounded by monsters. :/
4.) Once you get a bow, proceed to ♥♥♥♥ everything. You will win most fights if you stay at a range.
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659 of 841 people (78%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2015
Pros:
+ Fun, combat is more about moving correctly than having godly equipment most of the time, specially early on.
+ Permadeath (on singleplayer)
+ Cute graphics
+ Challenging
+ Plenty of unlockables with different effects

Cons:
- Lacks any real game options customization other than resolution.
- A lot of things are unexplained and not very intuitive at first, such as altars (I thought I was buying a very expensive armor honestly) and town NPC crafting. Some items could stand to sell for more, specially potions and crafted items. (Everything seems to sell for the same or about the same price)
- Map randomization is bland, all maps have the same boring, horizontal design with different colors/backgrounds/trees. Could use more vertical variance along with different stage shaping.
- Inventory management sucks since your inventory always feels one row too short, specially when opening treasure
- Crafting system is clunky, time-consuming, and could use improvements (can't combine 2 sticks on the same square, this is made worse by the poor inventory space) Recipes for the more advanced items would also help.
- Need to unlock ANY sort of customization, could add colors to characters?
- Netplay is laggy for the player not hosting if your distance isn't short
- Can revive teammate indefinitely in netplay with 1hp as long as one of you is alive

I really want to like this game but it feels like an early access at the moment. Hopefully newer patches will make the game more fun and polished, but as it is right now it doesn't feel worth a full price.

Edit: I have been unbanned after a discussion with the developer, take that as you will!
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179 of 209 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 11, 2014
Despite this game being Early Access, I would 100% recommend it already.
I've only given this game about an hour of play with two friends but already I am a little bit in love with it.
The game combines elements from Platformers, RPG's and roguelikes to create a fantastic little indie game.

The gameplay is rather simply to fight, craft and quest your way through various randomly generated dungeons. Unlike most platformers this game isn't a rush and hack'n'slash. You have to craft your own weapons, potions and food in order to survive which sounds simple but can get challenging quickly.
Playing with more than one person we quickly found out if we didn't share our resources we would die within minutes. Also, the friendly-fire meant instead of just spamming the attack button we actually had to watch what we were doing/who we were attacking.
The crafting list already has a fair few items on it, I am sure you can find the list somewhere but I rather enjoyed guessing what would work with what, which gave the game a nice survival feel.
The game is hard though. If you're playing with others you will need a way to communicate, and being in Early Access in-game chat isn't implemented yet.
And because this game is still Early Access there ARE bugs, but none that are gamebreaking (that I have encountered), it is fully playable, and enjoyable.

So far, I can't find much to fault about this game at all. The developer has been consistent with his work on the game but has also been consistent with his updates on Kickstarter too (19 since November 19th) which for me is always a good sign for games in Early Access.
For £6.99 you can't go wrong with a game this fun.
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