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:
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Very Positive (64 reviews) - 84% of the 64 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,547 reviews) - 89% of the 5,547 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 9, 2014

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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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Very Positive (64 reviews)
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Very Positive (5,547 reviews)
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Matute Remus
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Magicite is a super-fun roguelike, permadeth, pixel-art platformer.

Before talking about the actual game, let's put it into its context. It was released in 2014, two years after Rogue Legacy, and three years after Binding Isaac and Terraria.

Magicite itself fits well into the genre of the above games; it has simple art and crafting like Terraria, and the permadeath of Binding of Isaac and Rogue Legacy, as well as Rogue Legacy's "reincarnation" features. So in that sense, Magicite is nothing new.

What Magicite does differently is boil all of these elements into a simple platformer. The game is fun, you die quickly, rinse repeat and replay.

If you like the genre, you'll like this game.

Also, my hats off to the programmer. Unlike so many games, this game just feels optimized. It runs super smooth on my Macbook, and never even causes the fans to spin. And when I'm running off of battery, the drain is minimal. Well done.
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BulletDuDe [Birthday]
76.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Great game, there are many bugs but the dev is working on a new update, I'm sure he'll fix all of them soon enough
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NoBop2000
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
this game is an amazing game though it could definately use controller support.
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BiosElement
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Game was barely finished and then they released a second game that is basically just a reskin. Wouldn't recommend supporting until the developer finishes their games.
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Sparty
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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😻Dina Ashi Glace
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
It's a great game that is difficult for the right reasons.
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Seppuku | BUILD A WALL
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
The net code for this game is so ♥♥♥♥ing bad that it made me want to kill myself. But in single player it's fun.
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Nickel Ass
152.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
It's fun
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bobdumbylumps
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Honestly its a good game but when it comes to multiplayer either get good at port forwarding or you're gonna need to install this virus on your computer called "Hamachi"
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DEH ILLUMNARTEE
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
the game needs to have steam multiplayer because not everyone is able to use things like hamachi dont get me wrong i love this game but it needs stuff like controller support, steam multiplayer and this one isnt that needed but maybe an easier way to get some of the races. but all in all i do reccomend magicite
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
53.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
I love this game very much, I really do. However I can't reccomend buying it as the developer has moved on to a more advanced version of THIS game called Roguelands. My only reason for making this review negative is that it would be a better use of your money to just buy Roguelands.
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 4 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Game was barely finished and then they released a second game that is basically just a reskin. Wouldn't recommend supporting until the developer finishes their games.
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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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655 of 836 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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178 of 208 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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257 of 321 people (80%) found this review helpful
268 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.2 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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105 of 114 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2014
This is probably the most fun I've had in an early access game so far to date. As of the time of this writing, the game is still in Early Access, but there is a seemingly endless land for you to (attempt) to fight through as far as you possibly can, all the while gathering raw materials and crafting them (simple 1 & 1 combinations; think Resident Evil) into tools, weapons, armor, potions and more.

This is a roguelike, so if you get frustrated by dying a lot (and you will) and losing all of your progress in the blink of an eye (which will happen), this game may not be for you. Those who do enjoy roguelikes need no further explanation :) When starting, you create your character and have many unlockable hats, races and their variants to choose from. Don't worry, the hats actually do give your character unique abilities :P On top of this, the game also makes use of a "trait system" that gives each player two randomized traits (which you can re-roll) that do things like raise ATK, but lower DEF, cut down trees faster, brew stronger potions, increase DEX, etc.

If you make it to the end of an area, you will see 3 doors of varying color (which indicate the area type), each taking you to the next area's village where you can sell treasure, buy weapons, smelt ores, refine pelts and hides into leather for armor, and generally terrorize the locals and their chickens. Once you're geared up, you'll leave the village and repeat the process of trying to get to the end once again, only with harder enemies ;)

Enough about the baseline details though...let's talk about actual gameplay! Generally speaking, you have the movement skills of a friggin' ninja; you can dash side to side, double jump, and even dash midair (several times if you have the stamina)! Mastering movement is one of the first keys to survival in Magicite; if you can't be hit, then you can't be killed (as easily). Other than your ninja-like abilities, every 5th level (I believe is the increment...don't quote me) you can choose a new skill from 3 paths to unlock and use to further aide in your adventure. These can be anything from a giant sword that shoots underneath you and propels you into the air (allowing for a triple jump, or even a quadruple jump if you have a special item), a fireball that you can shoot arrows at to make flaming arrows, berserker rage, to a protective aura that reduces all damage taken for everyone in your party.

At risk of spoiling more potential fun and shenanigans in figuring the various aspects of the game out just by playing (like me and my friends did), I'm going to end here. Pick up the game! Seriously, this is one of the most fun Early Access games out there, you will not be disappointed!
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