A game inspired by classic Magic Carpet, with modern graphics and features. You play as a sorcerer, exploring mysterious worlds, changing them, discovering ancient secrets, creating new spells, fighting creatures and other mages, building and destroying as you please.
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Veröffentlichung: 28. Jan. 2014

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Was die Entwickler zu sagen haben:

The Early Access version has:
* Dynamic, procedurally generated worlds.
* Water and lava simulation.
* Swarms of creatures.
* Initial global gameplay (web of worlds).

As the development goes on, the following features will be added:
* Web of worlds to explore and change, with global goals and consequences.
* More spells, creatures, special worlds, places and events.
* PvP multi-player mode.
* Sandbox mode (possible with cheats for now).
* Controller support.
* Linux and Mac ports.”
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17. Mai

Update 0.35

The main feature of this update is shading overhaul, which changes how light interacts with materials. It allows for glossy materials now, and thanks to rendering pipeline changes, I have place for extra material parameter in the G-buffer which I might use later.

If you're interested in technical details, it's inspired by Disney's BRDF, but adjusted for real-time non-photorealistic rendering. And some hacks to make stuff that doesn't have normals (like foliage) look good.

  • Major overhaul of shading and lighting.
  • Ranmantaru logo in first loading screen.
  • Blurred background for loading screen.
  • Fixed minor shadow issue.

If you like what I do, you can support me on Patreon!

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16. April

Update 0.34

This is a minor update, but it adds a new game mode, called "progression". It's going to be like the original Magic Carpet, a linear sequence of challenges without a story. It's just one world so far, but I'll add more in the next updates, and this game mode will likely change a lot with future updates.

  • Added initial progression mode (just one world so far).
  • Fixed missiles not hitting stone cups.

If you like what I do, you can support me on Patreon!

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“Even if Arcane Worlds only ever copied Magic Carpet, that would be enough for some people to be excited about it... but it already looks like there’s more to it than that.”
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Über dieses Spiel

A game inspired by classic Magic Carpet, with modern graphics and features. You play as a sorcerer, exploring mysterious worlds, changing them, discovering ancient secrets, creating new spells, fighting creatures and other mages, building and destroying as you please.

Systemanforderungen

    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP
    • Prozessor: Pentium 4, Athlon 64
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafik: NVidia 6600, ATI X1300
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows Vista or newer
    • Prozessor: 2 cores or better
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafik: DirectX 10 class card or better
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Nakey
( 10.6 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 24. Mai
i swear i've played somthing exactly like this before i just can't remember what it was.
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Assossa
( 0.4 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 25. März
A nice relaxing and fun game. It's not a "game", but more of a toy. This game will not offer you action or anything fast-paced, but is nice if your stressed or bored. I don't recommend paying $10 for it though, I would suggest buying it dirt cheap off a key reselling site.
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Viridium
( 0.4 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 20. März
Early Access since 2014. No Updates since months.

If and only IF this game gets finished it could be nice. Like this it's a glorified Engine Test.
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Dr. Fnord
( 6.9 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 15. März
This game captures much of the fun of the classic Magic Carpet, and I think that it's worth playing even in its current state. I'll be interested to see what Ranmantaru Games does to further develop it - but so far, so good.
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One Man and his Droid
( 0.2 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 11. März
...if this ever gets finished, it could be a good little game... maybe twek the interface a bit, get it mapped to a decent controller, and away we go! It's a intriguing promise that reminds me of games on the C64, but it's incredibly rough at the moment and has been for a loooooong time...
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lionman253
( 0.7 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 16. Februar
sucks i liked it alot but it sucks i want me money back
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Xxibeautyfrompain
( 1.8 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 30. Januar
i would say that code spells might be better then this game but what i would say is it has nice graphc's and it has a sand box and lets you change some of the cheats in story mode or sandbox mode but what i have thats issues with it is the story mode is really buggy and sometimes the enemies group up in large groups witch can get annoying and you only get a limited amount of power to use each spell and its kind of annoying when it comes to lag but whats really fun about this game is playing in the sand box thats where you can have the most fun using all the spells and even also playing with the land scape to the point where its trash.
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SuccHunter™
( 5.5 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 21. Januar
I dont care what others think about this game.
i like it, even tho i dont see it being finished soon, the game is NOT abandoned.
It still gets updated every month or so.
about the game itself IT'S AWESOME
you are like god, you are building and destroying worlds at your own will, and as you see fit.
you can create volcanos cliffs mountains AND SO MUCH MORE

good job developer!


so do i reccomend it? HELL YEAH
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Beugnen
( 1.0 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 19. Januar
Did you play Magic Carpet back in the day? I did!

- Did you love how it felt as if you were on a flying carpet?
- Did you love the wide range of spells?
- Did you love the story?
- Did you love the evil wizards?
- Did you love the wide range of creatures?

Me too. Well this game has none of that so don't bother buying this tripe.

Typical Early Access game
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Akanto
( 1.3 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 18. Januar
Actually, its your typical Early Access game.

Awesome concept. Some nice screenshots. 2 Updates a year. Never leaves beta. Always feels incomplete.

Just that this piece of code here got literally nothing to do after about 20 minutes of gametime. And its in my inventory for 1,5 years now. Nothing changed.

You fly around, beat the same 3 bosses, discover about 3 types of planets and find a few magic spells. thats it. NOTHING else to do. And no gameplay additions since... forever.
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Jumpton
( 0.3 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 12. Dezember 2015
So. This may look cool and all. But there's no point to the game.
I got very confused while playing, it's sort of a sandbox where you can do somewhat nothing.
Don't buy it, this game is very empty.
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TheDoctor
( 0.5 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 14. November 2015
plz make multiplayer :D
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Dansl
( 0.3 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 24. Oktober 2015
Has potential, just needs time to mature. Would recommend getting to support the dev! Can't wait for 1.0 release.
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mickshine
( 5.9 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 10. Oktober 2015
Graphics are seriously amazing and game play is set to be the same as the original magic carpet series. The movement is just like the original (nice work). I am currently reliving the magic carpet 2 experience using dosbox and are extremely happy to see a revival of the original by not just creating a flying first person shooter, but by attempting to make it a sequel to the first amazing magic carpet games. Love how the layout is the same as the originals, so good.

I am seriously loving this game and can't wait for it to mature and become my new magic carpet replacement. And it is replacing it with style. Thanks Alexey for making the next Arcane Worlds so good, I hope you get the support you need to complete the project.
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Scythe1344
( 5.8 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 24. Mai 2015
The game had a lot of promise before the developer abandoned it.
The water simulation is quite nice, but there's not much more to experience.
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stabbingyoursunrise
( 2.6 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 10. Mai 2015
Do not buy this game. There is not nearly enough to do to warrant any price other than free. There are mobile games that have more to do than this game. The water and lava and land is cool for a little, but quickly gets old as you realize the whole map is about half the size of a call of duty multiplayer map. The developer has been quite unprofessional in some of their replies and the general consensus is that it has been abandoned. Avoid this game.
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Murasakie
( 13.0 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 29. April 2015
Lately, I've been playing this game in 1 hour increments. I really love it, I love the atmosphere, the way it plays. It's strangely common and serene with it's world and ambient music-- until enemies attack of course. I sincerely wish someone with more money than me can help the developer out and donate because I really would like to see this game finished! I never plated Magic Carpet so it's very fresh to me. Very different. Love it!
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Roleplayinguy
( 0.3 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 29. April 2015
I was given this game several months ago by the developers for a review. When I spoke of all the issues they kindly asked I waited till the game was in a better state. I agreed as I like what this game could be. However after all this time there are no changes ( at least where they need to be) Its a shame I know a project like this is a huge task however you are asking people to pay for a very shallow glitchy experince had I known months ago people were paying for it I would have posted on here a lot sooner. If this game is ever finished and its potetial realized I will change my review but as it stands this game should not be for sale in this state.
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MOBIUS
( 8.8 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 22. April 2015
the developer has pretty much said that he aint got time for this little game and as such you will never see the game finished.
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Capt_Blakhelm
( 0.3 Std. insgesamt )
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 6. April 2015
While Arcane Worlds makes for a decent proof of concept, it makes for a bad investment considering the infrequent updates. The last update was in March, which is semi-recent, but there were many months lapse between the previous update.

Arcane Worlds is a spiratul successor to Magic Carpet - it has the base mechanics of flight, mana gathering, castle building combat, and portal usage, but not too much else. After I finished the tutorial of the first world, I moved on to the second world which had enemies that I couldn't kill quick enough due ot a lack of mana with my fireball. I had to wait for the mana to recharge so I could finally build a castle to then collect dropped mana from birds I could kill. Of course, attacking the birds made a HUGE swarm of birds attack me, follow me across the entire map and kill me at least twice. They aren't hard to kill, but you have a slow-ish fireball that can be fired about 2 shots per second and takes up mana. You can't just pick up mana, but must have your....bear friends pick up mana by casting a claim mana spell on drops. Basically, I'd kill a dozen birds, try to survive and clumsily restore mana, then turn around and repeat at least 5 times. I didn't feel any satisfaction from the combat (since the monsters still wouldn't die after plenty of hits which are tough to land) and the map didn't appear to have any pick ups to advance. The game felt clearly unfinished and I lost all interest.

After reading reviews, updates, and comments, I get the impression that the developer sees this project as a "side hustle" - another way to earn some cash. This doesn't appear to be some primary project that is worked on a regular basis, and instead a way to get money and MAYBE be encouraged to actually work on the game regularly. What is worse is that the dev has started another game in early access for purchase while this game is NO WHERE NEAR FINISHED AS EXCLAIMED FROM THE DEV HIMSELF WHEN YOU START A NEW GAME. The icing on the cake is the Patreon page to support the development of their games.

Also, let me give you this excerpt when somebody sakd when the game will be finished:

That depends on how much time I have to work on it. Which isn't much for now since I have a part-time job to pay my bills.

Basically, a major problem with Early Access is that some devs don't see this as a way to make a solid product, but hope people will support them financially. Valve needs ot find a way to remove that mindset of early access devs.
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6.9 Std. insgesamt
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Verfasst: 15. März
This game captures much of the fun of the classic Magic Carpet, and I think that it's worth playing even in its current state. I'll be interested to see what Ranmantaru Games does to further develop it - but so far, so good.
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4 von 7 Personen (57 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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0.2 Std. insgesamt
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Verfasst: 11. März
...if this ever gets finished, it could be a good little game... maybe twek the interface a bit, get it mapped to a decent controller, and away we go! It's a intriguing promise that reminds me of games on the C64, but it's incredibly rough at the moment and has been for a loooooong time...
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26 von 30 Personen (87 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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1.3 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 18. Januar
Actually, its your typical Early Access game.

Awesome concept. Some nice screenshots. 2 Updates a year. Never leaves beta. Always feels incomplete.

Just that this piece of code here got literally nothing to do after about 20 minutes of gametime. And its in my inventory for 1,5 years now. Nothing changed.

You fly around, beat the same 3 bosses, discover about 3 types of planets and find a few magic spells. thats it. NOTHING else to do. And no gameplay additions since... forever.
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15 von 27 Personen (56 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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0.3 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 12. Dezember 2015
So. This may look cool and all. But there's no point to the game.
I got very confused while playing, it's sort of a sandbox where you can do somewhat nothing.
Don't buy it, this game is very empty.
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10.8 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 11. Oktober 2014
Das Spiel gefällt mir ganz gut, allerdings hat es noch viel zu wenig Umfang.
Die Landschaften sehen sehr stimmig aus und es läuft sehr flüssig, nur passen einige Models schlecht ins Geschehen, wie der Teddy-Bär und die Drachen, welche einfach nur zweifarbig sind.
Hoffentlich ändert sich das noch.
Die magischen Kräfte funktionieren sehr gut und es macht Spaß, die Welt zu verformen, einen Vulkan zum Ausbruch zu bringen oder ganze Täler zu überfluten - da steckt noch jede Menge Potental dahinter.
Für mich ist es eine Empfehlung wert.
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4 von 6 Personen (67 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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4.0 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 23. März 2014
Atemberaubendes Spiel!
Eine Mischung aus Minecraft und Black & White. Der Spaß Faktor ist hier größer als in manch einem Millionen $ Blockbuster.
Bekommt von mir 7,5 von 10 Punkten! (und das auch noch in der Early Access Version!)

Arcane Worlds im +/- Vergleich:
+Spiel Spaß
+Mann kann (fast) alles machen was man will
+Epische Ansichten der Bauten
+Perfekte mischung aus Gott Simulation und Minecraft
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-Einige Abstürze
-Kommt oft vor das Man schon Freigeschaltete Perks wieder bekommt(sehr Frustrierend!)
-Zu einsame Welt ( Keine anderen Lebewesen außer ein paar gegner)
(-Kein Tag/Nacht Wechsel
-Welten sehen sehr gleich aus
-Wetter immer gleich)

Mein Größter Wunsch für dieses Top Spiel wäre die letzten 3 Mankos in Klammern noch einzuführen auch wenn das nicht sehr tragisch ist und man damit leben kann, würde es das spiel um einiges verbessern.
Vor allem Haustiere oder ganz normale Lebewesen auf den Maps wären genial!
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5 von 8 Personen (63 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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0.5 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 7. April 2014
Spielt sich wie Magic Carpet.

EA Bewertung 06.04.2014:
Positiv
+Spiel Spaß
+Mann kann alles machen was man will
+Sandbox Game

Negativ (Wird hoffentlich noch behoben)
-Abstürze
-Die Welten sind auch noch sehr Klein (könnten auch größer sein)
-Kein Tag/Nacht Wechsel
-Welten sehen Identich aus
-Wetter immer gleich (ein Wechsel wäre auch ganz nett.
-Welten sind bis auf ein Paar Monster immer Leer, keine Neutralen oder Freundlichen Lebewesen.

Ich hoffe das der MP auch bald kommen wird.
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210 von 269 Personen (78 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
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1.2 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 28. Januar 2014
EARLY ACCESS-

Those are two big words these days that get quite mistruded, misunderstood or just plain ignored. EARLY ACCESS. While yes the game was just added to Steam today and it is a very early alpha build I found the game to be enjoyable. The game may be lacking in things to do but again that is because of EARLY ACCESS. Buying the game at this point is supporting the game and giving money to the developer to help push development faster and further.

With that said my experience in the game was very enjoyable. I played for about an hour and twenty minutes. There are about 12 spells to find and unlock currently. To do that there are altars or events that happen on a map and you complete them using the spells you already have. You then unlock newer , more powerful spells. I played around with the water and the volcano for a long time. It was a lot of fun.

There is a small amount of combat in the game right now and I can't say whether or not it will be a combat centered game. However you can place a castle down and your ... well bear like things go out and collect what appears to be a resource of some kind. You can also find a spell to place guard towers down. Ultimately you are to find the portal on the map by doing all the objectives and it opens up new worlds to choose from and explore.

For a early access game, this early in development It was very enjoyable. The developer plans to add more spells and other very cool features and mechanics to the game as time permits.

Is it worth the price? Definitely! Check this one out. As for a Early Access score ? I will wait as I want to play it more but I love my first impression of this game.
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75 von 91 Personen (82 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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4.2 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 23. Februar 2015
TL:DR - Don't buy, yet. If ever... It took them almost half a year to release 1 small update. I doubt this game will ever reach its full potential, though I hope for whoever still cares that it will.

(23/02/15): The game seems to be abandoned for a few months now. The last update was in september 2014, haven't heared from this game since... I don't know if anything is happening behind the scenes, but progress has been very slow even back then. At the time of writing, there is barely anything to do to even concider buying this game.

EDIT (23/02/15): I just found out that the developer has been working on another title. Starting a new project before finishing the first one and thus temporary abandoning this game, probably forever (since it's an one-man company), say's alot about the lack professionalism.

EDIT 2 (23/02/15): I found a review about this game here on Steam with a very unprofessional response from the developer. This made me decide not to buy anything from this developer again in the future. http://steamcommunity.com/id/BlueRaja/recommended/269610/

EDIT 3 (18/03/15): It seems that the game is not completely abondoned because they recently released a small update. However, this did take them almost half a year... This will probably be my last edit if the general state of the game stays as it is right now.
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66 von 93 Personen (71 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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8.7 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 29. Januar 2014
It's early access yet (01/29/14) so the game is not complete, but what is there is very promising.

Arcane Worlds takes up the same style of game play as the Magic Carpet series put out by BullFrog in 1994. In the intervening two decades nobody has taken up the gauntlet and offered up such a destructable world. It's not bullet holes and burn marks slapped up when you miss but burning trees and craters gouged out of the landscape. Even though the roster of spells is only about half filled the expectation is there; There is no problem that can't be solved with some magic.

The developer is doing everything right and I can't imagine early access on steam was an easy decision. I have no doubts that single player will eventually become a fully realized spiritual successor to the Magic Carpet style of gameplay. The frustrating part of this is going to be waiting while the developer keeps up the same quality job implementing the rest of the game. Looking forward to each new update adding Spells or other game play features, and since I am sure the Dev will be sick of it not going to compare Arcane Worlds to Magic Carpet again. But it really is well done and unique with a great sense of art design.

Pros
What's there works, and is a professional job! Single Player, the Spells that are currently present, creatures, magic portals, multiple worlds, and the redoing the landscaping all work and every single part of that looks great.

Cons
It's very early access. Only about half of the spells are in place, an odd choice of mana collector models, and a bare minimum of creatures to provide mana. Also there is no "dungons & dragons" style story or missions in place yet so frankly it's very very early access at this point. The biggest problem is the simple fact that the game is early access and not "done".

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71 von 103 Personen (69 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
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0.1 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 13. Februar 2014
You no-clip around and shoot fireballs at birds. Then you right-click and a castle spawns, and some large floating teddy-bears collect what remains of the birds' corpses.

That's seriously all there is. Calling this "early access" is like calling a patch of grass "the frame of a house." Seriously, this is the sort of game you're left with after doing one UDK tutorial. I can't believe Steam even allowed this on their store.

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[Update April 2014]

Response from developer:
Oh, please point me to UDK tutorial that does smooth shadows, water and lava physics all in one go. I'd really like to see it. I won't even mind if it doesn't have spells, enemies or terraforming.

My response:
@elecdog: While"smooth shadows, water and lava physics" are all nice effects for a tech-demo, they don't contribute to this being a worthwhile game.

Since I wrote this review over two months ago, there has been only one update, which added a background song. In that same time, you've put this game in three, count them, THREE separate indie-bundles. What this tells me is that this game is just a cash-grab, with no intention of ever being finished.

Though, I would love to be proved wrong. But if you plan on doing it, do it with your actions, not your words.
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38 von 57 Personen (67 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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1.6 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 1. Februar 2014
Want a game where you can spend hours turning the entire world into a monstrous volcano that threatens to bring even the mightiest of graphics cards to its knees? Look no further than Arcane Worlds.

The first thing I noticed was the cheat options. While I lasted at least 20 minutes before succumbing to the temptation, I found that the game is so lacking in features that I had little else left to do besides cheat. Once you give yourself the mana cheat and the ALL SPELLS cheat.... Rapid-fire volcanology awaits! Many other available spells vie for your interest as well, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty volcano spell.

SO.... $10 for a quality physics simulator which (I have not yet been able to crash, although I can drop framerate to abysmal levels) where I get to turn the entire world into a volcano over the course of an hour and a half? Count me in!

Players: You are ALREADY getting a quality physics fluids simulator in a procedurally generated (rather small/wrapping) world for just $10. Go for it. This is more entertaining and less buggy than a LOT of other crap out there on Steam (and other ware stores).

To the dev: Well done sir! Now you face the daunting task of adding meaningful gameplay to this fantastic world simulator you have created. I wish you the best of luck and encourage players to follow this game closely as things develop.
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1.2 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 3. April 2015
In 1994, Bullfrog entertainment released Magic Carpet, a game where you flew about on, you guessed it, a magic carpet. The game became a cult classic, but besides the sequel Magic Carpet 2, no similar games were made. 20 years later, developer Ranmantaru games attempts to fill that void with a spiritual successor called Arcane Worlds.

As of now, only the framework of Arcane Worlds is done. Its only game mode throws you into a world with a small tutorial, where the basics of collecting mana and creating spells are explained. You then discover a portal, by which you can travel to other randomly generated planets. During these visits you collect treasures that serve as ingredients for creating new spells, that range from a simple lightning bolt to the ability to create an erupting volcano.

Having never played the original Magic Carpet, I had no real reference point, which means that I can’t compare it to the Bullfrog classic. What I can tell you however, is that the controls feel tight and responsive. Flying around is a breeze and more importantly, fun. Playing around with the various spells, slaying monsters and terraforming as you please, is also very entertaining. But after an hour or so you stumble upon the real problem of Arcane Worlds: that this entertainment doesn’t last forever.

After exploring a couple of planets, you’ve seen everything that Arcane Worlds currently offers. Shooting fireballs at flocks of birds becomes stale surprisingly quickly, and the terraforming is too rough around the edges to be fully enjoyed. The fact that the developer has put the development of the game on hold in favour of other projects, doesn’t help its case.

But then again, I’m not the target audience of Arcane Worlds. This project isn’t meant for people who weren’t even born when the original came out: it’s a love letter of one devoted fan, aimed at other, similarly dedicated fans of Magic Carpet. As of right now, I can only recommend Arcane Worlds to gamers who want to support the development of a HD version of Magic Carpet. Otherwise, I’d recommend waiting until full release.

You can find the video on my channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDIjyIMaly4
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1.6 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 8. April 2014
There is nothing to do... I don't see any reason for all the thumbs up. I understand this is alpha, but there is no real game to play. You float around, you can shoot birds, you send weird teddy bears marching about, you can make big holes or mountains, but there's really no point to any of it yet. None of your actions matter and your changes to the world aren't even saved.
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0.3 Std. insgesamt
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Verfasst: 29. April 2015
I was given this game several months ago by the developers for a review. When I spoke of all the issues they kindly asked I waited till the game was in a better state. I agreed as I like what this game could be. However after all this time there are no changes ( at least where they need to be) Its a shame I know a project like this is a huge task however you are asking people to pay for a very shallow glitchy experince had I known months ago people were paying for it I would have posted on here a lot sooner. If this game is ever finished and its potetial realized I will change my review but as it stands this game should not be for sale in this state.
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13.0 Std. insgesamt
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Verfasst: 29. April 2015
Lately, I've been playing this game in 1 hour increments. I really love it, I love the atmosphere, the way it plays. It's strangely common and serene with it's world and ambient music-- until enemies attack of course. I sincerely wish someone with more money than me can help the developer out and donate because I really would like to see this game finished! I never plated Magic Carpet so it's very fresh to me. Very different. Love it!
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20.1 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 20. Mai 2014
Here's a shocker; I only bought this game on impulse... It looked like an awesome idea and that's about all I went on when I bought it.

This game really surprised me though. I played it way too long for its actual gameplay. I guess it's because of the thrill of exploring an uncharted world, the need to get more spells to be even more powerful and see the absolute chaos that your power can bring to the world. To be able to shape it in any way that you want. I mean let's be honest here... Who wouldn't want to be a powerful mage soaring through the sky, killing evil black things that are hostile and gaining more powers as you explore new worlds?

I for one am pleased, for once, that I followed my 'ooooo shiny' impulse. Thanks for all the work that you guys do! I'm glad to see that the game is updated fairly regularly.
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Verfasst: 6. Juli 2014
This game looks like it could have a lot of potential. Unfortunately development seems to have stalled. There are virtually no detailed play instructions at the time of this review. Graphics are minimal, little variety in opponents/mobs. After the first few worlds they all begin to look the same. I applaud the game concept but it's a shame it's not being realized to it's full potential.

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0.7 Std. insgesamt
Early Access-Review
Verfasst: 8. Februar 2014
First impressions: http://www.cublikefoot.com/arcane-worlds-first-impressions/

Arcane Worlds is essentially a sandbox. A fun one at that. The game consists of terrain alteration, nothing else.

Well, in this state, you really have no idea how this game will end up, considering it is still in early access. There aren't many features offered currently, which is a bit disappointing, but it is in early access after all. The game even offers you cheats via the pause menu. I enabled these after spending some time playing around with the base game. The cheats make Arcane Worlds a lot more fun. Sure, there's going to be some legit ways to unlock all of the spells offered, but it sure is fun to spam volcanoes all over the world.

I for one, spent all of my time screwing up the world beyond repair. I had volcanoes reach the clouds, then put waterfalls on the sides of them. I made a very, very deep pit that slowly filled with lava as I placed volcanoes around it. The whole world was a scorched, lava-filled mess by the time I was done with it. I should mention that there are entities in the game such as birds and these giant, smiling bears that serve no purpose, but as it stands, they don't really do much in terms of gameplay.

If you're looking for some quick fun, with no real goal in mind, then check out Arcane Worlds.

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4.3 Std. insgesamt
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Verfasst: 7. Februar 2014
This game is awesome! just like the old MC games. The water and terraforming effects blow my mind. Hoping the spell sound effects get upgraded (mostly lightning), but still work how they are... Cant wait to see this grow into a full game.
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