Journey across a massive world on a quest to thwart a power-crazed lunatic who wants to enslave humanity! Two hundred years ago, a sorcerer attempted to fulfill a dark prophecy that would see him rule the world. He died before his goal was realized, but the prophecy lingered on.
User reviews: Mixed (49 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 7, 2014

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Journey across a massive world on a quest to thwart a power-crazed lunatic who wants to enslave humanity! Two hundred years ago, a sorcerer attempted to fulfill a dark prophecy that would see him rule the world. He died before his goal was realized, but the prophecy lingered on. Today, another maniac stands determined to succeed where the sorcerer failed and he needs YOU to fulfill his plan. Are you brave/crazy enough to stop this guy? Aveyond: Lord of Twilight is part 1 of the Orbs of Magic series.

Games that have been released in the series:

Aveyond: Lord of Twilight (DOWNLOAD HERE)
Aveyond: Gates of Night (DOWNLOAD HERE)


  • HUMOR. Lots of it. Humor is the core of Aveyond. You will laugh... or else!
  • Massive world filled with loads of monsters, loot, and civilizations.
  • Travel with a large party of friends. Pick your leader and your fighters for turn-based battles.
  • Seek out special academies to learn skills like climbing so that you can explore new areas.
  • Help Edward, one of your party members, find a wife or face the wrath of his mother.
  • Give or steal from temples.
  • Obtain a magical sword that can have its properties changed by the gem you put in its hilt.
  • Run a farm in your spare time and collect creatures.
  • Awesome music brought to you by an award-winning musician who has the entire Final Fantasy music library memorized.
  • For the lazy: find the secret treasure caves and equip your heroes with mega weapons, gold, and level ups.
  • 20+ achievements to unlock!

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 98 / XP / Vista / 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Processor: PC with 800MHz Intel® Pentium® III equivalent or higher processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 x 768 pixels or higher desktop resolution
    • Hard Drive: 61 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
It's not a particularly good rpg maker game, and the developer seems to no longer care about getting the other 2 parts on steam. If he does not care, neither should you. Pass.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
The textures are extremely generic and if they aren't RPGmaker defaults then they are not any improvement. The mapping is in a word: horrendous, it pertains to walking in the correct direction and that is it, there is nothing interesting to interact with along the way, you're constantly blocked off from exploring anything it feels extremely linear. The menus look disgusting, take too long to navigate and are very clunky. The story is the cliche' of all RPG cliche's and the writing is forgettable.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
I recommend this game with caveats. If you like "old-skool" RPGs with turn-based battles and 16-bit graphics, then this just might be your thing. However, if you also like getting a complete game, then be aware that this is just a chapter in an ongoing series.

The interchange between characters was nice, but it wasn't frequent enough for me. The journal just contained basic descriptions of the main and side quests you'd undertake. However, not all side quests get logged, so, how do you know when that NPC is just yapping or if there is an actual quest to be had? I also found myself being lost a number of times. Where do I go, what do I do? I eventually had to resort to a walkthru. I used it as sparignly as I could. There is no widescreen resolution but controller support was appreciated. Combat was the typical pick your actions and then take turns.

For the most part I enjoyed this game. I'll look for the later chapters to be on sale and pick them up then. Overall, I'd give this a C+ or a B-. If the dev would make the journal better to include all quests and allow you to talk to your team members for hints as to what to do next, then I would have given it a solid B.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Even though it's only part of a series, I actually enjoyed playing the game. Reminded me of the old days when I was playing the old RPG games like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger. Would recommend if you are in the mood for some nostalgia.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Want a game about vampires that don't sparkle and feels like a classic RPG? I recommend this game, as well as its sequel 'Gates of Night'.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I have always been fond of JRPG-style games, even if they do not have the most "expressive" graphics. I have played a few Aveyond games in the form of hour-long trials and I was always disappointed when the pre-allotted time ran out. I'm glad I bought this with Tremor Coins in order to try to finish one Aveyond game for realsies.

So, pros:

-The music is absolutely beautiful and very atmospheric.
-The graphics, while in the limited JRPG style, are still very pleasing to the eye
-The interface is organized and once you've mastered the hotkeys, navigating it is a cinch
-The NPCs all have something to say, and whether it's uninformative or whatever, it's something I enjoy doing
-One bonus I ALWAYS look for when it comes to these games is the ability to read the "titles" that are on the book shelves.

It's a fun little side quest of mine to read every single book shelf accessible and what they are "carrying". Some of them in this game are quite humorous, which is a nice touch.

-Like all JRPGs in this style, the characters reactions to things are limited to butting heads, jumping back, and quote bubbles above the head to indicate confusion or alertness. That is circumvented with the text and the accompanying expressive portrait of the character, but that has never been something I've particularly enjoyed in games. Just a personal preference.
-There is A LOT of roaming around, which can get tedious
-There is no map to access the areas you enter. You gotta memorize that ♥♥♥♥ yourself. Took me 15 minutes to find everything in the second city, and the "ledges" that separate the sections can be a little misleading if you're not looking too closely at where you're going and what stairs you're taking.
-What seems to be commonplace is that there is a "player breaker" battle near the beginning of the game--probably at the start of a "second chapter" or section of the game--that is undoubtedly difficult and requires many restarts in order to defeat a seemingly way overpowered enemy(s) in order to progress. Right now I am at that point in the game, but I'll probably look up a guide in order to pass it (!!)

If you're looking for a wholesome JRPG with a solid story from people who know what they're doing, I recommend it, non-expressive bobble-headed sprites and all.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
For an RPG Maker game, this is pretty well done.

If you like old-school, turn-based RPGs, you will probably enjoy this game.

The aesthetics are nice, done through RPG Maker, and really give you the old-school retro gaming feel. The music and sounds are decent - I play my own music while playing this game. The story is also decent and easy to follow, nothing too amazing, but a good plot if that's what you are looking for.

The controls are very easy and the tutorial provides a thorough way of explaining most of the game mechanics (skippable, which is nice). The learning curve is pretty minimal, especially if you are familiar with turn-based RPGs. Leveling up is automatic, so you do not have to worry about allotting skill points while you play. You can play with the mouse, keyboard, or both (the tutorial will teach you either).

Combat is pretty basic - you can attack, use skills, use items, or defend. You unlock skills as you progress through the game. You get your first party member fairly early into the game. Grinding is not too bad, as you amass levels quickly. Whenever you defeat an enemy, you can loot their bodies for items.

Enemies move on the map, so there are no random battle encounters (like in the older Final Fantasies or in the grass of Pokemon games). If there is a group of enemies moving near each other and you trigger an encounter by walking into one, you will fight all the enemies within a small radius.

Short review because there isn't too much that needs to be analyzed. If you love RPGs, give this one a try. I don't like mentioning prices if I can help it, but I would personally wait for this one to be a bit cheaper - unless you are absolutely interested in it.

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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
good game to relax, lots of humour, some puzzles, plenty items with different effects, not many armors and weapons thou and map is very poor doesnt help at all might as well think its not there but overall deserve a try i have enjoyed it and looking forward for chapter 2
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
I love this game! I played every chance I got. I wish it had been one game to finish the story. Then another game for a spin off. Instead of two games for one story. The characters are cute and the puzzles are great. I love this RPG adventure game
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Very addicting game with truly engaging plot.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
I like what I have played of it so far.
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2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
The story is excellent, and they use perfect music to set the mood. loud in the ball room but when you go upstairs you can still hear it muffled. I cant wait to see how it all plays out.
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128 of 179 people (72%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Really enjoying it so far. It's a nice breath of fresh air as i don't play these kind of games often. Reminds me of the fun i use to have when playing the original Pokemon games in the 90's. Who cares about how the game was made? It's fun and i'm enjoying it. Thats all that matters.

Something i will add after progressing into the game. You may find yourself getting lost quite easily, as being able to find some of the locations in this game rely on whether you have a good memory.
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46 of 58 people (79%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
If you have already made experience with RPG Maker games and found them decent enough, you will find this game decent.
If you like these games, you will like this one.

A classic Top-down RPG game.

It shows it was not made with a budget to speak of.
This is noticable from the beginning, as the 'Options' menu is the bare minimum.
There is no resolution to choose from.
Windowed is not recommended because of the resulting low resolution setting.
The sound is also restricted to On/Off with no option to choose a specific level.
Button remapping is also a thing dearly missed by me.

Still, i find it enjoyable.
The story (2h in) is written well enough to keep me interested.
Both keyboard and mouse controls are viable.
Combat is simple with a classic turn based system.

If you are someone who needs a lot of options in the options menu and are more used to modern style games, you will be disappointed.
But, If you are looking for a classic turn based RPG experience, I can recommend this game to you.
It feels quite nostalgic.

I've also researched a little bit about this series and found out, that all parts of the "Orbs of Magic" series (this is part 1 of 4) are already available for download at for 10.99USD, though i recommed getting the game during a Steam sale or promotion, as the standard price is set a little bit too high.

In the end, it is a game made by only a few people, enthusiastic about old school rpg's and it shows.
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47 of 65 people (72%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Pretty fun game even though i got lost for hours and managed to complete the game. Too bad it has to come out in parts. I was enjoying it until the end credits ruin everything. 8/10
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41 of 56 people (73%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
I really want to like this , but this game is just alright and thats being nice. Intially it was fine, however as you proceed you discover it really lacks depth, ingame looks shoddy lacking creativity, the gameplay is a snooze and the so called humor, perhaps it's there if you're 10. And the the price certainly should not be 10$ it's not even the full story just a part which is super dissapointing.

This game is good for a rainy day, however paying full price is not worth it. I may give the sequel a try if it goes on sale significantly.

When it comes to games like this I just cannot resist, but unfortunately there is almost always, too high of an expectation and a less than average gameplay experience. Based on my play through of the beloved final fantasy and golden sun series and many others, growing up. Golden sun being one of my all time favorite jrpg games its understandable how many games seem to underdeliver. :D

Understandably this may have been a typical, low budget, rpg-maker game it still could have been better.

This game was dissapointing, But still worth the try if onsale.
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
This is only a piece/chapter not a full game, and i felt the description of the game did not let me know that. Granted it was cheap on a bundle, If I had paid full price I would of been upset!! Also several ;points in the game its is more of going over every spot you been again to find some hint or clue for current quest. Also ONE QUEST GIVEN YOU CANT EVEN COMPLETE IN THIS GAME.....ITS FOR THE NEXT PIECE/CHAPTER. It runs well enough. The fighting is smooth. The sound is monotonious but runs well. Graphics are done decent.. There is few things for growth or enhancement of your characters....Two never get any new skills or abilities at all....One only has the two it starts with.... To be honest this felt like an extended demo...I finished it in 10 hours.... It definately is no Laxius Force or Skyrim.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I'm not downvoting this game because of its engine. It's made using RPG maker, so naturally, the controls and visuals are going to be limitted. However, this isn't a problem if a game makes up for it through gameplay.

Unfortunately, this one doesn't. It starts out well enough, but a couple hours in, it becomes one wild goose chase after the next.

Let me elaborate. As a general rule of thumb, if the only alternative to searching everywhere for the one obscure way forward, after reading all relevant text, is to use Google, then the player is not being given enough direction. This is especially true if that one way forward involves traipsing across half a continent and back. I understand this was a common way to artifically lengthen games back in the NES/SNES era where cartridges' data storage was limited, but we are no longer in that era, nor was it really a good idea to begin with. A game does not need to be long to be good; look at Portal, for example.

I was forced into this situation no less than three times before I gave up and decided my gaming time was better spent elsewhere.
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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
DON'T BUY. I'm lucky I got it in a bundle and did not waste 9€... feels like someone wants to make a quick buck with this.

I wonder why this is even on sale here. I've seen WAY better games made with RPG-maker for free YEARS ago. (Vampires Dawn I & II for example). Hell, I've even fooled around with one of the RPG-Makers when I was younger and produced better maps than this game has. Just google for games made with RPG-Maker and you'll find a shi*load of games for free in a similar *quality* and several ones which are way better in every aspect. (e.g.

The only pro on this game are the custom made graphics (Menu, map etc). Sound and tilesets (the parts a map is made out of) seem to be the standard stuff you get when you install an RPG-Maker.

It's really a shame and sad that awesome RPGs out there never get to see a cent and crap like this gets on Steam and people pay for it...
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Think old school RPG but really updated. The dark humor in this will have you want to play for hours on end. I loved it. I cant wait till steam has part 2
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