Guide three sociopathic apprentices through an open world filled with caves, castles and underground cities as you search for your kidnapped teacher. Discover countless secrets, loot hidden treasure troves, and decapitate your enemies. Or immolate them. Or smack them in the face with fruit.
User reviews: Very Positive (64 reviews) - 89% of the 64 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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"A 2D side-scroller action RPG with comedic dialogue. But the genius in this game is in its simplicity. *Has 6 Trading Cards*"

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“From top to bottom it impresses, at once both fresh and fun, and suffers very few missteps along the way.”
Leaderboard #5 –

“Polished. If you had to describe Magicians & Looters in one word, that would be it.”
9/10 –

“This game is a testament to both sarcasm and self-awareness in RPGs. It's really really funny.”

About This Game

High above the lame Mortal Realm rests the cloud-wreathed towers of the Wizard Keep.
It is a place where robes never go out of style, and beards are totally awesome.

But then the badguys attack, and Versimos is kidnapped!

Luckily for Versimos, he has three students who will stop at nothing to get a passing grade, and if that means rescuing their teacher from the treacherous Morg Mountains, then so be it.

Brent - Wields a sword. Kind of boring.
Nyn - Wields two swords. Awesome.
Vienna - Commits murder with her bare hands. Talks to cats. Doesn't wear shoes.

  • Leveling system built around exploration, not grinding.
  • Abridged Mode will abbreviate all the game's dialogue, keeping the focus on the action.
  • Completionist-friendly loot system. All weapons/items have a reserved slot in your inventory and a hint as to their general location.
  • Equipment possesses both benefits and drawbacks. Creative combinations yield the best results.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or newer
    • Memory: 600 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720 resolution or better
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I usually don't write reviews but this game is pretty awesome. Granted it looks like something between a Super Nintendo and a Playstation game but that is part of it's charm. If you are looking for a a good Metroidvania type game, this is it. Good grahpics, good sound, and mostly importantly a fun game with funny dialog. Also, full xbox 360 controller support. Beware the fruit!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Awesome game, tons of fun. Although it is a bit short of a game, you can beat the game twice in about 6 hours. (Mind you I accidently left the game on one night so I kind of have twice that logged). It's even a great game to be competitive with for speed running since you can get through it in less than half an hour. Where the game lacks is the characters; You'll manly be playing as Vienna due to her speed and high jump ability making it easier to get places and Nyn for her destructive swordplay. Brent could have been better if the magic system was a little more forgiving on mana regen.

TLDR Section~
- Good animation
- Awesome art style
- Fun... Lots of fun.
- Each character feels unique and their playstyles are actually disguishable
- Well written story with a hilarious abridged version available.
- The music is epic.

- Short. As you can tell by reading the other comments, people have only put in 3-6 hours and 100% the game.
- Character swap mechanic is underutilized.
- Dance of the Gnomes aka The Toll-A-Warp music.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This game is excellent. It is a light Metroidvania where you switch between three playable characters at save points in order to access other areas of the game. The combat is fast and fun with each character fighting in different ways (either fast with barehands, sturdy with a shield or accurately with two swords) and the enemies are well done and beat some ♥♥♥ if you let them. The writing seems to be a bit childish but makes more sense the further you get into it and the gameplay is enhanced with power-up moves and equips. A great gem of a game that will no doubtly get overlooked.
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
This is a very fun game, I love combat platformers!

You start out with only a sword and a shield and must fight your way through the Wizardry school. Later on, you can switch to other characters at camps you find, in order to use their unique skills and moves to progress in the game. If you are pretty good at using shields/dodging in video games, you can avoid almost all damage. This game relies on player skill alot.

There's alot of dialogues/ story to read through ( you can choose to lower the amount of dialogues if that's not your kind of thing ) and you can play the game with a controller. There's also tons of secret areas/secrets to find! If you cannot complete a certain room, think about your other characters abilities or come back later when you find a skill that will help you complete that room!


-Good retro feeling.
-Good music.
-The art style is very nice.


-The character/monster animations are a bit weird.
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
Art style is beautiful. Animations are fantastic. Combat is fluid and responsive. Story is very funny and well written. There are tons of small touches that really make the difference as well. Coins flying out of dropped money bags, leaves falling from trees as you jump through them, etc. Great game, definitely pick it up!

Don't pay attention to my time played. Picked it up in the Groupees Greenlight 5 bundle and have more time in than Steam has registered.
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