Magical Brickout offers a new twist on the beloved classic Breakout formula. Instead of moving a small paddle back and forth across the screen you are able to rotate the bricks in a circular fashion as you frantically try to keep the ball in the play area. This fast-paced and addictive gameplay is only half of the fun.
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Release Date: Aug 28, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Magical Brickout is still in development. We’re using the Early Access period as an opportunity to allow the community to help shape our final product. It is our intention to release the game in sections (which we refer to as "themes") over time with the community's input for balancing and improvements. We believe this will produce a better product that we can create merely on our own.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Following our initial Early Access release, we plan on releasing a new "theme" (6 levels) every 4 - 6 weeks with the full game being complete sometime in early 2016.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The core mechanics of Magical Brickout are in place at this point and probably won't change much over time. What will change is the addition of new levels, power-up, hazards and bonuses. There is also planned dialogue between levels and some brief cutscenes. Finally we plan on adding full SteamWorks integration - Achievements, Trading Cards, Leaderboards, etc... as we near completion of the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At the time of our Early Access launch, the game will ship with 2 of our 8 planned themes plus 3 tutorial levels. That's 12 out of 48 planned levels. These levels are complete and fully playable.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“During the Early Access period you can purchase the game at a reduced price. Once the game is complete, the price will increase slightly.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Since its inception, we always planned on having the community play an important part in the development of Magical Brickout - from tweaking the difficulty to adding features. Please let us know what your thoughts are on the forums.”
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May 30

Theme 6 - The Dwarf Mine - is now live!


Theme 6 – The Dwarf Mine is now live! After escaping the graveyard, you find yourself in an underground mine full of enslaved dwarves who dig continuously for the gems to support the Evil Wizard’s scheme. All of this leads to a stunning encounter with a mighty Rock Boss determined to stop you in your tracks. Get a load of the screenshots above!

Theme 6 includes 6 new levels, and new hazards/dangers. Your game should update automatically on Steam. At this point we’re only 2 themes away from completing the game. We look forward to hearing from you. Leave your comments and suggestions in our forums. Have fun!

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May 25

Theme 6 Announced – The Dwarf Mine!

Today we’re excited to announce the next set of levels in Magical Brickout – Theme 6 – The Dwarf Mine! Theme 6 adds 6 new levels to the game all centered around an underground mine. It includes a new (and dangerous) boss brick – the Shatter Brick – which splits into 2 pieces when hit. It also introduces a new hazard brick – the Lockup Brick – which locks up all fairy and power up bricks for a limited time. There is also a new boss – The Rock Monster which you will have to challenge in the final level. Mark you calendars, Theme 6 drops Monday, May 30th.

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About This Game

Magical Brickout offers a new twist on the beloved classic Breakout formula. Instead of moving a small paddle back and forth across the screen you are able to rotate the bricks in a circular fashion as you frantically try to keep the ball in the play area. This fast-paced and addictive gameplay is only half of the fun. Combined with a fantasy theme and beautifully hand painted graphics, casual and hardcore gamers will be entertained for hours.

The magical lands of Wondaria have long been a source of pride and beauty in the kingdom, thanks to the tireless efforts of the fairies that live there. Peace and prosperity existed for generations…until now.

In his quest for unending power, the Evil Wizard has captured all of the good fairies in the land and trapped them in bricks which he used to build up his wicked castle fortress. With the help of his foul minion and a host of diabolical cohorts, no one dares challenge his reign…no one except YOU!

Using an enchanted spherical orb, you must help free the fairies by breaking apart the Evil Wizard’s castle brick by brick. Only then will balance be brought back to the kingdom!

Features

  • Liberate fairies in over 48 thrilling levels spread across 8 magical themes
  • Acquire magical powers and avoid treacherous hazards
  • Overcome unique challenges and boss levels
  • Steamworks integration including achievements, leaderboards, cloud saves, etc...
  • Gamepad support for popular controllers
  • And much, much, more…


System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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Overall:
Positive (15 reviews)
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Ravenquick
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 31
This game is pretty interesting as a person who grew up playing games like Breakout and Super Breakout this game offers a interesting variation of those classic games which I find worthy. The music is upbeat and the game does have a interesting story so far. Granted at the time of this review this game is still in early access so there maybe changes in the future. As of this time the game is quite fun and is worth checking out.
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Aiursrage2k
( 22.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 7, 2015
At first I thought it was kind of lame but I really started to get into after stage 2. Cant wait for more levels. The only problem is that sometimes the game is really hard, and sometimes its so easy it really depend on what powerup you pickup get the multiball and its all over for but the crying. Alot more fun then most of the indie games I play, never actually beating them.

Whoops must have left the game on i didnt play for it 22 hours.
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Zombie Rudeboy
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 4, 2015
It really really needs mouse control, the gamepad and keyboard controls are super sluggish so I can't recommend it in its current state. Novel concept and decent graphics though. I'll try it again after it's been in development awhile.
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NeroM1
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: October 29, 2015
I have been playing for an hour and a half so far and so far it have been great, compaired to the traditional horizontal pinball games this game offers a spin to it, instead of the horizontal movment of the walls this game offers a circular wall movement system. it is quite fun at first and the level design was fun however i would love to have a save button to save my progress. Overall this game is fun and enjoyable and you will definetly be able to play this game hours on end.
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V3NUS
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: October 28, 2015
I have not played it much since I just got it, but this game is pretty fun and frustrating, which is an amazing combination.

I'm not that great at reviewing a product, as you might be able to tell, but I encourage you to buy this game and try it. If you don't like it, Steam does offer refunds.
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Nomnaut
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: October 28, 2015
For a game in early access, it shows promise. The game is also priced appropriately at $5.

I will say that the game is extremely difficult. While I was about to clear through the early access levels in 30 minutes, getting a 3 Star score on every level would VERY difficult, but perhaps that's part of the point. I say difficult because the learning curve for learning to rotate the playing field and calculate ricochet angles in your head, all while trying to hit objective bricks and powerups and avoiding debuffs can get overwhelming. I guess theoretical one could get very good at the control scheme, but I can't imagine myself doing it.

Still, worth keeping an eye out. The game field does rotate smoothly (though I wish there was an option to make it turn more quickly, art style is good, the polish is passible though not excellent, and the music is actually surprisingly stellar.

The lack of a quick reset button was infuriating though.
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The Big $teamy One
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: October 26, 2015
Early Access Alpha build so I can't really give a credible review but considering the content I've played
so far this is a really fun and challenging take on the old Breakout games.

I hope this gets finished and would really love to see a level editor in the game.
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Blinkdog
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26, 2015
4min of gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxrRDF7rMTk

-note-This game is in Early Access but is already more playable them most ea games.

This is a revers Arkanoid game.
In here you're moving the blocks left or right to control where the ball goes without letting it fall off the level.
Right now there are only 12 levels but they plan on doing more.
Your goal is to release all the fairies by break the blue blocks wile trying to avoid the red blocks.
Other blocks are green (power ups), gray (nothing), & metal (unbreakable).
As for the 2 jars, i think the purple gives a 1up when filled and the pink is for bonuses.
I'm not 100% sure cause i don't look away from the ball much during gameplay.

Overall the game is harder than i thought it would be and not in a bad way.
Enjoying Arkanoid and other breakout games this was a very different play style and i'm looking forward to any new content.
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Veskagan
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: September 5, 2015
Easy to learn, fun to play, difficult to master. For an Early Access title, it's a very promising start and I look forward to seeing the game continue to evolve during development!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 28, 2015
I've only played this for a short time so far, but I'm already hooked. It's a nice change from the usual square shaped breakout. Circular breakouts have been around for a long time now, so it's not as unusual as the developer makes out. I've purchased a few myself and I've also played several flash based ones such as X Bound aka Plastic Balls, Neon Blox, Radial 50, Ringgz - Brick Breaker and Uber Breakout. Today's game however not only offers a round arena, it also dispenses with the bat. Instead you move the bricks around. It was the hardest breakout I can remember playing in many years, so isn't for the faint hearted. That said it is dirt cheap at the moment with 50% off (only £1.99).

I'm already impressed with this game and it's only in early alpha release at the moment. It will be interesting to see what updates are added to this game.

One negative for me was when I tried to play the game full screen it kept freezing on me and I had to do the three fingered salute to escape the game. It played fine in windowed mode, which you can select whenever you start up the game via the configuration window.


Suggestions to the developer:

i) ... Include a bat and ball mode
ii) ... Add a level editor

I will return to this review to update it once I've added a few hours of game play and when its out of early access. Hopefully we will see lots of updates and additions.


You can see a couple of videos of game play HERE and HERE
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26, 2015
4min of gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxrRDF7rMTk

-note-This game is in Early Access but is already more playable them most ea games.

This is a revers Arkanoid game.
In here you're moving the blocks left or right to control where the ball goes without letting it fall off the level.
Right now there are only 12 levels but they plan on doing more.
Your goal is to release all the fairies by break the blue blocks wile trying to avoid the red blocks.
Other blocks are green (power ups), gray (nothing), & metal (unbreakable).
As for the 2 jars, i think the purple gives a 1up when filled and the pink is for bonuses.
I'm not 100% sure cause i don't look away from the ball much during gameplay.

Overall the game is harder than i thought it would be and not in a bad way.
Enjoying Arkanoid and other breakout games this was a very different play style and i'm looking forward to any new content.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 5, 2015
Like an indie Peggle, while Magical Brickout has some polish to go, it's a great concept that just needs snapping up,
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 5, 2015
Easy to learn, fun to play, difficult to master. For an Early Access title, it's a very promising start and I look forward to seeing the game continue to evolve during development!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 2, 2015
Magic Brickout is a fun little time waster.

Pros:
-Addicting! (like really.. really addicting)
-Fun
-Many Various levels
-Epic Music
-The game doesn't lag too often even with Fantastic option.

Cons:
-This game would be better with community made levels.
-The text dialogue is sometimes hard to read.

The game is really fun and amazing, you should buy it if your internet runs out or want to waste a little free time at work.
(Please add the feature to customize character or make your own brickout level! :D, and keep it up!)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 26, 2015
Early Access Alpha build so I can't really give a credible review but considering the content I've played
so far this is a really fun and challenging take on the old Breakout games.

I hope this gets finished and would really love to see a level editor in the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 29, 2015
I have been playing for an hour and a half so far and so far it have been great, compaired to the traditional horizontal pinball games this game offers a spin to it, instead of the horizontal movment of the walls this game offers a circular wall movement system. it is quite fun at first and the level design was fun however i would love to have a save button to save my progress. Overall this game is fun and enjoyable and you will definetly be able to play this game hours on end.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 28, 2015
For a game in early access, it shows promise. The game is also priced appropriately at $5.

I will say that the game is extremely difficult. While I was about to clear through the early access levels in 30 minutes, getting a 3 Star score on every level would VERY difficult, but perhaps that's part of the point. I say difficult because the learning curve for learning to rotate the playing field and calculate ricochet angles in your head, all while trying to hit objective bricks and powerups and avoiding debuffs can get overwhelming. I guess theoretical one could get very good at the control scheme, but I can't imagine myself doing it.

Still, worth keeping an eye out. The game field does rotate smoothly (though I wish there was an option to make it turn more quickly, art style is good, the polish is passible though not excellent, and the music is actually surprisingly stellar.

The lack of a quick reset button was infuriating though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 28, 2015
I have not played it much since I just got it, but this game is pretty fun and frustrating, which is an amazing combination.

I'm not that great at reviewing a product, as you might be able to tell, but I encourage you to buy this game and try it. If you don't like it, Steam does offer refunds.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 7, 2015
At first I thought it was kind of lame but I really started to get into after stage 2. Cant wait for more levels. The only problem is that sometimes the game is really hard, and sometimes its so easy it really depend on what powerup you pickup get the multiball and its all over for but the crying. Alot more fun then most of the indie games I play, never actually beating them.

Whoops must have left the game on i didnt play for it 22 hours.
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