Magenta Horizon is a fast-paced 2D action platformer game that is heavily inspired by the Spectacle Fighter genre. Playing as a Reaper of the twisted purgatorial afterlife, push your skills to the limit to destroy the hordes of demons and epic bosses to reach your destination.
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Positive (49) - 97% of the 49 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 29, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The objective of this early access is to be able to continue development on Magenta Horizon while getting various feedback from the players. The feedback I've gotten from the community has always been a big part of the inspiration and fuel for the game development. I'd like to give you a chance to play the already finished content built on that past feedback and get even more feedback from it so that I can add better content in the future.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will stay in early access until the third act and the fifth difficulty adjustment is complete. The current estimate is during 2024.”

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

“I plan to have three acts of the main campaign, the fifth difficulty option, and additional gameplay modes including a boss rush in the full version of the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The first two acts are done. Excluding Act 1's content, there are multiple high-quality bosses, diverse combat arenas, and levels that are mostly bigger than act 1's average stages. The last gigantic act remains.”

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

“The price will remain as it is.”

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

“Through Steam and Discord, I'll actively listen to the community feedback. You can talk about story, gameplay, music, visual style, and anything else you want. I'll take it into account for the full game.”
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“For fans of fast-paced action platformers with exploration elements, Magenta Horizon is highly recommended. (...)the available content offers substantial replayability.”


From solo-developer - Maddison Baek - artist, composer, designer, writer, and programmer

We are providing the entirety of Magenta Horizon: Act 1 an expansive FREE Demo for anyone who wants to try before they buy. Consider this as a vertical slice of the complete product and a gateway to the larger challenges that await. But remember, Act 1 is on the beginning. The game will only get harder, weirder, and more extreme from here!

About This Game

"Soar over Purgatory and reap all the foes."

Magenta Horizon is a fast-paced 2D action platformer, with gameplay inspired by spectacle fighters, and a world designed to look and feel like a living prog-rock album cover. Test your skill with it's vast, stylistic, expressive combat options!

Spectacle fighter - Fully unlocked melee combat system that allows you to learn and master the game at your own pace. Slay enemies swiftly, gain style points, and earn that sweet Triple S rank.
Difficulty options - Choose from 5 difficulties that change both stage structure and enemy encounters, and push yourself to the limits.

Expressive combat – Juggle and pogo enemies to simultaneously attack and position yourself. Unlockable ranged skills widen your crowd-controlling methods. Use healing bombs to favor a more aggressive playstyles. Utilize environmental hazards. Experience the full freedom of combat!
Personalized playstyle - Experiment with the unique Necklace system to further cater to differing combat preferences, allowing you to chain combos and maximize your lethality.

Gigantic stages – These large arenas are designed to test your skill in platforming, navigation, and combat.
Surreal world - A varied and volatile roster of unique enemies and bosses keep the gameplay fresh, with a deeper lore below the surface that unfolds across a playthrough.

You play as Gretel, a reaper in this twisted purgatory, exiled for 200 years. After being freed from her sarcophagus by a wandering soul named Archibald - Gretel seeks purpose in her afterlife - guiding Archibald back to the sanctuary she was long ago exiled from. This journey will be along a perilous path, fraught with all manner of grotesque demons starving for souls.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Even though it is shown in a cartoonish manner, the game contains grotesque imageries and implications about horrid deaths. Viewer discretion is advised.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Window 10
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz 2.20 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Window 10
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz 2.20 GHz
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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