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The Magnus Light is a game I've been working on for more than a year or so now. It's an upgraded version of Story of the Year set in the same diegesis, Treter. However the story is much different and more serious than before aiming to please target audiences who are fans of such games like Final Fantasy, Breath of Fire and Tales of a Series. All these games are direct inspirations of The Magnus Light. The games objective is to please newcomers to rpg games and those who crave an interesting story as well as a challenge. It has a non linear based narrative structure with quite a few subplots that also focuses on quests as a way to engage in more subplots for players to have more of an understanding of the setting.
The Magnus Light is set in the fictional fantasy world of Treter. A world filled with legends, myths, many creatures, some diverse races and what the game would refer to as magica which is a prospect that makes the planet function. The story starts of in Nua which is said to be the most prestigious continent on Treter in terms of military strength. Unfortunately Nua is at civil conflict from a rebel group known as Sarz. No one knows why Sarz would want to break the peace in Nua and it is believed they are being truly led by an unknown cult. It is now clear that the Nuan government knows there are people secretly working internally trying to overthrow the King. The story focuses on the main protagonist Magnus Croid, a descendant of a once dominant and ruling clan known as Magnus. Young Croid is a mercenary who gets reluctantly recruited by the Royal Family. This is to protect the princess who's life is threatened by rebellion forces due to reasons restricted. However, this isn't the first time Croid has done a mercenary job for the King. He meets some old faces and makes some new friends whilst embarking on a quest as the guardian of Nua's most important asset.
Fully Animated Battle-system Special Abilities Unique Character Skills Lots of places to explore Lots of quests Tons of different Items Tons of different Equipment Tons of Monsters to face Challenging Bosses Exciting characters to meet Legends and myths to uncover
The Magnus Family History
B.E. Stands for Before Exploration A.E Stands for After Exploration
Magnus Zarkodious- Possibly the founder of the Magnus empire traced back as the oldest warrior of the family tree. He possessed the sword of justice and created the art of Ken. (700) B.E.
Magnus Sagitar- A warlord who forged alliances with 2 other powerful clans, the Gamba’s and Templar’s during the age of fiends. He saved Nua from being overrun by monsters. (50) A.E.
Magnus Logum- Carried on his father’s legacy by slaying the most vicious fiends in Nua and is known as the warrior that scared of a Grendel. (90) A.E.
Magnus Jase- A dominant leader that united the Nua nation making him the first true King of Nua. (350) A.E.
Magnus Marimbo- The father of Croid Magnus and son of Jase Magnus. He forfeit his title as King and is believed to have surpassed natural human strength. (410) A.E.
Magnus Croid- The protagonist of the epic tale of the Magnus Light. Croid follows his ancestors footsteps to live up to the family name. (450) A.E.
Croid Magnus Age:19 Class: Mercenary Weaponry: Swords Personality: Arrogant, Rude, Brave, Fearless. Info: Magnus Croid is the reluctant hero and the main protagonist of this epic fantasy. He is a descendant of the Magnus clan, a once dominant ruling clan of powerful warriors that united Nua years back. Croid decides to follow his fathers footsteps to obtain true strength. He sets out into the world at the age of 17 as a fearless mercenary ready for any challenge. 2 years later Croid obtains the title slayer of the manslayer after he defeats Garundo, a warrior who is said to bear the strength of more than 50 men. Now with the status of one of the most powerful warriors in Nua, Croid is recruited by the Royal Family on a quest to protect the princess herself.
Nifty Toriyama Age:18 Class: Alchemist Weaponry: Fire Arms(Guns) Personality: Friendly, Laid back, Generous, Care Free Info: Nifty Toriyama is a friendly young man that comes from Shinda, the most technologically advanced civilization on the planet. He meets Croid who is unconscious at Yama Beach at the start of the game and befriends him. Young Toriyama bears the guilt of being responsible for the death of one of Shinda's most prosperous men, Bengaiden Sigmund. This was due to his lack of seriousness. Now with the feeling of being hated by all back home including by his own sister, he decides to get away from his old life for a while till things die down. Alongside with Croid, he is recruited by Liambo Lightbringer to become a royal guard in which he accepts...
Liambo Lightbringer Age:26 Class: Paladin Weaponry: Swords, Mallets Personality: Serious, Observant, Cautious, Brave Info: Liambo Lightbringer is the youngest Nua General that belongs to one of the richest noble families in Nua. He earned his title of General after proving to be a great tactician in the battlefield. Instead of relying on his strength, Liambo a born genius relied on strategic assaults to be rid of his foes. The Paladin has now gained respect of the Nua army and is one of the Kings Personal Knights. He is given a direct quest by King Jamaya who tells him to recruit some of the strongest warriors in Nua to protect his daughter, Princess Vellesca for reasons restricted in the narrative. Liambo is often accompanied by Hemphia his childhood friend. He specializes in taking on enemies of the dark as he uses light magica to vanquish them...
Hemphia Yoland Age:24 Class: Mage Weaponry: Wand, Staffs Personality: Rude, Observant, Chatty, Friendly Info: Hemphia Yoland was adopted by the Lightbringer family when she was a child. It was because of her psychic abilities that the high noble family took her in as their own. She has the ability to read people's minds and can understand how they are feeling just by being present there. After years of training she is now recognised by the title of Mage. Hemphia has been Liambo's assistant for 3 years prior to the narrative and follows him where ever he goes. She's also his childhood friend and is madly in love with him but doesn't know how to let him know constantly leaving him hints in the narrative which Liambo fails to pick up on. It was because of Hemphia's magica that Croid constantly has dreams of the past and dreams reflecting his fate...
These are some videos I made about the work in progress of the project. A lot of the clips were made a long time ago but I finally decided to upload them. The first video is the newer more updated one where as the second was uploaded a long time ago.
The videos are a bit laggy but gives you an idea what to expect.
This post has been edited by obsorber: Aug 30 2011, 12:41 PM
The final release of Project Viral is finally here!
THREAD UPDATE I now have demo available for The Magnus Light. It's a small run through of what to expect lasting 1 hours 30 minutes opening up the plot. There are quests available, some that have to be done whilst others are optional. Also the game has 3 challenging bosses to face. You may notice some changes may be made to some of the scenes, maps and possibly characters later when the full game is released. I intend revamp the intro scene and make it longer once I have done more of the story so the scenes can relate to the future parts of the game. Please download this demo and post me some feedback if you want as I am interested in the pros and cons. The download size is 64 MB. Thanks your help would be appreciated.
This post has been edited by obsorber: Aug 11 2011, 03:43 PM
The final release of Project Viral is finally here!
Nua The Nua Empire is a human realm that has the largest and most powerful army in the world. The continent was named by Magnus Zarkodius who became a powerful warlord at one point in his life. Magnus Zarkodius established trade routes between the three countries and ran the Brooklyn Realms. He decided to combine the 4 countries, Brooklyn, Yama, Benvrais and Raynor into one continent so that it was easier to identify where the trades were going. Almost a century later, Magnus Dugal, Zarkodius's descendant took over the whole Nua realm to bring peace to the nation forming allegiances to save their lands from vicious fiends. Today, the Nua nation is governed by King Jamaya who took over the throne when Magnus Jase forfeit his title as King. The most common job in Nua is a soldier or guard for males. This is because the government wants to keep it's countries safe from fiends and other enemies.
Shinda This race mainly consists of humans and is the most technologically advanced race in the world. Years back during the age of fiends, Magnus Dugal wanted to take over Nua to protect it from an uprising of fiends and monsters. Freud Sigmund a clan leader of his time argued against him. Instead of fighting Magnus in war, he decided to give up his territory in Yama. He felt that there was no point fighting if he had two enemies to face, Magnus and the fiends. Sigmund got on his ship and disappeared into the south alongside with many of his loyal followers and those who opposed and disagreed with Magnus's ambitions. They ended up in the cold lands of the world which wasn't filled with too many fiends at the time. It was here that Sigmund would name this territory Shinda. Being a genius, Sigmund was able to create high technological housing, water systems and use magica as energy to run the society. Shinda grew into a continent ran by energy from magica. Many years later, almost everyone in the population was trained into alchemists, those who have the ability to manipulate the earth and the wind. To secure his lands he made alliances with Dugal's son, Magnus Jase so he could set up trade paths for his people. Sigmund later died years after. Without no leader the government to had to elect a President who would be the people's choice. Favored by all, Menestril Thillis also referred to as Menethil became the it's new ruler.
Casia Casia is the land of the elves who live on magica. They are peaceful race that love nature and live away from humans not valuing their lifestyle. The elves are a wise and honorable race. They are also immortal and can live forever unless they are killed otherwise. Some believe Magnus Zarkodius got his immortality from them as none of the Magnus descendants have aged after growing up to a certain age. The are led by wise Emperor Linus. Linus once fought with Zarkodius in a duel when a group of Nuan soldiers docked in Casia to discover the land. It was a battle of honor which occurred instead of countless men and fellow elves losing their lives. Linus had never met a warrior who could match his strength and before he knew it he was overpowered by Zarkodius's Resoken. Defeated by Magnus, Linus befriended him and let him and his troops return home. Casia was now an explicit ally of Nua although hardly any trade routes were established between them. Recently a few elves have recently migrated to Shinda to start a new life and were welcomed by Thillis, it's President.
This post has been edited by obsorber: Sep 5 2011, 09:42 AM
The final release of Project Viral is finally here!