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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!
I'm a bit surprised when this Project has few comment. I have played your Demo. Everything looks good. The story is pretty intesting for me, it makes me continue to play. Hahaha, I spent over two hours to play Magnus Light non- stop! The battle is quite challenge. If I don't act fast, the boss will kill my characters . Your maps look decent for me, but it isn't too bad.
Keep up the good work and update more. I will wait for the next Demo.