Inspired with Mike Mignola’s work, classic animes, Persona franchise, and, of course, Darkest Dungeon – Magin: The Rat Project Stories is a narrative-driven, adventure RPG with deckbuilding mechanics, turn-based combat, and a disturbing, non-linear plot. Watch the new gameplay trailer featuring a recently added beast – Coweater.
Hide your cattle!
Coweaters – as they call them, roam marshes, fields, and river banks in search of prey. Although their natural food is fish, the expansion of agriculture has made them hunt for cows and other livestock. Growing up to 3 meters tall they were sometimes seen eating a cow in one bite. Even today, after long years of peasants hunting them and destroying their habitats, Coweaters are often decimating livestock herds across all of the Southern Lands.
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The gameplay mechanics of Magin fuses an adventure game, based on the exploration of a 2D world and interaction with the environment and characters with a card-based combat system reminiscent of Slay the Spire and other deckbuilding games. The element that combines them is the emotion mechanic, that influences both stats during combat, and the choices you make. An additional point of contact between them is the card collecting system, based on exploration and character decisions.
Magins are mages whose abilities are tied to the flow of the Essence, directed by their emotional state. Because of their powers, they are treated either as dangerous outcasts, or research specimens. Tolen and Elester – Magins, mediums of the Essence are holding few things in common, but they are bound by a fate that neither of them suspects.
Developers aim to tell an engrossing story with difficult decisions to make and multiple endings. They are creating a rich, mysterious world, full of multidimensional characters, and atmospheric locations. A point in history where medieval culture is confronted with the invention of industrial, magic-powered machines.
Support the game on Kickstarter and check out its FREE DEMO!
Magin: The Rat Project Stories is now gaining funds on the Kickstarter in order to complete the game and enhance it with more features. The developers already collected almost 60% of their goal with still 7 days left until the end of the campaign. If you like what you see, support the developers by backing the project, or simply sharing it with your friends. Check the FREE DEMO that’s available on the game’s Steam page.
- Adventure game – interact with the environment and investigate items to get a better grasp of the context for the plot.
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- Non-linear story – immerse yourself into a cold and harsh fantasy world of our creation. Follow the main characters through their journey of a lost and redeemed hope.
- Card system – build your deck as the story progresses and face stronger enemies. Use RPG influenced elements such as storyline choices or merchants to modify your deck.
Magin: The Rat Project Stories is under development and will hit Steam in Q4 2021 with console releases coming at a later date.