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The Book of Living Magic

Started by darthkiwi, August 17, 2011, 01:50:57 PM

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Hi all,

I just thought I'd let you folks know about a charming little game that just came out called "The Book of Living Magic".

It's made by Jonas Kyratzes who made The Infinite Ocean, Phenomenon 32, Last Rose in a Desert Garden and a bunch of others. His work's very intriguing and satisfying and I think it's a shame he doesn't get as much attention as other indies. His site is here:

The Book of Living Magic is a point and click adventure game set in the Lands of Dream and follows the adventures of a lonely little girl who lives in a boring world who one day has a wonderful dream about the Book of Living Magic and sets out to find it. Some people won't like it because it's light-hearted and optimistic and centres around characters who care about others and who help each other. Some people will find it too moralising and simple. But I think the game exhibits a real sincerity and generosity, and it was really wonderful for me to step out of the world of grim and gritty FPSs for an hour or so, and step into a world created with nothing but love and optimism.

And what love it's made with! The writing is excellent, each location is hand-drawn in a charmingly childish wax-crayon style, and absolutely EVERYTHING on-screen has an item description, often an in-joke or reference, or just a very amusing comment. Jonas must have spent a lot of time on this, and it really shows. You can tell it's a labour of love.

So, please have a go and tell people what you think of it! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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A very good game. I like the message that it conveyed. It's very heartfelt.
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