Mages of Mystralia Launches Kickstarter as a Nearly Finished Game

Developer Borealys Games explains that although the game is nearly complete, there are certain details the team wants to add that it feels could be achieved with Kickstarter's help.

on March 16, 2017 8:30 PM

Lately, Borealys Games has been hard at work on its debut title, Mages of Mystralia, to the point where the team feels the game is basically complete. Still, today the Kickstarter for the game was launched.

On the game’s Kickstarter page, Borealys explained why Mages of Mystralia is in need of additional funding and what it would mean for the game’s final product.

“Recently there have been several Kickstarter campaigns that have raised an amount of funding to prove that the concept is viable, but then seek publisher or outside investor support for what they really need. We are taking the opposite approach. We built our proof-of-concept, got investment, and made our game. It is fully playable beginning to end, and many would consider it complete.

But as we’ve observed our playtesters and gotten feedback, we’ve generated a ton of ideas that would not take too long to implement but have the power to take this game to the next level. Adding all of those little tweaks and extra polish will only add a couple months to our schedule, so for a relatively modest sum, we can have a huge impact.”

As of writing this, Mages of Mystralia only needs a total of $18,787.00 to be considered fully funded and it’s already at $13,114.00. Although Borealys isn’t asking for much, it does also have some stretch goals in mind, the first of which will be announced March 17.

“Of course, we already have plans for how we’d like to expand the game post launch with new game modes. If we exceed our goal, we’ll be able to staff up more aggressively and deliver those new features sooner than if we had to wait for the game to launch.”

Mages of Mystralia is an action-adventure title that doesn’t adhere to traditional progressions systems of unlockable abilities. Instead, Borealys has created a game that promises to give players the resources to craft their own spells for millions possible combinations.

Mages of Mystralia is being developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. The Kickstarter has 29 more days before it ends.

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