Wastelands Interactive and Lucid Dreamers have launched a Kickstarter campaign for Worlds of Magic, a new 4X strategy game meant to become the spiritual successor to Master of Magic. This Kickstarter aims to raise £30K in the next 29 days, and those interested can back it up by visiting its Kickstarter page.
As its Kickstarter description reads, Master of Magic was a true gem among strategy games, it offered almost unlimited possibilities for enjoyable play. It gave players the freedom to create fantastic worlds and release the power of magic. Worlds of Magic will follow the same exciting path and share the spirit of that genuine classic.
World of Magic will feature 6 factions to control, 80 military units (8 for each faction, plus over 30 roaming creatures), 300 marvelous spells, 12 spell circles, 7 planes, 10 leaders and a minimum of 45 special units: 25 Heroes, 15 Champions and 5 Titans.
World of Magic is planned for an early 2014 release on the PC.
And here are the key features for this new title:
-MoM Spiritual Successor – WoM builds on the foundation MoM laid, rather than replacing it.
-D20 System – Units, Spells, and Heroes will all draw from the D20 rule set during tactical battles.
-4X deep playability -Explore, exploit, expand and exterminate in a universe of magic.
-Hero Units – Recruit powerful, artifact wielding heroes to lead your forces into battle.
-Twelve Spell Circles – Focus on depth in a single school, or spread your knowledge across many.
-Unique Races – Each race features exclusive units and play style.
-Settle Powerful Cities – Construct buildings and control production to create powerful armies.
-Multiple victory conditions – Make war, establish trade routes, or use peace as your weapon.
-Procedurally generated universe – Each game can be different, each universe unique.
-Planes of existence – Explore and conquer seven different planes of existence.
-Multilanguage – English, Polish, and Spanish are confirmed. More languages coming soon.
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