For every player who has ever been disappointed when they couldn’t find the spell that let their character flush enemies down an interstellar toilet, Magicmaker is the game for you!
Magicmaker is a game that is all about customization.
Okay, maybe not all about customization, but with over 2 million different spells that can be hacked together from the mish-mash of different effects the game offers, as well as the ability to cobble together your very own mini-mage, customization definitely plays a big role.
It’s a tough time when even someone who can bend the very elements to their will can’t afford to pay their rent. Unfortunately, that is the very situation you find yourself in in Magicmaker, and with little choice you find yourself taking on the only job you can get: a security guard. Despite the title, however, your job involves very little security and/or guarding, and instead will mostly revolve around exploration, platforming, and blasting cutesy enemies with spells that cause gouts of water or fiery supernovas or vortexes of poisonous whatchamacallits. Like so much else in the game, in the end the choice is yours of how to tackle the situations you come up against.
Tasty Stewdios have more than just a clever concept going for them in Magicmaker. With a visual style that is equal parts classic platformer and construction paper cutouts Magicmaker has a striking yet simplistic aesthetic to it. On top of that, the game has a heavy emphasis on humor and general silliness: don’t go into Magicmaker expecting anything to be taken too seriously. It markets itself as “the ultimate spellcrafting/wizard-security-guard adventure,” and it very well may be. At the very least, it’s hard to think of any other games that fit that description.
Magicmaker is available now on Steam, GOG, and even Shiny Loot. Normally priced at $9.99, the game is available for a short time from Steam for only 8.99, so if you’re the type who spent hours customizing spells in games like Oblivion and still never got quite what you wanted out of the system, this very well may be the game for you.