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Most succinctly described as Legend of Zelda meets Harry Potter, Mages of Mystralia is a single-player action-adventure set in a lively fantasy world in which you can design your own spells.

In this homage to the fantasy genre's most iconic archetype, the mage, you will need to master the art of spellcrafting. Through solving environmental puzzles and defeating formidable enemies, you will come to explore the millions of possible spell combinations on your path to becoming a real mage! 

The story is being written by bestselling author Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy world for Dungeons and Dragons, which served as the basis for games like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights, as well as about 170 other fantasy books. 

This epic adventure has an immersive soundtrack that was recorded live by the Video Game Orchestra and orchestrated by Shota Nakama (Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remaster).

Feel free to listen to a mash-up of our original OST while reading!

Mages of Mystralia was created around a new and innovative spellcrafting system that allows you to create millions of new ways to fight enemies and solve environmental puzzles!

To accomplish this, you are given a spell book with four basic spell types:

You can modify these spells by adding and combining different runes to them.

  • Behavioral runes: Adds a specific behavior that stacks with other behaviors attached to the spell.
  • Augment runes: Modifies the runes to which they are connected, changing the variables of the behavior.
  • Trigger runes: Nests additional spells within the current spell when certain trigger conditions are met.

As the game progresses, your spell book's contents will grow, opening up an exponentially growing number of options. You can then mix and match runes in order to create mega-spells that are greater than the sum of their parts. For example:

If we start with an Actus Orb of Fire...

 By adding the 'Move' behavior rune, we get a fireball.

 And adding a 'Duplicate' behavior rune gives us a triple fireball.

Now if we attach the 'Duplicate' behavior rune to an Ice Ego spell instead, it gives an ice sculpture that can be used as a decoy to escape enemies.

Then, we can add the 'Periodic' trigger rune to our ice sculpture to nest another spell. When prompted, we select the triple fireball. This creates an ice turret!

Finally, attaching the 'Right' augment rune on the turret will make it turn clockwise, shooting in 360 degrees.

You can also use 'Rain', 'Impact', 'Teleport' and many more amazing runes to create even crazier spells!

Four spell types, four elements and eighteen runes can be placed on the spellcrafting grid in order to create tons of incredible combinations! Whenever we put the spellcrafting system in front of new players, someone invariably comes up with a new spell we've never seen before!

So you're not constrained by what we, the game's creators, put in the game for you to discover. Instead, you are limited only by your own creativity and imagination.

At PAX East, PAX West, PAX South, PAX East again, SXSW and the PlayStation Experience, the reaction to our spell system has been incredible! But don't take our word for it, here is what the media had to say:

Learn more about our unique spellcrafting system!

Want to learn more about Mages of Mystralia's unique approach to spellcrafting? We've got you covered! The following video combines parts 1-3 of our spellcrafting tutorial, narrated by none other than Dan Adelman himself.

Keep in mind that this video only gives you a (very) small insight of all the possibilities offered! What spells will YOU create?

Mages of Mystralia has responsive action-adventure controls that have been perfected to feel intuitive and fun.

But be careful... The world of Mystralia is a dangerous place. Monsters roam freely in the wilds and you never know what enormous creatures lurk in the shadowy corners of the realm... 

This polished gameplay, combined with the moving soundtrack and beautifully rendered cel shaded graphics really allowed the team to bring this immersive game to a level of quality that they are extremely proud of.

In Mages of Mystralia, you play as Zia, a young woman who discovers that she has been born with an innate sense of magic. Unfortunately, arcane powers have been banned from the kingdom, forcing her to go into exile and learn the ways of magic as she looks to gain some control over her powers and stumbles into a story of epic proportions!

On her journey, she meets other exiled mages and discovers runes with magical properties, realizing that she can combine these in different ways to come up with millions of new spells!

When Ed Greenwood set to the task of writing the story of Zia’s adventure, he couldn’t help but flesh out the entire world and its lore. The history of the kingdom of Mystralia was an interesting enough story in its own right, so we worked with acclaimed webcomic creators Brian Clevinger and Carey Pietsch to tell that story in comic book form.

The more you know your Mystralia history, the better you’ll be able to identify the subtle references to these events of the past and how they’ve come to shape Zia’s present.

A wide range of different environments are spread out across the vast world of Mystralia, where villagers, merchants and mages live. You will explore the many different areas of the game in order to find epic treasure, solve mind-bending puzzles and experiment with spells in order to become a true mage!

Mages of Mystralia’s original orchestral score was performed by the Video Game Orchestra and orchestrated by Shota Nakama, one of the masterminds behind the scores of Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remaster.

Furthermore, the music in the game is dynamic, meaning that depending on the setting and the actions a player makes, the music will adapt itself, adding instruments, accelerating or slowing the pace and basically modulating to fit every in-game situation!

 Some of the projects our team members have worked on previously :

Borealys Games is made up of experienced developers who’ve spent years working in the AAA industry, which really allowed the team to add that extra layer of polish to the gameplay and visual elements of the game.

The game is already a lot of fun and the players' response at events has been heartwarming, but we still have some polish (improved animations, particle effects, and enhanced sound effects - among others) that we think will really take the game to the next level. In addition, we also have a few features up our sleeves as stretch goals that we would love to obtain.

More importantly, we want to get feedback on the game from our most ardent supporters, who will get the beta immediately after the campaign is processed!

Although the team has had years of experience in the industry, Mages of Mystralia is the studio's first public appearance and we are coming to Kickstarter to find and grow our core player community.

We want fans of magical action-adventure games to join us as we look towards the game's official launch in Q2 of 2017!

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.

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.

 Adding digital copies to your order is simple:

  • Select your preferred pledge tier from the right of the page.
  • At checkout, add 25$CAD ($19 US) for each extra digital copy you would like.
  • At the end of the campaign, you will receive a Backer Form to confirm your add-ons and preferred platform(s) for your digital keys.

Adding a physical add-ons to your order is simple:

  • Select your desired pledge tier from the right of the campaign page.
  • At checkout, simply add the value of your desired Treasure Chest(s) and the shipping fee that corresponds to your location.
  • At the end of the campaign, you will receive a Backer Form to confirm your add-ons, address and T-Shirt size(s).

The Silver Treasure Chest contains:

  • One Mages of Mystralia pin
  • One Mages of Mystralia t-shirt
  • One soft-cover copy of the 64-page Mages of Mystralia comic book by Brian Clevinger and Carey Pietsch
  • One full-color 11x17 Mages of Mystralia poster

Regional Shipping Fees (per Silver Treasure Chest):

  • Canada : 14 CAD$ ($10.40 US)
  • United States : 18 CAD$ ($13.40 US)
  • Rest of the World : 25 CAD$ ($18.60 US)
The Golden Treasure Chest contains:
  • One Mages of Mystralia pin
  • One exclusive Mages of Mystralia dev team t-shirt
  • One soft-cover copy of the 64-page Mages of Mystralia comic book by Brian Clevinger and Carey Pietsch
  • One limited full-color 11x17 Mages of Mystralia poster, signed by Ed Greenwood
  • One double-vinyl version of Mages of Mystralia's original OST, orchestrated by Shota Nakama and performed by the Video Game Orchestra

Regional Shipping Fees (per Golden Treasure Chest):

  • Canada: 18 CAD$   ($13.40 US)
  • United States: 25 CAD$   ($18.60 US)
  • Rest of World: 27 CAD$   ($20 US)

Cool details about our awesome collector T-Shirts!

Here are the 5 different T-shirt models we're offering in our "Treasure Chest" physical add-on packs! Backers who are eligible to receive one of those beauties as part of their rewards will get to choose the model and sizing once the campaign completes!

For reference only. Colors subject to slight changes.
For reference only. Colors subject to slight changes.

We will be unlocking Kickstarter goodies as we tick off community achievements so please feel free to participate! All of our social media  links can be found below.

From everyone here at Borealys Games, we want to thank you from the bottom of our three HP hearts for helping us bring this game to the heights we know it can reach!

Kickstarter is known to be a great place for a new studio to start a community and we are psyched to meet and chat with you during the weeks, months and years to come.

Thank you!

Risks and challenges

Although it is true that Kickstarter projects for video games often come with a certain level of risk, it really isn't the case here. Backers will receive the beta access to Mages of Mystralia immediately after the Kickstarter is processed and we plan on the full release being sometime in Q2 of 2017!

Our team is filled with industry veterans who know what they are doing so there are no worries to be had on the game development front! The only thing that's new to us with this campaign is the sending of physical rewards, but we have already lined up partners to make sure all of that goes off without a hitch!

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    The Apprentice Pack

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    You are ready to start your mage training!

    With this pack you get our thanks, an awesome Mages of Mystralia wallpaper and a digital copy of the game for PC, PS4 or Xbox One.

    In addition, you get closed beta access to the game immediately once the Kickstarter is processed.*

    *Beta will only be available for PC copies of the game.

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    With spellbook in hand you're ready for your first journey!

    You will get the beautiful digital original orchestral score of the game, conducted by Shota Nakama (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts).

    Plus you get your name in the game's credits.

    Includes:
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    The Mage Pack

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    You know your way around runes don't you!

    In addition to the rewards above, receive a digital copy of the Mages of Mystralia comic book by Brian Clevinger and Carey Pietsch.

    Plus immortalize your name in the game on The Altar of Ages! This will be an altar in the game that will be inscribed with the names of all of the trained mages that have come before you.

    Additionally, you will get exclusive online access to a private AMA session with Ed Greenwood.

    Includes:
    • Mages of Mystralia HD wallpaper
    • Digital copy of MoM for PC, PS4 or XB1 (reg. $24.99 US)
    • Closed beta access immediately after the campaign (PC only)
    • Digital OST orchestrated by Shota Nakama (FFXV, Kingdom Hearts)
    • Appear as "Mage" in the credits
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    The Wanted Mage Pack

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    Your past deeds have not gone unnoticed! By practicing outlawed magic, you have become “Wanted” across the land and there is now a bounty on your capture.

    In addition to the rewards from the Mage Pack, you get to immortalize a name and short description (within lore) on one of the “Wanted Mages” billboards located near settlements in the game.

    Includes:
    • Mages of Mystralia HD wallpaper
    • Digital copy of MoM for PC, PS4 or XB1 (reg. $24.99 US)
    • Closed beta access immediately after the campaign (PC only)
    • Digital OST orchestrated by Shota Nakama (FFXV, Kingdom Hearts)
    • Appear as "Wanted Mage" in the credits
    • Digital PDF of the game's comic book by Clevinger and Pietsch
    • Your name will appear on "The Altar of Ages"
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    The Mentor Pack

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    Everyone in the village knows you're a Mage, but they won't tell!

    In addition to the rewards from the Mage Pack, you get to name one of the game's NPCs.

    Includes:
    • Mages of Mystralia HD wallpaper
    • Digital copy of MoM for PC, PS4 or XB1 (reg. $24.99 US)
    • Closed beta access immediately after the campaign (PC only)
    • Digital OST orchestrated by Shota Nakama (FFXV, Kingdom Hearts)
    • Appear as "Mentor" in the credits
    • Digital PDF of the game's comic book by Clevinger and Pietsch
    • Your name will appear on "The Altar of Ages"
    • Get access to a private AMA session with Ed Greenwood
    • Name an NPC in Mystralia
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    The Immortal Pack

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    Everyone in Mystralia knows of you and your story!

    In addition to the rewards included in the Mage Pack, you will be immortalized with a statue placed in the game of you! Send us a picture and we will do our best to bring you into the world of Mystralia.

    Also, you get to name the statue and give a short description of your legendary deeds.

    Includes:
    • Mages of Mystralia HD wallpaper
    • Digital copy of MoM for PC, PS4 or XB1 (reg. $24.99 US)
    • Closed beta access immediately after the campaign (PC only)
    • Digital OST orchestrated by Shota Nakama (FFXV, Kingdom Hearts)
    • Appear as "Immortal" in the credits!
    • Digital PDF of the game's comic book by Clevinger and Pietsch
    • Your name will appear on "The Altar of Ages"
    • Get access to a private AMA session with Ed Greenwood
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    The Archmage Pack

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    A reunion of exiled mages is always exciting!

    In addition to the rewards included in the Mage Pack, you will be invited to the launch party in Montreal where you will get the opportunity to eat, drink and party with the Borealys team and Ed Greenwood.*

    *Flight and accommodations not included.

    Includes:
    • Mages of Mystralia HD wallpaper
    • Digital copy of MoM for PC, PS4 or XB1 (reg. $24.99 US)
    • Closed beta access immediately after the campaign (PC only)
    • Digital OST orchestrated by Shota Nakama (FFXV, Kingdom Hearts)
    • Appear as "Archmage" in the credits
    • Digital PDF of the game's comic book by Clevinger and Pietsch
    • Your name will appear on "The Altar of Ages"
    • Get access to a private AMA session with Ed Greenwood
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    The Adventurer Pack (Early Bird)

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    With spellbook in hand you are ready for your first journey!

    You will get the beautiful digital original orchestral score of the game, conducted by Shota Nakama (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts).

    Plus you get your name in the game's credits.

    Includes:
    • Mages of Mystralia HD wallpaper
    • Digital copy of MoM for PC, PS4 or XB1 (reg. $24.99 US)
    • Closed beta access immediately after the campaign (PC only)
    • Digital OST orchestrated by Shota Nakama (FFXV, Kingdom Hearts)
    • Appear as "Adventurer" in the credits
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    The Mage Pack (Early Bird)

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    The early mage gets the worm!

    In addition to the rewards above, receive a digital copy of the Mages of Mystralia comic book by Brian Clevinger and Carey Pietsch.

    Plus immortalize your name in the game on The Altar of Ages. This will be an altar in the game that will be inscribed with the names of all of the trained mages that have come before you. (within lore)

    Additionally, you will get exclusive online access to a private AMA session with Ed Greenwood.

    Includes:
    • Mages of Mystralia HD wallpaper
    • Digital copy of MoM for PC, PS4 or XB1 (reg. $24.99 US)
    • Closed beta access immediately after the campaign (PC only)
    • Digital OST orchestrated by Shota Nakama (FFXV, Kingdom Hearts)
    • Appear as "Mage" in the credits
    • Digital PDF of the game's comic book by Clevinger and Pietsch
    • Your name will appear on "The Altar of Ages"
    • Get access to a private AMA session with Ed Greenwood
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    The Mage Prince Pack

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    Even though they have passed, Mage Princes of old are still remembered, and sometimes revered, by the citizens of Mystralia.

    In addition to the rewards from the Mage Pack, you get to immortalize a name on one of the gravestones in Greyleaf Hamlet in the game.

    Includes:
    • Mages of Mystralia HD wallpaper
    • Digital copy of MoM for PC, PS4 or XB1 (reg. $24.99 US)
    • Closed beta access immediately after the campaign (PC only)
    • Digital OST orchestrated by Shota Nakama (FFXV, Kingdom Hearts)
    • Appear as "Mage Prince" in the credits
    • Digital PDF of the game's comic book by Clevinger and Pietsch
    • Your name will appear on "The Altar of Ages"
    • Get access to a private AMA session with Ed Greenwood
    • Immortalize a name on a gravestone in Greyleaf Hamlet
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    The Mage King Pack

    (Approx. $93 US)

    Is that gold lining on your spellbook? Oh my!

    In addition to the rewards from the Mage Pack, you get to immortalize a name and epitaph on one of the tombs in the graveyard near the "Tomb of the Mage Kings" in the game.

    Includes:
    • Mages of Mystralia HD wallpaper
    • Digital copy of MoM for PC, PS4 or XB1 (reg. $24.99 US)
    • Closed beta access immediately after the campaign (PC only)
    • Digital OST orchestrated by Shota Nakama (FFXV, Kingdom Hearts)
    • Appear as "Mage King" in the credits
    • Digital PDF of the game's comic book by Clevinger and Pietsch
    • Your name will appear on "The Altar of Ages"
    • Get access to a private AMA session with Ed Greenwood
    • Immortalize a name and epitaph on a tomb of the Mage Kings
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    The Quest Giver Pack

    (Approx. $279 US)

    Your manor is quite lovely and everyone in town is afraid to get near it!

    In addition to the rewards from the Mage Pack, you get to name one of the game's quest givers or merchants! These NPCs are crucial to the game's main storyline.

    Includes:
    • Mages of Mystralia HD wallpaper
    • Digital copy of MoM for PC, PS4 or XB1 (reg. $24.99 US)
    • Closed beta access immediately after the campaign (PC only)
    • Digital OST orchestrated by Shota Nakama (FFXV, Kingdom Hearts)
    • Appear as "Quest Giver" in the credits
    • Digital PDF of the game's comic book by Clevinger and Pietsch
    • Your name will appear on "The Altar of Ages"
    • Get access to a private AMA session with Ed Greenwood
    • Name a major NPC in Mystralia
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    The Ancient Pack

    (Approx. $372 US)

    Your prowess with spells and the length of your spell book is the envy of all!

    In addition to the rewards included in the Mage Pack, you also get to name an important ancient mage in the game with a short description of his/her magical past in the Tomb of the Mage Kings.

    These ancients are an important part of the magical lore in Mystralia and you will be one of them!

    Includes:
    • Mages of Mystralia HD wallpaper
    • Digital copy of MoM for PC, PS4 or XB1 (reg. $24.99 US)
    • Closed beta access immediately after the campaign (PC only)
    • Digital OST orchestrated by Shota Nakama (FFXV, Kingdom Hearts)
    • Appear as "Ancient" in the credits!
    • Digital PDF of the game's comic book by Clevinger and Pietsch
    • Your name will appear on "The Altar of Ages"
    • Get access to a private AMA session with Ed Greenwood
    • Name and describe an Ancient Mage King (within lore)
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