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An enchanting Adventure/RPG set in a magical realm. Master spells, battle foes, and quest forth in this full-length game. Read more

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An enchanting Adventure/RPG set in a magical realm. Master spells, battle foes, and quest forth in this full-length game.

Bronx, NY Video Games
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    1. Creator KSimms ✵ ✵ on January 24

      Congratulations on all the progress you guys have been making. Was happy reading the recent update, especially the parts about the combat system progress and about how Daniel was further refining the writing/design in parts. Glad the "Himalaya summit" was a success. :-)

      I have to admit that one of the things I'm looking forward to the most is the sound and music. The sound/music guy on this team is excellent and did a great job for you guys previously. One of the things that really stood out to me while playing the demo was how many cool, rich sound effects there were for so many actions.

    2. Creator Himalaya Studios, Inc. on January 24

      It's up now! There's been a great to deal to report but also a lot of personal issues we've had to deal with (primarily housing troubles and illness on my end, and also major illness on Chris' end.) I've also had to deal with preparations for local and faraway industry events on top of that, ack. Well...we think you guys will be pleased with this update. We're very happy to say things are moving along and at this rate, it should be a sleigh ride into beta!

    3. Creator Robert McNamara on January 23

      Three months between updates seems a little long-- surely something has happened in the last quarter? If there's nothing of note to say in three months, that's somewhat worrisome. Note that it's been over a month since the last mention of an update "soon."

    4. Creator Christopher G on January 4

      Thank you for the update Rachel. I hope everyone is doing better.

    5. Creator Himalaya Studios, Inc. on January 1

      Happy New Year! I was starting to sort what goodies should go in, but we're going to wait until Chris and Daniel have their annual summit next week-- there's going to be lots of exciting stuff to share and tractable progress to show! (Plus we got derailed by holidays and illness.)

    6. Creator Sterling Treadwell on January 1

      Ha was curious if there was an update coming. glad to see you guys chimed in to say that it is. I really loved the last update and the fact you were transparent on how far along a bunch of aspects were. I am excited and itching to have my copy in hand, but seeing progress and knowing everything is still on track (late, but moving along) gives me enough solace to sleep at night. :) Good luck and we're all counting on you! hehehe

    7. Creator Himalaya Studios, Inc. on December 16

      We'll have an update heading your way soon! The game is coming out a lot later than we'd like but we don't want to rush it to release and compromise the quality.

    8. Creator Bobby Allen on December 15

      Auditing projects, Dec is > Feb. Any chance of this seeing the light of day?

    9. Creator Tim on December 15

      I think the earth and Air mages have gotten together again, cause those tumbleweeds are just skipping past...


    10. Creator Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on October 27

      I want to lodge a complaint. That weather update was not accurate. Please have someone from the Air mage school correct the weather so the report is accurate. Thank you.

    11. Creator ☜☆RSF☆☞ on October 24

      Thanks for the update Chris (ehh actually both updates haha!)

    12. Creator Chris Warren on October 21

      An update? Slightly overcast with a chance of light showers in the afternoon. Possible sunshine on Friday.

      Oh, you meant for the project? Right you are! Just need to figure out a plausible way to type exactly the same thing as last update in different words... stay tuned! ;)

    13. Creator Jack Hepburn Raine on October 19

      Any chance of an update?

    14. Creator Chris Warren on September 14

      Check out update #37, it's all there. ;)

    15. Creator Louis Carson on September 13

      So what's the latest?

    16. Creator Dean & Kate on August 26, 2014

      @Himalaya Studios, Thanks for the Duke shout out in the update!

    17. Creator Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on August 25, 2014

      That's unacceptable, Chris. We demand hourly updates, written every 5 minutes, starting 20 seconds ago. And....GO!

    18. Creator Chris Warren on August 25, 2014

      Sorry, guys. Things have been INSANELY hectic around here and we haven't had the half-day free that's required to write the next update yet. It's coming soon!

    19. Creator Jack Hepburn Raine on August 24, 2014

      Any updates?

    20. Creator Himalaya Studios, Inc. on August 7, 2014

      I think we'll be due for an update after I return from VGU Con in DC next week! BTW, if anyone else is attending, feel free to hit me up.

    21. Creator GAMEHORDER on August 5, 2014

      Status update soon?

    22. Creator PegasusOrgans-Graywalkers VIP on July 16, 2014

      Quest For Infamy is out, if you guys need a game to tide you over. Much fun! And a kickstarter as well.

    23. Creator Chris Warren on July 14, 2014

      @Jamie: It's hard to give an accurate estimate because there are still so many variables affecting the outcome. At the current rate, I'd definitely say some time in 2015, but I'm afraid I couldn't narrow it down further than that. Most importantly, we don't want to compromise quality by rushing the game out, but at the same time, we're working as fast as humanly possible to release it as soon as we can (believe me, we don't want it taking forever, either, as we want to move on to other things). As the title continues to shape up, we'll keep you all posted!

    24. Creator Jamie on July 14, 2014

      Is there a new estimated delivery for this game? Not annoyed or anything I have just totally lost where this is at progress wise 60% .. 70% ... 80% ?

    25. Creator Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on July 3, 2014

      It was just a "My Little Pony" video, heh. I didn't watch it, but thanks anyway, Rachel. :)

    26. Creator Frodo on June 29, 2014

      Went to look at the video, but...
      'This video has been removed by the user. ' ) :

      Could you put the video back please?

    27. Creator Himalaya Studios, Inc. on June 22, 2014

      Hehe we can't grant the game being ready this second...but I can grant a FEW ponies :)…

    28. Creator Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on June 22, 2014

      It seems wish granting has ceased. :(

    29. Creator Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on June 22, 2014

      If wishes are being granted, then I want the game in my hands right this second.....
      right this second.....
      (oh, and I want a pony!)

    30. Creator Russell Deitch on June 19, 2014

      Tomimt, your wish has been granted! :)

    31. Creator Tomimt on June 14, 2014

      So, any news about the status of the game?

    32. Creator KSimms ✵ ✵ on May 31, 2014

      A video update with you guys talking and showing stuff on your computer screens would be so cool. Daniel and Chris have cool accents and should exploit them whenever possible.

    33. Creator Himalaya Studios, Inc. on May 28, 2014

      Make that doubling up for a June update-- there wasn't much to report for May, so we're gonna consolidate. Stay tuned! :)

    34. Creator Russell Deitch on May 28, 2014

      Hi, folks. What's happened to the May update?

    35. Creator KSimms ✵ ✵ on May 23, 2014

      Is there going to be a May update? Always fun to see a new update for this project.

    36. Creator Himalaya Studios, Inc. on May 21, 2014

      We will happily accept tax refunds, S&H Greenstamps, bitcoins, but we do not accept little pieces of string. :)

    37. Creator Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on May 21, 2014

      You're welcome to dump your tax returns into my bank account. ;)

    38. Creator Dablue of the Underworld on May 20, 2014

      Tbh I am kind of saddened I didnt pledge any higher. Is there still some sort of slacker backer possiblity? (I need something to dump my tax returns in)

    39. Creator Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on April 14, 2014

      I'm just amazed at how much I'm getting for the pledge level. You guys rock. :D
      To be honest, I kept getting concerned that you were overreaching, and it would take too much away from the game.

    40. Creator Himalaya Studios, Inc. on April 14, 2014

      @Brian - The only tier whose stuff we shipped was the $20 tier, since all they got were the stickers and nothing else. Some items still need to be produced, so we're gonna hold off til they're ready so everything can get out in one package!

      We think you guys will be very pleased! I'm still wowed at how amazing our swag came out, particularly the resin figures.

    41. Creator Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on April 12, 2014

      Not yet, Brian. It's getting closer, though. I'm looking forward to all the cool stuff from this KS, personally.

    42. Creator Brian Lee on April 12, 2014

      So nothing was shipped out yet?

    43. Creator Chris Warren on March 31, 2014

      @Louis Carson: There's still no solid date, unfortunately. Since it's a very complex game with 4 character paths, there's still quite a bit of work left to do. But we're trying to get it prepared for beta testing as soon as the development schedule permits.

    44. Creator Louis Carson on March 31, 2014


      Whats the latest timeline for the Physical edition of the game?

    45. Creator KSimms ✵ ✵ on February 21, 2014

      @Gonchi: thank you for opening that thread. I hope people reading now will go there and comment in support of Himalaya Studios.

    46. Creator Gonchi on February 21, 2014

      I opened a thread in GOG's forum for anyone that wanted to see Mage's Initiation released there. Here's the link;

    47. Creator Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on February 20, 2014

      That does surprise me, as well. Even though I don't use GoG myself (mostly because, until they added Paypal, I had no way to purchase from them), but I know there's a lot of people who will not buy from Steam, and GoG is the logical alternative service to release through.

    48. Creator KSimms ✵ ✵ on February 19, 2014

      I think you're idea about opening a thread in the GOG forum and calling attention to the fact that Mage's needs support and votes is a good one:

      I think AGDI/Himalaya has a lot of supporters there, and I bet many would be surprised that Mage's being sold on there isn't a sure thing. This game and GOG seem to fit perfectly together, and a lot of people probably just assumed it was a given that the game would eventually be sold there. Even if people already backed Mage's here and are guaranteed a copy regardless, many would probably still want to support Himalaya and see games of this sort succeed and reach as many people as possible.

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