Maguss Wand - Prepare to be spellbound!
Maguss Wand - Prepare to be spellbound!
Become a wizard in the real world; cast spells, defend yourself and win duels in arenas of your choice.
Become a wizard in the real world; cast spells, defend yourself and win duels in arenas of your choice. Read more
About this project
PREPARE TO BE SPELLBOUND!
The Maguss Wand presents a chance for everyone to experience a fantasy game in the real world. In Maguss you do not control your character, you are the character. With the help of the Maguss Wand you can cast powerful spells in arenas of your choice and become the legendary wizard you have always wanted to be.
Are you prepared?
We offer you three game modes, which vary in complexity and possibilities. You will be able to have a duel with a friend face-to-face or find an opponent online.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Even though Maguss Wand is pretty awesome, it is not magic that makes it work. For you to cast spells and defeat your opponent in a duel you will need more than just the Maguss Wand itself. The whole concept is based on three things, which combined together make the Maguss Wand so special.
Various spells are casted by performing the correct motion for the specific spell, while aiming at the opponent. The wand sends an infrared signal that is mirrored by a receiver, worn by every wizard. Subsequently, your smartphone forwards the received signal to our servers, where all the data is processed and sent back to the user. The smartphone application will display which spells were casted on both sides and what did they cause.
The hidden gem. Like literally hidden. This is the part that sits inside the wand.
The first part of the concept is the wand that works thanks to two built-in parts, a motion sensor and an IR LED. This scheme allows the wand to recognize delicate motions and pass it to the receiver. The Maguss Wand is made of either wood or plastic. On top of that you have an option to personalize your wand. Therefore, we are able to satisfy needs of even the most demanding players.
Maguss Wand in its beauty. Twisted and curved as if right from the heart of a nature.
The second part is the receiving device. It takes the form of a beautiful coat of arms which passes the signal from the wand to the mobile application.
The last and final piece in our system is the Maguss Mobile Application.
Through a simple touch of a screen of your mobile phone you will turn on a ‘Battle Mode’. When activated, you may either challenge or be challenged to a duel. Upon accepting it, after a brief countdown, both of you will enter the battle and the clock starts ticking. Then it is up to you to decide which spells you want to cast to win the duel. Moves of both players will be displayed in the app in real time, which means you will know exactly what is going on.
Every spell will be accompanied by a specific sound effect so you won't have to hold your smartphone in your hand during the duel to know whether or not you were hit.
After the end of the battle, you will be able to check all the information about it such as casted spells, time of the duel, the experience you have gained and so on. The mobile application will serve as your ultimate source for data about the duel.
Put these three together and what you get is PURE MAGIC!
The Maguss Wand, the Receiver and the App combined will make your experience feel out of this world.
To help you create a better idea of how this whole system works we have created a short infographic, which shows the mobile application in action.
There are two main options to choose from:
1. Standard Package
Includes Maguss Wand, Maguss Receiver and the login credentials for the Maguss application and the website. In addition, the player gets a standard package of spells. Additional spells can be obtained by either levelling up or joining a specific faction in the game.
2. Luxury Package
Includes the luxury handmade Maguss Wand made of wood, Maguss Receiver and the login credentials for the Maguss application and the website. In addition, the player gets a standard package of spells. Additional spells can be obtained by either leveling up or joining a specific faction in the game.
If you would like to stand out and get certain privileges, Premium Package is made just for you. It includes an option to:
- Have a specific character name reserved, so that nobody else can have it
- Look fancy and get a VIP status which includes a badge displayed on the website and the mobile app
Do you want your wand to differentiate itself from others?
Buy a Personalized Package and distinguish it from the rest. Mark it with your own emblem and initials.
Bulk Package is meant for groups of 5 people with a fair discount, so if you are part of a community which likes the Maguss Wand, you should consider purchasing it.
Create your own spell
If you want your own spell to be used by all people in the world, you have an unique option to do that now. Be aware that this is a limited privilege. Only 20 custom spells might be created. You will be able to name it and set the effects you would like the spell to have. The gesture of the spell can be also defined but you will have to follow some rules.
If a player wants to practice on their own, the receiver needs to be placed at a reasonable distance to perfect their moves.
Simple Game Mode
In the simple game mode, one player challenges the other either face-to-face or online and when he/she accepts it, the battle begins. During the battle you can cast any spell of the basic set, which consists of reasonable amount of defending, attacking and supporting spells.
This game mode was designed mainly for LARP players or players who don’t want to get involved in complex game mode. In later updates we plan to add a possibility to adjust every spell according to your preferences by changing its name, effect and energy/mana cost, while the motions will remain the same. These preferences can be saved and shared with other wizards who want to play with you.
If you are interested in more future plans check out our stretch goals.
Stretch goal #1 ($120,000 LOCKED) – Complex Game Mode
Inspired by RPG systems from various games.
The complex game mode is based on the story around Maguss. Everyone starts as an elemental wizard using the four basic elements. As players progress through the game, level by level, they will be able to specify their character by increasing attributes and spells of their choice. This will make every wizard unique. For instance: Players who want to focus on dealing high damage will increase their magic power and spend their spell points on injuring spells, while players who enjoy healing and protecting their fellas will boost their magic resistance and upgrade their supporting spells.
Wizards who reach level 10 will be able to join one of the two factions, getting access to the element of the faction, or stay neutral and balance the fight between the sides.
From the start there will be a simple ranking system. Every battle won will be rewarded by points according to difference in level between you and your opponent. Your rank will be determined by the amount of points you have accumulated.
Spells are divided according to the element that they use. The four basic elements will be available to all wizards. To use one of the other two elements, Lux and Tenebra, you’ll have to join one of the two factions. Once recruited, you’ll gain access to the shared knowledge within the faction.
Every spell can be upgraded by spending a spell point which is acquired by leveling up. As players progress in the game, there will be new spells to unlock. This can also be done by using a spell point.
There will be game statuses, which change as the player progresses in game. Respect in the community you get depends on the status you have achieved. Your level reflects how active and dangerous you are.
- Level 1 to 5 - Novice
- Level 6 to 10 - Scholar
- Level 11 to 15 - Prophet
- Level 16 to 20 - Oracle
- Level 21 to 25 - Sorcerer
- Level 26 to 30 - Wizard
- Level 31 to 35 - Elder
- Level 36 to 40 - Archmage
- Level 41 onward - Grand Wizard
Moving a level up requires experience points. The higher the level, the more points the player needs to get to the next one. Experience points are earned by practicing, dueling, or by completing quests. However, practicing gives you much less than the other activities.
Basic quests will be about searching for creatures transformed by consumption of energy and defeating them. If you find something wandering around you, you’ll be able to analyze the situation and decide to either fight it or flee. When the creature is beaten, you’ll be rewarded.
The two sides stand against each other in a war of epic proportions. Chose one of them and help them shift the scale to their side. Depending on the faction you choose you gain access to their powers and become part of their community.
Stretch goal #2 ($130,000 LOCKED) – Hire a professional graphic designer
We want to look better! Help us achieve the second stretch goal and we will hire a professional graphic designer to create amazing artworks and designs for our app. After all we want to make your user experience even more appealing.
Stretch goal #3 ($150,000 LOCKED) – More complex ranking system
Compare yourself with your friends. You will be able to climb up on various ladder-boards. Be the one that has dealt the most damage, is the most accurate, has defeated the most opponents, and much more. There will be enough statistics for you to analyse and see how much you have progressed.
Stretch goal #4 ($180,000 LOCKED) – GPS tracking and interactive map
Activate GPS tracking and become visible to other wizards in your area. Through the interactive map you will be able to locate where they are and meet up with them to make some magic happen.
What you get when you purchase the Maguss Wand? The Maguss Wand comes in an attractive box with a velvet holder on the inside, making it perfect for gifting and storing. You will also get a receiver in form of a coat of arms and login credentials for the mobile app and our website.
Where do we post, how much would postage cost and the approximate shipping time to various locations?
Danish postage costs up to 19.99 Eur to post anywhere in the world. Shipping time can vary depending on the location.
Shipping will be charged while you pledge so there are no additional costs after you finish the pledge.
Pledges confirmed after the pledge manager deadline will be shipped from Denmark at a later date.
We do not ship to PO Boxes anywhere in the world.
We hope that the special price and exclusive items you will get during the Kickstarter campaign will enable you to enjoy this truly spell-bounding product at a fantastic price. You can also wait for the official retail release, however, you will need to purchase our products at a higher price.
The table below gives you a general idea of the full schedule of what to expect once the campaign ends. Keep in mind these are just estimates, and the timeline may vary due to circumstances.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
When you pledge to the Maguss Wand Kickstarter project, please be advised that the final product – the wand, the receiver look and feel, as well as the content of the rewards might be slightly different to what is being presented on this campaign as long as this project is active on Kickstarter. We’ll keep you informed.
Please note that we will ship your order as you enter it on our pledge management system so it is important that you check that you enter the right details at the time of pledging.
Please note that if a common carrier is being used for shipment, the title and risk passes to you upon delivery to such a carrier. Please also note that you are responsible for any custom, import or other duties and taxes, that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, so long as the address provided is correct and normal delivery is possible to such an address.
If the above terms are unacceptable, we recommend you withhold pledging and wait for the general release of this product.
Refunds will be handled on a case-to-case basis via Stripe.
This project is being funded in Danish Crowns and any refunds processed will be in DKK for the exact amount received in DKK, excluding any applicable fees depending on the time of the refund being processed.
Five minutes of fame.
Estimations are calculated in US dollars, for easier representation.
Maguss in the news
We would like to thank to everyone who supported us and shared our idea with the world. We wouldn't even believe, the project could end up in the Cambodian, Pakistani or Chinese news. I hope there will be more and we will be able to reach our goal.
Thanks a lot!
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Risks and challenges
The estimated delivery date is December 2015, but please bear in mind that this is only an estimate. We will, however, endeavor to have it ready well in time for Christmas for our pledgers.
Due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards at different times.
We commit to working hard to avoid this, and we are always happy to refund pledges if for some totally unforeseen reason the game can't be delivered at all. Since the game is nearly complete, we don't believe this is likely to happen.
All you need to get is Standard Package which contains all necessary items to play the game.
You can play long distance duels with other Maguss Wand holders anywhere in the world. We have designed a long distance play mode which allows the spell to reach the opponent via the smartphone. You just need to cast spells at your own receiver.
For everyone who has an opened mind for unconventional game setup and wants to move his butt while playing.
The Maguss app works so far on most iOS and Android devices, including tablets. We are planning to cover Windows phones as soon as we see users interested in it. Most of the battle related and other information can be seen on the website as well. You should not be worried about the compatibility because that is one of our highest priorities.
This is crucial and new software versions can be downloaded over the Internet, as they are released. This would mean that payers will not have to buy a new item every time there is an update.
When it comes to the quality of our product, we keep our standards very high. The Maguss Wand and all its components are produced only in Europe and we can assure you of its top-notch quality.
We have been passionately working on the Maguss wand for one and a half years. We have developed a working prototype of the end product – a wand that works with a receiver and a mobile application, which interacts with this receiver. There are still things to be done, but the game is playable already.
Yes, it does. You will need two AAA batteries. Thanks to wand’s idle state, batteries are long-lasting.
Yes, you definitely can. The choice of arena is up to you and your opponent. Whether you choose to go outside and enjoy the outdoors, or stay inside and play with your friends or colleagues, the Maguss Wand has you covered.
Keep an eye on our website in order to find what are the most popular places to play in your area.
The Wand included in standard package is made of extra durable plastic and it has a traditional wooden exterior appearance. The Wand itself has a comfortable feel and looks stunningly realistic.
However, we also offer a fancy handmade wooden Wand coming in a Luxury package. It is made for people who want to have the game experience boosted up and enjoy it with even more authentic look and feel. The luxury Wand can also be personalized by adding the player’s emblem or name to it.
The recommended distance that the players can be apart is up to 20 meters and, if one wants to practise on their own, then the recommended distance that the receiver would need to be kept is also no further than 20 meters from the wand. There is a possibility to further adjust this distance.
We are constantly working on building our great community. We have a Facebook page where we communicate with our fans on a daily basis. We post pictures, videos and messages from our fans. We prepare funny wizarding themed comics. We aim to have a Maguss camp and going to produce Maguss Wand capes.
You can make a $5 pledge now, and when the Pledge Manager goes live after the campaign has ended you can add more funds to get a full pledge and any add-ons you'd like.
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