Factsheet

Developer:
Bowlcut Studios
Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Release date:
Oct 9, 2019

Platforms:
Xbox One
Steam

Website:
magequit.com

Regular Price:

USD$14.99

Description

MageQuit is a wizard-brawling arena game where up to 10 players use spells and physics to do battle. As a wizard, you are granted a staff with a glowing D20, empowering you with unique elemental spells to battle your opponents. With every kill, your neckbeard and fame grow. Will you end up as Merlin, or be forever cursed with peach fuzz? MageQuit is a series of skill-based attempts to outsmart your opponent. The spells are dodgeable, so predicting your opponent's aim and movement is crucial, making button-mashing ineffective. One of the best feelings in the game is watching your friend (enemy) walk directly into your well-placed Rockshot and explode into pieces because you guessed right and he or she guessed wrong. And even though your spell aimer is visible to other players, you can secretly apply a curve with your triggers to add an extra element of surprise. Choose a new spell from 42 available before each round, until you have a full arsenal to destroy your opponents. Harvest the D20s of those you defeat in battle to grow your neckbeard. The wizard with the longest beard after 9 rounds wins! MageQuit can be played as 2 teams, 3 teams, or free-for-all. Team games present unique challenges, such as pushing a wind barrier to send the other team off a cliff or scoring a game-winning goal with a giant puck. CURRENTLY SUPPORTED CONTROLLERS: * Xbox One (wired / wireless) - adapter can connect up to 8 to PC: http://amzn.to/2hSa3ZU * Xbox 360 (wired / wireless) - adapter can connect up to 4 to PC: http://amzn.to/2iBt4is * Playstation DualShock 4 (wired / wireless) - wireless over bluetooth * Playstation DualShock 3 * GameCube - adapter can connect up to 4 to PC: http://amzn.to/2iBmsjU * Wii U Pro Controller - wireless adapter * Switch JoyCon - wireless over bluetooth * Switch Pro Controller - wireless over bluetooth * Theoretically should support all controllers listed here: http://guavaman.com/projects/rewired/docs/SupportedControllers.html * Supports Steam Controller and Steam Link with XInput enabled (4 controllers max at the moment)

History

MageQuit's gameplay was inspired by a Warcraft 3 mod named Warlock. I always loved playing it with my brothers but felt it could benefit from being a single-screen game with controllers and even more spells. The elemental theme and coffin stage were inspired by the Pro Bending Tournaments from Legend of Korra. The Sports stage was inspired by Rocket League.

Features

  • Online Multiplayer
  • Mouse and Keyboard support for online play
  • 42 spells
  • 8 stages
  • Up to 10 players
  • Full controller support
  • Play as 2 teams, 3 teams, or free-for-all
  • Spells can be curved using the triggers

Videos

Xbox One & Steam Launch Trailer YouTube


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Awards & Recognition

  • "Best in Show" GDEX 2017
  • "Best Party Game" Indy PopCon 2018
  • "Best in Show Nominee" GDEX 2018
  • "The MIX Official Selection" The MIX Seattle 2019
  • "Dreamhack Indie Selection" Dreamhack Atlanta 2019


Selected Articles

  • "Literally the best game ever created."
    - MrBeast, YouTube
  • "Easily the best multiplayer game at PAX South 2019"
    - Preston Dozsa, CGMagazine
  • "Favorite game of #PAXSouth2018 so far"
    - Joey Noelle, Kinda Funny Games

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Original Soundtrack
Composed by Fat Bard .


About Bowlcut Studios

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Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bowlcut Studios is a digital entertainment company founded by two brothers — Brett and Chad Pennings — whose love of games stems from the hours they played them together on the couch with their friends. Their mission: to bring back the nostalgia that came from their “brothers with bowl cuts” era of couch co-op multiplayer. Driven by the dedication to this vision, long-time programmer, Bowlcut Studios founder and MageQuit developer, Brett Pennings, refinanced and rented out his condo in order to self-fund full-time development of the title. Although MageQuit is the first game developed by Bowlcut Studios, the brothers plan to make more games that fit the genre they are dedicated to reviving.

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