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Nov 14, 2012 | 3:59 PM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place November 15, 2012

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Journey into the forgotten land of Avericia armed only with the ability to summon the spirits of three ancient warriors - each with their own unique combat skills. Think fast and set up your defenses, because your foes are relentless!

Complete the story campaign to unlock Hard Mode and additional Challenge Rooms!

Find Soulcaster II and other great games at www.magicaltimebean.com

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DEFAULT CONTROLS:

Click to move (or arrow keys)
Q, W, and E - Summon allies
R - Recall summon
Spacebar - use a Scroll of Ruin
Enter - Select menu items, advance text
ESC - Cancel / Pause

Controls can be changed from the settings menu!

Chrome users: Use your Xbox 360 controller! (press a button on it for browser to detect properly)

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UPDATE NOTES:

Beta v10:
Added workarounds for some Firefox bugs
Performance improvements

Beta v9:
Fix the main menu so mouse clicks only select items if the mouse is over them
Add a warning about a particular unsupported browser

Beta v8:
Add a warning about full browser storage, because it's impossible to prevent it from crashing the game.

Beta v7:
Fix high score tracking for campaign and challenge rooms
Fix Enum __TypeId__ crash in unusual web browsers

Beta v6:
Framerate improvements for busy stages like stage 15

Beta v5:
Add a hack so that players don't need to clear their browser cache.

Beta v4:
Add an update notice for players on old/unsupported browsers so they aren't confused when the game doesn't work.

Beta v3:
Work around bug in Safari 6 so the game will work.
Fix layout of end-game stats screen.

Beta v2:
Fix bug that could cause black screen when completing story campaign
Fix text in textboxes running off right edge

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NOTES:

Soulcaster was built in XNA and originally appeared on Xbox Live Indie Games. It has been ported to PC (along with its sequel), and this HTML5 version is its latest incarnation, made possible with Kevin Gadd's JSIL technology.

This is kind of an experiment, offering the full game on Newgrounds for free--we're not sure what impact this will have on retail sales or what kind of ad revenue we'll get, but I'm excited to bring this game to a wider audience.

Drop me a line to let me know what you think!

- Ian (MagicalTimeBean)

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HAVING TROUBLE?

We recommend using the latest version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to play, but a modern version of any web browser should work.

If the game is stuttering or lagging please ensure you have at least Firefox 16 or are running Google Chrome.

Known browser issues:
Internet Explorer 10 has a bug that makes text scroll off the screen.
Sound and music may not work in Safari.
If you run into issues in either of the above browsers, please try a different one. We apologize for the inconvenience!

If keyboard input isn't working, try clicking on the game window.

The game does not currently support touchscreens, so if you're on a phone or tablet, we apologize.

If the game fails to load or crashes, please click 'Show Log' and copy the text out of the log so that we can fix the crash. We really appreciate it.

Have fun!

Reviews


ChronocidalChronocidal

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 20, 2012

I like this idea. Unfortunately I'm struggling with the controls. It will take a lot of practice to intuitively remember which key calls up which ally. Maybe you should have a picture of each type of ally and the associated key prominently displayed on the screen to help people learn. I also have a problem with the "recall", and the way it always removes the allies in the order you called them. This is also very difficult to get used to, and I died many times because it didn't work the way I was intuitively expecting. Maybe allow the player to recall an ally by clicking on them?


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MagicalTimeBean responds:

Excellent feedback. For Soulcaster III, I will be adding a new way to recall a specific summon (for a small time penalty), and your suggestion for adding key/button icons for each summon type is great--I'll experiment with a few ways to do this to make the controls more intuitive.


madsmanmadsman

Rated 0 / 5 stars November 20, 2012

I really look forward to playing it however I have a problem or bug.
The game only shows the two icons in the bottom middle of the screen labelled: Created by & Ported with. It also shows a: Show log & Full Screen button but neither do anything.

look forward to trying soon. Please don't just recommend using a different browser.
I've always used Windows Internet Explorer and I wont download a different one just for a game, no matter how good. My reason for that is because a game on the internet hould be supported by all browsers. I've heard great things so please get back to me.

Thanks,
Madsman.


MagicalTimeBean responds:

> a game on the internet hould be supported by all browsers

I agree 100%, but this is sadly not the world we live in. This is like saying a game on the PC should be supported by all PC's regardless of hardware. The latest version of IE should work (it's worked for us) but there are so many variables, and only so many things we can control with the current state of HTML5 games.


ActualHumanActualHuman

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars November 19, 2012

It's alright, but very difficult, it seems you are constantly running, then getting trapped in corners unable to defend yourself.


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hairymanhairyman

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 19, 2012

Fucking awesome!


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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 19, 2012

I like the old school feel...kind of a new concept, no real attack mode, but still cool!!!!

A+ my friend(s)


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