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Magicka Gets Massive Tech Update

Jonathan Lester
Arrowhead Game Studios, Magicka, Paradox Interactive, Patch, PC games

Magicka Gets Massive Tech Update

In anticipation of Magicka’s upcoming Lovecraft-inspired campaign DLC, Magicka: The Stars are Left, Arrowhead Studios have announced that the popular co-op action/adventure game has recieved a huge tech overhaul for the game engine itself as well as some balance improvements.

New features include the ability to resume game progress from checkpoints instead of starting over at the beginning of a chapter, the ability to revisit previously completed chapters, and a fairy familiar that will revive players when they perish during campaign mode. The update is free of charge, and we've got the full details below.

Game engine update:

  • Fairy familiar added, revives characters after death occurs in solo campaign
  • Checkpoints now save progress even if game is quit
  • Chapter select added to replay previously played chapters
  • Several improvements to the server browser
  • Physics and collision detection improved - less falling through the floor
  • Frame rate stuttering - should be less noticeable for some users
  • Extended particle system with particle lights
  • Improved light performance
  • Several minor bug fixes, game balance, and tweaks
Add a comment5 comments
StolenDiagram  Nov. 16, 2011 at 16:04

One can but hope they actually DO address the terrible FPS scores being reported by some users (myself included, haven't even progressed past the opening room yet it was that bad) this time.

mightybobbin  Nov. 16, 2011 at 16:28

Saving checkpoints holy eff, I might actually be able to solo the game now!

mightybobbin  Nov. 16, 2011 at 16:28

Also "Checkpoints now save progress even if game is ragequit" more like

davidpanik  Nov. 16, 2011 at 17:07

The checkpoint saves are great news - no more having to dedicate solid, continuous hours to getting through a chapter.

DivideByZero  Nov. 16, 2011 at 17:16

I avoided this game as the demo crashed, badly... it would seem I may have been right to do so.


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