Borealys Games, a studio based out of Montreal which boasts former developers of Far Cry and the Assassin’s Creed series and has announced Mages of Mystralia, a new action-adventure game set in a lively fantasy world in which you can design your own spells during the Game Developers Conference, which is taking place from the 14th-18th of March.
The story is being written by bestselling author Ed Greenwood, the author of hundreds of fantasy books and creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy world for Dungeons and Dragons, a world which served as the setting for the classicBaldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights series of games. Dan Adelman, former head of all things indie for 9 years at Nintendo of America, and currently the business side of Axiom Verge and Chasm, is also deeply involved.
In Mages of Mystralia, you play as Zia, a young girl who discovers that she has been born with an innate ability to work magic. Unfortunately, magic has been banned by the Marquis, so Zia sets off to train on her own and learn control over her magic. On her journey, she encounters danger, but discovers mysterious magical runes—and soon realizes she can combine them in many different ways to craft completely new spells! But Mystralia is in peril; will she master enough magic in time?
Borealys Games is a new studio based in Montreal composed of industry veterans who have worked on games ranging from the Assassin’s Creed series through Far Cry to Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.