Celestial Ambidexterity: Magicka Sale, Q&A

I was going to use a picture of the developers but they blinked on every screengrab I took, like toddlers at a funfair

Magicka is free on Steam this weekend. Download, play, if you like it, buy it for the sale price of £1.99. Thought I’d get that out of the way.

I know it’s only been a couple of days since we mentioned the expansion but if you’re rabidly opposed to Magicka and Lovecraft, you’ll just have to skip past the rest of this post. I apologise in advance to your much abused scroll wheels. Your reward for sticking with me is a fifteen minute video that contains two of the developers, right there on your screen, answering questions about The Stars Are Left. See for yourself.

There are no major revelations but I like the idea of more puzzle elements and it’s made clear that only one copy is needed to play with friends, leading to a slight finger-point in the direction of DICE. Yes, they seem like pleasant chaps, these two, though I’m unable to explain the Palin book on their desk. Is it simply enough of a joke that it doesn’t need context?

I did mention that the base game is free on Steam this weekend and on sale at £1.99, right? Because that is cheap.


  1. Post-Internet Syndrome says:

    Fun fact: The name of the CEO is Johan Pilestedt. “Pil” means “arrow” in Swedish.

  2. Heliocentric says:

    I have a Q&A, why cant they make the pad controls faster, click for elements with a shoulder button to toggle between 2 groups of 4 for the face buttons, I can do it on x-padder nearly, why cant they do it in the game.

    • Dusk777 says:

      Why would you want to play on a pad? The keyboard and mouse interface works flawlessly. ARSE mines wouldn’t be as fun if they were LB,X,B,A,Y mines would they? =]

    • michaelar says:

      Okay, now I have to reinstall the game just to cast the ARSE spell. I wonder what FRED, FEAR, or WAR do..

  3. Kaira- says:

    For a moment I thought this was about QA, but I guess Q&A is fine too.

  4. littlepigeon says:

    if screw around like my freinds and me it takes about 10 hour or more to complete :D

  5. Knufinke says:

    No sale for single dlcs though, shame.

    • MadTinkerer says:

      The deluxe pack is on sale though.

    • shoptroll says:

      They’ve been on sale in the past. Wait until the Holiday sale(s), and aside from Vietnam they’re just new robes and challenge/PVP maps.

  6. Roarster says:

    Any particular reason the interview seems to between Harry Potter and Ron Weasley? Or am I just missing a joke?

  7. spiderwebby says:

    wait, “blasting enemy’s into Oblivion” ?? I thought Mojang made Oblivion!

  8. DainIronfoot says:

    Sarah Palin book = This videos obligatory moose I think!