September 24th, 2012 | By Brad Ward
Empires of Sorcery is a turn-based 4X (Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate) strategy game being developed by Lucid Dreamers. Empires of Sorcery also takes elements of fantasy, tactical combat, magic and city management to make the game a sort of spiritual successor to the MicroProse game “Master of Magic.” Lucid Dreamer’s has said that that any comparisons to Master of Magic means basically nothing. The developer is building this game from the ground up and is trying to make it unique in its own cool way. A lot of you could be familiar with the Master of Magic, but if not, it’s essentially another 4X turn-based strategy game from 1994 where the player plays a wizard and tries to dominate two linked worlds.
Lucid Dreamer’s is striving to make the game something that they would want to play. It needs to be fun, and that is exactly what they’re going for. Empires of Sorcery aims to be a true spiritual successor to Masters of Magic by providing a unique and familiar fantasy world filled with Dwarves, Elves and other races not yet revealed. Empires of Sorcery will have a city management system in place to expand your empire by building or even conquering various towns across the world. The game will also have a complex magic system to keep players intrigued while also providing great tactical combat to test your strategic skills.
As you can see, Lucid Dreamer’s really is creating a spiritual successor and are trying to stay true to that. There’s one problem though. They need to raise a good $25,000 to purchase the game art and sound they need. If it doesn’t get raised, who knows where this project will be headed. The company is fairly small and has taken up this rather large project because they’ve felt that no one has really touched the bases of what Master of Magic was all about. Lucid Dreamer’s is currently developing the game for PC, and really needs the community’s help to get it off the ground. They have 7 days to reach their goal, and have only raised $2000 so far.
If you’d like to help Lucid Dreamer’s in bringing this project to life, you can head on over to Kickstarter to see what it’s all about. The developers have put up a ton of information on their Kickstarter page, and should really bring you up to speed as to what they’re doing. Lucid Dreamer’s has even put up a downloadable Alpha build of the game to see if this is something that you would be interested in donating for or not.