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Magic school RPG Ikenfell is out now

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Ikenfell raised CA$61,787 on Kickstarter (opens in new tab) back in 2016 based on the promise of a "JRPG with a mix of turn-based and timing-based battle mechanics with a heavy focus on characters and story". After a significant delay, it's finally been released this month.

Ikenfell is an RPG set in a school for magic. As young student wizards you'll get into trouble, explore its spooky halls, uncover secrets, find hidden treasure, and engage in turn-based spell battles with timing mechanics that might remind you of Paper Mario or Costume Quest or Mega Man Battle Network, depending on your background.

It promises features like 48 spells, over 80 enemies (including 20 bosses), over 100 items, a soundtrack from composers who worked on Steven Universe, and cats who function as save points. It's available on Steam (opens in new tab), the Humble Store, (opens in new tab) GOG (opens in new tab), and Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.