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Magna Driver is a 16-bit era JRPG with hand drawn pixel art and its own coded-from-scratch game engine. It is currently a feature-complete demo with a single dungeon, offering 30-60 minutes of content. Have fun storming the castle! 

Features:

  • 5 character classes
  • One full length dungeon.
  • Unique multicast system for spells.
  • Hand drawn pixel art for a dozen monsters, all 4 player characters, spell effects, backgrounds, UI, and tilesets.
  • Japanese translation.
  • A difficult bonus boss, if you're into that sort of thing.

It is suggested you play with a keyboard. Default keybinds (can be changed in-game in the options menu):

  • Confirm: Z
  • Cancel: X
  • Menu: C
  • Swap characters: S and D
  • Pause: Enter
  • Screenshot: P
  • GIF capture: O


The music and sound effects were mainly sourced from the following:

Further credits and details are included with the game.

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Magna Driver Windows 30 MB
Magna Driver Linux 39 MB

Development log

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This looks awesome, but can't play it as for some reason my antivirus blocks it :(


Guessing it's a false positive - not sure if there's any way to change it?

Even though I couldn't try it out, love the look of the class system,  there really isn't enough classic RPGs with these anymore!

I'll probably have to contact AVG and get them to whitelist it.

I use a tool called PyInstaller to package the game, which lots of people use to package lots of python programs. Including viruses. So antiviruses pick up the pyinstaller stuff that a few viruses also have, and block everything that uses it.

I've had this issue before as well; years back, the pyinstaller devs tried to get the antivirus companies to mark the false positives, but every new version kept getting marked regardless, and it wasn't practical for them to contact dozens of companies every time.

Because it's just a signature-based match, it can (usually) be fixed by the game developer building their own pyinstaller EXEs from source so the signature is slightly different.

Ah I see, so annoying that you have to manually request that, but I guess it makes sense. For what it's worth, I tried marking the file as a false positive and submitting it to AVG also. 

I managed to quickly disable AVG for a couple seconds to load the game then reactivate it (otherwise it automatically deletes the gamefile without giving me any say in the matter). It was tons of fun, and exactly the classic FF5-style job system I'd been craving. Can't wait for more!