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  Coweater spreads fear in the newest gameplay trailer of MAGIN
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

A freshly designed abominated creature in MAGIN sows terror in the new gameplay trailer

Inspired with Mike Mignola’s work, classic animes, Persona franchise, and, of course, Darkest Dungeon - Magin: The Rat Project Stories is a narrative-driven, adventure RPG with deckbuilding mechanics, turn-based combat, and a disturbing, non-linear plot. Watch the new gameplay trailer featuring a recently added beast - Coweater.

Hide your cattle!

Coweaters - as they call them, roam marshes, fields, and river banks in search of prey. Although their natural food is fish, the expansion of agriculture has made them hunt for cows and other livestock. Growing up to 3 meters tall they were sometimes seen eating a cow in one bite. Even today, after long years of peasants hunting them and destroying their habitats, Coweaters are often decimating livestock herds across all of the Southern Lands. Take a look at this video to see how this creature came to living.

Learn more about Magin: The Rat Project Stories

The gameplay mechanics of Magin fuses an adventure game, based on the exploration of a 2D world and interaction with the environment and characters with a card-based combat system reminiscent of Slay the Spire and other deckbuilding games. The element that combines them is the emotion mechanic, that influences both stats during combat, and the choices you make. An additional point of contact between them is the card collecting system, based on exploration and character decisions.

Magins are mages whose abilities are tied to the flow of the Essence, directed by their emotional state. Because of their powers, they are treated either as dangerous outcasts, or research specimens. Tolen and Elester – Magins, mediums of the Essence are holding few things in common, but they are bound by a fate that neither of them suspects.

Developers aim to tell an engrossing story with difficult decisions to make and multiple endings. They are creating a rich, mysterious world, full of multidimensional characters, and atmospheric locations. A point in history where medieval culture is confronted with the invention of industrial, magic-powered machines.

Support the game on Kickstarter and check out its FREE DEMO!

Magin: The Rat Project Stories is now gaining funds on the Kickstarter in order to complete the game and enhance it with more features. The developers already collected almost 60% of their goal with still 7 days left until the end of the campaign. If you like what you see, support the developers by backing the project, or simply sharing it with your friends. Check the FREE DEMO that's available on the game's Steam page.

Key features


  • Adventure game – interact with the environment and investigate items to get a better grasp of the context for the plot.
  • Emotions mechanics – maintain the emotions of your characters, choose the path they'll follow, deal with the impact of your choices.
  • Non-linear story – immerse yourself into a cold and harsh fantasy world of our creation. Follow the main characters through their journey of a lost and redeemed hope.
  • Card system – build your deck as the story progresses and face stronger enemies. Use RPG influenced elements such as storyline choices or merchants to modify your deck.

Magin: The Rat Project Stories is under development and will hit Steam in Q4 2021 with console releases coming at a later date.

Useful links:

Magin: The Rat Project Stories – Kickstarter

Magin: The Rat Project Stories – Press Kit

Magin: The Rat Project Stories – Steam (FREE DEMO)

Magin: The Rat Project Stories – Facebook

Magin: The Rat Project Stories – Twitter

About The Rat Project

A fully independent team of hard-working developers, trying to bring to life a vision 3 years in the making. Magin has its roots as a community project started by Tomasz “Gimper” Działowy, who aimed to make a game created by gamers for gamers. In June of 2019, the core team decided to quit their jobs in SEGA and Atomic Wolf in order to dedicate themselves to The Rat Project full time. A Kickstarter campaign was launched recently, with a goal of around 200 000 PLN ($50k, £38k), which will fund the development and creation of a full game. A free demo version is currently available on Steam.