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  An invitation to study magick in Transylvania - spellcasting adventure
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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.]


Targu Mures, Transylvania, July 29th 2021 - Following their successful debut called  “Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure” (over 50,000 units sold on Steam), Transylvanian studio Stuck In Attic are proud to reveal their new game, Near-Mage

A hand-painted and traditionally animated narrative adventure game, Near-Mage tells the story of Illy, a teenager whose mysterious great-aunt invites her to stay in Transylvania for the summer.... Only to find out that they both come from a long line of witches, and Illy can enroll to study spell-crafting in the Transylvanian Institute for Magick.

You can get a feel of the game’s blend of cartoons and Eastern European Gothic here:


“We grew up and still live in Transylvania, Romania, and Near-Mage is a perfect creative opportunity to make a game that reflects that. Aside from our usual obsession for production values, we dove into researching local myths and folklore - I guess you can say it will be one of the very few authentic Transylvanian experiences in video games, and we couldn’t be more excited. Vampyres, strigoi, moroi, pricolitch - could you ask for more fascinating classmates?” said Liviu Boar, Creative Director at Stuck In Attic. 


Near-Mage can now be wishlisted on Steam:

Stuck In Attic have also launched a coming-soon page for Near-Mage’s Kickstarter campaign, hopeful that they can recreate their debut game’s crowdfunding success:


Visit the website and follow the studio on Twitter for more information.


Reach out at [email protected] 


About Stuck In Attic:

Stuck In Attic is an indie game studio from Transylvania, Romania comprised of three people and several cats. Initially a mini-animation studio specialized in producing music videos, their debut adventure game Gibbous became one of the surprise hits of the point & click genre. Their work is a blend of dark and cartoony, and features at least one cat per game.