Avencast: Rise of the Mage launched in 2007 from Austrian developer ClockStone Software. The game later came to Steam in 2010. The single-player title focuses largely on beat 'em up styled gameplay, following the story of a student of magic as he prepares to become a legitimate mage.
This game starts off a bit slowly. You begin as a student mage at a magic academy that seems suspiciously like Hogwarts. Once you get past this section of not-quite-plagiarism however, the game takes a hard turn to more serious pursuits as you leave the confines of the school. The post school plot is largely what you would expect from an RPG. Expect to be saving the world from hoards of evil demons. 1e1e36bf2d