The game, inspired by classic title Master of Magic, features all the tactical combat and empire building that a 4X fan expects, along with a whopping seven planes of existence to explore.
Interesting choice of music in the trailer there. In Worlds of Magic you choose a custom Sorcerer Lord to play from one of eight races, load him up with a selection of over 400 spells and head out into a procedurally-generated fantasy landscape to beat other Lords up and steal their lands. Interestingly, for you D&D fans out there, the game uses the D20 OGL as the basis for combat - that's usually reserved for RPG's, but it's definitely a solid, well-established core to build your spellcasting combat on system on.
It's a good time for fans of 4X games, whether you've got a taste for sci-fi or fantasy. Galactic Civilizations 3 is creeping ever closer, Age of Wonders 3 has a new expansion on the way, and there's intriguing titles like Worlds of Magic popping up all over the place. Along with the isometric CRPG it's a genre you wouldn't have expected to be so prominent just a few years ago.
You'll be able to grab Worlds of Magic on Steam for $39.99 this September 11.