Game of the Year 2008

During the Swedish Game Awards 2008, Sweden’s largest competition for independent developers, Magicka took home the prestigious “Game of the Year” award.

What initially started out as a student project, Magicka has now become a widely successful and much loved game, which encourages player development through environment interaction, as well as other players, we make the player develop his own skills and become the most important part of the gaming experience.


Paradox Interactive

Action adventure

1 – 4 players, local and online


Magicka is an action-adventure game set in a satirical fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a wizard from a sacred order tasked with the ultimate goal of stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil, his evil creations besieging the forces of good.

Up to four players will be able to combine the elements in a fully dynamic spell system to cast spells, wreaking havoc and devastation on the minions of darkness in a 13-level story campaign and challenge mode. Destroy your “friends” and show them who is the ultimate wizard in the Versus-mode


Regarding Magicka 2

Arrowhead – A semi-brief history

Any comments on the game?

  • Bela

    Gioco molto bello che ho scoperto solo di recente su ps4. Complimenti!

  • DennyPet

    Please Please Please! make it so that selecting elements for Magicka 1 with the Xbox360 controller is the same as selecting elements with the controller in Magicka 2; or at least give us some other option besides using the right stick. It is so slow to use the right joystick to select elements; it’s totally unplayable that way. I’ve been trying to use controller emulation/profiling software to fix the controls, but it’s almost impossible to fix them as they are now… I love your games, and own almost all of them; I’m a big fan! Thanks!

    • Hi DennyPet,

      It has been many years since we finished the development of Magicka (and it was a different developer who made Magicka 2), so your question would be best directed at Paradox Interactive. They should be able to give you a more thorough explanation if they would be able to assist with your request.

  • Birdperson

    Why was Magicka 2 produced by Paradox Interactive and not from Arrowhead Studios?

  • Lucien Draay

    When are you going to udapte the game for Windows 10 ?

    • Hi Lucien, unfortunately we haven’t worked on the development of Magicka for many years now. You would need to contact Paradox Interactive regarding your question :)

  • ipocap123

    so fun,but would like more aliens and unlockable weapons in future DLC