Saturday Spotlight is a promotional series that offers publishers and game hosting sites the opportunity to have one of their games mentioned in a news post on Indie Game Magazine. Each post is sponsored by the publisher mentioned in the headline and as part of the article’s outro.
Described as “Breakout with a twist!” by publisher Black Shell Media, Magical Brickout is a variant of the familiar formula. Instead of controlling a paddle at the bottom of the screen, developer Cunning Force Games instead asks players to rotate the entire screen of bricks in a circular motion to keep the ball in play. The game presently includes over 48 levels, including boss stages and level-based challenges to complete.
The story for Magical Brickout tells of a nefarious Evil Wizard, who in a quest for eternal power has captured all of the good fairies in the land. Naturally, he encases them in the bricks used to construct his castle, so players must utilize an “enchanted spherical orb” to free the fairies from their predicament.
Magical Brickout is currently in Early Access on Steam. It is available on Windows and Mac, priced at $4.99. The game includes gamepad support, as well as support for Steam achievements, leaderboards, and cloud saves.
Black Shell Media is a sponsor of Indie Game Magazine. According to their official statement, “With over 11 years of marketing, design and entrepreneurial experience, Daniel Doan and Raghav Mathur founded Black Shell Media in late 2012 and have since worked with hundreds of games on various marketplaces including Steam and the Humble Store, published over 30 titles and shipped over 550,000 copies of Black Shell Media games.” Any publisher or game hosting site interested in inquiring about booking a slot on Saturday Spotlight should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.