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The Kickstarter version of the game will be released for Windows.

Now that we have met our Porting stretch goal, we will be giving out Wine wraps at the PC release then upgrade Mac and Linux users to the native versions when the engine ports are ready. This is for DIGITAL COPIES, if you're a Mac user and would like to see physical Mac copies in our store, let us know!

Android and iOS copies cannot be offered as rewards due to rules relating to their distribution (which are beyond our control).

Mage's Initiation is a Role-Playing / Adventure Game hybrid, very similar in style and execution to Sierra On-Line's classic Point--Click Quest for Glory and King's Quest series. It maintains all the charm of classic and timeless adventure games of yesteryear while adding 21st century innovation to the mix - like multiple game interfaces, and a free-range magical combat system!

Quest for Glory King's Quest

We're all very big fans of the adventure genre here at Himalaya Studios, and we feel that Sierra's games really hit their peak in the early 90s. We're working hard to provide a nostalgic experience, reminiscent of that golden era of 2D Sierra adventures circa 1993-1994.

Mage's Initiation has a medieval / fantasy setting and it features multiple playable character classes, spell-casting, and an open-field magical combat system, complete with equippable items and monster loot drops!

In the quiet, provincial realm of Iginor, evil is stirring. Dangers abound on all sides: the forest, wastelands, and even the once-protective mountains look to the tiny town with glaring eyes. Into this, a young, would-be Mage sets forth to prove himself worthy of joining the ranks of his brethren. This is his journey. A Mage's Initiation.

You assume the role of D'arc, a sixteen-year-old Initiate who must complete a trio of tasks set by his Mage Masters. Journey through the medieval-styled realm of Iginor. Brave a goblin-infested forest. Navigate a vast lake to encounter an evil so pure, not even beauty can disguise it. Ascend to the peaks of Flyteria, a valley of winged warriors once dedicated to protection of the human town.

Succeed and D'arc shall take his place among his fellow Mages.

Fail and nobody shall remember his name.

In-game screenshots from the current alpha build of Mage's Initiation.

Earth, Air, Fire, Water... the choice will affect your game-play. From combat strategy to spells and puzzles, each class provides a unique set of challenges. With four ways to live (and re-live) the adventure, you're sure to discover great replay value!

What is a management system?

A management system is the way in which an organization manages the inter-related parts of its business in order to achieve its objectives. These objectives can relate to a number of different topics, including product or service quality, operational efficiency, environmental performance, health and safety in the workplace and many more.

The level of complexity of the system will depend on each organization’s specific context. For some organizations, especially smaller ones, it may simply mean having strong leadership from the business owner, providing a clear definition of what is expected from each individual employee and how they contribute to the organization’s overall objectives, without the need for extensive documentation. More complex businesses operating, for example, in highly regulated sectors, may need extensive documentation and controls in order to fulfil their legal obligations and meet their organizational objectives.

The ISO model: agreed by experts

ISO management system standards (MSS) help organizations improve their performance by specifying repeatable steps that organizations consciously implement to achieve their goals and objectives, and to create an organizational culture that reflexively engages in a continuous cycle of self-evaluation, correction and improvement of operations and processes through heightened employee awareness and management leadership and commitment.

The benefits of an effective management system to an organization include:

MSS are the result of consensus among international experts with expertise in global management, leadership strategies, and efficient and effective processes and practices. MSS standards can be implemented by any organization, large or small.


Audits are a vital part of the management system approach as they enable the company or organization to check how far their achievements meet their objectives and show conformity to the standard.

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providing specific guidance on internal and external management system audits.

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View the full list of ISO MSS.

Keeping it simple

Many ISO management system standards have the samestructure [PDF] and contain many of thesame terms and definitions. This is particularly useful for those organizations that choose to operate a single (sometimes called “integrated”) management system that can meet the requirements of two or more management system standards simultaneously.

The future in your hands

Standards are developed by the people who need them – that could mean you.

Technical committees include experts from both standards and industry and these experts are put forward by ISO’s national members. If you want to help shape future standards in your field, contact your national member .

Certification to management system standards is not a requirement. You can benefit from implementing these standards without being certified to them.

However, if you are looking to get certified to one or more of our management system standards, then you need to get in touch withan external certification body.

That's because ISO does not perform certification .

Read more about certification to ISO standards .

Certification is not the only way to show conformity to standards. Read more about conformity assessment .

ISO survey - 2016

Find out how many certificates to ISO management standards are awarded in each country, each year.

Useful to know when it comes to conformity.

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The idea of “resilience” has entered the mainstream of life. Well-known researchers like Brene Brown and Angela Duckworth have published on the topic. But a lot of people don’t understand what resilience is.

There’s a misinterpretation that resilience is about being fearless, being tough or just being able to pick yourself up by the bootstraps. These misperceptions are especially prevalent in business circles. That’s a big problem because this way of thinking can actually make business leaders less resilient. Let’s clear that up.

Fear, Adversity AndParalysis

The easiest way to understand resilience is to first understand how it gets derailed, and that’s often through a destructive process I call the “fear, adversity, paralysis cycle.” Here’s how it works. When faced with adversity, we all feel fear. It’s a fear that we won’t be able to overcome the adversity. That’s perfectly natural. The problem develops when the fear becomes a paralysis that prevents us from responding productively to the adversity. And the paralysis always leads to even more adversity -- either the original adversity worsens or a new one arises.

For example, Eastman Kodak Monica Rich Kosann 18K Blue Sapphire amp; Rock Crystal Mosaic Bracelet RYzBfK
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So, what happened? The cycle happened. When faced with the disruptive technology of digital photography, Kodak’s leaders -- people who only understood the film business -- allowed their fear of change to trigger a paralysis that prevented them from leveraging their own invention. By the time Kodak came around, the competition had an insurmountable lead.

Examples of fear and paralysis are all around us, and most people don’t notice them. It’s the executive who’s terrified of change and clings to the past. It's the entrepreneur who is so frightened that she micromanages everything and paralyzes her company. It's the company with employees who are so caught up with blaming and finger-pointing that it can’t innovate.

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