Experience the 80s with Couch Co-op Hack and Slash Madzik, Now Available on Steam

With Episode 1’s release, players are introduced to the World of Zikverländ

May 30, 2024 Today marks the exciting release of Madzik, a narrative-driven cooperative hack and slash adventure with a nostalgic ‘80s vibe. Madzik – Episode 1 is now available for players worldwide exclusively on Steam.



Discover the Rich Story of Madzik

For ages, Zikverländ thrived under Zik, the Sun God. But, hungry for power and dominion, Ahnglum, the Turncoat Mage, forced open ancient Portals from which alien Moons and vile creatures emerged. With them, came a maddening plague known as the Nightfalls. Some lost their minds, others underwent frightening mutations during unpredictable eclipses.

Heroes are needed to stop the Nightfalls, defeat Ahnglum, and banish the demon god he worships. An epic quest begins to restore sanity and freedom in this once idyllic land. 

As part of a serialized release, Madzik – Episode 1 will introduce players to the world of Zivkerländ, with many more tales to come in future releases.


Unleash the Power of the Moon Madness

Dive into the heart of Zikverländ, a world where the mysterious Moons influence everything from the flow of magic to the transformations of creatures and landscapes. The revolutionary Moon Madness system dynamically alters gameplay, providing a fresh and unpredictable experience with each playthrough.


Meet Your Heroes

The game features two distinct heroes, Makino and Veroline, each with unique abilities that enhance the cooperative gameplay experience. Whether you’re bashing through enemies with Makino’s enchanted warhammer or casting devastating spells with Veroline, every battle will test your teamwork and your ferocity as you overcome the darkness corrupting Zikverländ.

Champions of Zikverländ, answer the call and put an end to the Nightfalls! Madzik – Episode 1 launches today on Steam for $6.99 USD, including a 30% launch discount.

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Madzik is made possible with the financial contribution of the Canada Media Fund.


Key Features

  • Cooperative Gameplay: Team up with a friend to unlock the full potential of the moons and defeat the corrupting forces. Your success depends on how well you collaborate with each other. Join forces and rise to the challenge together!
  • Narrative Journey: Madzik unfurls a captivating tale that comes to life with every encounter. With banter enriched by stunning voiceovers and engaging cutscenes between characters, this is one journey you will truly remember.
  • Empowering Transformation: Channel the Madzik energy to morph into a more formidable and powerful version of yourself, unlocking new strengths and abilities.
  • Dynamic Moon System: Witness the environment and enemies transform before you, their tactics and powers shifting with each lunar phase. Exploit their weaknesses and prepare for new challenges as you face off against ever-evolving adversaries.
  • Handcrafted Mystical Lands: Set foot in lively and handcrafted lands filled with rewarding exploration opportunities. From wool to pencil, Zikverländ is shaped with IRL elements that bring a unique aspect to the game.
  • Versatile Ability System: Madzik’s ability system is part of your adventure, offering an array of diverse and customizable skills. It’s designed to offer a unique avenue for customization. Find the playstyle that suits you best.

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About BKOM Studios

Founded in 1996, BKOM Studios is the award-winning developer behind Sunday Gold, ​ Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors, Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults,​ Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation, and more. Our team of talented people are developing games across multiple platforms, video trailers, marketing campaigns, apps, connected toys, and AR/VR experiences. For more information, visit


About the Canada Media Fund (CMF)

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