At the beginning of April 2016 Peter Verdi's Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles website went offline. So far all my attempts to contact Peter failed. His site carried some invaluable interviews with former Magnetic Scrolls people. To preserve the work I temporarily uploaded a dump of his site taken in summer of 2015. All you can see below is 100% Peter's work! Hopefully his site will reappear soon! Peter, if you read this, can you contact me?

Remember how it's like to ride on a cloud? How it feels to be squashed by a bus, or how to get that damned gold disc from Micky? Well, here's your chance to relive all these situations.

Have a chat with the devil in THE PAWN, ransack an entire island in THE GUILD OF THIEVES, restore luck itself to a whole country in JINXTER, uncover a conspiracy in CORRUPTION, become an inter-dimensional secret agent in FISH!, an ancient god in MYTH, walk in the footsteps of Alice in WONDERLAND and inherit a haunted mansion in THE LEGACY.
Become a part of the fantasy of Magnetic Scrolls - you certainly won't regret it . . .



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This is the "Files" section of "Corruption". Here you will find all the hard facts about the game, like general information, a plot synopsis and trivia - in other words, these are "Corruption Files".


After "The Pawn" and "The Guild of Thieves", and with yet another fantasy game called "Jinxter" in the works, it was decided that the time was right for Magnetic Scrolls to branch out into a completely different genre. Robert Steggles and Hugh Steers settled for a thriller set in present-day London's financial world.

They pretty much locked themselves away from the rest of Magnetic Scrolls for nine months to work on "Corruption", with Robert and Hugh working on the story and Hugh doing the coding bit on his own.

They also chose different artists this time around - Richard Selby and Alan Hunnisett, whose dark, realistic pictures contributed a lot to the mood and atmosphere of "Corruption".

Despite (or maybe because of?) "Corruption"'s total departure from traditional puzzles it went on to become a best-seller for Magnetic Scrolls and won numerous "Game of the Year" awards.


The first picture from "Corruption" - note the altered navigation bar (Atari ST)

"Corruption" U.S. box

"Corruption" was the only Magnetic Scrolls game to have the navigation bar altered for the game. While all the other Magnetic Scrolls games had scrolls, "Corruption"'s navigation bar was altered to make it look like pages from a dayplanner.

"Corruption" was the first Magnetic Scrolls title that was shipped in the new, smaller Rainbird box, which was 7.25 " x 6 " (15.2 cm x 18.3 cm) in size, as opposed to the old, bigger box, which was 6 " x 8.5 " (15.2 cm x 21.4 cm).

It was also the first time for a Magnetic Scrolls title to get a different box design for its U.S. release. The picture to the left shows the U.S. box of "Corruption". A larger version can be found in the "Goodies" section.