Video Game: Mantra

A freeware Action RPG, by a group of high school-aged developers from Maine, USA called Syzygy Cult, originally released in 1995 for Mac OS. It plays similar to Crystalis, or to a 2D The Legend of Zelda game with the addition of RPG Elements. There is also a sequel, Mantra II.

An open source version of the first game was released in 2010, written for the cross-platform game library Allegro. Builds for Windows and Mac OS X, and also the source code, can be downloaded from Sourceforge; also, the developers have a website. The original Mac OS version is available for download here (and the sequel here).

Not to be confused with the comic book of the same name.