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By gojira, history, 2 months ago, In English

What's up y'all.

These past few years I spend an odd week here and there making roguelike-adjacent games. Most of them are mediocre (maybe outright terrible), although I did have one title that had relative success.

Recently, I (re)released my most recent creation — Wizard Chess 2. It's a combination of an encounter-based roguelite (think Slay the Spire) and a tactical battle (think Heroes of Might and Magic). Now look, I know the visuals and UX are, ahem, lacking, but the game has a lot of complexity of the kind that you, fellow competitive programmers, might find appealing. So I thought to invite you to give it a try :)

An imaginary conversation with you:

-Eldar, your css skills are shit
-I know

-And your UX is terrible, I can't figure out what's going on
-Very true. That said, you can watch my shitty tutorial and read the in-game help menus for _some_ info

-What was that about $$$ prizes?
-I'm glad you asked! I'm giving away Amazon gift cards for certain achievements: https://itch.io/t/2392425/-prizes. I swear they are achievable.

-Wait, I have to record a video to prove my results? Don't you already have a high score server?
-Unfortunately, because this is a browser-based game, it's not hard to cheat it in various ways, so a full video of the run is the only cheater prevention I could think of.

-Hey I just got to the first bossfight and the music turned into some demonic howling, wtf?
-Oh I forgot to warn you that I'm a big metalhead, so almost every bossfight has a metal soundtrack. In fact, the idea of playing Septic Flesh's "Pyramid God" during a bossfight compelled me to make this game in the first place.

-Okay you're weird
-I know

If you do give the game try and have a question, or something nice or constructive to say, please drop a note here or in the game's discussion forums. Love y'all <3

 
 
 
 
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Auto comment: topic has been updated by gojira (previous revision, new revision, compare).

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The one and only BenniKartefla has claimed one of the prizes!

Can anyone beat his high score!?

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    Yeah I got Score — 2794243:)

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      Mr Apiram, you are damn good! If you recorded a video of your play, link it on the forum, you'd be the current contender for the "highest score by New Year" prize.

      P.S. How do you manage to always get the Magic Lamp and Giant Magnet relics :P

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love it.

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I see HoMM

I'll surely try this game

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Hey guys, it's me again :)

I'm planning to release a Halloween patch around next weekend and need a couple people to playtest it for balance. Anyone interested to spend a couple hours trying it out? Please PM me if so!

P.S.

-But Eldar, why do you post it here, of all places?

-Guess what, 70% of traffic for this game actually came from Codeforces, so I think y'all are my best bet. Thank you for all the attention <3

P.P.S. While 3 people already managed to get a winning run, the 3m score gift cards are still up for grabs, wink wink

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It is meant to be just CURRENCY_SYMBOL PRICES RANGES EXTRAGIFTSHOPITEMS

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The Halloween patch is live! You can now fight a Halloween-themed miniboss for a large reward, at each level. This might be your best chance to get 3m score for that juicy gift card :D

The patch will be live through October 31. As always, thanks for playing <3

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The first 3M score gift card has been claimed! Can you claim the other two!?

The Halloween patch will run for another ~50 hours — try it before it's gone!

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Our very own Apiram has won the second 3M gift card — congrats!

Meanwhile, the battle for highest NYE score continues, with kentarooo in the lead.

I'm probably not going to make more changes to the game until New Year, so I'm leaving y'all alone. Peace <3