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So, what is Major League Wizardry?
It's a turn-based and free to play trading card game, where wizards battle in the arena to climb the ranks in the Major League Wizardry. The universe is a fantasy sports universe, where wizards are regarded as stars with cheerleaders, fans, coaches, etc.
As a player you collect and trade cards, build your decks and level up your monsters. The game is asynchronous meaning that you send your turn to the opposing player, and can have more games running at the same time. Its simple, fast paced and easy to learn, yet allowing for strategic moves and card combinations.
The finished game will have trading, deck building, friend lists, a combo system, four schools, 150+ unique cards, ranking, skinning, animations (You can see the animations on the Spine forum, Esotericsoftware.com.) and much more. We will also introduce "Training": a new concept where you can use real physical cards to train your monsters in the game, preparing them for the next battle.
If you haven't, then hurry up and press these small buttons :)
You can also get it for Android here:
So far the beta is going great and we're learning a lot improving the game as we move on. There is so much we want to improve and right now it's all about prioritizing and getting the right fixes out and the starting on the right features. We've made the development scheme below to show the future development of MLW. Of course we will also be doing a lot of fixes, adding new cards and animations (like the ones in the bottom) and tweaking performance.
We were really surprised to see how many actually played Single Player games vs Multiplayer games (either live games or asynchronous games), so we're looking forward to adding a campaign to the game soon. Another good learning we've made is the importance of building something with flexibility so you can add to it later. Of course we knew that we were going to make a lot of changes along the way, and we knew that we wouldn't get it right in the first try, but somehow we still managed to build stuff in the code that just wasn't flexible enough to add new stuff. Unfortunately this means that we have to go back in a lot of our code and rework it with the knowledge we have now. This is especially applicable for the UI. As we get the game out and get it tested, we've seen that a lot of players are missing feedback from the game about what is happening on the screen. And this needs to be better and it will get better! Promise! :) But first up on our to do list is the Social System and Shop. And we've moved the Campaign forward in the development process.
We want to add a social system as the next feature. This is mainly driven by the fact that we want to boost the Live Game part of the game. People should be able to invite their friends, chat with friends and most important of all, be able to see when their friends are online so they can invite them to a live game.
So the shop is in its first steps of production. The reason why we prioritize a shop is not because we just want to get peoples money as soon as we can but simply because the players are actually asking for this feature. Secondly, we want to build it now so we can test it and balance it accordingly. We don't want to build a shop that encourages pay to win and we don't want to rob people from their money, so it should be balanced well according to the rewards. Which is why we're also building the Campaign mode at the same time. The shop will in the beginning only have booster packs (maybe two or three different kinds) that can be bought for in game currency. We don't know yet when we will
Not so much a campaign as a series of interesting challenges that you can have fun with. These challenges will be build around different themes (for example a deck full of Firepups!), so yes the AI will have cheater decks in these challenges and will also act differently in each challenge. Beat a challenge without loosing to much HP and you will earn better rewards and unlock different cards. This is a simple way of making the challenges more fun (although might not be appealing for Poisons self-destruction cards). Through the Campaign we're also introducing some history and lore of the game and your wizard will go from the street fights and underground arenas to the Major League Wizardry!
We're doing the best we can in order to get rid of placeholder graphics. But since it's a card game we have a lot of illustrations and monsters that needs to be done. But we're working as fast as we can to get rid of especially the Training Dummy below on all the Monsters.
We've added 3 new cards to the game:
Does 2 damage to target monster and disables all other opposing monsters
Less is More
If you have less monsters in play than your opponent remove all opposing monsters
Take a random card from your opponents hand and put it in your own hand
Stay tuned for more updates!
Say hello to Gooper! He will soon be added to the game as well :)
Latest tweets from @mlwcards
Feb 19 2014, 3:25am
Feb 15 2014, 12:46pm
Feb 10 2014, 10:16am
@esotericsoft no but now I did! And thank you so much!! Many of your issues are already in the works, including login and better tutorial ;)
Feb 9 2014, 4:14pm
Feb 9 2014, 1:09pm
Feb 7 2014, 2:36pm
@EgoAnt glad you had fun!! :)
Feb 7 2014, 2:36pm