The Wizard's Lair is a roguelike with roots in the Classics and Mystery Dungeon series of roguelikes - procedurally generated levels, many monsters and traps, powerful weapons and secrets to find on your quest to destroy the Wizard of Anarkhis!

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0 comments by Devlin on Mar 25th, 2013

Update for The Wizard's Lair v204

- Reduced price of game.

- lots of balance tweaks, bug and content fixes.
- Weapons and armour are now automatically equipped if your equip slots are empty.
- Added two new floor types: The Zoo and the Displacement Zone. they will appear randomly in the later floors(after DLvl 10) along with the Snake Pit and Labyrinth.
- Added some more item drops to monsters. Kill stuff!
- Added 3 new armours and rebalanced existing armour. New armours are: Half-Plate Mail, Chain Hauberk and Officer's Full Plate.
- Added 8 new weapons : Guardian Mace, Twinblade, Glaive, Obsidian Dagger, Flamberge, Golden Axe, Katar and Demonslayer.
- Added 5 new Monsters : Viper, Lich, Wraith, Spectral Skeleton and Twisted Displacer.

Hope you enjoy the updates!

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Nefaro Mar 12 2013 says:

Does this have any kind of magic system? How varied are the items and monsters?

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Devlin Mar 16 2013 replied:

No magic. All the combat is melee. There are about 40 or so items in the "floor loot" tables and a number of items you can only get by killing monsters.

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Draugr Mar 4 2013 says:

Game looks interesting although I don't know about $9.99. I'd probably spring for it if it ever goes on sale or lowers its price to about $4.99. There are just too many of these games and many are cheaper or even free. Keep at it though, I wish you luck.

I wish someone would make a Temple of Apshai Trilogy type game, or even Gateway to Apshai. Sadly, those classics from Epyx have never seen remakes or related type games. :(

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Eddward Mar 4 2013 says:

Funny. The appeal of these games aren't the graphics. Otherwise Dredmore would have never been a success.

Does anyone know if Blitz MAX ever got it's Linux Sound support issues worked out? When I last checked, either it worked for you or it failed to attach to pulseaudio and segfaulted. It kept me from buying Little Space Duo. (Fortunately it had a demo.)

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hamishwilson Mar 5 2013 replied:

What is wrong with Dredmor's graphics?

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Eddward Mar 5 2013 replied:

They are cute, but I had seen screen shots for about a year before buying it. It didn't look good to me and I just wasn't interested in the game. I'm usually better about judging RPGs on looks.

I'm glad I finally picked it up. The game is excellent and I'm eager to see what else Gaslamp comes up with.

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variablenonsense Mar 5 2013 replied:

I find Dredmor's graphics to be one of its strong points, oddly. I love the hand-drawn, unique look. To each his own of course, I just found this amusing.

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Devlin Creator
Devlin Mar 4 2013 replied:

With The Wizard's Lair, I use OpenAL through BlitzMax - Desura should install it automatically with the game. If the library isn't installed, installing (apt) package libopenal1 does the trick equally as well.

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Eddward Mar 5 2013 replied:

Cool thanks!

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KurlyWurly Jan 23 2013 says:

Nice art. Keep it up :)

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Released Feb 28, 2013
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Lowest Rated (4 agree) 4/10

Too expensive for what it is. There are better roguelikes out there that cost less, or are free. Sorry, but for 7,99€ i expected better graphics, sound, controls and gameplay.

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