WazHack is a procedurally-generated dungeon game. This is not a button mashfest - you can spend all the time you need contemplating your actions. With over 300 different types of items to be found, there are many different ways to deal with the more than 130 different types of monsters. You will have to use your sword or staff as much as your inventory. It's not a game of plodding to the end and winning (though it is winnable), it's about experiencing the attempt... and learning lessons that will help your next valiant attempt!

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0 comments by WazWaz on Mar 25th, 2013

After 6 months of development and an intense beta, WazHack 1.1 is now available. The new content is a free update to the 1.0 version.

Time freezes while you don't move - enemies move when you move... or perhaps you will use time to quaff a potion, zap a wand, or cast a spell. This time freezing mechanics is reminiscent of Dragon Age or even Braid, but in fact it derives from the original Rogue turn based mechanic. WazHack is a roguelike in the same tradition as NetHack or DCSS, but with a whole new 3D visual presentation like none other. You still get "turn based" action, but now a "turn" is a fraction of a second. By removing player reaction time as a concern, you're free to contemplate the vast array of possible items you have in your inventory when faced with a difficult situation, while still being free to hack and slash through a band of weakling kobolds and watch their ragdoll-physics reptilian corpses crumple to the ground.

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There are now over 300 different items in the game, and the new items go quite well with some of the new dungeon features. For example, you may find a small room with a closed door... before you knock on the door it might be a good idea to drop some of your gems and see if they are actually gas bombs, so you can weaken the horde of monsters as they come out of the room.

The new dungeon branch plays homage to NetHack's "Gnomish Mines". In WazHack, the mine has gnomes, but it also has a mine shaft with an elevator, and some other more deadly industrial advances await you. A pick-axe may come in handy too.

That's enough spoilers! Get playing and discover it for yourself!

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liathan851386853123 Dec 12 2013, 8:32am says:

this is fraud or what. i bought the game witrh visa for 3.99 and its not on my desure account, WHAT THE HELL is htis ?? are the comments here fake or what is this all about NO I WONT BUY IT AGAIN FOR 3.99 f...king sheit

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FlyingShisno Dec 5 2013, 4:59am says:

I saw that this was Greenlit, congratulations! Will Desura users be getting a Steam key?

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Rhys71 Oct 11 2013, 2:37pm says:

My Freind this game is Terrible (cuz he's a FOOL) But i think this game is pretty fun

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RadioactiveButter Sep 13 2013, 9:53pm says:

It keeps having errors when its validating my files so I cant even download the game. any suggestions on how to fix it?

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masterotogi Sep 12 2013, 8:15am says:

The best rougelike i've played since the launch of Dungeons of Dredmore.
Congrats you made a realy nice game, with great replayability & didn't leave out the fun!

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Jetcutter Sep 12 2013, 10:50pm replied:

Well worth my investment. Stick with it Waz!

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vlad91222 Sep 5 2013, 3:37pm says:

Does anyone want to trade this game for Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space?

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vlad91222 Sep 6 2013, 7:13am replied:

and King's Bounty: The Legend

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Daelonnn13 Sep 1 2013, 3:51pm says:

The new update sounds awesome. I once got to 180 fathoms deep, running around with the +3 Vorpal Blade, a spear, scale mail suit, black boots, mittens, horned helmet, blue cape, and God knows how many potions I had that where unidentified. Then i was killed by 4 big guys, and a fire thing. So much fun.

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Daelonnn13 Sep 1 2013, 3:33pm says:

I bought the game yesterday, fantastic by the way, but is it possible to transfer the full version onto an iPad?

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WazWaz Sep 2 2013, 6:48pm replied:

Sorry, no, the mobile stores are "walled gardens" - they don't allow external purchases to activate on-store apps. It's also quite some extra work supporting the mobile version in addition to the desktop version (unlike Mac and Windows which are basically identical builds).

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Highest Rated (8 agree) 10/10

THE most awesome game! New life to the 'Rogue' type. Totally replayable again and again.

Jun 26 2012, 7:03am by superrat250

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@017Otis Yes, WazHack 1.3 is in development - I just don't tweet much. Check out T.co

Jan 11 2015, 12:13am

@WoodleyDo - which device & iOS version?

Apr 8 2014, 6:50pm

Multiplayer WazHack is much smoother in the Steam version: T.co

Mar 28 2014, 8:00am

WazHack is now available on Steam! T.co

Feb 17 2014, 3:53pm

@OndrejFicek sorry, Google (and Apple) don't accept off-site sales, so they don't get the reverse either. Mobile is also a lot of dev work.

Dec 12 2013, 9:06am

LPs of WazHack are responsible for 50% of its Greenlight votes, so of course I approve of them, monetized or otherwise! #WhoLetsPlay

Dec 12 2013, 3:09am

WazHack 1.2 beta 1 is up: T.co - 8 new classes, quick-change gear loadouts, stealth, traps, and lots more to discover.

Dec 11 2013, 8:27pm

@yogscast Crikey guys - you brought down my server. Fixed now... and it's 'woz hack', said with your best Aussie accent.

Aug 19 2013, 11:56pm

WazHack for iPad is available (https://t.co/4XE1fp200a). Wait another week for iPhone version.

May 10 2013, 7:44pm

@Desura Uploads still seem broken. Let us know if "1am" was optimistic ;-)

Apr 4 2013, 5:35am

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