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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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!

WazHack 1.1 enters public beta

WazHack 1.1 enters public beta

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In preparation for a new update, which will include both Windows and MacOSX versions, there is a public beta process now open.

WazHack - 50% off this week only!

WazHack - 50% off this week only!

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Buy WazHack before January 29 and go dungeoneering for a pittance!

WazHack adds Direct IP support for multiplayer connections

WazHack adds Direct IP support for multiplayer connections

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Need to plan on a private LAN? ad-hoc peer-to-peer? You can now use traditional direct-IP connections for joining servers. Just start a network game as...

WazHack Android version brings Benefits for All

WazHack Android version brings Benefits for All

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Waz discusses the performance and UI improvements that the Android version of WazHack brings to the Windows versions, and looks ahead a little to the...

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Daelonnn13
Daelonnn13

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 Creator
WazWaz

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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Heiach
Heiach

Heiach Plays Wazhack - Full Dungeon Run (From character creation through to amulet retrieval!)

I love this games so much I did a complete run of the game as a knight!
SPOLIERS obviously ('cos I complete the game), but it may answer some questions you may have about what some of the quirks too!

Check it out:
Youtube.com

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Payhart@gmx.at
Payhart@gmx.at

Hey WazWaz

Could you maybe post some informations about the next update 1.2. on the desura page or the WazHack Homepage.
I'm really looking forward for the update and (I guess like others) want to get new infos about the (potential) implemented features.

By the way - very cool game. So simple but challanging - I love your work!!

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WazWaz Creator
WazWaz

I try to avoid preannouncing too much. Even when 1.2 is released, I won't be saying much about what's new. Giving info like that is probably smart marketing, but it spoils the game a bit for people who like to discover stuff themselves.

The new classes will of course be immediately obvious upon release, and the one I've pre-announced is the Rogue - since it's conspicuously absent in a Roguelike! ;-)

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Epic120
Epic120

I love the game espicially because of the replay value and the very cheap price for such a great game i also did notice it gets very intense the lower you go there is tons of different monsters and i would even buy this game for a higher price around 10 or 15 dollars its a great game and highly recommend it to people who like Rouge's or a high replay value great game Waz :D

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WazWaz Creator
WazWaz

The price will have to go up eventually - the next version adds more character classes and since those are $1 on iOS, the desktop version will probably go up too - no idea how much by yet though.

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legosk8er
legosk8er

Hi WazWaz! (or someone else who can answer this)

I have recently gotten really far in WazHack on the browser version but wanted to switch over to the downloaded windows version. Is there anyway to move my save from the browser version to play instead on the downloaded one? Thanks!

On a second note, if there is anyway you could PM me WazWaz, I found a bug that could allow someone to play the full game without paying and wanted to tell you so you can fix it.

Thanks for the help and for an awesome game!

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WazWaz Creator
WazWaz

It's something I'd like to add - including moving saves between the Desktop and Mobile versions. But there is still a lot of gameplay stuff I want to implement first before adding this sort of thing.

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Skooma4life
Skooma4life

Okay I installed and played the game (fantastic by the way) and I noticed that the video's I have watched on youtube the characters clothes and armor had physics like capes, helmet face-cover, etc. Do I have the wrong version or something? i bought it and used a key it gave me also.

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WazWaz Creator
WazWaz

Cloth was bugged at the engine level. I'm waiting for the engine vendors to respond so I can re-enable it in WazHack. Sounds like they've been working on it so maybe by the time WazHack 1.2 is ready, it'll be back. I like it for their hair most ;-)

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