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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Waminjamin Aug 23 2013, 2:09am says:

Who do I speak to when I pay for the game, yet get no game or key?

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WazWaz Aug 25 2013, 7:56pm replied:

Check here: Desura.com

If it's not there, contact Desura sales.

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WazWaz Aug 23 2013, 5:34am replied:

Whoever you paid. If you paid here, you can get it again here:


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TTBKV Aug 24 2013, 7:01pm replied:

I paid and every thing for wazhack but it every time I try to login through wazhack it says that my username or password is wrong even thought it is not

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Waminjamin Aug 23 2013, 12:21pm replied:

I bought through Desura, and I wasn't logged in at the time. Could that have affected the process?

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Hyperionguy Aug 27 2013, 11:09pm replied:

Considering you have to be logged in to buy something. Might have caused a tad issue

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WazWaz Aug 23 2013, 6:21pm replied:

I didn't even know that was possible. You must have given them an email or some way to contact you where they would have sent the receipt and login details.

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Waminjamin Aug 24 2013, 12:39am replied:

Other than the Paypal receipt, it's as if I never bought the game. Yes there was an email, but nothing was sent, yes I checked everything. Checked again today, nothing.

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lewisbracey123 Aug 26 2013, 7:48am replied:

same here!

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Listoire Aug 23 2013, 6:19am replied:


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Korsin Aug 22 2013, 6:50pm says:

NetHack was the best back in the day.

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Cerebral_Origami Aug 22 2013, 9:13am says:

This game reminds me alot of a game calle Castle I played way back when.
Similar game play but Castle had very simple graphics and used top down randomly generated maps.

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WazWaz Aug 22 2013, 9:55am replied:

Its heritage actually goes back much further than that. It's inspired by NetHack, and Rogue - which is where the genre of roguelikes gets its (silly) name.

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Cerebral_Origami Aug 22 2013, 10:45am replied:

I played Rogue but never heard of Nethack.

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Riddlemind Aug 22 2013, 8:08am says:

How do I download this game to play it? I payed for it on the main site, then got an email. followed the link back to the main site, clicked on the CD-Keys thing and got sent to this site. then I had to register for this site... now how do I download the game without paying a second time?

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blackrathat Aug 22 2013, 9:29am replied:

you have to activate the key in desura. use this link:

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WazWaz Creator
WazWaz Aug 22 2013, 9:29am replied:

You need the 'Gifts' link at the bottom of this page.

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Riddlemind Aug 22 2013, 10:09am replied:

Ok, Thanks. It sucks that I have to install this Desura thing though... I was hoping I could download the game onto a flash drive and play it at work...

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Bloodygoodgames Aug 22 2013, 2:24pm replied:

You don't have to download Desura. You can download the straight file to wherever you want to download it. I just downloaded it today straight to my laptop and have been playing it ever since. No Desura client required :)

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