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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william.roeben Jul 9 2013 says:

I'm 50, bought this game off yer website before you even went to Desura or anything fancy like that, love the game... You still working on it? It's been almost two weeks since an update... :)

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WazWaz Aug 20 2013 replied:

I'm not too far off myself. The next update will be version 1.2, which is a major update adding new characters and all sorts of other goodies! (Sorry for the late reply, I don't check here often enough!)

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Marktk Jun 21 2013 says:

for some reason when i try to run wazhack through desura it just gives me a black screen without doing anything.

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lestat2150 May 19 2013 says:

Curious if i buy this on desura, then it comes out on steam, do I have to buy it again? I"d rather not even though its cheap.

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WazWaz May 29 2013 replied:

If Steam allows it (afaik, they usually do), then you will get a free key.

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calnon May 18 2013 says:

Im 33 years old, (old fart I know) and basically I am looking for friends to play some multiplayer matches with, feel free to add me on here but is there a specific place to go to find mp compos. Also i could get in MP via the windows client but not via the web client, basically on the web client it says have to update purchase then "Thank you" with waiting underneath

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Bboy9451 May 9 2013 says:

This game is SO EPIC!!!

Good luck with getting on Steam too!!

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Ael Apr 2 2013 says:

So I purchased a WazHack bulk pack, get login/password, entered it on the site, then sent 1 invite to my friend (he got his login/pass). After that, I activated my code on desura.

My friend entered his account, and got exactly the same key as myself. So he can't activate it here, on Desura. Moreover, after that, I can't even login to my account at Wazhack.appspot.com getting "Unknown email address or incorrect password"

This is sad :-(

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Ael Apr 2 2013 replied:

The problem was solved very fast! Thanks Waz! The game is great, btw

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jochenreinschluessel Mar 25 2013 says:

So - just to clarify if I got this right:
If I buy a key here, it is usable for the web-interface, windows and (forthcoming?) mac version.
Does this also apply to the android-version, or goes that one separate?
Or vise versa - can I purchase via android (more comfortable, because I can do this via mobile phone bill) and get the desktop versions, too? That would be awesome!

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WazWaz Creator
WazWaz Mar 27 2013 replied:

* Desura for Windows/Mac/Web (all by the one key)

* Google Play Store for Android only

* Apple App Store for iOS only (coming soon)

It's mainly like this because of the Play Store terms and conditions (and Apple App Store is even stricter). The mobile version is also a little cheaper.

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