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Intense Wizardry

by yokcos700 - Compo Entry

You are a wizard who kills people and snowmen for unknown reasons. It is intense sometimes.

If you're looking for a win condition, there is none. But perhaps you could get a sense of victory if you use the final spell. It summons an army of sorts to fight for you. I say again: Use the final spell to 'win'.

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davesoft says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:54pm

Nice little shooter, beautiful lighting. Reminds be of GTA2 for some reason :)

chaosed0 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:06pm

"Why are you doing this wizard?" BECAUSE YOU ARE SHOOTING AT ME >:(

Game ramps up a little too slowly, and movement/shooting are just a little too sluggish. Everything else is solid.

DavidVisscher says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:22pm

Nicely done. The lighting was quite good.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:29pm

Fun gameplay. Pretty hard. Noticed there were some powers that were locked. Not sure how to unlock those. Extra humor points for the Sips_ reference.

Jupitron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:45pm

Really nice! will keep playing!!!

pjchardt says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:26am

Nice controls, though collision on projectiles were a bit frustrating. I would like a bit more leeway for my projectiles colliding with walls. Fun game though.

Also, on start up the first time I encountered an error and had to abort.

action number 1
of Step Event0
for object obj_foe:

DoDiv :: Divide by zero
at gml_Object_obj_foe_Step_0

Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:53am

Nice looking, simple. I do really enjoyed. There is a bug, when you are next to a wall, you can't shoot fireball.

yokcos700 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:03am

I haven't ever played or even looked at GTA2 before now. I kind of want to play it now.

Odd. I feel that the game ramps up perhaps too fast. Few minutes in and enemies are dealing 3-4 damage in one shot and I can only take 3 hits from them.


Killing enemies sometimes drops spells. Sometimes these spells will be the locked ones (Freezing spell, cockroach spell, etc.)

Also thanks!

pjchardt, DNS:
Sorry about the fireball/wall interactions. I thought it was more important to make the guns noisy.
I guess that error is what happens when you try to divide by zero D: Can't do anything about it now, and it seems the error you were given wasn't massively specific on where the problem is.

hazarman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:25am

I did get a fatal error first time it ran. But after that it was a nice little game, more functionality would have been lovely!

marsermd says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:00pm

that's nice! To sad it's to slow to open the spells(

rogberth says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:24pm

Nicely polished game. I like the magic-gun combination, forces you to play with care. Spells are cool.

5T4MP5 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:26pm

Fun core gameplay, and the lighting looks really good. I would agree with a previous commenter that slightly faster unlocks would be cool. I dug it. Nice Job.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:44am

I really enjoyed this one once I started getting into it. I didn't get all the spells, but once I got into the flow of shooting guards, bombs and turrets, it's definitely something I'd love to get into more!

The only issue I had was being able to initially tell that the walls were walls, and the floor was floor. A little pixelated foreshortening will fix that right up! :)

Thank you for sharing. :D

LukeZaz says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:10am

Fun game. Health didn't drop however, so I ended up dying sooner than was probably intended.

MintArcade says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:29pm

Cool game.

Knowledge says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:15pm

Great game (almost everything 4), I bit hard.
I would definitely like post compo version of game.

nesis says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:44am

I loved the shadowing and lighting in the game, it would be good to see it there all the time, since it looks great and also clearly indicates when enemies can see you, and leaves some mystery about the layout of the level. It's also really satifying firing a ton of fireballs and lighting the room up. It would be good to have some indicator or feedback to show when enemies will react to sounds you make.

TehSkull says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:34am

I love it! Lots of fun! Would gladly play again!

From MrTorb:

Knowledge says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:34pm

Please, see my game again (I explained some things in my comment).
Also Multyplayer would be good in Post-compo (it's just a suggestion).

Zayron says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:39pm

This was fun. I liked how the dead did not disappear and the lighting was nice.

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 5:25am

Wow! This is awesome!

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