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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: Apogee Entertainment
Developer: Emberheart Games
Release Date: 2024

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'Wizordum' Steam Early Access Update Will Add Ep. 2 This Summer - Trailer

by Rainier on April 23, 2024 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT

Wizordum is a retro FPS that puts you in the role of a Mage on a quest to track down the source of Chaos.

The Ancient Seal of Terrabruma has shattered, unleashing the forces of Chaos. As one of the last Mages of Wizordum sanctuary, find the source of corruption and blast away spawns of Chaos before they consume the kingdom in a speedrun-friendly fantasy FPS, tearing a page from the spellbooks of ‘90s fantasy FPS classics like Hexen and Heretic.

The Mages of Wizordum are on the brink of extinction, falling to ever-encroaching mayhem outside the sanctuary. Sharpen an arsenal of steel and magic and set out for the Town of Grimbrook, looking for the Source while blasting off everyone standing in the way. Along the way, search nooks and crannies for loot and relics to solve mystifying puzzles and deliver even more damage.

Incapacitate vile ogres and goblins with a skull-crushing mace, shoot rapid-fire ice shards with the Frostweaver, and master the Spellstriker to shatter the concentrated magic upon your foes. Fend off the restless undead and monstrous rats while winding through cobweb-covered hallways, restless cemeteries, sewers, labyrinths, and blood-spattered courtyards full of traps and treasure. 

Crumbling cobblestone, incinerated buildings, decay-filled dungeons, and misty harbors full of secrets await fearless spellcasters inside the collapsing city walls of Grimbrook. Claim a spot on the hallowed leaderboard where tougher difficulty levels yield higher scores, and achieve perfect pace on every run with speedrun-friendly level design. 

Design and download custom adventures or full-fledged episodes with the in-game level editor. Bask in the original Wizordum soundtrack, coming soon to Apogee Music, inspired by ‘90s and 2000s classics Ultima and Elder Scrolls, with a retro option for Roland MT-32 mode, accompanied by key artwork hand painted by legendary Origin Systems illustrator Denis Loubet (Ultima, Wing Commander).

Wizordum conjures up a battle against Chaos via Steam Early Access at $14.99.

Wizordum wages war against wickedness with the upcoming release of Episode Two on PC via Steam and GOG this Summer.

Tune into the OTK Expo, Tuesday, June 4, 2024 for a special Wizordum announcement during the showcase.

After cleansing corruption from the town of Grimbrook, the hunt for the source of Chaos leads one of the last mages of Wizordum on a journey to all-new locales. Episode Two enhances the spell-slinging with a new weapon, added alternate attacks, and a refined magic system where defeating enemies replenishes spellcasting abilities.

Harness the godlike power of the new Storm Gauntlets, which can shatter enemies in an instant with powerful lighting bolts. Unleash new secondary attacks for existing weapons: incinerate multiple monsters at close range with the Fire Ring’s added flame-breathing ability, or fire off a manually-timed explosion with the Spellstriker’s Arcane Rock.

Blast, bash, and burn a path through both existing and brand-new biomes in the newly-added Campaign Mode featuring spider-filled magical forests, swamp ruins teeming with bog beasts, and mercenary-filled warships. Brave the ill-fated Mountain Fortress filled with deadly traps, where one wrong step can trigger a slew of bone-crushing boulders, moving walls, and flaming projectiles. 

Search for coin-filled coffers throughout every puzzle-filled quest, and exchange valuable loot for spell upgrades, alternate attacks, and much more by visiting the newly-added sorcerer's shop after each level. 

Race against the clock in speedrun-friendly levels with multiple difficulty options, or build new experiences to share with fellow wizards across the globe with an in-game level editor available on both Steam and GOG. Wage enchanted warfare to a hi-fi orchestral composition called “Symphonic Suite from Wizordum.

“The Wizordum community has provided so much helpful feedback so far, and we’re proud to have brought many community-requested features to reality,” said Primož Vovk, developer at Emberheart Games. “We have even more content planned for 1.0, and cannot wait to share more in the near future.”

Key Features:

  • A vast arsenal of magic weapons & items
  • Search for secret places filled with treasures
  • Solve puzzles and avoid traps
  • Embark on a single-player campaign to find the source of Chaos, traveling from the Town of Grimbrook through swamps over the snowy mountains and beyond.
  • Collect bonus items and beat the hardest difficulty levels to climb to the top of the leaderboards
  • Beat challenges at each level
  • Compete online for the best time
  • Design and download custom adventures or full-fledged episodes with the in-game level editor.

Wizordum is in development for PC (Steam).

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