Developed and published by Keith Thomas, WizardPunk, the spell-based fighting game with rogue-lite elements is set to release into Steam Early Access this September.
WizardPunk is developer Keith Thomas’ debut title on Steam. It is launching into Steam Early Access in September 2021, with the goal of remaining there for “about six months”. Currently, the game contains an endless adventure mode as well as three unlockable characters and various spells to use. According to the game’s Steam store page, the reason it is being released into Early Access is that “It’s a good way for [the developer] to make sure the game isn’t awful when it is released for real “. Additionally, the developer believes “a game is best when partially designed by the players.”
Watch the game’s trailer here.
What Is WizardPunk?
WizardPunk is a spell-based fighting game that features some rogue-lite elements. Players will engage in physics-based spell combat across either the endless Adventure mode or the 1 v 1 Versus mode. While the Versus mode features your more traditional fighting fare, the Adventure mode allows for a far greater RPG experience. Players can join one of two guilds that offer various different perks, and come toe to toe with their opposing guild members. With more than 1000 possible spell combinations, it would seem like there is set to be endless content should spell-based fighting seem like your kind of thing. Here is some of what you can expect in WizardPunk:
- Embark on the rogue-lite Adventure mode for an RPG-like experience or take out your opponent in the 1 v 1 Versus mode
- Join one of two guilds in the Adventure mode to be granted their unique perks
- Craft 10 unique potions as part of the Alchemist’s Guild or use your Totem in the Shaman’s Guild
- Combine your spells to make more than 1000 possible combinations
- Choose between four characters in the Adventure Mode
Release Date & Price
WizardPunk is releasing on September 1st, 2021. It will cost $11.99 with a 15% launch discount. The developer has stated that once the game leaves Early Access it will be around 40% more expensive. Head on over to the game’s Steam store page to wishlist it and be notified of future updates.