has unveiled a trailer and eight screenshots
for The Wizard
, a quirky, turn-based dungeon puzzler with an unique spell casting system. You play as the exceptionally handsome but uneducated wizard Kevin, whose good looks have just been stolen. The pursuit of the mysterious thief leads you down to the dangerous dungeons underneath the wizard academy. There you'll encounter mythical monsters, discover powerful spell gestures and improve your newfound abilities with the experience you gain to catch the thief and reclaim your beautiful face.
At its core, The Wizard is a dungeon crawler with a heavy emphasis on finding the optimal strategy to advance. Each level and enemy type presents the player with a different challenge that can be overcome in various ways. To beat the game, the player will have to plan ahead and use the different spells wisely. With the experience gained by defeating enemies, the player can improve individual spells to shape the gameplay experience. Additionally hidden spells with particularly powerful effects can be discovered throughout the game.
Scheduled for July 23rd, The Wizard was developed in HTML5 and runs on PC (Linux, Windows, iOS), tablets and mobile devices using an up-to-date browser. Upon release, the game will be playable for free on the Hypnotic Owl website.