Wizard duels

Yer a wizard, Harry! Challenge other wizards to duels and take down their wizard tower by spawning monsters that will attack your enemy!

Choose the right monster for the job, and secure the two crystal towers in order to get more power than your opponent.

Beware! The wizard who falls first is left embarrassed and laughed at without pity…


Instructions:

Controls: Use Z and X to select which creature to spawn. Use → ↑ ↓ to spawn the selected creature in the lane indicated by the arrow.

← toggles more information about the creatures and wizards

Press enter to access the menu where you can change the gamespeed from 1 to 9 seconds per turn.


Derivative graphics disclosure:

The wizards were inspired by the Jamician himself, and (hopefully) representably replicated using the PICO-8 palette!

Voting results

Overall
4th
7.625
Graphics
6th
7.625
Audio
3rd
7.188
Gameplay
6th
7.188
Originality
9th
7.375
Theme
41st
4.500

This game entered in the Solo competition (46 entries).

Comments (13)

bradur
2 months ago

Wow, what a terrific game! It took me a while to get the hang of it (and several restarts), but once I knew how to play properly I was able to concentrate on strategy. The graphics are very cool and the music & sfx are enjoyable. I played this game for quite some time and I still didn't get tired of the music. It blended well within the game.

I would play more of this! Maybe with upgradeable troops and a campaign mode, extra lanes etc.

Orionintheforest
2 months ago

I never got very far inside the game, i still enjoyed it.

Rardo
2 months ago

Doh! didnt read the instructions, but did it with the base units. was deffo fun, like a mini moba.

Nanukk Luik
(@NanukkLuik) • 2 months ago

I love stategy! I should of read the instructions before understanding you get bonus crystals at the end of a certain round if you have the signs lit in your colour. Very good work on the game jam! An enjoyable game!

psevrain
2 months ago

Quite original, and very impressive in the frame of a jam. i'am not fond of pixel art, but that makes the job.
What is the techno / engine you used for the game?

Aquasheep
2 months ago

Very enjoyable game. Would be fun to have two-person, local multiplayer. I don't see a clear connection to the theme; great job nonetheless, very well-polished for such a short time frame!

dollarone
2 months ago

thanks for comments, folks!

@psevrain - I'm using PICO-8

@bradur - I did plan on a campaign mode! Maybe I'll continue working on it :)

smbe19
2 months ago

Awesome game, very nice mechanics. The enemy is playing really well (or I am playing really bad…).

Sammy6
2 months ago

A really cool strategy game! It was really confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's really fun!
one suggestion if you update it is to add a button to end the turn quicker.
Anyways, fun game!

duel_05
2 months ago

I loved this! It was hard to get the hang of it, and I never got very far…. but I LOVED IT!

voxel
2 months ago

THE EMBARRASSMENT IS UNBEARABLE

really enjoying your pico8 games. This is practically a turn based MOBA, impressive work. Also I quite liked the tunes on this one, which is rare for a pico entry. I guess I will grudgingly have to award you many points

euske
a month ago

I can't believe you made this in 48 hours! Fun and very well polished. RTS isn't really my cup of tea, but I still enjoyed it. Awesome job!

M2tias
a month ago

A pico8 entry <3
Awesome stuff. Good graphics and interesting gameplay. I've been commenting on too many games today to think of anything interesting to say.

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Destroy your opponent's tower and make him fall to the ground in utter embarrassment

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dollarone