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WazHack
WazHack 1.1 beta 1 is up!
February 20, 2013 - Waz

WazHack 1.1 is now in BETA! Initially, only the Web version is available. You can play it at: http://beta.wazhack.com.

This release adds a new dungeon branch, the Gnomish Mines. It's significantly larger and more complex than the Fort Ludios branch, and found at around 500 feet on the left side of the dungeon. I won't say more to spoil anything.

There are new dungeon features for you to discover - some people have said that the dungeon walls get a bit monotonous and while I completely agree, I didn't want to add purely decorative stuff to improve that. The new stuff is not purely decorative, so watch out!

There are quite a few more items, and a few new monsters, mainly specific to the new branch. Some monsters' strengths and weaknesses have been tweaked a little, but hopefully they will still be familiar for current players. Many items and spells have been tweaked too, so try new things (eg. apples now keep the doctor away).

There are a few more talents, but now each class has a specific subset of 8 available... no more Dweomery for Knights, sorry, have some Courage instead. This is partly to avoid feeling like you play every character the same way. There is also a pseudo-talent called "Nightmare Mode", in case you get bored.

People who would like to play "Big Picture" can enjoy the new controller support - you should be able to play the entire game pretty smoothly with an XBox360 controller or similar.

There are a lot of bug fixes too, and minor UI changes like faster healing (still uses as much food though, and now your stomach is smaller) and better keyboard navigation.

This version will also be officially supported on MacOSX, so feel free to send bug reports of problems with the Web version on that platform.

This version is also the first to use the new Unity 4 engine, which will mean some pros and cons, but ultimately allow me to keep moving the game forward.

I'm only one person so, as always, there will be bugs. I'll try to fix them as fast as you can report them (that's the advantage of the web version - I can update in minutes days like the other publications... Steam would be just as good, hint, hint!). The best way to report bugs is via the in-game menu option (it sends a copy of your game for me to analyze).

Thanks for helping, I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed making it!

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Waz

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6 Comments
Bzzatah Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:26am 
Ok, i'll try to take down more specific information and screenshot next time it happens. Thanks for quick response.
Waz Aug 24, 2013 @ 9:32pm 
It gets less testing on Windows 8, but it should work the same. The problem you report hasn't been reported previously.
Bzzatah Aug 24, 2013 @ 8:14pm 
Is the game compatible with windows 8? I play it on my windows 7 computer with no problem, but after about 30min on windows 8 an error pops up and freezes the desktop screen. I have to restart the computer using the side panel. When I open the task manager it freezes on the desktop as well, but the mouse still moves.
Guzen Aug 24, 2013 @ 3:13am 
looks like fun!
The Pug Aug 22, 2013 @ 1:15pm 
I hope it is free on steam. PLease put it on steam it looks awesome
Vorpal Aug 22, 2013 @ 8:54am 
I really hope this game get on steam