Magicka: Wizard Wars is a Spellcasting Action PvP game with the humor and the dynamic realtime spell system of Magicka. Players form teams of four and blaze their way across the battlefield, combining magical elements on the fly to create hundreds of spell combinations with wildly varying effects.
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Release Date: May 27, 2014

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“Greetings Magickans!
We've just hit Alpha with the Wizard Wars, spells are now fully lethal though. During the coming days and weeks we will continue to add features and tweaks together with you. In the main menu there's always a "Feedback" button available which we respond to in weekly updates. If you decide to support us by getting the Founder Wizard or IMPressive Founder Packs we will also discuss changes in depth in the forum with you.

Lastly, any support is welcome, and in the end joining is during Early Access means just that, you get to play and develop the game with us from Alpha. The goal however, is to offer the most fun free to play arena game out there, you just have to let us know when you think we've reached that goal.”
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November 20

Weekly Patch - 20th November @ 10:30 CET

Patch notes can be found at the link below!

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?817565-Patch-Notes-20th-November-2014&p=18430639#post18430639

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“Wizard Wars’ strength is that it’s chaotic duels are immediately fun…”
PC Gamer

“I don’t think anything else has quite gripped me in the same way this year.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“THE GRIM REAPER’S HERE!!! OH GOD!”
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About This Game

Magicka: Wizard Wars is a Spellcasting Action PvP game with the humor and the dynamic realtime spell system of Magicka. Players form teams of four and blaze their way across the battlefield, combining magical elements on the fly to create hundreds of spell combinations with wildly varying effects. Magicka: Wizard Wars will eventually be FREE to play.

Each player can personalize their wizard with unique gear and Magicks, complete with tongue-in-cheek references to popular media and current events.
 
With friendly fire, short rounds and unpredictable strategies, Wizard Wars gives both novice players and experienced MOBA veterans a unique tactical depth in every encounter.

The time is now to get up, gear up and go to war!

  • 2 Game modes, 4-on-4 teamplay and the new 1-on-1 Duel game mode
  • Fight intense battles - Co-op spellcasting, wielding fire and dragons as your weapons.
  • Show your skills in fast-paced action, dynamically choose your spells on the fly to counter your opponents’ attacks.
  • Friendly fire is in full effect, staying true to the Magicka tradition of “accidentally” killing your friends.
  • 100 Robes, Staves, Skins, Weapons and your Humor of choice, 100s more to come – Be the Wizard you want to be!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater OR on-board (integrated): Intel HD 3000/4000 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb Nvidia GeForce 440 / AMD Radeon 5670 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
211.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Early Access Review
I have nor really played any game as much as this. But the thought of a multiplayer fantasygame that is based on your skill (and luck) and nothing else, is quite appealing. It still has some bugs and needs some more balancing. But i have never liked a game as much as this. It's fast, easy to grasp, the community is awesome.

Oh, right, there is friendly fire :D
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
Insta-gib laser beams of death, meteor storms from on high, summoning The Bony Man With The Scythe for a chat...and that's just in the first five minutes. Magicka:WW overtakes other "fast paced" games in a blur of its robes (dyed red with flames at the side-scientifically proven to make everything go 10% faster). Strategical Mayhem is the word of the day, and you will be missing out on a lot if you don't give tis gem a chance.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
4v4 me invoker mid ♥♥♥
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
401.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Early Access Review
This is by far the best PVP game I've ever played. And I do mean "ever". Upon first glances it might seem to one that this is a MOBA. It definitely has those characteristics, but I'd go so far as to classify this is an "unconventional" fighting game.

Like a fighting game, you have to know and master your character's abilities--attacks, defenses, counters, etc. Like the original Magicka, you are using 8 keys (QWERASDF) to create DOZENS of spells on the fly, although in this one there is only three slots for each element. Also similar to a fighting game is the fact that there is telegraphing. Each spell queued up is visible to your opponent for a split secdon, so he/she will be able to react accordingly. This leads to extremely fast gameplay that requires some really good reflexes.

The downside is that this game is has a VERY high learning curve to anyone who never played the original Magicka. You will need to devote as much time and effort to learning the spells and casting them (which just means you have to learn to type FAST) as you would any "conventional" fighting game. This has turned off a lot of new players (just look at the steamcharts) because they either become frustrated or just don't have the interest in devoting that much time to a game.

HOWEVER, to anyone who has taken the time to learn this game throughout, it becomes very apparent that the developers of this game are GENIUSES and that this really is one of the best most action packed 100% skill based PVP games that he/she has ever played.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Early Access Review
8 elememts, much fun, loads of CHAOS!
10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
156.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Early Access Review
SOME HIGHLIGHTS
- Combine elements on a freaking speed finger twisting combat.
- Very fun to play as "Party" versus other players and also good as "Solo" with unknown players.
- Fast and furious combat on advanced levels.
- Great community. Players are friendly and reflect the game fun esence.
- Magicks are lunatic: Crush a toilet bin over your enemy head, Invoke goblin zombies to hunt down your opponents, Call a thunder storm or Cast Death itself for a finishing move.
- Turn on fire, freeze, wet and/or electroshock your enemies (or your friends :)
- Most Hilarious lines on the entire wizard world.
- New content and features are added constantly.
- Bugs are getting fixed constantly.
- Most awesome wizards, a handsome vampire and critters are wood (missing Vlad...)
- It could be hard to start if you never played Magicka 1. Some new player could get turned down when beginning.
- Really skill based, not level based game. You can beat a 45 level mage with your level 1 wizard from the start if you are good enough (probably not, but possible).
- Totally FREE. Not a pay to win game. Many noob players still believe that "stuff" will affect your performance. I could agree that Premium content make your wizard customization and optimization much better, but not stronger. I didn't invest a coin on the game and good items can be bought with common gold.
- I dare you to play only One match when you have learned to play. Passing the initial barrier the game is pure addiction.
- Not as fun as Magicka 1 and still waiting for Magicka 2.
- Bleigh !
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Early Access Review
Quite addictive and fun to play MMOBlowingStuffWizardSimulation, Great graphics, great animations, growing community. Lots of spells combinations. Your victory or epic fail depends mostly on your skills. 4vs4, 1vs1 game modes and Training area to check and practice various combinations, and accidentaly kill yourself. Game is in open beta at this time, yet we are expecting some new content soon. Hopes for the best! Definitely worth trying.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
There's not much that can be said about this game, besides you need to try it out to see if you really enjoy it. It is entirely skill based and Free2play, Even if you buy powerful robes to get a head start when you play, You lose resistance to another element. It is an early access alpha, and there are bugs, but they are mainly server based, and reading the names of the error messages is normally enough to take your mind off of how annoying it is that you just got the same error 3 times in a row. Overall, a worthy continuation of the magicka series, filled with the same type of humor and craziness.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
Not a pay2win (there is a store though, some items you have to buy with IRL money, other stuff you can buy with coins (the stuff with coins are still good).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
I've not even played for an hour and I'm already hooked to this game 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Early Access Review
Invoker online!!!!!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
really fun game and its free too!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Early Access Review
Stone stone stone SHOOT, stone stone stone SHOOT..... killed a teammate.
i laugh so hard..
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Early Access Review
although a lot of game mechanics change from the original Magica, the premise is still the same. combine 8 elements to make different spells. in this particular instance, to kill other players.

I thoroughly enjoy the gameplay, and look forward to the changes they make as it goes through its early stages.
the maps are fun and smooth, and overall ive had relatively few problems with the servers either (though there is a little lag from time to time)

it's in early access, so you can expect there to be glitches (most ive found involve projectiles) and bugs. overall, no major issues for the game. the biggest one would be client crashes. it happens frequently. usually while in que for pvp, but i did also crash once while i was ingame.

all in all, if you liked magica, you will like this game even more. highly recommend

one message to the dev: you should consider removing the pay-to-win at early stages. if i have to be level 50 to purchase a staff with in-game currency, it should be the same with real currency. at later levels this shouldnt be a problem, but a level 5 getting 3rd tier equipment comletely unbalances the game for everyone else.
(noted as of 10/23/2014)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Early Access Review
This game is very fun! Combining combos for spells create your own unique spells! Can keep me entertained C;
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Early Access Review
A Great Game, Using brain, hand speed to play it, and foresight eye. 5 Stars for this game!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Early Access Review
Great game, but i can't remember all over the spells and it's a bit confusing xD
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
328.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
One of the most fun and challenging multi-player free to play games on steam! A 4-vs-4 MOBA set within the world of Magicka! The developers are constantly adding new content and they actually listen to their player base. The game isn't a pay-to-win game, despite what other people say I have no trouble winning using the default build. Very fun and very enjoyable when you play with your friends. The game itself requires quick reflexes and thinking when it comes to casting spells, and friendliy fire is on which makes it even more challenging. It can be a little difficult when you first start out, but so is every MOBA really. The developers really care about this game and always take into account their playerbase's thoughts and desires. This game deserves more attention and could really flourish with more players. I highly reccommend.

Pros
  • Free to play
  • Up to 4 players on a team
  • Different robes and items to collect
  • Leveling system
  • Decent graphics and effects
  • Customizable Wizard
  • Devs care about the game
  • Devs care about the player's experience


Cons
  • Has a few bugs
  • Needs more active players
  • Friendly Fire (though if it becomes an issue you can report a player to the developers and provide proof for a ban)
  • Hard to grasp at first
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Early Access Review
Its a great game with the same attack physics as Gauntlet!
Nice work.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Early Access Review
Quite addictive and fun to play
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