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.
User reviews: Very Positive (5,464 reviews)
Release Date: May 27, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

“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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Recommended By Curators

"It's Dota 2 where everybody is Invoker. In all seriousness, takes the Magicka formula but makes it competitive. An acquired taste w/ a learning curve."

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September 24

Game Update - 24th September 2014

Hi all!

Servers will come down for patching shortly, in the meantime please do check out this weeks patch notes!

Today's "big things" are as follows:

- New Duel-Mode Map!
- Party Chat
- Select-able Familiar Skins!

The other bits:

Localisation
- Added new strings for the chest screens multiplier.
- Fixed text strings for non-player kills.
- Added strings for all imps in English.
- Removed some faulty strings.
- Added chest lines in German, and some other missing strings for all languages.
- Added placeholder string for pending purchase including steam overlay info.
- Added kill log name for Timmy.

Log-in Screen Imp
- Gagged.

Damage Numbers
- "EFFECTIVE" popup instead of "WEAKNESS" when healing effectively

Reward Balance
- Removing focus gain from Kills and Assists in Duel Game Mode. Killing Imps still give focus.

Automatic Region Selection
- Changing way we select "closest region" to be an average of pings rather than best ping

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September 16

Yarrr! The Salty Pirate Pack is Here!



As hotly anticipated, the Pirate items are now up for grabs! You can find them in the form of a bundle on our Steam store page. As well as the pirate bundle we also introduced a "Crystal Booster Pack" for those who are looking for a little bump in their crystal income.

For the time all of the in-game equipment bundles are 50% off (Pirate Pack included), you can find a direct link to the store below!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/202090/

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Reviews

“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!”
Yogscast

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
2,134 of 2,312 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
It's like Dota, except there's no items, no experience, no gold, no towers, no farming, everyone's invoker, and friendlyfire is on.

Okay, so it isn't really like Dota.
Posted: May 21
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235 of 309 people (76%) found this review helpful
1,337.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Look at how many hours I've put into the game.
It's fun, trust me I'm an expert.
Posted: May 17
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61 of 68 people (90%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
First of all I need to say I'm not a fan of PvP games but this one is fun, combining the elements and even the friendly fire can be awesome I guess.
It is not a game that you play every day but def 3 hours in a week and if you have some friends to duel them or get help from in the team matchen is amusing.

Second: it is free, so why not?

I typed "why not?" .. Maybe if you hate these types of games but I personal thought before I played Magicka: Wizard Wars
that it was "crap", I was wrong in all ways.
You have to practice a lot before you get the hang of it but it is worth it if you finally reached lvl 10 or higher.
Thumbs up!

Dutch translation: Om te beginnen, ik ben geen fan van PvP games maar deze game is fijn/plezierig, de elementen combineren en zelfs je teamgenoten aanvallen kan fantastisch zijn vind ik toch.
Het is zeker geen game om elke dag te spelen maar zeker 3 uur in de week en als je vrienden hebt om mee te dueleren of als hulp in team matchen is zeker amusant en hulpzaam.

Ten tweede: Het is gratis, dus waarom niet?
Ik heb geschreven "waarom niet?" .. misschien als je dit soort spellen haat maar ik persoonlijk dacht ook voordat ik het spel Magicka: Wizard Wars gespeeld had 'rotzooi' was, ik was daar helemaal verkeerd in.
Je moet veel oefenen voordat je er iets van ♥♥♥♥ maar dat is het spel helemaal waard wanneer je lvl 10 of hoger behaald.
Duimen omhoog!

Thanks for reading and I hope this will help you a little bit ;)

Zeus
Posted: July 5
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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
538.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Great game, highly recommended.

F2P model is trully F2P in that money or time will not net you a single point of extra stats, spells, or anything. So in your first game you will have the same stats as someone that has dropped a bill and played for an year.

Gameplay is all skill. It has been described like street fighter with spells so naturally it can get a bit repetitive but some of the duels I've had (i am really good) against some of the other best players have been freaking amazing and lasted for a full minute sometimes going back and forth.

Graphics are good. They are also super smooth so you never feel like you are struggling with casting spells and such.

The social and multiplayer features are very rudimentary but the devs have focused on them now so it should be good in no time.

Ohh, and the developers are the best dudes I've ever really dealt with in a game.
Posted: May 28
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32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
610.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Have you ever wanted to become a wizard ? Now is your chance. It will be probably frustrating experience for few hours (as you can see, reviews section is full of ppl with 10 hours played calling this game "terrible"), but once you get quick on controls, and learn to properly counter, it will be very enjoyable experience. And once you mastered basics, you can start making your own combos, develop your playstyle, customise your gear to suit you the best, and throw various "specials" (as you kill stuff, they are fulfilling a bar located at the botton of the screen, once you reached some focus, you can cast special spells called Magicks) at your enemies. Give it a try and play it for few weeks, it is free, and it might become your favourite game.

Here is a link if you want to begin, you get 10000 crowns if you register through it, once you reached 25k xp, have fun ;)
www.wizardwars.com/r/jt86d5ep41
Posted: August 21
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