STEP INTO A LIMITLESS UNIVERSE Touchdown in the World of Twelve and set off on a great adventure in WAKFU - an original massively multiplayer online role playing universe where humor goes hand in hand with action-packed, tactical battles.
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Release Date: Sep 18, 2014

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September 15

ICYMI: A new dungeon and quest!

At the start of September, we revealed some of the content coming in the next update of WAKFU. If you haven't been following our website, then we have to slices of content-cake just for you!



Visit the Villainy Vineyards

In this ancient building, restored by a mysterious lady, a wine that is greatly sought after by the Twelvian nobility is made! Not one gala night, not a single consular party, fails to serve this wine to guests, and everyone takes the obligatory sip! The taste is so horrendous, the color so murky, the acidity so scorching, that is known the world over as being the worst wine ever produced!

Legend tells of foolhardy adventurers that have ventured inside, dying in the most excruciating pain imaginable. The wine has become such a symbol of danger, that merely possessing a bottle tells the rest of the world that you fear nothing.


Want to know more? Click here to read the full article on our website.



Quest of Nations - Chapter 4

The main adventure in WAKFU MMO is back with the fourth chapter in the Quest of Nations.

Some of you have already guessed, this chapter includes a visit deep into the entrails of Brakmar. You will be spared nothing – lies, bribery, low blows, corruption, dark alleys and so much more. You will have to learn to pass unnoticed and sometimes show a little muscle to get what you want from the mysterious and intimidating industrial tycoon.

Lucky for you, Eminerell Lebbocq is there to guide you through this den of vice, through the slums that lead to Charles-Henri of Vileardent's factory. But... could the mission really be that simple?


You can read the full story, written by Game Designer Ryf, on our website by clicking here.

All of this is coming in the next update of WAKFU!

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September 2

1.48: WHAT'S IN STORE?

Have you been frozen in time by the mighty Xelor? No? Have you been napping like a lazy Iop? ...No? Well, whatever the reason, in case you missed it, here's a breakdown of what will be coming in the next update of WAKFU!



The WAKFU teams haven't spent summer larking about, and they are ready for the back-to-school season! Here's a glimpse of what they have concocted for you in the next update!


All of that?! That's right! Of course, over the next few days (and weeks) there will be devblogs and a range of other publications explaining all of this new stuff! That should keep you skipping all the way to the end of summer!

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Reviews

“I went into WAKFU with virtually no prior knowledge of the game and no expectations. I discovered something unlike any MMO I've played previously - a game that showcases some truly unique features.”
Game Informer

“If you’re a fan of the grid-based strategy rpg, rejoice. While the genre might be dying in general, games like WAKFU will be giving it life for years to come.”
83/100 – Ten Ton Hammer

“Fans of anime, MMOs, nature management, and even sociology will want to give Wakfu a try, if for no other reason than to see what happens when you let gamers run the world.”
4.3/5 – Cheat Code Central

About This Game


STEP INTO A LIMITLESS UNIVERSE

Touchdown in the World of Twelve and set off on a great adventure in WAKFU, an original massively multiplayer online role playing universe where humor goes hand in hand with action-packed, tactical battles.

Climb Mount Zinit in search of Ogrest, the fearsome ogre behind the cataclysm that devastated the World, or mark your own path across the archipelagos where the denizens of this world feverishly work to rebuild their once mighty nations.

Become a warrior, politician, merchant, or craftsman, but whatever you choose...

IN WAKFU, EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON YOU!

key Features


  • Turn-based tactical combat: Tired of brainlessly running through the forest pressing 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 3, on every monster that jumps on you? Discover our turn-based tactical combat system, and develop a more creative strategy to defeat monsters that will keep challenging your tactical skills.
  • 16 original classes: No standard knight, ranger, mage and cleric here. Discover our 16 classes, each with their unique set of skills and gameplay. From Foggernauts, the robot wreckers, to Xelors, masters of time, you're sure to find the character that's right for you.
  • Political life: NPCs are so yesterday… Write your own destiny and join the political dance of your Nation. Become Governor or one of his ministers, and make decisions that will impact thousands of players. The choice is yours: decide if you’d rather be a democratic, peaceful leader, or a tyrannical conqueror!
  • Master the ecosystem: Respawn is a lie. When you kill something, you’d better replant it, or you might accidently wipe out an entire species. Our unique ecosystem feature will give you complete control over mobs population.
  • Build your own world: While others offer you houses, we give you worlds! Haven Worlds! Join a guild and acquire your own little piece of the world, to build and develop just as you wish. Don’t worry, in the Haven Worlds there are houses too, and so much more!
  • Quests and Dungeons: Live exciting adventures, explore lots of unique dungeons, and complete hundreds of quests that will offer you to live a real adventure as a main protagonist. You’re here to save the world, after all!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Processor: Pentium IV 2.8 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 4Ti or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 1.3
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6 series or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 1.3
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel GMA 950
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7 series or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Pentium IV 2.8 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 4Ti or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6 series or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Cebbal
6.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
I've spent 6+ hours trying to deal with Authentication Errors and corrupted files on download. I've never actually seen the game this far because of all the issues and errors I've had to deal with.
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🐾Kalandria🐾
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
Despite numerous attempts at playing this, I just can't get into it. Cute game but not for me.
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GameMaster
88.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
This is one of the best games I have Played!
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GARU_jixan
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
i can't download the data what the hell?
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ejh1147
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 19
1st attempt playing: Not on steam years ago - good friend of mine discovered my password and took all my stuff from my person to his.

2nd attempt playing: Was having fun until I entered a dungeon with people I didn't know, then was kicked out halfway through and didnt recieve any loot or xp from the dungeon.

OK game, not OK people playing
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DaebakZu
348.2 hrs
Posted: September 19
good game
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DJ Quote
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 18
WHERES YUGO WHERES EVA WHERES DALLY WHERES THE MAIN CAST 10/10 would recommend
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The Epic Melon
249.8 hrs
Posted: September 18
It's just an amazing game.
I would recommend this game for everyone who likes turnbased strategy games.
Gameplay is very good, you can influence the economy and many more things.
Plus it has super nice graphics and music.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Dude, how is this MMO NOT more popular? Yeah, it has that kid freindly aesthetic that might turn off some potential players, but for those who can love that cartoony vibe will find a game with a lot going on and a lot going for it. An wide expanding world with nearly everything being player run: the factions have a player leader, the mobs must be spawned BY PLAYERS, resources must be renewed by the players, you can only purchase items made by other players on a free market system; All of this just jazzes me so good. The combat is an absolute joy and endearing as well, being a turn based strategy MMO. Who does that!? Wakfu, that's who. It's free, man. C'mon.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
141.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
This is actually the first MMO I ever played and I really like it.

The whole turnbased-strategy combat feels rewarding and challenging. There's a lot of items to craft and find and there is so much land to explore. It's wonderful, both functionally and visually.

I strongly recommend this if you've never played an MMO before.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
52.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Great game i never had so much fun at first i didnt like it but then i found my class so when you try this game makes sure you try every class as you might just find one your willing to use in this game :)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
61.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
I LOVE this game it was the first mmo I've played and I think its even better than warcraft. The economy system is amazing. The combat is fun. Tjis is the best mmo to date.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Why the birds bumpin uglies?
Why the sheep bumpin uglies?
Why the pigs bumpin uglies?
Why the crafting system so bizzonkers?
Why do I need basic ♥♥♥♥♥ materials all the way into late tier recipes?

Actually alright if playing with friends, I'm usually not a fan of tacticsy combat but its really the best part of the game here.
The art is cute for the most part and the characters are all creative and stuff but if thats the primary reason to play might as well just watch the show instead ayyy

Beyond combat its just isometric runescape.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
194.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
If you like turn based games, you might like this one too. For me honestly it was an acquired taste, cause I felt that the combat was boring at the start, and the missions too. So at the start of the game, I was already discouraged from playing more, but then I decided to play a bit more, to actually get somewhere in the game, I put a little more effort in and then some more and more, and gradually I felt that the game was becoming pretty fun. I have a level 25-ish character now, there are tons of dungeons, some quests here and there, and a craft system that DOES NOT limit you to only 2 ♥♥♥♥ing proffessions(as many as you want to have, instead). I also really love the idea that the entire ecosystem is the entire playerbases responsibility. They do a pretty decent job keeping it all going. If they decide, "I HATE THESE GOBBALS!!!" They can decide to kill all of them and extinct the species. There are 4 nations and they all have their own set of laws, and they are either enemies or allies of each-other. The laws are pretty cool, cause if the governor chooses to declare an endanged species as "ILLEGAL TO INTERACT WITH", you can disobey them and become a criminal to your own nation lmao.
There's alot to this game and it is fairly unique, give it a go, and put a little bit more effort in too, this is a slower paced game.

7/10 Awesome community, unique game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
172.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Well, i was a dofus player more than 2 years ago. It look likes wakfu took it's place with steam :) If you like characters with animation graphics, start playing without any doubt. You will find many people in game for waiting help to beginers. More tim you spent = more fun you start getting. 9/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Love this game. The world, the combat, the classes, the art style, everything about it is just beautiful. It has its problems with slow development and a low playerbase but really, if you're looking for a new world to get lost in for a few months and aren't expecting some huge MMO experience that lasts for years, then this game is well worth a shot.
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401 of 431 people (93%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
715.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
After having played this game for a fair share of hours (~300 by now) I feel like I am able to give an acceptable review.

Updated: With the major update for Wakfu on the 9th September 2014 there was quite something added and I will try my best to include it as well.

What's Wakfu?
Wakfu is a turn based Strategy-MMO that, to me, feels like a love-child between Ragnarok Online and Fire Emblem. And I love it.

The player is able to impact the actual economy of the world, meaning that animals, plants and trees have to be taken care of and replanted to keep the natural balance.
If that is not the case a species will go endangered or even extinct. Each nation's political system is governed by players that were voted into their ranks by others. They set the law, breaking those will result in you becoming an outlaw. Players joining the guards of their nation can hunt down outlaws and put them in jail to atone for their sins. Justice!

The graphics may seem not up to date on first glance, however when playing the game one will notice that there is actually a high level of detail in everything.

To sum up what I like and dislike:
Pros:
+ Free2Play: There is a Cash shop, however it only sells cosmetic items or Sidekicks that can also be acquired with ingame gold (Kama) instead. You can get your hands on anything without paying a cent as there are many players that sell cash shop items or currency.
+ 15 classes with three elemental specialisations to choose from.
+ 17 professions and you can master them all in one character at the same time if you want to.
+ Strategic gameplay as your composition and line-up can determine success or fail.
+ Up to two mercenaries (sidekicks) that can help you in solo and even teamplay to substitute missing players/friends
+ Economical System depending on players
(Fun fact, the money that circulates through servers is player crafted too)
+ Nations (4) and a political system governed by players
(Nations can wage war against each other)
Updated - There is now a fifth Bandit Nation players can join.
+ Many secret places or recipes(!) one can discover in the world that will reward you handsomely.
+ can be played casually
+ It's damn cute

Cons:
- The starting area (lvl 1-10): Astrub is not a fun place. You can get out of it luckily in less than an half hour and join a nation. However it wants you to do a few quests that are not fun to do in my opinion and probably put-off a fair share of people before they even really ever started the game.
Updated - The whole starting Area was revamped into something much better!
- Steam and Wakfu: If you wish to play the game via steam, you do not necessarily need an Ankama account, HOWEVER I highly recommend one to you. As you will not be able to play Wakfu whenever steam has connections issues to your server.
Updated - You are now able to login with your steam account on the Ankama website that allows you to have all conveniences Ankama Account users have. The server connection problems however may remain.
- Region bound servers
- Java: the game runs on java and everyone who played minecraft knows that java's RAM allocation is not great by default for games and you will need to allocate more by customising yours under your system settings. Else after hours of gameplay your wakfu client may slowly start to lag more and more until you relog.
- Positioning and Terrain: in rare occasions certain big tiles of the map like pillars or similar make it hard to actually click "behind" them to position your character there.
- Support: Even though I have had an okay experience with the support myself so far, everyone that I have met that had/has severe problems ingame has huge troubles with the support, to the point it feels about non-existent.
- Grindy: Not a problem to me but I know there's a fair share of people that dislike grinding.

I personally love it and have to admit I have not yet had a game like this and thus it is nice to enjoy something different.
So I would give it an 8/10

p.s. It has a great anime-like cartoon with two seasons that you should watch!
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252 of 272 people (93%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Recommended
700.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
As a particular lover of turn based games and role playing games in general, I decided to give a try to this MMO. Once he landed on Steam, I got into the beta and started to enjoy the universe of the World of the Twelve.
Despite having few hours compared to many other players, I can say this game is actually enjoyable and well made. However, there are some factors that could lead some people to avoid this title for various reasons. Let's analize every detail of the game. If you want to skip the wall of text, just go to the end, where there's a short version.

GRAPHICS

The graphic is 2,5D Cartoonish - Style, similar to animes. I like it, but somebody may not appreciate it. Colourful environments, characters and enemies (aka mobs).
However, sometimes you'll encouter a bunch of graphical bugs like invisible enemies, sidekicks not appearing, your avatar being nude (yes, you heard it right!) or colors that make your eyes to cry blood (phosphorescent enemies).
At last, talking about the active parts of the game, while the enemies are well made and be distinghuished between their gender, the characters (not including npcs) tend to be more feminine. If you give a try to the game, you'll notice that even the males look like females.

SOUND

There isn't so much to say about the sound. Each sector has its own, enjoyable track, including islands. The only bug you may encounter is an infinite loop after the dungeon of Zeppelantern.

GAMEPLAY

Here we come, in the longest part of the review. Let's start with the choice of your avatar. You can choose between 15 different races, each one with its peculiarities and abilities. You can even decide if you want to have a male or a female, with the exception of the foggernaut (it's a robot!).
Regarding the gamestyle, it's a turn - based game during the fights against the mobs and the other players, while it's in real time during your journeys, explorations, harvests and crafts. Yes, because in this game you don't only get experience by killing tons of monsters or by completing dungeons you may access with specific keys and after you reach certain levels, but you can also produce your own items by collecting the resources in the environment and by crafting them in specific workshops.
You can also decide to group with some other people (or recruit up to 2 sidekicks) to face evil forces or stronger enemies that you couldn't defeat if you were alone.
Now the negative aspects of the gameplay. The tutorial itself is kinda crappy, made not properly because it teaches you only some parts of the game. It's useful just to know how's the interface, how to fight and how to collect and plant the enemies in the field in order to generate a wave of monsters to fight. Ah yeah, also to get the starting experience when you'll start with the real game itself.
The second most negative aspect is the interface. It isn't intuitive at the beginning, you can't move nor rotate the camera while you're in real time (but you can zoom in and out), while in the turn-based combats you can move it in a way the game doesn't explain. In fact, it doesn't tell you that holding the right button of the mouse and moving the cursor on the borders of your screen will allow you to see the entire battlefield.
And, at last, the quest system of the main missions is kinda...lame. You don't get involved in the main story and you do just some random quests in order to get experience and your first and only free sidekick. But, considering how's the game, you don't play it surely for the main quests.

GAME SYSTEM

The game is totally f2p. You're granted access to every part of the game (with the exception of the last 2 islands introduced not long ago), you can choose a nation at level 18 and do every kind of job. The nation system will allow you to player versus player fights and each nation has its own peculiarities. You're granted a free sidekick you can keep forever with every single character you make (until 5 per account) plus a free additional sidekick with a weekly rotation system.
The real money allows you to buy the sidekicks and keep them forever, cosmetics, costumes and booster packs that let you drop more loot and get more experience (in a small percentage however) plus the access to the last 2 optional islands. However, these zones are reserved for characters around level 140+.

SHORT VERSION

PROS

- 15 races to choose from, with possibility of gender changing, that can reach until level 200.
- Different zones and islands to explore, with a huge variety of enemies
- 4 Nations to choose from, each one with its dominant element and peculiarities.
- PVP, Guilds and PVE system
- Huge quantity of dungeons, with specific dungeons you may find only in a certain nation
- Rewarding system well made
- Great variety of jobs, in harvesting and crafting, letting you to get your own items and to collect kamas (the game currency) fastly
- Colourful graphics
- Good sound system
- Mobs having ehm...sex?

CONS

- Shabby tutorial that teaches few things compared to the real potential.
- Not-so intuitive interface
- Main quests system not involving and realized superficially
- Might be boring if you focus only on getting experience
- Requires a lot of time and patience, 2 things that most people don't own...unfortunately.

I recommend to try this game at least once to every kind of afficionado of rpgs/mmorpgs. However, if you are included in one of the following categories I'm enlisting, just don't play this game:

a) You don't like turn based games
b) The story and the drama in a game is everything for you
c) The graphics is the most important thing for you
d) Anime haters
e) Average Call of Duty player
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