Beat'em up action with 100+ different magic items and weapons with synergies. Find better loot or buy from shops to power up. Roguelike - every playthrough is unique. 4-player co-op local or online. Pet companions with special effects. Can you find the ancient goblin artifact at the end of the dungeon?
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Nov 9, 2016
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Because I want to make a game you would love to play. The development is very active, stuff is added daily. If you find that something doesn't work properly or the way you imagined it should work, please, please, please post in the Steam discussions forum or contact me at info@bigosaur.com. I really want the game to be great and I want to fix any problems that may arise. Nothing is set in stone - let's shape the game together.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The first full version release is planned for Q1 2018. However, this won't stop the further development.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have seven playable characters, 40 different enemies with various fighting mechanics, 20 bosses and 100+ items and weapons with different abilities including magic and status effects. You will be able to pick one of 30 pet animals to aid you on your journey. The story will be told across seven chapters, each with a different theme regarding the backgrounds, obstacles, hazards and enemies. The full version will have more Steam Achievements as well.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game currently offers 5 playable characters:
  • Knight (melee combat and defensive armor)
  • Archer (archery, increased inventory)
  • Druid (speciality: poison)
  • Sorceress (speciality: healing)
  • Pyromancer (speciality: fire)
  • Undead Ranger (collects bones from fallen enemies to power up)


The first three chapters of the story are complete: The Forest, The Battlements and The Keep with Goblins and The King's Guard enemies. This includes item shops with the shopkeeper's bodyguard, and seven bosses: The Ogre Mama, The Earth Golem, The Red Dragon, The Ice Dragon, The Hornet Queen, The Executioner and the War Sheep.

Random potions and scrolls with about 30 different effects are already in the game and about 80 weapons and items you can find. Status effects like Poison, Frozen, Burning, Petrified, etc. are already implemented as well as magic spells like teleport, turning enemies into harmless objects or creatures, etc. Keys, bombs and treasure chest are already in as well as random loot drops from enemies. Also, 24 pets with different effects can accompany you on your adventure.

There's also a PvP arena for 2-4 players and a couple of quests and mini games you can complete.

For players who prefer straightforward side-scrolling action, there's an Easy Mode where you only have weapons and permanent buffs, and players heal by eating food. The levels are linear, with procedurally selected room layouts and random enemies.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will probably remain the same.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I hope that players will use the Steam discussion boards to create new topics about game features, mechanics and balancing. My initial plan was to have new builds available every 5-6 weeks, but it has become much more often with new builds coming out on a weekly basis (except when completely new levels are added to the game). You can see the track record of development if you read the announcements section. Since I'm not a native English speaker, the community will also be able to help naming some of the items and pet animals in the game and give some cool or funny item descriptions.”
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November 17

A new boss and more



A new version is online:

- the third ice level boss: Big Bad Snowman. He can block ranged attacks with his candy cane, or use it to hit you on the head if you get too close. His special attack is hurling giant snowballs towards you.

- changed timing of the stomp attacks. Now enemies are getting up much faster after the stomp, so it's clear that you can only stomp them once (unless you sync it with your partner in co-op). To compensate for shorter "getting up" time, the enemies are slightly confused when they get up, so they won't attack the players for a half a second or so.

- the long-jump competition now sometimes shows on level 6 as well. Now it's much easier to get the long jump achievement, so I increased the distance required to 500. You can still plan for it and bring a Stormbringer and a bunch of mana potions if you don't have the Mana Canteen.

- bugfix: trying to jump over spikes in the long jump competition while mounted would make the mount run through the spikes. It is now fixed and if you try it, you will fall off.

- fixed a bug in level 6: when you play Casual Mode sometimes the game would create a level where an enemy is walled-off with a couple of treasure chests and you cannot pass it unless you have a pet that can go and kill him or you have the Ethereal Bow.

- added some missing translation lines

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November 14

Chinese translation



I'm happy to announce the translation of the game to Chinese thanks to Liang Chen. The game is fully translated, but this the first iteration, so if you find any problems or things that could be translated differently, please feel free to update on the translation page: http://sonofawitchgame.com/translate/ or contact him directly to discuss: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198319690719

Alternatively, you can discuss the translation on our Steam discussion forum: http://steamcommunity.com/app/539400/discussions/0/142261352660003484/

Here's the announcement in Chinese:

大家好,我是文武盡失(Useless),Son of a witch(巫师之子)这款小游戏的汉化主要是由我本人完成的,由于是初翻,而且是未校正的版本,所以难免会出现很多疏漏与错误之处,如果有好心人发现错误疏漏之处,希望能与我联系,我会尽快的和开发者联系并进行修正的,谢谢!

将语言设置为中文的话,只需要在主界面下的settings-language将语言改为Chinese即可
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About This Game

Key Features


  • Explore non-linear procedurally generated dungeons
  • Fight your way through random encounters with monsters and a selection of 20 bosses
  • Find shops, treasure rooms and challenge rooms
  • Complete NPC quests to unlock playable characters
  • Get help from one of 26 cute pet companions
  • Drink random potions to power up or increase the challenge
  • Identify and use powerful magic scrolls
  • Every weapon has some unique ability or attack type
  • Every item you find has its use or special mechanics
  • Single player and up to 4 player co-op
  • Three diferent play styles: melee beat'em up, magic shooter and archers sniping enemies from the distance
  • Permadeath. A new world is created every time you start the game, so it's always fresh and interesting to explore

The Heroes




One to four players can select one of seven heroes with different starting weapons, as well as Melee, Magic and Archery skill levels. Local co-op, LAN and online multiplayer mode are available. In the current Early Access version, six characters are already available:

  • Knight (melee combat specialist, starts with armor that reduces damage)
  • Sorceress (ranged magic attack, can create food to heal players)
  • Druid (ranged magic attack, can add poison effect to any weapon)
  • Pyromancer (shoot fireballs, immune to fire)
  • Archer (master of bow and arrows, start with additional inventory slot)
  • Skeleton Ranger (cannot eat nor drink, collects bones from fallen enemies and gets stronger)

You can unlock characters by completing various quests in the game.

Items, weapons and loot




Boost your strength, magic and other abilities with new weapons, potions, scrolls and items you can discover on your adventure. Grab enemy weapons when they drop them or discover hidden treasure stashes. Here are some weapons and items already available:



The game already has over 100 items and weapons with different effects. Many items have synergies. For example drinking a Gold Diet potion allows you to eat gold, but if you find an Appetite potion as well it will boost the effect and enable you to restore a lot of health. Voodoo Doll allows you to hurt enemies from a distance, but if you combine if with a high-damage item like a Meteor Staff or a Bomb it can be much more effective.

Characters with good archery skills can combine different bows and arrows, for example:



Hitting an enemy would freeze it for a while, but after that passes, he will also be slow and much easier to fight against. Saving special arrows for bosses and difficult enemies is a good strategy.

Pets




Adopt one of 26 different pet companions. Each has a different effect. The Penguin freezes enemies. The Ram knocks them down. The Bat attacks in the air. The Chicken shows you the path with least enemies. The Dog fetches hard to reach items and weapons. The Turtle acts as an unbeatable decoy and the Bird's feathers improve your archery skill. If you find a Wolf to lead the pack and keep them in order, you can adopt multiple pets at the same time.

Always more to explore


The game has permadeath. Once you die, you start a new game. A different world is created on each playthrough. The layout of the levels is different, there are different numbers and types of enemies; and different treasures and items sold in shops. There are many spells the characters can use, and archers have a wide assortment of special types of bows and arrows at their disposal. Because of this, each new game poses a new challenge. You will get a subset of weapons, items and enemies and might need to use a different strategy. Any two subsequent plays could be quite different.

Various ways to complete levels


There's a big boss at the end of each level. You can beat him up with a melee weapon, petrify him with Medusa Arrows, or use a magic scroll to simply skip the battle and run to the next level. There are shops that you can try to loot if you can beat the shopkeeper's armed friends. Enemies drop usable items and weapons often. For example, a Goblin Shaman has a voodoo doll which you can use to mark enemies and hurt them from a distance. You can even toss the doll into a campfire and set enemies on fire, or anything else you can think of. Once you obtain the Staff of the Dead, you can raise an army of undead servants to fight for you. Alternatively, you can defeat the king and take his scepter, allowing you to summon an army of armored guards to help you.

Monsters and bosses




The final game will feature seven areas: forest, battlements, the keep, dungeon, catacombs, desert and the frozen mountain. Each area will have three or more specific bosses that randomly show up on different play-throughs.

Each area also has a different set of enemies, separated into the following factions:
  • Goblins
  • King's Guards
  • Thieves
  • Undead (skeletons, zombies, vampires)
  • Animals (wild boars you can ride, bugs that drop weapon upgrades, bats, hornets, etc.)

Each faction has regular units and special ones that are bigger and harder to beat. Like this barbarian that the shop keepers like to hire for security:

The Story


You lived with your mother in a peaceful forest community. The mother was a witch who used her powers only for good. One day, the king's guards came and took her away. You decided to sneak into the castle and rescue her.

In the meantime, someone has stolen an ancient artifact from the goblins and escaped into the castle. As our heroes are trying to find their way in, the goblins are starting a siege.

Play the game to see how the story unfolds... Save the mother, discover the goblin artifact's power and the thief's agenda.

Contact e-mail


In case you want to contact me about the game: info@bigosaur.com

My Mom is a Witch


In case you got here looking for it, the game has been named "My Mom is a Witch" previously.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or newer
    • Processor: Core2Duo 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video RAM, OpenGL 1.1+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9 Mavericks
    • Processor: Core2Duo 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video RAM, OpenGL 1.1+
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Runs smooth on Intel HD3000 and newer
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any 32bit or 64bit
    • Processor: Core2Duo 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video RAM, OpenGL 1.1+
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
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