Rift Wizard is a tough as nails fantasy roguelike featuring challenging turn based combat and deep open ended character building. Craft your spellbook from over 100 unique spells and abilities and fight your way through a series of procedurally generated challenges to defeat your nemesis.
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Jul 6, 2020
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Rift Wizard is a huge game, with a varied procedural generation algorithm, lots of monsters, and countless potential strategies for players to explore.

Testing such a game is no easy feat.

That's why I'm opening it up to the community at this stage. I want to see how you play the game, hear about your strategies, your frustrations, and what you want to see more of.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Full release is planned for early 2021.”

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

“The game's content will grow. More spells, more skills, more monsters, more level types. Existing content will be modified and rebalanced according to community feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is feature complete, and can be played from start to finish. Some of the edges are rough. The content is changing rapidly.

There are, as I write this, 103 player spells, and 140 monsters. I have plans to make many more of each.

In addition, there may be some larger scale systematic changes, especially in response to community feedback and larger scale playtesting.”

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

“The price may be increased slightly upon release.”

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

“Quite extensively. To hone and balance a game with so much content and player agency requires 100s, or perhaps even 1000s of hours of collective playtime.

Come join us on discord, discuss your strategies, your runs, your opinions and ideas for the game- your feedback will have a direct impact on how the game develops.

Discord link: https://discord.com/invite/NngFZ7B”
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About This Game


Rift Wizard is a tough as nails retro fantasy roguelike emphasizing combat and character building.

You play as an immortal amnesiac wizard who must rebuild his spellbook and slay his rival.

The game consists of 25 randomly generated levels, each filled with procedurally generated challenges that will test your creativity and strategic thinking abilities.

Rift Wizard Features:

  • Open ended character advancement with deep synergies and spell interactions
  • Huge library of spells and passive skills to build from
  • Low randomness, high player agency
  • Diverse and varied monster design
  • High difficulty, permadeath, limited resources
  • Crisp 1990s retro RPG aesthetics



Rift Wizard is inspired by classics such as Nethack, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, Brogue, and Tales of Maj'Eyal, but pushes the genre in a more strategic, combat focused direction. In some ways it is closer to a board game than an RPG. There isn't much plot or exploration in Rift Wizard- just epic wizard battles and deep buildcraft from start to finish.

I'm creating Rift Wizard because I want to push the boundaries of the genre. I want to build a deep and challenging roguelike worth exploring for a thousand hours or more. A game with hundreds of potential strategies to try. A game where each run is a novel and exciting intellectual challenge. A game that inspires the player to be crafty, creative, and brilliant.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64 Bit Windows
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1400 x 900 resolution display or higher
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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