When we first reported on The Wizards, the latest VR game from Carbon Studios (creators of Alice VR) we were excited to see what it would be like to dive into the richly detailed fantasy world. Whereas in Alice everything was controlled with a traditional gamepad, The Wizards takes full advantage of motion controls.
Other spell-based games like The Unspoken pit two battling mages against one another, but in The Wizards, you get to be the star of the show. Visually, it’s quite stunning, and the spell effects are really impressive. The studio’s experience really shines through and the presentation was always one of the best parts in their previous project.
“The game has different Regions with different gameplay mechanics,” explains Paweł Gajda of Carbon Studio in an email to UploadVR. “The first part of the game has sort of an adventure exploration plus arena battle gameplay. You use teleportation to move around the levels through the whole game, then you have a more wave shooter / tower defense sequence and then comes the Region with dungeon crawling style gameplay. Each region is divided into Stages then you can play many times and use Fate Cards to modify the rules. We want the players to compete with their high scores. The game will feature two regions on the Early Access release and then we’ll add at least two more regions before the full release.”
In the footage above you can see the “wave shooter” region of the game in action, but it sounds like more content is planned at least. As you progress through the game you’ll gain the ability to alter, update, and modify your spells, helping establish a sense of progression throughout the adventure.
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