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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 21 2015
$11,450
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
199
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 21 2015

About

A Wizard's Lizard 2 is the sequel to A Wizard's Lizard, which we Kickstarted in 2013, and launched on Steam in 2014.

On a day like any other, the wizard brews a potion while Raga sleeps. Awakening Raga, the wizard instructs him to fetch an ingredient from the storeroom. Before he can complete his master’s request, Raga discovers a mysterious chest, radiating magic. Overcome by curiosity, Raga opens the chest, releasing a wave of curses upon the house!

The curses spread and haunt the house by spawning demonic portals, animating kitchen knives, and corrupting courtyard plants into hideous monsters. The once-cozy house has been turned against its occupants, forcing Raga and the wizard to vanquish the curses and save their home.

A Wizard's Lizard 2 is a "rogue-lite" action game. Players use their skill and lizard tongue to fight monsters, discover magic, evolve, and cure the wizard's house of evil curses.

Venture into wings of the house such as the Animated Kitchen and the Demonic Library, each of which have been cursed and are different each time you play.

Discover magical artifacts to help you cleanse the curses. Mold Raga into a powerful wizard by choosing your upgrades and using your magic wisely.

Gobble up items into your mouth, and then spit them out to solve puzzles, trigger traps, and defeat monsters!

Evolve Raga with power upgrades, such as a punching tongue, grapple tongue, and poison tongue.

Although A Wizard's Lizard 2 is still in development, we've spent countless hours on the design to bring you vast improvements over the original game, while staying true to its core. We're excited to bring better procedural dungeon generation, new monsters and bosses, and a bunch of dazzling magical abilities. Let's not forget Raga's lizard tongue which you can use to collect items, grapple across pits, stun enemies, and spit projectiles!

We proved that we can ship a unique and fun game with A Wizard's Lizard, so we hope that you'll join us again as we bring A Wizard's Lizard 2 to life!

During development, we'll be livestreaming our art and code, producing developer log videos, and engaging with you, the players, via alpha builds available with The Complete Set backer reward (and higher tiers).

Steam

A Wizard's Lizard 2 has been approved for Steam launch by Valve, and will come complete with Steam Achievements, Trading Cards, and more, for both Windows and Mac.

DRM-Free

A Wizard's Lizard 2 will also be available DRM-Free through Humble.

Other platforms

We're very interested in other platforms, especially Wii U, as we are registered Nintendo developers. We'll have to see what makes sense based on the status of this campaign and progress on the game.

$10: Just the Game, Please

This is the no-nonsense reward, for those who just want the game when completed. You get:

  • A DRM-free copy of A Wizard's Lizard 2 for Windows or Mac
  • A Steam key for A Wizard's Lizard 2

 $25: The Complete Set

This gets you ALL THE WIZARDS AND LIZARDS:

  • Exclusive alpha access to early versions of the game. Give us your thoughts on our private forum to help steer development
  • A DRM-free copy of A Wizard's Lizard 2 (includes Steam key + OST)
  • A DRM-free copy of A Wizard's Lizard (includes Steam key + OST)
  • An in-game Bronze Sponsor credit

 $49: Name That Book

This gets you everything from the $25 tier, AND:

  • Name a book whose title will randomly appear to players when they examine in-game bookshelves (inoffensive, pending our approval)
  • An in-game Silver Sponsor credit

 $100: Immortalized in Pixels

This gets you everything from the $25 tier, AND:

  • Commission an in-game painting! Send us a reference image (inoffensive, pending our approval) and we'll digitally paint it, then include it in-game! (You'll also get a PNG file you can use as an avatar or whatever.)
  • An in-game Gold Sponsor credit

Geoff is our director and programmer. He lives in California with his wife Melissa and over 9,000 cats. He enjoys inflicting damage on himself with snowboarding and pretty much every Blizzard game.

Matt is our artist. He lives in LA with his wife Andrea and their cat/dog combo. After a hard day's work, he can often be found relaxing at Venice Beach or playing classic '90s games.

Matt & Geoff demoing A Wizard's Lizard (then Crypt Run) at California Extreme 2013
Matt & Geoff demoing A Wizard's Lizard (then Crypt Run) at California Extreme 2013

For an intimate look behind the scenes, see our weekly game development podcast Lostcast.

YESSSS Joshua Morse is back for the sequel! A staple at renowned video game music organization Overclocked ReMix, he composed the soundtrack to the original A Wizard’s Lizard, and has already done some excellent work for the sequel. Listen below!

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about our project, and we hope you’re as excited as we are. A Wizard's Lizard 2 is participating in Kicking it Forward, meaning that 5% of this project's eventual profits will go towards backing other fun Kickstarter projects. Learn more here:

http://kickingitforward.org

Back A Wizard’s Lizard 2, tell a friend, and let's SHIP IT!

Risks and challenges

Hundreds of backers just like you helped us make A Wizard's Lizard, which is available NOW on Steam. THANK YOU! For this sequel, we want to do it again, but BETTER!

We've spent the last year discussing and debating what would make an improved experience next time around. Developing video games is incredibly difficult, but with your help we're confident A Wizard's Lizard 2 will be a scaly adventure you'll be glad you helped create.

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