Wizard Fu Games
Based in Portland, Oregon
TBD: Q4 2023 / Q1 2024 (Early Access)
Wraithbinder is an action roguelite RPG with Metroidvania inspired ability-based progression and online multiplayer, set in the Songbringer universe. Abilities unlock new areas by allowing you to progress beyond where you could before. Each run you play through a randomly-generated world while building a new sequence of weapons, relics and abilities. When you discover a new ability you get to choose between multiple options, allowing you to craft your experience. Relics are powerful artifacts that buff your character or debuff enemies in certain ways. Relics always come as a choice of three, allowing you to choose one that meets the style you are going for in the current run. When you die, you lose some of your gold and light but keep your armor and stats. There are also checkpoints you can find. Between runs you return to the hub world, your Ship, where you can permanently power up your character using the light and gold you have collected on your run. Play offline solo or online co-op up to four players. In addition, a PVP mode is planned.
Inspired by Songbringer, Wraithbinder began with the goal to create a "3d pixel-art" visual hook. A custom voxel engine was developed that allows the game to look like a 2d pixel art game until one blows their mind by rotating the camera. Characters in the game use a technique called procedural animation that allows various sections of armor and weapons to be worn that change how the character looks. Wraithbinder launched its first beta version to a private group of players in October of 2022. Listening to players and improving the game thanks to their feedback led to the second beta in January of 2023 being an incremental success. More enhancements were made thanks to player feedback, including a host of art style improvements. Shortly before the game's third beta in March of 2023, the game began garnering attention from players on Twitter, which allowed the beta to become the biggest success yet. Now Wraithbinder is working towards its fourth beta which will include online co-operative play.
- Action Roguelite / Roguelike / Action RPG / Hack n Slash
- Metroidvania inspired ability-based progression
- Offline solo, online co-op and online PVP play
- Multiple types of melee weapons, including Swords and Axes, with 16 tiers each
- Loot: various pieces of armor with random stat boosts
- Dozens of random abilities to find, including Boots, Blink, Jump, Levitate, Bow, Boomerang, Wraithbinding (Necromancy), Skybot (Build buildings), Grenades, Bombs, Charged Attack, Shield, Telekinesis, Fire, Ice, Lightning, Acid
- Various relics which buff your character, debuff enemies or enhance your abilities
- Hidden items, secret pathways, bomb-able walls
- Multiple bosses
- Endless replayability
- Procedurally generated world
- A seed-based system allowing players to replay specific worlds if they choose
- Dynamic shadows
- Original soundtrack
- Multiple achievements
- Online leaderboards
- Keyboard and mouse support
- Full gamepad support, including rumble
- Support for multiple languages including: English, etc. (to be determined)
Wraithbinder 3rd Beta Trailer (Apr. 2023) YouTube
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About Wizard Fu Games
Wizard Fu Games is a one-man indie game development studio based in Portland, Oregon. Nathanael Weiss is the programmer, designer, artist and musician. Wizard Fu released Songbringer, a procedurally-generated action RPG, in September of 2017 on Steam, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and iOS with the help of publisher Double Eleven, Ltd. The latest game in development is Wraithbinder, an action roguelite with metroidvania inspired ability-based progression and online multiplayer set in the Songbringer universe. Future plans are to make Songbringer II & III.
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