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Posts tagged “Wastelands Interactive”

Feature: A 4X too far?

Worlds Of Magic review

Given how spoilt for choice we are for fantasy strategy/roleplaying games, opting for Worlds of Magic [official site] over an Age of Wonders III or Endless Legend feels a bit like choosing to take home the one-eyed, geriatric dog with bladder problems instead of one of the cute puppies at the pound.

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Master Of The Dark Arts: Worlds Of Magic

I bought Master of Magic when I was thirteen and managed to sneak a look at the manual during the bus journey home. It was enormous, that manual, full of stats, charts, creatures...possibilities. Despite the wonky AI, Simtex's epic is still one of my favourite strategy games. Worlds of Magic [official site] could be the closest thing to a spiritual successor. We're not starved for…

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Worlds Of Magic On Early Access Of Steam

Worlds of Magic isn't the first game to return to Kickstarter for a second round of funding and the effort can be worthwhile. Often, after a failed attempt, devs who've had six months more to read up on crowdfunding strategy and secure private funding return to the dream machine for another crack at the prize after a failed first attempt. Such was not the case…

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Arcane And Able: Worlds Of Magic Demo

Two unusual things have happened in the world of Worlds of Magic. You may remember the game from its days on Kickstarter, where Wastelands Interactive pitched it as the spiritual sequel to Master of Magic that, somehow, has failed to materialise over the past couple of decades even though I sacrifice a wizard every Christmas to usher it into being. Worlds of Magic could save…

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Worlds Of Magic Shows Worlds, Magic, Of

We've previously discussed how the forthcoming TBS Worlds Of Magic might be a successor to Master of Magic, and now the game has materialised on Greenlight, which will no doubt prompt more such discussion. You can see a video of the alpha below, and their forums have details of the orders they're taking for different tiers (Kickstarter style) of their alpha funding campaign. Magic? Or…

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Feature: Plane Talking

Spelling It Out: Worlds Of Magic Interview

Worlds of Magic could be as authentic a successor to Master of Magic as any game released in the last couple of decades. That's a sobering reminder that the Microprose's classic strategy game is almost twenty years old. I wanted to know how close Wastelands' game will be to the game that chiefly inspired it, and how the D20 combat system and seven planes of…

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Who Will Master The Worlds Of Magic?

Wastelands Interactive, developers of such strategic wargames as Strategic War In Europe, reckon Worlds of Magic will be "a genuine spiritual successor of Simtex's 4X Master of Magic", and bless my boots if the picture above doesn't resemble the introduction to Simtek's aged wonder-work. These chaps have done their homework, that much is clear, but will their Worlds have a similarly splendid intro, with the…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: A Moth And A Mother

This edition of Flare Path is dedicated to Gerda Hampson, the SOE agent known as 'Hawk Moth' who on June 22nd 1942, charmed her way into The Berghof posing as a Swiss entomologist, and surreptitiously changed Hitler's personal difficulty setting from 'easy' to 'ironman'. The sly switch wasn't discovered for two and a half years by which time, of course, there was no way back…

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