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A Wizard's Lizard (now at Immortal Edition! v2.5.0) $
« on: January 23, 2014, 01:31:35 PM »
http://www.wizardslizard.com/  $14.99 DRM free, Win/Mac/Linux  http://store.steampowered.com/app/280040/

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Conquer the forces of Death in A Wizard’s Lizard, an action RPG for Windows, Mac and Linux. Explore ever-changing dungeons, filled with valuable treasure and powerful items, while battling back the hordes of evil. Rescue townsfolk to improve your town and aid your next trek into the dungeon.

Fans of The Legend of Zelda, Gauntlet, and The Binding of Isaac will love the retro-inspired twin-stick action of A Wizard's Lizard.

When the wizard of Amberfall unlocks the magic of eternal life, Death comes to take him away. Now his faithful pet lizard must brave procedurally-generated dungeons to save him!

Master Life & Death: Death is only the beginning as you continue to unlock secrets in the realm of the dead. Find hidden items only accessible to those who have died and discover the power of resurrection. Tread carefully, the dead do not wish to be disturbed.

Rebuild the Town: Rescue townsfolk trapped throughout the dungeons for increasing reward. Discover lost blueprints which allow the town's blacksmith to craft new weapons and armor.

Restore the Museum: Search Death's domain for stolen artifacts and legendary weapons. Every item you find is returned to the museum for display. Can you recover all of the powerful weapons, legendary armor, and magical items?

Control your lizard using your favorite gamepad (including the Xbox 360 controller) for full 360 degree movement and attacking.



Seems promising---the devs were responsible for the Onslaught Arena game from back when Chrome's Web Store first became a thing.
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Re: A Wizard's Lizard (now at v1.0.185) $
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 09:47:36 PM »
v1.0.185

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It’s been over a week since we launched A Wizard’s Lizard, and it’s been going fairly well! Our Steam Greenlight campaign is currently ranked #80 out of all the games on Greenlight, and we’ve even seen a healthy dose of sales thanks to attention from popular streamers.

We’ve been hard at work zapping bugs and adding new features to keep up with player demand. The latest version has over 50 incremental changes, including:

Items

Be Your Best (book)
Demon Spear
Demon Sword
Detox Potion
Elvish Tunic
Heat Axe
Magic Book
Mithril Mail
Scythe
Self Improvement (book)
Spiked Lantern
Spiked armor (5 piece set)
Vampire Crown

Features

“Otter trap”
Clearer/better stats in menu
Display total wins/deaths
Key pentacle health restoration amount off of player magic
Magic property
Pick a random character
Random Zombie Warlord room layouts
Redesign access to Den of Thieves

…and LOTS of bug fixes/general improvements. Have a request? Please let us know on the AWL forum. GAME ON!

Looks like they are off to an excellent start with their post-release ongoing support!   8)
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Re: A Wizard's Lizard (now at Immortal Edition!) $
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 09:07:50 PM »
Now on Steam and packing an Immortal Edition moniker after a ton of internal further development:   8)

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You knew A Wizard’s Lizard was coming to Steam because it was greenlit back in February. However! Did you know that there have since been four additional months of hardcore development? New content, features, abilities… there’s so much stuff we decided to call this update…

A Wizard’s Lizard: Immortal Edition!

Seriously, look at all this great new stuff:

Meaner Bosses

The Zombie Warlord, Sewer Hag, Death, two crystal bosses and others have all seen improvements. Their behavior is more varied and less repetitive.

Puzzles and Mini-Games

Pressure plates, puzzle rooms, gravity fans, and bear traps now guarantee chaotic good times.

Quality-of-Life Settings

You spoke, we listened! Custom keyboard configuration, gamepad sensitivity, mouse support, volume sliders, and more will make your dungeon crawling life easier.

New Monsters

Giant Flaming Skulls, Green Slimes, exploding mushrooms, and [spoiler alert]!

Soul Blast Ability

The new Soul Blast ability fires soul energy from the player, damaging nearby monsters. Power it up with magic items!

Totems

Totems can be stuck in the ground, after which they'll blast fire, freeze monsters, poison baddies, and more!

Big Explosions

If you like blowing stuff up, we've got you covered. "Boom Barrel" rooms abound in A Wizard's Lizard: Immortal Edition!


That’s a lot of stuff! So even if you’ve been enjoying wizards and lizards for a few months now, you’re certain to have fun new adventures with this big update.
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Re: A Wizard's Lizard (now at Immortal Edition! v2.0.12) $
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014, 08:52:43 PM »
v2.0.12
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Since launching a couple weeks ago, we've been hard at work making A Wizard's Lizard better in many ways. We heard your feedback regarding totems and Soul Blast and those features have seen significant improvement. In addition, we've fixed many small issues with the game and added "quality of life" changes.

But, there's more coming! We've got new content in the pipeline and continue to improve game stability and performance.

Here are the major changes in this update:

-Buffed Soul Blast in various ways: Increased range, number of projectiles, reduced cooldown, reduced player stun duration
-Consolidated various totem stats into Totem Power, which affects all aspects of totems
-Buffs/tweaks to most totems, including more benefit per point of Totem Power
-Charms can now affect many other stats besides totems, such as max health, weapon damage, and speed
-Added a complete set of Dark Iron gear (used to be Lead) and removed speed penalty
-Increased the amount of damage gained from attack buff items such as Spiked gear
-Many other balance tweaks to various weapons and items
-Increased delay when a Mimic is activated until it becomes hazardous to the player
-Reduced pentacle charge time from 10s to 5s
-Greatly improved Gambling Shop, removed terrible rewards, increased gold payouts, way more item variety
-Improve town Marketplace layout, items are now sorted by slot (weapon, head, chest, etc)
-Moved extra boss loot (Health Potion and treasure) to the room containing the Gold Chest (fixes issues with Sewer Hag)
-Added option to disable screen shake (screen shake is enabled by default)
-Hostages can no longer be killed
-Added a regular shop to Sewer 1 to fix the Merchant count for Merchant Murderer achievement
-Removed Soul Orbs from shops
-Fixed dungeon layout bug in Cemetery 2 causing Slime Key room to be missing
-Fixed fullscreen settings bugs
-Fixed boomerang cooldown and collision bugs
-Fixed incorrect blueprint counts
-Fixed bug where player could have < 0 health
-Fixed flickering/corrupted text rendering
-Fixed issues with the Ice Cube: Removed immunity to non-fire damage from Ice Cube and Ice Monsters, expanded room size
-Fixed a bug which caused key bindings to reset each restart
-Fixed a bug with the wizard's equipment buffs stacking causing very low cooldown and high projectile count
-And a bunch of other small fixes/tweaks!
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Re: A Wizard's Lizard (now at Immortal Edition! v2.0.14) $
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 04:21:34 PM »
v2.0.14

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Reset player cooldowns on room exit
Skyrocket explosions now hurt undead monsters
Totems no longer target cross-realm monsters
Fix Game Over gold display
General room layout fixes
General memory/performance improvements
General monster behavior improvements
Key binding configs for [ and ] to switch menus
Add keyboard support for inventory and map shortcuts
Place slimeKey in a goldChest
Improve Sapper behavior
Don't let boomerangs collect weapons
Tweak Life Knife
Updated design for pentacle icon in mini-map
Remove empty room from Cemetery
Less harsh puzzle rooms in Crypt

2.0.13
Added Skyrocket weapon, Happy 4th!
Remove persistent health bars from minotaur, ogre
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Re: A Wizard's Lizard (now at Immortal Edition! v2.3.0 Beta) $
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 08:35:35 PM »
v2.3.0 and then some   8)

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2.3.0 - 2015-04-01 (BETA)
New Challenge: Hell's Barrels
Increase health restored for most healing items
Reduced cost per hitpoint healed for healing items
Prevent collection of health restoration items if the player is at full health
Increase health drops in the Cemetery
Remove treasure drops from farmable monsters (zombies and skeletons)
Increase treasure drops from more difficult monsters
Rename Trickster gear to Deminion gear and make descriptions more informative
Deminion Axe now gains a bounce bonus like other axes
New, more noticable graphics for Arrow Traps
Reduce Arrow Trap and Spike Trap detection radius
Reset Senso-spikes on room enter to prevent cheap damage
Wall traps can no longer be placed in the corners of a room
Muck Monsters no longer prevent doors from opening when inactive
Merchants now provide info on their items for sale
Merchant in town now details which zones still contain blueprints
Fix bug causing players to not receive credit for kills with totems or explosions
Fix crash where the player exits a room shortly after taking damage
Listen for gamepad input on any connected gamepads
Bushes spawn a leaf upon death

2.2.2 - 2015-03-02 (STABLE)
Fix performance issues related to mouse input

2.2.1 - 2015-02-02
Fix crash due to repeated input on the Challenge Mode list
Fix crash due to mouse input after the player has died
Fix crash related to activating mimics and reentering a room
Prevent player from placing totems or using soul powers while dashing (fixes a bug with the player being stuck afterwards)

2.2.0 - 2015-01-30
Challenge Mode!
A new character to be unlocked
Add optional timer display to UI settings (disabled by default)
Two-way pause menu shortcuts (inventory, map)
Display all player equipment on playerSelect instead of just weapon and totem
Nerf zombie merchant's boomerang
Improve arrowTrap detection
Fix crash related to triggering Soul Shield immediately after cooldown
Fix player stuck bug with dashing into an Ice Sphere
Fix a crash that would sometimes occur after dying

2.1.3
Fix crash related to entity/pawn optimizations
Fix bug in boomerang script

2.1.2
Improve gamepad analog controls
Improve dash cancellation (only cancel dashing when control direction >= 90 degrees)
Several rendering/performance optimizations
Fix collision bug with player weapons and Warlord Totem
Update Great Owl statue in the museum with new graphic
Remove ability to hide menu via UI toggle
Make UI toggle persist instead of while-held-down
Prevent boss intro from freezing game when UI hidden
Remove blue light from blue candle
Fix bug where complete trickster set can freeze game

2.1.1
Fix bug causing Trickster Axe and Trickster Daggers to not benefit from Trickster armor
Display Raga’s items on Player Select screen

2.1.0
New soul abilities: Soul Shield, Soul Call, Soul Rush, and Soul Warp
New totems: Warlord Totem, Hive Totem, Copycat Totem, Huntotem, Wave Totem, Assassin's Totem
New weapons: Glaive, Owl Slayer, Trickster Daggers, Trickster Axe
New items: Ring of Ultimate Protection, Frozen Banana
New room: Mimic room
New setting to disable particle effects
New setting to disable lighting effects
Items carried when finishing the game are now tracked and displayed in the museum. Try to complete the game with each item!
Items found in chests and shops are de-duped. Players will never see the same item from a chest or shop in a given run.
Revamp boss reward room chests
Revamped puzzle rooms with hints outside the room
Extra characters now start with better equipment
Press select (gamepad) or V (keyboard) to hide game UI
Starting items per character are displayed on the player select screen
Charm counts are now displayed in the inventory
Blueprint shops now sell charms as well
New graphic for Great Owl
Poison Totem now shoots poisonous projectiles
Bugfix: Starting items for extra characters are now tracked immediately
Bugfix: Books and soul items are now displayed in the museum
Bugfix: Fix crashes related to area-of-effect totems such as the Ice Totem
Bugfix: Fix an issue which caused game data not to save correctly
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Re: A Wizard's Lizard (now at Immortal Edition! v2.5.0) $
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 11:06:07 PM »
v2.5.0

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This update brings some cool new changes to A Wizard's Lizard! Most notably, we've improved the dungeon layouts in terms of the paths through each level and special room placement.

Additionally, this update includes a few bug fixes, including some potential fixes for Mac stability! If you have any feedback on Mac performance, please let us know.

Don't forget, we're Kickstarting a sequel to A Wizard's Lizard! Please help us spread the word!

Full 2.5.0 Patch Notes:
AWL2 Kickstarter CTA on Title screen
Locked chests and doors now describe the key required when interacting
Improved dungeon layouts: More interesting room connections, and later floors are smaller, in general
Certain special rooms are now zone wide. For example, the blueprint vendor in the Cemetery can appear on any floor
New room types which may contain rewards or danger!
Pentacles appear on every floor
Shops are now randomized such that each shop has a chance to sell either items or health, or offer gambling
Gambling shops are now staffed by killable merchants
The Feather of Flying can now be found in chests and shops
Removed the Feather of Flying from Luna's unlock quest
The "merchant" in Amberfall now sells one of many different items, cheap!
Improved AI for Hive Totem bees and Soul Call dragon familiar (Monsters are prioritized over barrels and immune targets are ignored)
Buffed Soul Call dragon familiar's damage output
Allow gamepad analog input to scroll achievements list
Slightly reduced drop rate of fruit in the Cemetery
Updated frameworks for performance/stability

2.4.0 (STABLE)
2015-05-14

    A whole bunch of new achievements! (Previously unlocked characters will award achievements retroactively)
    Revamp achievements UI
    Arrow Traps now emit light and are easier to spot in dark rooms
    Reduced price of Killer Bees weapon
    Fix Merchant Murderer achievement
    Pause the game simulation while a text dialog is displayed


2.3.2
2015-04-22

    Fix Mausoleum challenge which was broken due to explosion changes in 2.3.1


2.3.1
2015-04-20

    New Challenge: Genowlcide
    Improve explosion hitboxes and reduce explosion damage over time
    Fix gamepad detection
    Fix stat calculations from items when transitioning from alive<->dead
    Fix item counts for non-stackable items when transitioning from alive<->dead
    Fix touch events overriding mouse events on hybrid tablets
    Fix bug with Soul Rush ending immediately when used next to a destructible solid e.g. barrels

A couple of things to note:

Mac/OSX
If you encounter a "Disk read error" when downloading the patch for Mac, please uninstall the game by right clicking on the game in your library and selecting "Delete local content". Then, reinstall the game.

Linux
Unfortunately, we're experiencing some issues with the Steam overlay on Linux. For this reason, the Linux version of AWL is still at 2.4.0. We're working to get this resolved and get 2.5.0 to Linux ASAP. The good news is that we're also making progress on other Linux issues as well.

Said KS is here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/357830563/a-wizards-lizard-2-steam-windows-mac/description
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