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Lazy Wizard's Guide

by Lenard Gunda

Fantasy
2022

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(based on 5 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

It is time to take the final exam in your magician studies. The only problem is, for all the years you have spent in this prestigious school of magic, you have been really lazy. Really, really, "you don't remember a single spell" lazy. As you enter the examination room, you wonder how on earth you are going to pass this one, and become a licensed wizard?

Lazy Wizard's Guide is a parser based text adventure that runs in your browser.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2022
Current Version: 1.0.2
License: Freeware
Development System: Custom
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: sr2d8gu43fdzqgqq

Awards

22nd Place - tie - 28th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2022)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A custom web-parser game about completing a magical examination, October 18, 2022
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours

There's a long tradition of games about completing a magical education, including early games like Enchanter and more recent games like Winter at Hogwarts and Junior Arithmancer.

This game is a pretty standard example of the genre, where you have 5 tasks to perform and must search for spell books and ingredients to complete the 5 tasks.

This game uses a custom web parser. It's actually not too bad, being able to handle things like hitting the up arrow to repeat earlier commands and getting a lot of commands I typed right. It does have weaknesses, though, like not understanding pronouns like 'it'.

The nice things about this game include multiple paths to solutions for many puzzles. It has a built-in hint system, but I often found the hints were only available for things I already knew about. I had to check the walkthrough for about 30-40% of the game, and finished at 2 hrs 7 minutes (according to the game's handy timer).

I found several typos in the game, and it wasn't very descriptive. But I had fun with this game, and appreciate how the engine seems to be coming along nicely.


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