Forgotten Homebrews Part 3: Wagic the homebrew?!
Woah there hold on a second, this is a homebrew? Okay I’ll be completely honest here. Around the year 2010, when I was about 13 years old, I believed that this whole ‘Wagic’ thing was an official Sony PSP Game. Don’t believe me? Take a look at this yourself.
That’s the windows version above, but the PSP version looks the same (except in a slightly lower resolution). I mean it looks so professional that I actually thought it was a game developed by SCE, or some other big company. It was later around 2012, when I got myself a PSP, it came to my knowledge that this is a homebrew. It isn’t an official PSP game and it isn’t a port. This is a homebrew game created from scratch by developers with a passionate mind of achieving success. The gameplay is similar to Magic the gathering, so if you’re a Magic the gathering fan, you’ll certainly love this!
Oh and that’s not it, this game is also a multi-platform game!
These are the following devices that it currently supports:
- Sony PSP (both signed and unsigned versions available)
- The nokia N900 (maemo) and the Nokia N9 (meego)
- Android – Both phones and tablets
Okay now that I’ve said all this, you might be wondering:
What exactly is wagic?
Wagic is a multi-platform trading card game. It was developed by passionate card games fans at Wololo.net, including our admin, Wololo. It’s also worth mentioning Zethfox and Mike for putting a lot of their work into the latest update. Wagic is available in several languages. These include: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Serbian. Wagic is highly customizable and includes a nice set of mods, as well as custom decks created by many card game fans, and a wide variety of themes!
So what it’s about?
You play as a wizard against the computer with your army of minions. You start off with a few set of cards that includes creatures and spells. As you win battles against the CPU, you’ll earn credits that will allow you to buy more cards and develop more powerful decks. You’ll also unlock cards and new game modes as you make progress throughout the game.
What does it offer?
Wagic supports more than 9400 unique cards, which is almost 10k! Including Planeswalkers support, and Dark Ascension. It also offers a very nice set of game modes. These include:
– Momir Basic mode: To unlock this mode, you’ll have to win a game with exactly 8 lands in your control.
– Difficult mode: To unlock this mode, you’ll need to have at least 10 Opponents marked as “easy”, and win an extra game.
– Evil Twin mode: To unlock this mode, you’ll have to win a game, while having the same number of cards in play as your opponent.
– Random Deck mode: To unlock this mode, you’ll have to win a game, in difficult mode, with 20 life or more.
How can I contribute to the community?
If you’re a C++ developer, and you want to contribute to the game, you can fork the repository from their github and If you think your code is good enough to be official you can drop by their forums https://wololo.net/forum/ and let them know.
I’ll conclude by saying Wagic is definitely a must have homebrew game for all the homebrew enthusiasts out there. Trust me, when you first play this you wouldn’t even believe it’s a ‘homebrew’. So go ahead, and knock yourself out!