Feb 27

2013

New Game! Life of a Wizard: Rule the world in this 80-year interactive epic

Posted by: Dan Fabulich | Comments (35)

Life of a Wizard

We’re proud to announce that Life of a Wizard, the latest in our Hosted Games label of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for iOS, Android, and, via the Chrome Web Store, Windows, OS X, and Linux.

Write an archmage’s autobiography in this 80-year 130,000-word interactive fiction. Play good or evil, man or woman, as you bring peace to the kingdom or take over the world with your sorcery. Brew potions, raise the dead, summon mythical beasts, control men’s minds, and blast away your enemies.

“Life of a Wizard” is an epic interactive novel by Mike Walter where you control the main character. In each chapter, your choices determine how the story proceeds.

Will you find romance, get married, or have children? Will you become the arch-mage, grand bishop, nature-loving druid, hardened battle-mage or even an undead lich? The choice is yours!

We hope you enjoy playing Life of a Wizard. We encourage you to tell your friends about it, and recommend the game on StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. Don’t forget: our initial download rate determines our ranking on the App Store. Basically, the more times you download in the first week, the better we’ll rank.

35 Comments

  1. marcus says:

    Is it free. If you play y directly on the web? !?!

  2. Pqfire says:

    Loved it

  3. Darcy says:

    The first part was too short. I couldn’t really get the feel of the game.

  4. Juggnificent says:

    Wow. Just wow. I’ve always loved Choice of Games, and this is no exception. It’s right up there with Zombie Exodus and the classics like Choice of Broadsides and Choice of Dragons. I would like a guide at some point though, as there is a lot of content and choices and I’d like at least some help getting where I want my character to be.

  5. Pinkyj says:

    Loved the sample! Please make it available for the kindle!

  6. Olegod29 says:

    I think it’s a little sad that even user-made games are now all not free.

  7. arcane says:

    ^I think this game is really quality, not that you said it wasn’t. I have no problem paying for it, because I think the author deserves some compensation for his time. I would have paid for the early games (choice of broadside, etc) if they hadn’t been free. If you don’t like that they’re not free, then don’t buy them. Otherwise: buy it, play it, enjoy it, and move on.

  8. Sitka Pole says:

    Maybe you guys should start on promised games, like Choice of the Pirate and the third Choice of Romance!

    • Brett says:

      Don’t forget choice of the vampire!

    • Nikolaus says:

      This is a user-made game. Meaning the people who wrote the games you mentioned had NOTHING to do with the publication of this interactive story. Meaning your addressing entirely the wrong person.

  9. Aaron says:

    Are you kidding me? This quality is worth the price, in the UK this costs £1.40 which to be honest is quite easy to come by, you could ask to do an errend or a small job for two pounds and the game’s yours. I am shocked at this, the fact that these games are getting better in quality and you want them to be free? This is true value for money, 5 or 6 hours or more in my case, and that’s just for one playthrough, and I haven’t even started this one yet. Have you seeen the stats screen in this? This is epic, nothing short of epic.

  10. Bert says:

    Brilliant. Surprising replay-ability for this one if like me you wanna go back and try to get the best ending.

  11. Keith says:

    Broadsides is a great game with an awesome story very interactive

  12. Pavla kotova says:

    Very good,but I’m starting to think there is no way to end up with the king

    • UmraheL says:

      !!!!!!SPOILER!!!!!!

      sadly there is not and the king/queen’s not saveble but you can have a baby from the king or the queen..

  13. c says:

    Boo about the cliffhangers and non-free games. Boo! I could understand it for maybe your two newest ones, but come on, these aren’t 60-hour high budget games we’re talking about here.

    The ones I have bought (choice of zombies, choice of the dragon, choice of intrigues, and choice of broadsides) were because I played the whole thing before and wanted them on a mobile device to distract me.

    • Alex says:

      Seriously? 60-hour graphic games cost $60+. This is $2! Do you know the amount of work he had to put into writing 130,000 words? That’s over a quarter of.the.length of the LotR series and in printed form would cost an easy $30-40, even as a paperback.

  14. Menel says:

    Whether it cost money or not doesn’t matter, these guys do a fantastic job and all of the games on here are top quality

  15. Brandi says:

    One bug I’ve noticed; whenever I have a girl for a kid, it automatically makes her name Lexi no matter what name I’ve chosen.

  16. Pablo says:

    The Chrome Store says “price not available” :(

    I buy these games without ever doubting of it’s worth it. And it always is.

  17. Cameron says:

    Thumbs up… BTW will there be a second episode of COVampire coming in the future?

  18. Emily says:

    I REALLY wish this would be released for kindle. I understand that previous games were released for other platforms before kindle. Does that mean it is merely a matter of time?

  19. Blue says:

    I don’t know why everyone is complaining about this, it’s hardly expensive. The writer deserves every penny he gets for this because it is excellent. I personally would actually be willing to pay a few pounds more (I’m glad they aren’t charging that much, but with the content of this game I could understand).

    Done 5 play throughs so far – great fun. So much different stuff to do, and the achievements at the end were a nice touch (although there could be a few more just to give ideas for additional play).

    The only thing I would say about this game to possible buyers is it can be a bit light on detail in places. Personally this doesn’t bother me, and its understandable as the story is the life span if the character, but if you like to be walked through a story completely rich in detail this may not be for you (Looks pointedly at CoR).
    I will also not commend the originality of it (just because you don’t call it the Balrog doesn’t mean we didn’t call it that in our heads), but that didn’t affect the fun I had playing the game.

    Lots of stats to pursue, nice customization, nice everything. Thanks for this games, it’s great :D.

  20. Thomas says:

    I really love this one. Just the fact that the narator is “I” and not “you” is great, and it is also fine to have a game where you dont die if you make one little mistake. Good job!
    ANd I would have payed 20 dollars for all the games if that was the price.

  21. Jade says:

    I like this game and the fact that it wasn’t that expensive was a plus for me, the only things I had a problem with was when I had a daughter on the game, no matter which name option I picked it would name her Ashley and that wasn’t even one of the choices. Another problem is that I see no way to have a baby with the king or queen that I have come across and I have tried virtually all of the options?

    • Shoes says:

      *SPOILER*

      When you escort them to the elves, if you have 40+ personality, you get the chance to have a child with them.

  22. That Dude says:

    Is this going to be available in the AmazonKindle store some time, or never? (Me: wanting it so bad on my Kindle.)

  23. Mac says:

    Please please please make it available on Kindle!

  24. Dan says:

    I really enjoyed the demo for it as short as it was I want to buy this one for sure so I can finish the story.

  25. Dark says:

    Hey, anybody cracked the rule the world achievements yet? I’ve gotten most of the others, but can’t seem to figure this one out.

  26. awesome says:

    I REALLY liked the game! i have a few things to change though…
    1.for some reason i can never graduate the academy…
    2.and i also think that there should be a option to let u study a little its a big jump between study choices in the academy
    3.add a little more to the story the massive length is awesome but more would be even better
    4.WHAT THE HECK THE PRICE IS DECENT SO STOP COMPLAINING ITS WORTH IT
    5.make the people more like people and less like props
    6.let it be ok if u want to specialize it doesn’t give certain choices so u cant do anything sometimes when you could in real life
    I’m picking at the small things nice job! thumbs up

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