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Game News Jettatura is a Wizardry-inspired dungeon crawler a decade in the making

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For the past decade, Codexer megidolaon has been working on a dungeon crawling RPG in his spare time. What began as a hobby project gradually became more serious and in 2017 it was titled Jettatura, which is the Italian word for the evil eye. Now the game is finally nearing completion and so megidolaeon has decided to launch its Steam page, alongside a two minute gameplay trailer. By the looks of it, Jettatura is primarily inspired by Wizardry and in particular its Japanese installments. Notably, it has no automap feature. As befits such a hardcore title, the trailer ends with a total party kill.



Grab a trusty No. 2 pencil, a scroll of graph paper, and a sword! As an adventurer, it seems like an immeasurable epoch has passed since any quest of considerable hardship has intertwined your fate, but recently a crisis has befallen the land which beckons your steel! Descend into the labyrinthine depths below the redoubt of Ylondur to retrieve the Scepter of Basmu, slay the treacherous necromancer Arlemal and his band of monstrous henchmen who pilfered it from the Royal Museum, and return as exalted champions to claim your spoils of coin, titles of nobility and acreage, and glory!

Form a party comprised of one to six adventurers to pursue your dauntless quest. But tread not without due caution, for within the dusty crypts, winding mazes, crumbling dungeons, and wicked fiend-temples of the sunless underfoot, there await deadly traps and illusions to confound and enmesh any interlopers -- at least, those who have not already been slain by the many ravenous beasts and cruel goblin-kin who skulk in the shadows!

Available for Linux and Windows.

Features
  • Round-based combat
  • 7 playable races, 11 playable professions, and 3 schools of magic
  • Traditional mechanics - such as Vancian magic and Armor Class going downward from 10
  • Six sprawling dungeon floors - interconnected and winding, full of confounding illusions, dangerous traps, and deadly creatures
  • Over 200 types of items
  • Over 100 types of enemies
  • Lush, colorful, hand-drawn monster and environment art by Juan Miguel López Barea
  • Absolutely no hand-holding - draw your own damn maps!
  • Respects your time - prioritizes gameplay and dungeon exploration; no excessively-meandering "storytelling" here!

According to megidolaon, Jettatura will be out later this year, probably around October.
 

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No automap , very bad idea, it's a niche unpopular genre already, its making it even worse. Time changes no one going to waste time on mapping , except a few grognards who will torrent it anyway.
 

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I quite like the monster design. Nice amount of professions too. About no automapping, I think with just 6 floors the graph paper mapping sounds kind of fun.
 

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No automap , very bad idea, it's a niche unpopular genre already, its making it even worse. Time changes no one going to waste time on mapping , except a few grognards who will torrent it anyway.

The only ones who torrent it are those who need an automap, then get scared away after floor 1 and never play again, so no big loss. Grognards usually have money to buy their own stuff
 

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Nice Wizardry V on SNES vibes.

I can live without having to memorize whether fireball is ASSFUK, or it's SUKCOK. Thankfully, we're past the times when only 300 bytes in total could be allocated to store the spell names :roll:
 

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This looks nice, but the trailer music is straight ear rape. I imagine you can mute it in game at least, assuming the music is the same or similar.
 

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No automap , very bad idea, it's a niche unpopular genre already, its making it even worse. Time changes no one going to waste time on mapping , except a few grognards who will torrent it anyway.

The only ones who torrent it are those who need an automap, then get scared away after floor 1 and never play again, so no big loss. Grognards usually have money to buy their own stuff

Nah, the percentage of the people who bother to get out graph paper and a pencil to map a game is tiny. You don't even need automap per se, but in order to have a shot at success a modern drpg needs in-game mapping.
The only blobbers that come close to selling a million copies are Etrian Odyssey in the East and Legend of Grimrock in the West. Both feature automapping, although one with the very nice option of ingame manual mapping instead.
I wish western blobbers would finally copy that idea, it can't be too hard to build a rudimentary version of grid cartographer into your game's inventory screen.
 

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I wish western blobbers would finally copy that idea, it can't be too hard to build a rudimentary version of grid cartographer into your game's inventory screen.
Casus does that, but nobody played it (neither did I tbh; been sitting on my wishlist forever).
 

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Feels like wizardry, I'm liking the sprites. I don't like they sometimes don't fit the background properly. Oh my, I sound like a graphic wh*re.
 

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Looks kind of nice.
 

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Sure looks nice but there's grimoire at 8 euros now too, doubt it has nearly as many features and grimoire wasnt even that great for everyone (i know biggest taboo on the dex). Whats the pricing range ? 4 euros ? One decade of work for 10 brofists and an hundred copies sold for a few euros, i salute such dedication , without irony.
 

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Sure looks nice but there's grimoire at 8 euros now too, doubt it has nearly as many features and grimoire wasnt even that great for everyone (i know biggest taboo on the dex). Whats the pricing range ? 4 euros ? One decade of work for 10 brofists and an hundred copies sold for a few euros, i salute such dedication , without irony.

Grimoire and this are for two different niches, this is early Wizardry, Grimoire was Wizardry 7. A good crawler like this I pay easily 30 to 40 Euro for.
 

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Sure looks nice but there's grimoire at 8 euros now too, doubt it has nearly as many features and grimoire wasnt even that great for everyone (i know biggest taboo on the dex). Whats the pricing range ? 4 euros ? One decade of work for 10 brofists and an hundred copies sold for a few euros, i salute such dedication , without irony.

Grimoire and this are for two different niches, this is early Wizardry, Grimoire was Wizardry 7. A good crawler like this I pay easily 30 to 40 Euro for.

Sure one is wiz 7 the other the most primitive and ancient form of blobbers, the niche amongst the niche in the most unliked subgenre of an hobby, CRPG, for misfits and nerds. Look on trailer there's even the dreaded stat loss on leveling up...At this point it's an aquatic prehistoric horror lurking in some dark pool deep underground in a forgotten cave system.
 

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Sure looks nice but there's grimoire at 8 euros now too, doubt it has nearly as many features and grimoire wasnt even that great for everyone (i know biggest taboo on the dex). Whats the pricing range ? 4 euros ? One decade of work for 10 brofists and an hundred copies sold for a few euros, i salute such dedication , without irony.
Grimoire is a piece of shit boring game.
 

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Sure looks nice but there's grimoire at 8 euros now too, doubt it has nearly as many features and grimoire wasnt even that great for everyone (i know biggest taboo on the dex). Whats the pricing range ? 4 euros ? One decade of work for 10 brofists and an hundred copies sold for a few euros, i salute such dedication , without irony.
Grimoire is a piece of shit boring game.

No, it's a masterpiece
 

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