The last couple of months we have been working on an early prototype for Ardic Games‘ Wizard’s Apprentice. It will be an educational game, but not in the traditional sense. Wizard’s Apprentice is first and foremost an exciting and hilariously funny adventure RPG for kids age 8-12, with a side effect of providing language training. There will be quests and trolls and dragons, farting cows and flying fire chickens.
The player plays a student at the Wizard’s Academy and needs to learn different spells in the Magic Language to solve the quests of the game. Magic is done by typing grammatically correct sentences in the magic language using the words the apprentice has learned so far. Thus “I am a flying fire chicken” would turn the apprentice into a fire chicken that can fly. Or “It is dancing” could distract even the largest troll blocking your way.
So far the basic idea of the magic system is implemented, but not much of the world and storyline as of yet. Head over to www.ardicgames.com to try it out and let us know what you think! Their page is in Norwegian only, but if you press the button called “Magikerens Lærling” you should find the links for the mac and windows version somewhere there.
If you’d like some inside looks on screenshots, news and concept art check out their facebook page.
It has been amazing working with Ardic Games on this, their CEO Mats Teigar Andersen has a unique passion for this game and an inspiring drive in creating its magical story. Now we wait for the next phase while Ardic Games are applying for more funding for the project. We have great expectations for the game and sincerely hope it will be funded so we can continue working on it.