Wizardry 1: Proving grounds of the mad overlord
Wizardry 1: Proving grounds of the mad overlord downloads
At the easiest level is the ability to manufacture gold. Players can create new characters, pool their gold to one of them, then delete the others and repeat the process.
Wizardry was initially coded in BASIC, but was rewritten in Pascal after BASIC proved too slow to be playable. The game was then delayed to wait for a run-time system which would allow the game to be played on any Apple computer. Ultimately the game took two and a half man-years to complete.
Werdna and Trebor are the names of the original programmers (Andrew C. Greenberg and Robert Woodhead) spelled backwards.
players: single player
sound: PC speaker
Abandonware DOS popularity: below average