Abandonware DOS title

Wizardry 1: Proving grounds of the mad overlord

Sir-tech Software released Wizardry 1: Proving grounds of the mad overlord in the year 1981; it's an old fantasy rpg game, part of the Wizardry series. Wizardry 1: Proving grounds of the mad overlord is abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in single player mode. It's available for download.
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Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

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

input: keyboard

graphics: CGA

sound: PC speaker

popularity: low

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