The Alpha version done for Polish Warsztat Summer of Code contest. Done in just two months, it scored 6th place out of 25. It is still an alpha version...
Craft your own powerful and deadly spells! You are Magician, an apprentice of most powerful wizard brotherhood and the only person who can save the world from mysterious warlock Yendor who claims to be equal with gods!
Magician's Apprentice is a new 2.5D isometric Hack'n'Slash/roguelike hybrid game that will please both casual gamers and hardcore roguelike fans alike. Featuring all classical roguelike concepts like randomization, full-keyboard support or perma-death with some more recent concepts (ie. sound support, true colors and real-time action). Set in randomly generated world of Akaia, with dozens of parallel universes to travel, the game will feature one of the most original system of building spells ever made. Combining runes into tree-like structures you'll unleash powerful magical effects. Prepared in shelter of safe location spells can be used against most vicious monster utilizing their vulnerabilities and weak spots. It's your power and imagination!
(Fae’re Vinchenstell, “Rise and fall of Northland”, chapter 3rd)
...One of the key for uniting wild tribes of Northland was acquiring support of the grells. These simple creatures driven by killing instinct, almost unable to articulate common speech perceived the Ulrand to be some kind of deity from their primitive beliefs. The reasons for this remains a mystery, though some have speculated that Ulrand was using help of some rogue magician, whose name was lost in the history. (...) After the fall of the Northland, most of grells returned to their conflicted tribes, through pretty sizable numbers have also joined Savage Horde and Meritocracy military rank. As they’re not used to the concept of money, most military officers uses them as primiteve brutes, front-line unit which is perfectly expendable for any planned strategy.
Through grells do poses a bit of similarity to bipeded wolves or worgs, their origins remains a mystery. Most of scholarship believes they’re relicts to the time where the travelling through planes was easier, and they’ve came from different, parallel realm. Through the grells have settled in our world, and became part of it as of now.