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Wizardry is a series of computer role-playing games that were popular in the 1980s. First, made for the Apple II, they were later moved to other platforms. The latest game in the series, Wizardry 8, is only for Windows.

Wizardry began as a simple dungeon crawl by Andrew C. Greenberg and Robert Woodhead. It was written when they were students at Cornell University and then published by Sir-Tech.

David W. Bradley took over the series after the fourth game.

Series[change | change source]

Ultimately the single game became a series:

  1. Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (1981)
  2. Knight of Diamonds (1982)
  3. Legacy of Llylgamyn (1983)
  4. The Return of Werdna (1986)
  5. Heart of the Maelstrom (1988)
  6. Bane of the Cosmic Forge (1990)
  7. Crusaders of the Dark Savant (1992) (Remade as Wizardry Gold in 1996)
  8. Wizardry 8 (2001)

The first and last three games were trilogies (Three parts of one story).

Legacy[change | change source]

Wizardry inspired many games which were almost exactly like it. Some notable series that are very much like Wizardry include The Bard's Tale and Might and Magic.

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