Press - Wizlets

Quick Facts

Developer

Horned Llama Studio
Australia / Sweden

Release date

TBA

Platforms

Browser-based

Regular price

Free

Play

TBA

Description

Wizlets is an incremental (clicker) game with a twist: a detailed narrative. You play as a wizlet who is driven from their home by forces you begin to understand as the story unfolds. You build an island home, save other wizlets, and ultimately face the powers that are responsible for feeling like you don't belong... anywhere. The game explores themes of community and identity, and features queer representation (particularly representation of non-binary genders / gender fluidity / gender ambiguity).

History

Development of Wizlets began in October 2016, marked by this tweet. The project was important to us because of its exploration of identity and community, and became even more vital as political forces worldwide began to tell groups of marginalised people that they do not belong. Although nobody from Horned Llama is based in the United States of America, we are close to many people who live there, and have seen the way Donald Trump rising to power has seemingly granted sexist, racist, and otherwise bigoted people the permission to act out of hate; the President of the United States is the President of the Free World, and putting Trump in that position will have ramifications worldwide. It already has.

Wizlets is our small act of retaliation, our reminder that community is important, a gesture that hopes to empower groups to rise up and fight for the respect we deserve.

Features


Screenshots

More screenshots available upon request. Please contact us if you are looking for something specific.

Logo

About Horned Llama Studio

In short

Horned Llama is a games and alternative media studio focused on designing innovative and interesting experiences and tools.

More information

More information on Horned Llama Studio, our logo & relevant media are available here.

Wizlets Credits

Alayna Cole

Writer, Narrative designer, Game designer, Artist
Horned Llama Studio

Pontus Horn

Programmer, UX designer, Game designer
Horned Llama Studio

Daniel Bollom & Robert Hart

Composers
Australian Institute of Music

Contact

Inquiries

HLS: hornedllama@gmail.com
Alayna: alaynamcole@gmail.com

Twitter

twitter.com/HornedLlama

Web

hornedllama.com