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DeveloperHorned Llama Studio
Australia / Sweden
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).
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.
- Incremental progress and unlockables
- Detailed narrative
- Themes of communities and identities
- Queer representation
- Lots of clicking
More screenshots available upon request. Please contact us if you are looking for something specific.
About Horned Llama Studio
Horned Llama is a games and alternative media studio focused on designing innovative and interesting experiences and tools.
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Writer, Narrative designer, Game designer, Artist
Horned Llama Studio
Programmer, UX designer, Game designer
Horned Llama Studio
Daniel Bollom & Robert Hart
Australian Institute of Music