Triangle Wizard 2
|Triangle Wizard 2
|Wouter van den Wollenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|NetHack, Diablo, Age of Wonders, Triangle Wizard
|Oct 27, 2023 (1.0)
|Jan 12, 2024 (2.2)
|Freeware, Closed source
|Windows, Macintosh, Linux
|Official site of Triangle Wizard 2
Triangle Wizard 2 is the sequel to 2008's Triangle Wizard. Triangle Wizard 2 stays true to the gameplay of its parent but features updated graphics and a less obtuse interface. It is a realtime roguelite combining an ASCII character art style to represent creatures but normal graphical effects for spells and the environment. The player's character is a wizard represented by a triangle.
The main inspiration for Triangle Wizard, and thus Triangle Wizard 2, is the first iteration of Diablo. Like Diablo it features a deep dungeon delve through randomized levels, with obscure shrines and randomly generated items. The ultimate goal is to travel to the lowest level in Castle Everdoom and confront the Nameless One, an ancient evil whose influence is increasingly darkening the land (although alternative endings and goals are possible). Along the way the player will encounter many different monsters, traps, and bosses. If the player dies their corpse may return to haunt (or help) future adventurers.
There are many different races and classes to play. And in addition there is a advanced deity system with unique boons and curses. A player can further customize their character with gameplay altering talents. New in Triangle Wizard 2 is that race, class, and deity options slowly unlock during play.
There is a particular focus on interaction with the environment. Walls can be destroyed (sometimes revealing hidden rooms), water and lava can affect and be affected by magic, and knocking creatures into spikes hurts them, etc. There are also interactions between spells allowing one, for example, to counter or reflect spells.
Triangle Wizard Day
If one chooses to play the game on the 27th of October, dubbed Triangle Wizard Day, the player character receives special bonuses, like a bonus talent, a unique item called the Triangle Wizard Hat.