developer: Barrel Roll Games
publisher: Daedalic Entertainment
Game mode: multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Witch It is an action game designed for multiplayer gameplay. The title was developed by the independent team at Barrel Roll Game.
In Witch It we take part in a peculiar game of hide and seek between witches and peasants hunting for them. The game was divided into rounds, during which we stand on both sides of the barricade. When playing a "hunter" we observe the action from FPP, and as a "victim" we have the camera suspended behind our backs (TPP). However, the differences do not end there, because both sides of the game have different sets of skills. While the witches can turn into elements of the environment (like books, ladders or boxes) and move in this form (e.g. to escape the chase), villagers can attack from a distance and send a scouting chicken to help in detecting victims.
As we progress, we gain new levels of experience, enabling us to purchase new abilities or cosmetic elements. The competition takes place on various maps, such as a haunted cemetery, a paradise beach and a fairy-tale town.
Witch It offers several gameplay modes. The first of these is Hide and Seek, the previously mentioned game; the villagers win when all the witches are detected before time runs out, while the witches win when at least one of them survives until the end of the countdown. The second mode is Mobification, where the captured witches turn into hunters, while the third mode is Hunt a Hag, where the hunters can't use distance attacks, while the hunted lose the ability to transform.
The three-dimensional visuals of Witch It are appealing - the authors decided to adopt a cartoonish style and rich colors. The high level of workmanship is also presented by the audio layer - this applies both to the music playing in the background, as well as the sounds accompanying the witches, for example, which may be helpful in locating them.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 970 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit