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A few months ago Salt Lake City hosted a Startup Weekend where the quirky ‘Wizard Wars’ – a mobile game that allows players to cast spells at one another through a combination of finger swipes — took first place.

Wizard Wars has recently launched an app available in the iTunes store. In their first day they had 2,600 installs and over 27,000 matches (duels) were played. The chicken spell was cast 3,600 times!

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I spoke with designer Jesse Harding about his experience at Startup Weekend.

“At the end of Startup Weekend we had a working prototype that we were able to take around the city and demo to people. The judges were really impressed with how much we got done.”

 “There were 8 people on our original SW team and 2 of us (Sean Hess and I) decided to stick it out and make the app a reality. Sean did all the iOS programming and I did all the design and illustration. It took a little over 4 months from the SW event to finishing the app and getting it approved in the store.”

Visit the website HERE

Download the app HERE!

View the open source code for Wizard Wars on Github!

 

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