WikiArena
Trivia Roguelike

WikiArena uses the Wikipedia API to pit two random articles against one another each round. The player chooses whether they want to guess which article is longer, or which one got more views over the last 60 days. This creates a series of multi-layered decisions about a) which category might be the safer bet, and b) which contestant actually is the "stronger" one.

I created the game to start exploring the "trivia roguelike" genre. Games such as Wordle or Babble Royale show how much the "free depth" of language itself can be used for game design purposes. WikiArena applies a similar approach, using the "internet's meta" as its core language.

Quick Facts

  • Online: WikiArena at itch.io

  • Release: March 22, 2022

  • Platforms: Web, PC (Windows, Linux, Mac), Android

  • Technology: Unity (C#)

  • What I did: Everything

Accolades

  • "This is fun! I'm having a great time!" (Northernlion)

  • "Brilliant little game!" (Olexa)

  • "I had a lot of fun with this!" (BaerTaffy)

  • "It's very cute!" (Esyt8nine)