Players, parents, teachers, gamers and the press all have something to say about Wizard101. To read what people like you have to say, choose a section below.
We at KingsIsle Entertainment are very honored by the following recognition and awards.
MMO Hall of Fame 2014 Inductee
Wizard101 is proud to be inducted in the MMO Hall of Fame on its first year of eligibility in 2014! The MMO Hall of Fame recognizes the massively multiplayer online games from 1996 to the present that have brought years of excitement to millions of fans worldwide.
Massive Online Gamer: Best Kid-Friendly/Family MMO of 2011
This Beckett Massive Online Gamer Reader's Choice Award names Wizard101 as the best Kid-Friendly/Family MMO of 2011.
Game Developer's Conference Online Audience Award Winner!
Wizard101 won the GDC Online 2011 Audience Award! The Audience Award honors the favorite game of the worldwide online game community. Members of the public will be able to vote on their favorite currently operating online game, with options from the Game Developers Choice Online finalists and beyond.
Best Family MMO of the Decade!
Massively's 2010 Player's Choice Awards results are in and Wizard101 took Best Family MMO of the Decade!
Wizard101 Wins Big in Massive Online Gamer Reader’s Choice Awards
After nearly two months and thousands of entries, the winners of the Beckett Massive Online Gamer 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards, celebrating the best in massively multiplayer online gaming, have been announced. In a surprising turn of events, KingsIsle Entertainment’s family-friendly MMORPG, Wizard101, captured top honors in several categories, including Best MMO of 2010, a testament to its burgeoning fan base, which was announced at 10 million players in June 2010.
MMO Sanctuary - Best Expansion
Wizard 101 - Celestia
Adding an additional 10 character levels, new spells, new items, new schools of magic, and an entire new region, "Celestia" was a likely choice for favorite with our dedicated Wizard 101 fan base. There is one thing that is certain: Wizard 101 fans REALLY LOVE their game! -- MMO Sanctuary
MMO Sanctuary - Game of the Year
As I said earlier, it certainly seems that fans of Wizard 101 are REALLY fans. They certainly showed up in force to voice their praises for this family-friendly wizard themed MMORPG. So it was not a huge surprise that it was voted The MMO Sanctuary Gamer's Choice Awards' "Game of the Year". Clearly the top in family online gaming, Wizard 101 offers a variety of gameplay options with their unique world and multiple "schools of magic". -- MMO Sanctuary
Game Developer's Conference Online
The Best Community Relations Award Nominee
The Best Community Relations Award honors the currently operating online game that provides the highest quality community feedback and experience, including customer support, forum moderation and leadership, weblog and information updates, real-life events, and other community outreach.
Game Developer's Conference Online
Audience Award - Runner Up
The Audience Award honors the favorite game of the worldwide online game community. Members of the public will be able to vote on their favorite currently operating online game, with options from the Game Developers Choice Online finalists and beyond.
Best Kid-Friendly/All-Ages MMO of 2009: Wizard101
Beckett Media LLC has announced the results of its 2009 Reader’s Choice Awards, which were voted on by readers of Massive Online Gamer and visitors to the magazine’s web site, www.massiveonlinegamer.com. Tens of thousands of votes were logged, and the winners in some categories came down to fewer than 100 votes, including the competition for the coveted title of “Best MMO of 2009,” which was decided by just 68 votes. Blizzard’s World of Warcraft eked out a narrow win over Turbine’s Dungeons & Dragons Online and was narrowly followed by KingsIsle Entertainment’s Wizard101 and NCSoft’s Aion.
Wizard101 did win the Best Kid-Friendly/All-Ages MMO of 2009 Award and included the following quote:
What more can we say about Wizard101? The charming wizard-school MMO appeals to both kids and adults and ran away with this award.
National Parenting Publications Awards
Wizard101 was named a 2009 Honors Award winner in the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products competition.
The distinguished award recognizes Wizard101 as a standout among software and video games available for children today.
Parent Tested, Parent Approved Wizard101 received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval as a winner of the 2008 PTPA Media Awards. Learn more about the PTPA Award here.
Wizard101 wins MMORPG.com’s Best Family Game of 2009!
“Wizard101 has been heralded as the kid's MMO for adults. The game is geared toward a younger audience with its playful characters and cartoon graphics, but don't be fooled by its exterior. Inside Wizard 101 is an intense MMO that uses great special effects for spells, daring and risky card game style combat, and a fun universe to explore for players.” Read more!
Also runner up in MMORPG.com’s Best Free-To-Play Game of 2009
“While you may not hear too much about this kid-friendly MMORPG, it is another example of the free to play model finding success in a saturated Western market. While the surface similarities to the universe created around a boy wizard and his wizarding school are hard to ignore, Wizard 101 may have been a case of the right game at the right time for its creators at Kingsisle Entertainment, providing players young and old a unique experience that they would have a hard time in finding anywhere else.” Read more!
We're gamers too, and we're also parents. For us, the chance to make a game we enjoy with our kids, and enjoy after the kids have gone to bed is why we created Wizard101. Here is a sample of what other parents just like you have said about Wizard101.
Education and Homeschool News Blog "This is a great game for the entire family and [my husband] looks forward to being able to get online with our children and play this game together when he is away from home on military duty."
Jamie Griffith, Beta Test Player and Parent "Wizard101 is a great game for the whole family, especially for kids. I watch my 6 yr old AND my 14 yr old laughing with each other instead of irritating one another, as brothers tend to do. I play right along side of my kids! I find myself going back to the days when I was a little girl and having fantasies of being able to do little bits of magic, turning boys into frogs, blinking my room clean, etc. I would recommend this game to anyone, whether they were 6 or 106!"
Kim Saarnio, Beta Test Player and Parent "Typically Mini-Me and I don't game together. She sometimes watches me play WoW but that's about it. Wizard101 is a game we both enjoy and allows us to spend time on the computer together that normally we wouldn't get to do."
Jim Sanborn, Member of The Syndicate "I especially appreciate the safety features they have built into the game. I enjoy playing it with the kids, but I don't worry about leaving them alone to play by themselves. It is great family-friendly fun."
Who better to talk about Wizard101 than the people who play the game! Here are some quotes straight from our players.
cole2142: Love it! Wizard101 is a never ending, magical adventure.
Hexcaster45: This game very fun for all ages, and there are always new things to come. Wonderful items such as Mounts, School Themed Houses and other magnificent things have been brought into this delightful world.
DaGoof: I have been playing this game since beta testing and I still love it!
julesgrusien: Wizard101 is an exciting kid friendly mmorpg with nonstop adventure.
cece30: We all have had a lot of fun playing your game and cant wait to see the great wonders that await us in the spiral.
bubjames: Easy to learn, fun to play, replayable!
Pehphers924: I am so happy I love this game! My mother and I live in different states so it is nice to beable to play a game side by side and not have to pay an arm and leg! Thank you for creating this game
Hanamana: Easy to play yet challenging enough to keep your interest!
ccourter: Wizard101 is a stress free fun exciting game!
marianne4212003: Not only is this a fun family game, it teaches young kids teamwork and gives them something fun and productive to do.
HomadeLace: Fun. Addicting. Where and when are the Wizard101 Anonymous meetings?
EsmeLaurent: Fun, interesting, kept fresh and always something to do or earn.
erberb: face it nothing beats wizard101. THis game is perfect. i love how you get to make your own deck and get spells that are only for your class, and how you dont get too many spells, or else the game would be to easy
Rhemas: Best MMO for old or young, try it out FREE!
TamsterTheWizard: Wizard101 is exhilerating, ever changing, challenging, and extremely entertaining!
Cpu3: ever since i first took the book of secrets i new this might be fun and it was! i have been playing this game for fairly close to a year now i has had endless fun with this game and so has my family!
WaddleDeeMan: A magical world: fun for everyone! A nonstop fun MMORPG!
bashful1: A solid mmorpg that is fun, epic, and addicting. Excellent.
veloct: We just started playing and coming from hardcore games like EQ2, WOW, LOTRO etc. it was nice to see something I can play with my wife and kids. We love it so much we got the family subscription for all of us so now we have something else to do as a family. Grats on the award and thanks for creating such a great family game.
clubpenguinrocks1234: Duels, exploring, chatting with friends, Wizard101 is so fun!
death421508: An amazing world full of magic and wonder
HP103: A mystical game in which you can play amongst friends.