Developed by Ankama Games for Windows, Mac and Linux, DOFUS is a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. As a mixture of video game and interactive animated cartoon, DOFUS brings a new concept within online games. With its oneiric graphics inspired by mangas, its tactical gameplay and its cynical humour, this game is in a class of its own among other MMORPGs. Experienced players are appealed by its unique fighting system which is based on strategy quite rare in MMORPGs. Casual players also like it for being easily accessible.
Dofus takes place in the 'The World of Twelv' (although many players just refer to it as the Dofus World), named after the 12 character classes which inhabit it. Players control a 2D avatar (with a slight anime/manga feel) belonging to one of the 12 character classes in a3rd person view.
There are twelve character classes in Dofus. Each class has a unique set of spells that other classes can not obtain (although some spells are shared with creatures living in Dofus). The classes are: Ecaflip's Coin, Sadida's Shoe, Eniripsa's Hands, Osamodas's Whip, Iop's Heart, Enutrof's Fingers, Cra's Range, Sram's Shadow, Feca's Shield, Xelor's Sandglass, Sacrier's Blood and Pandawa's Flask.
Whist the game takes place in real-time, combat in Dofus is conducted more like a turn based strategy game - where each player takes it in turns to make a series of moves and attacks within a time limit. As such, when a player attacks monsters - they are transported to a 'copy map' where the fighting takes place. Once a fight begins, no other players may join that fight.