Paper Sorcerer is a stylish single player turn based RPG focused on strategy, party-building, and environmental puzzles. Fight with the skills and spells you've learned in a battle system that emphasizes strategy over grinding. Assemble a party of monsters and dark creatures to fight alongside you.
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Very Positive (434 reviews) - 84% of the 434 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 21, 2013

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“This looks like a very interesting combination of old-school turn-based RPG, with a very interesting modern first-person aesthetic, fantastic use of blank space and unreal design.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Come on people, it’s only FIVE BUCKS and it’s one of the best overall gaming experiences I've had in 2013. Pick this up; you won't regret it.”
Diehard Gamefan

“Paper Sorcerer nevertheless doesn't lose an ounce of its incredible gameplay and in this way maintains an incredible classic charm.”
Indie Locus

About This Game

Paper Sorcerer is a stylish single player turn based RPG focused on strategy, party-building, and environmental puzzles. Fight with the skills and spells you've learned in a battle system that emphasizes strategy over grinding. Assemble a party of monsters and dark creatures to fight alongside you. Explore and solve environmental puzzles to unlock secret paths and find extra loot! A double-sided adventure, an RPG with adventure game elements.

Initial Steam release is for PC, Mac and Linux are in the works.
If you'd like to play it on Mac or Linux right away, you can pick it up on the website http://ultrarunaway.com, and we'll send you a Steam key later.




Save files from the demo transfer to the full version!

A powerful sorcerer is on the cusp of dominating the land. A group of heroes bands together and seals him away inside a magical tome. Now as the sorcerer you must escape from this ancient prison and find a way to regain your magical powers using your wits and an array of summonable creatures to aid you. There may be more powerful forces at work as you navigate the dungeons and fight the heroes sent to subdue you...

Key Features


  • Play as a renegade sorcerer as he struggles to escape the book prison and regain his powers.
  • Escape a magical prison filled with heroes hunting you down at every turn.
  • Leave behind mana and to-hit rolls for an exciting new battle system that emphasizes strategy and tactics over grinding.
  • Strategically manage an energy pool to unleash devastating special attacks in battle.
  • Assemble a party of fiendish creatures to join you as allies in battle.
  • Numerous different creatures and fiends to unlock, further customizing your party; including a healer Witch, a trickster Imp, assassin Troll, and a berserker Minotaur.
  • Discover fiendish puzzles and solve them with a combinations of spells, items, and your wits.
  • Hand-drawn high-resolution sprites
  • All-inclusive game, promise to never make you pay for DLC content.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 1300 MHz 1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce2 MX 400 64/128-bit SDR, 64-bit DDR or better
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
A good light rpg, mostly focused on combat and little puzzles or exploration. Entertaining, but not without flaws though :

- The UI is frankly terrible
- The graphics style, which seems refreshing at first, quickly becomes tiring
- Music ranges from rather good to annoying
- Unless I missed something, you can't get any information on your opponents, which is a hassle to prepare a good strategy when in combat
- Small bugs, mainly due to the fact that after a reload, all doors (including those you opened with a key that then disappeared) are closed again
- Some achievements are bugged (looks like I got rather lucky with them), and if you're after a perfect game, I think you'll have to play once at each difficulty (not sure, and 1 run was enough for me, I'm not gonna try again).

Anyway, for the price, and despite these flaws, recommended if you like dungeon crawlers.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Really nice little pick up this. It's a dungeon crawler with an interesting art style and a fairly decent storyline. You are a powerful being that has been trapped inside a magical book. Very happy with the purchase and would like to see more games of this quality at such low asking prices. (it was practically a give away in the winter sale but my review is based on its full price). I'm not a fan of the 8 bit chip music but thankfully that changes as the game progresses. High level of tactical choice for your party and equipment can radically add to the high level of customisation. Plenty of secrets and varied boss fights. I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't like it.

*edit* It does crash now and then due to transitions not completing as they should so save often just to be safe because it can be very frustrating when this happens after you found some rare gear.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
Geez if this game could run longer than 30 min without some kind of freeze up I would probably like this game. As it is, all of the joy I have gotten out of this game, has been ruined by the game freezing up and making me have to repeat eveything since my last save. Too bad..
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145 of 176 people (82%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2014
My god what a great RPG! and for so little as 5$!

this game is a take back to the good old turnbased combat with a great side of storyline and rpg.

but for heavens sake REMEMBER TO SAVE
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86 of 103 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2014
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The battles in Paper Sorcerer are fun and the dungeon crawling can get addictive if you enjoy these types of turn based RPGs. The skills for each character feel unique and the enemies are diverse. The difficulty ranges from super easy to nearly impossible “80s” style. The main downside is that all of the dungeons look very similar and can get repetitive. The optional catacombs can be explored to break things up but I would have enjoyed more diversity of level design. The music is definitely not winning any awards but I felt like it fit in with the style the developers were going for.

I really had fun with it and if you enjoy turn based RPGs then at $5, it’s worth a buy, but if you are on the fence and you feel like the graphics/style might not be for you, then skip it. You’re probably right.
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