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.
User reviews: Very Positive (423 reviews) - 85% of the 423 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, 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

    • 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
30 of 38 people (79%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2015
This game is quite the challenge, and it's fun trying to figure out the right setup/attacks in order to beat some difficult enemies. There are numerous "secrets" throughout the game, though they are pretty easy as the game almost always tells you when there is something to be found nearby. But the dungeon crawling/looting/fighting part is...well, fun.

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend the game at this time. There are some serious bugs, such as a door not opening even if you have the right key (and it has to do with the hardest "secret" in the game - so it's extremely frustrating doing all the work towards that for nothing). There are also some achievements that have been broken since release nearly two years ago, and as the developer has quit coming around months ago after the promise of an update that never occurred, it seems that this game has been abandoned.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2015
One of the finest dungeon crawler RPG games i have played.

Notable features:
- Hard early game. late game is a big smorgås bord of awesome party builds and skill-fest based mayhem.
- Party builds are a big part of the game. What's your killer combo party layout? Not surprising that the longest thread on the forum is about party builds.
- Don't forget the special puppet you find along the way - Have you managed to get proper components to build him up to a killer puppet? Build a tank, mage, flame thrower or artery slicing doll. You decide as you gather doll parts.
- Skills galore. Later as you build up your skills every move is mostly a grand strategy of what skills to choose and when during combat. Game is generous as it allows a pretty wide range of summon creaturea that can be swapped in/out between fights as you wish. Each with their own specialities.
- The 'paper' in the title does not affect mechanics in any bizarre way so don't be distracted by it too much.. it is more related to the plot and graphics style.
- Good range of difficulty settings. This game can be really punishing or casual, just the way you want it. Hard it seems is the recommended setting for people who want punishment as the normal setting is such that early game is hard but later on you rarely break a sweat. 1984 mode for the truly hardcore.
- Good looking graphics and artwork with a hand-drawn look.

Game is silly cheap and discounted often too. a true gem that is easily worth full price.

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2015
Opened a box, found a jar of dead ants... niceee.

No but seriously, this game surprised me, I just gave it a chance and is incredibly well balanced despite of what most people say, one very good thing about this is that grinding is not a factor to overcome a boss, so you will not spend hours killing random mobs to lvl up, you can, but this will not affect much.

Great ambient and battle music, good aesthetics and feel, some discrete humour and random puns, a couple of bugs but nothing game breaking, puzzles are somewhat obvious but who cares, this is not a puzzle game. 8/10
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