Spellcrafter is an RPG game with deep tactical turn-based combat and a unique spell casting system. Explore the magical world, collect gold, interact with NPCs, take quests and make moral choices! Recruit heroes, assemble and summon powerful troops and send them into battle!
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (45 reviews) - 35% of the 45 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 4, 2015

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Magic is not an art or religion. Magic is a craft.

Experience an amazing and unforgettable adventure set in a dark fantasy universe!

Spellcrafter is an RPG game with deep tactical turn-based combat and a unique spell casting system. Explore the magical world, collect gold, interact with NPCs, take quests and make moral choices! Recruit heroes, assemble and summon powerful troops and send them into battle!

The unique feature of Spellcrafter is the spell casting system. The game recognizes the sign you draw on the screen and automatically chooses the appropriate spell from the spellbook. If you don’t remember the correct sign you are able to consult the spellbook, but beware! Reaching for the spellbook takes additional time and the quicker you cast your spell, the more powerful it will be!



The game is divided into 3 acts. Each act tells a part of a compelling and magical story about the nature of reality, power and morality. Additionally, each act features 3 levels with a different setting and a different playable character (human, necromancer, elf).

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP with SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or later
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 2.33 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 2.33 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 2.33 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (45 reviews)
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urban.kepa
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Lack of words. This game looks like drunken gamer's nightmare.
Graphic. story, gameplay - all of it sucks. Pitty as it is another proof that Poles cannot into gameDev :(
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mbpopolano24
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Whoever did this game should be sent to jail. This game is not just bad, terrible, a complete waste of time... it is physically painful. The developers should pay a fee for mental pain inflicted to the users... I really, really hope they will never and ever make another game, not in a million years... it is that bad...
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Phruler
( 20.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Good game
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Calonyr11
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 5
This game contains some instances of good artwork, decent music, tolerable voice acting, and a unique game mechanic. Everything else? Well, let's just say that it's not worth the $9.99 full price and that I'm glad I got this off Humble store for SUPER cheap!

The graphics look dated, the camera and movement controls are frustrating, the intro is brief, but uninformative; the story is vague and unengaging, the dialogue: atrocious.

Actual battle game play seems better suited to tablets and touch devices. Though I had no problem using it, I can see how some people may have had problems drawing spells with speed and accuracy. This game should be made into an iOS and Android app that supports multi-touch.

In general, this feels more like an unfinished idea that needs fleshing out and a graphics overhaul. Great Idea, but not engaging enough, not polished enough, and costs too much.
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pango
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 28
Game worked fine for me. For the super low price in a sale it's worth it; full price it isn't.
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avuzel
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
Unbalanced gameplay, lame to nonexistent story, graphics nice and atmosperic but not very diverse. A disaster.
Gestures used in magics interface often hangs for no reason, but only in some scenarios. Some are so uncalibrated that in first round without any move of the player a 3 star rating is already impossible.
The underlying story outcome is shared by at least 5 movies and 3 games that I know, so nothing new here.
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Sweetroll Hyperthief
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 18
This couldve been a very good mobile game....
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EasyMetal
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 8, 2015
trash
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loprush
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: September 21, 2015
Nice game.
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wmvano
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: September 18, 2015
Steam is great but this is the worst steam game I've ever tried.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
52 of 65 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13, 2014
The spell idea is good but the current magic management is absent, the up-level managment is too simplistic. Could there be most explanations and effects for each upgrade I do? please put some undo buttons. The keyboard is dead. I played it like 15 minutes and I am already fed up with it. Please! somebody needs doing some major work here. Zoom-out is impossible and the auto-camera changes made me feel dizzy, why the fuss? Just allow the user the change the camera as they wish.

Would I recommend this game, No, not at this stage. 13-08-2014
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38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2015
Incredibly bad.
Got stuck in the first baYou get taken to the game start screen, select the first spell to fire, and the game says: "Draw this on your screen" under a dancing arrow that points to a graphic of a wall.
Um... am I supposed to get a sketchpen? The keypad doesn't work, left-click and right-click don't work.... major problems. What is a dancing arrow supposed to mean exactly?
There's no in-game help accessible, and no idea how to get to the controls. I had to use Ctrl+Alt+Del to exit. This happened within the first 30 seconds of gameplay.
Don't know how good the actual game is since I never got past the skeleton.
Don't buy this. Seriously, just don't.
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36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
This game is unpolished, buggy and terrible. "Deep tactical turn based combat": Nope, it's as shallow as it could be. If you do decide to try this game after noticing all the negative reviews, get ready to handle a clunky UI with unresponsive controls. 0/10, don't get close to this game even if it's on sale.
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32 of 46 people (70%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5, 2015
Whilst the game is fun it lacks a lot of depth and user-friendliness,
therefore I can unfortunately not recommend it.

I have made a first impression with visuals on my channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWfcOOgm7Ew&list=PL-PnryklJxure7y8-EAJoA53bP25nmbp3

-The game suffers from its mobile version.
Its UI is barely improved upon and still has redundant buttons for the mobile version.
Tooltips are not present anywhere in the game and leaves the player clueless as to what certain upgrades or attacks do.

-The player is given little time in battles.
The time bar makes sense for the drawing of spells because the quicker you draw, the more damage you do, but keeps running the entirety of the battle.
In short the game pushes players in making hasty decisions which prevents players from applying strategy in battle.

-Unit placement is almost completely useless as you will always be limited to 3 moveable characters per at the very most.
Recruiting more units of a single type stacks them, but it would make a lot more sense if units were placed seperately so you could actually block off attacks aimed at ranged units with melee units for instance.

-There's a serious lack of combat modifiers and/or lack of visibility. As far as I can tell all units have the same effectiveness against each other unit. Enemy units that are stationed near fences appear to get a bonus against ranged attacks regardless of their position towards the archer. Let's say an enemy's flanks are exposed and you were to use your archers, you would still do little damage as they're considered protected by adjacent fences.

TL;DR
The game suffers from Mobile platform's limitations and is barely suited to PC.


Again the game is fun and I quite like the magic system even though it could use more depth. It would be great if you could practice spells whilst not in battle. The game has its merits but as long as these issues are not addressed I couldn't in good conscience recommend this game. An added option of saving the game and having save games wouldn't be to shavy either.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2015
If you enjoy being frusterated at not having any tutorials or help to get past the first 2 minutes of the game this game is for you. Draw a really ridiculously hard arrow on the screen in order to use this one spell to kill the skeleton. Quit after 10 minutes of trying. NO help on the forums, no help in game, and you can't escape the first combat to move on! You just sit there frusterated. Graphics are beautiful, but with no option to do anything but scribble on a screen and your mouse movements don't even stay on the screen to help. NOR is there a "hey you've been trying this shape for quite a while, new shape? Or even better, would you like a guide?"

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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 19, 2014
Please note this is an early access game and I bought it heavily discounted, neither I've looked at the dev page to see which features will be available in future, so this is just my first impression after finishing the first scenario.
- There is no map, no introduction to the story and the basic tutorial gives too few hints
- The game so far is really linear, but could improve later. Basically is like an HOMM game where you buy units, explore, collect gold, kill enemies and repeat the cycle. But at the moment there is no loot system, so you always find only gold. Also it seems you are stuck with a certain type of units (3) and can't recruit / find different units, but this could be just at the beginning and heroes could change later in the game.
- The camera is fixed, I don't really see the purpose. In certain situations will move in a completely different angle while you are walking making you lose where you were going (add on top of this that there is no map)

The good sides:
- The spell system is the thing that distinguishes this game from the others. You have to draw the lines on your screen and then select the enemies. Faster you are, stronger is the spell. If you don't remember a spell sign, you can always select it from the spellbook but this will make it less powerful. I did not really notice so much difference, but probably with stronger spells and more balanced game in future this will be more noticeable.
- It's really simple and for this price the final edition of the game can fill the void while waiting for your next favourite AAA game

I will play a little more later and update the review and keep looking for updates to see the progress, I'd recommend this game only to people in search of something different and willing to give some trust to developers. But before that, please look at their pages and what they have to say and if you agree or less with them and if they are going to fill the gaps already mentioned in this and other reviews. I don't feel like this is a tablet game, can have his say even on a PC.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Unbalanced gameplay, lame to nonexistent story, graphics nice and atmosperic but not very diverse. A disaster.
Gestures used in magics interface often hangs for no reason, but only in some scenarios. Some are so uncalibrated that in first round without any move of the player a 3 star rating is already impossible.
The underlying story outcome is shared by at least 5 movies and 3 games that I know, so nothing new here.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
This game is a waste of money. It was not fun or interesting to play. It is very simplistic and not well executed. I bought this on sale and still feel cheated.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
This game contains some instances of good artwork, decent music, tolerable voice acting, and a unique game mechanic. Everything else? Well, let's just say that it's not worth the $9.99 full price and that I'm glad I got this off Humble store for SUPER cheap!

The graphics look dated, the camera and movement controls are frustrating, the intro is brief, but uninformative; the story is vague and unengaging, the dialogue: atrocious.

Actual battle game play seems better suited to tablets and touch devices. Though I had no problem using it, I can see how some people may have had problems drawing spells with speed and accuracy. This game should be made into an iOS and Android app that supports multi-touch.

In general, this feels more like an unfinished idea that needs fleshing out and a graphics overhaul. Great Idea, but not engaging enough, not polished enough, and costs too much.
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 15, 2014
Cheap Knockoff of Kings Bounty and that series. I wouldnt have purchased this if it wasnt on special. Great concept but far far behind other games in this turn based gameplay.
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