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!
User reviews: Mixed (12 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 6, 2014
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Why Early Access?

“We want to build a strong relationship with the Steam Community and not only give you the chance to improve the game before it gets released but we also want you to be involved in the production process and be a part of our team! We would love to get as many suggestions for improvements and as many ideas as possible, but we would also like to test with you the new and unique mechanics (for example the spell casting system). We want to make a game as good as possible with the help of the most qualified reviewers - the players.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“3-6 months depending on the feedback of the community and the changes we will have to implement.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of the game will include more content - among other:

  • Several language versions;
  • Voice-overs;
  • Steam Achievements;
  • Final dialogues and texts;
  • More graphics content;
  • More sounds;
  • Polished gameplay;
  • New features and improvements suggested by players;
  • And more!

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable and can be played from start to finish. However dialogues and text messages are not final and there are still a few bugs here and there (but not critical bugs, rather gameplay bugs). Also the Early Access version is available only in English.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access version of the game is being offered at a discounted price!”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Becoma part of our team and play the Early Access version of Spellcrafter, help us polish the game and suggest new features and improvements! Get your name mentioned in the credits of the game and win awesome awards (contests coming soon)!”
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November 15

Update - Version 1.4!


Hi!

New version just arrived, hope you guys like it!

New stuff:

- Manual camera

- All the animations are made with motion capture

- New sounds and music themes

- Cutscenes with Voice - overs

- 7 differed languages

- Manny small improvements.

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October 13

Update - Version 1.2!

- New sounds and music
- New animations for some of the units, made with motion capture.
- Gameplay tweaks
- Optymization
- Bugfixing

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About This Game

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

Get the Early Access version of Spellcrafter, become part of our team and get your name mentioned in the credits of the game!

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 of them tells a part from a compelling and magical story about the nature of reality, power and morality. You are able to choose from three races and play as human, control necromancer forces or fight for the elves. Each act features 3 levels with a different setting.

Spellcrafter is a Premium Game (no IAPs, no F2P mechanics).

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
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 2.33 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 2.33 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
129 of 143 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Early Access Review
First impression (not good):

No loot system.
No Inventory.
No map.
No quest system, journal or really any form of a story in general.
Big buttons everywhere that don't require clicking directly on.
Oversized text/labels in general that glitch out, becoming unclickable.
No tooltips of any kind describing unlockable skills during leveling up.
Zoomed in (fixed)view that self rotates, causing you to feel sick.
Animations from the 90s.
'Swipe' gestures for casting spells.
Thus far one audio track that loops over and over and over..
Game runs on unity with graphic options of "PC".. (does support 1440p+)

Sorry devs, but this game is obviously developed with mobile users in mind.
Maybe you should have started with a launch on that platform first?
Quite disappointed so far.

Good luck with turning it into something better.
Will keep my eye on it considering I've spent the cash already.

Notes:
Gameplay similar to HoMM(without a castle).
Buy units at vendor, kill badguys, collect gold, buy more units.
'Quests' involve talking to npcs standing in the way and fighting once you have enough units.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Early Access Review
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Early Access Review
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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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Early Access Review
had the potention to be great, the graphics are medeoca, the movements a bit slow, and even for the start of the game the battle are easy, that is one you get past the stupidly confusing battle mechanics, never have i seen anyone make turn based battle so damn complicated with your sumbol ♥♥♥♥ and people attaking from behind
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Early Access Review
Needs a lot of work. Nice graphics so far, with some better UI could be quite fun.

The devs probably have this stuff on there list of todos. These were the most obvious requiments to me.
  • Level menu has no tool tips for what bonus you're unlocking.
  • Needs a veiw army menu also, with info on each unit.
  • Camera follow is a bit annoying. Either have it user controled or stablise the motion.
  • I like the mouse motion to cast spell. But it took me a while to realise it was the faint ball of light to imitate.
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7 of 31 people (23%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Early Access Review
sure it could certainly use more, but what it does do is use the basic tools of this type of genre, and adds the flick of a wrist,mouse. and although targeting could be smoother, it does the job fine on my settings, for the price is totally worth it.
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4 of 65 people (6%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Early Access Review
i dont wish to play this gme again becuse it is slow on my computer and irritating to play i dont like the game play either i would like a refund
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0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Early Access Review
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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