School of Dragons® is a MMORPG based on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Players raise and train their own dragon, interact with characters from the HTTYD franchise, join clans and embark upon journeys and quests alongside their Viking pals in-game.
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Mixed (47 reviews) - 48% of the 47 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Dec 4, 2014

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Fly Fast. Train Hard. Learn Well. Be the Ultimate Dragon Trainer! Create your own Viking and train dragons in this 3D MMO.

Join Hiccup, Toothless, and Gobber in the School of Dragons where you can play in the DreamWorks Animation “How To Train Your Dragon” universe with all your favorite dragons and Viking friends. Learn everything from science basics to the art of shooting fireballs, all while soaring through the skies on your very own dragon!

Raise, nurture and train your dragon — the more you accomplish with your dragon, the more you bond with it and rise in the ranks at the School of Dragons. Also, join up with others in clans to adventure together and dominate the land of Berk while obtaining fame and rewards!

Experience all the fun and adventure of “How To Train Your Dragon” in a 3D world when you enroll in School of Dragons!


  • Visit familiar friends like Hiccup, Toothless and others from the “How To Train Your Dragon” franchise. Discover new friends as you progress in the School of Dragons!
  • Play AND Watch -- View clips from the movie that immerse you into the world of Berk!
  • Fly with Toothless, Thunderdrum, Whispering Death and all the other dragons in Flight Club as you become the ULTIMATE DRAGON TRAINER!
  • Race your dragon against dragon trainers worldwide to win rewards and glory!
  • The vast world of Berk beckons you with activities such as learning to fly your dragon, fireball shooting, farming, fishing and so much more!
  • Create your very own, unique avatar. Pick your own dragon and customize its appearance from a multitude of options.
  • Socialize with your friends or meet new ones in this fantastic, expansive universe!
  • Mystery Boxes: Uncover fantastic treasures to help you in the School of Dragons.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • Processor: Pentium 4+ or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Processor: Pentium 4+ or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Okay well I downloaded the game that was released in 2014 called School Of Dragons cause I want to make a review about this game that is highly important that people that consider playing this game is a huge mistake. School Of Dragons has been a huge curse to me, my sister, our whole family and I will go through every detail about the game you need to know from good, to bad, to absolute worst.

First off, when you create your character and start a new game, you would do the missions/objectives your supposed to do in the story... some missions require you to buy a gronkle egg then other dragons to complete missions later on. In the Sod store, you can buy outfits either for your viking character or for your dragons, you can either pay with coins or with gems. Some items in stores you can ONLY buy with gems like new dragon eggs, you have to buy the gems by paying real money to purchase gems. It's money wasting, then there's the monthly membership where everything in stores are cheaper and you get 500 FREE gems per month and a free Toothless with toothless alpha skin if you purchase 6th/12th month membership, $80/$100 that you have to pay btw... then membership expires, pay another $80/$100 to renew membership.... laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaameooooooooo! When membership expires, Toothless becomes locked so you can't even use him, so dumb, he should be unlocked always even for purchasing atleast 1 membership. Not to mention that when Httyd 3 comes out, there are other night furies in the film so, there'll have to be a night fury dragon egg seeing Toothless WON'T be the last of his kind... (-_-) If I was the maker of the game, I would've made the game have a price then all the store items in game you can forge at a smithy with resources. Flight club is alright but when you've used a dragon for a while, they lose energy and sometimes when you've run out of coins, you have to pay 15 gems to restore it...

The missions are okay but once you've completed every mission, you have nothing to do and this game can get very boring. When you make a friend or have many friends, when your doing your own thing or missions or hanging out with other friends, you keep getting private messages, invites and stuff like that which can be very distracting in game. This game is just not worth the time, everything is wrong with it. You need to pay gems for a fishing rod just to fish and the farming is horrible, some crops you need to wait for hours just to gather it... same for dragon eggs to hatch. You can play with your dragon but all that you can do is play fetch and shoot eels... where's the realism in this game, even I could do better, atleast think better than they can about making a good Httyd game... -.-

Joining a clan can be good but then there's thunder run, where you do dragon racing... the games full of hackers and people cheat all the time like using unlimted speed boosts, taking shortcuts or shooting your dragon to slow you down. If you win 3rd, 2nd, or 1st place in thunder run, you get 3 trophies for third place, 5 for second, and 10 for first place. Getting more trophies and getting highest on clan leaderboard, your entire clan wins prizes.
For your viking character, you have rankings, there are four stars for ranking... there's bronze, silver, gold, then platinum.
In the training academy area, every 2 hours, yes you heard that right... there's outcast/beserker attacks and if you defeat them, you win prizes.

Now for the worst, my sisters mastercard was hacked by someone else and she lost more than $326 and recently my mothers mastercard was hacked as well and she lost $80 and my school of dragons account was hacked as well so this games just a load of dragon dung xP

This game is bad news and is full of hackers. Don't even bother playing it, It's How to train your credit card into a funeral arrangement xP
Every online game is full of hackers anyway.... don't even play school of dragons, It's dangerous.
I do love Toothless and the characters from Httyd but the game was an absolute stuff up, it's unsafe. 2 years of playing this game wasted... I'm VERY dissapointed with this game and the makers of School of Dragons... brings back so many bad memories and the game itself shouldn't even have been made if the games just one big death trap.
Atleast the films ain't harmful lol...


I can't even play the game anymore without being hacked, I miss my friends only, NOT the game. I'm sorry that I won't be playing school of dragons anymore if any friends are playing this on steam, Davigur won't be playing this waste anymore... I have more important and much work I need to do on other things... not this.

I would seriously give this game 10,000 NOT RECOMMEND'S UUUUUURGH HATE THE GAME SO MUCH!!! -.-

The game can be very addictive at first but when the forced purchases start, WAM! Did you know that anything you buy online can be TRACKED by hackers and shared on sites for other hackers to see and hack you multiple times? It's so annoying right!?!?! That's why I just stick to playing steam games and only buy stuff instores lol. But still anything onlines not safe.

There is loads more I need to say but I'm not even gonna bother, got enough hate from people and from in game, atleast I let out my anger on a game that deserved so much hate.................I think I've made my point, I've said all that I can about the game and that is 100% true/correct........Why people still play School Of Dragons is beyond me.....-_-...... Nuff said.

Rating: 0/0
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
This is the first review I have written. Unfortunately I cannot tell you what the game play is like.

Just from attempting to play I would say buggy and laggy with constant nags to upgrade or buy things.

The registration screen asked me to select an age from a drop down list: There were 5 options, you guessed it, 1 to 5. No Scrolling so if I was going to register I was going to have to pretend to be from 1 year old (come on!) up to 5 years old. On logging out from front page (after failing to register) it hung my PC.

On a second attempt with a guest account I got past character creation (very limited) and into the game. I actually got to see the first quest giver, answer an oddball questionaire - and then hung.

In both cases the hang was complete, and blacked out the screen (but music still played in the second instance). Task manager could not be called with ctrlalt--del and the PC had to be manually reset.

[Edited to fix a couple of typos, bet there are more)
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
This game is basically just Toontown with microtransactions and dragons. Whoops, did I say microtransactions? I meant macrotransactions. For a kids game, i'm surprised they ask for my money so often. I was seriously looking forward to playing a httyd mmo, but this just isn't good. That aside, the game kind of looks nice. The graphics are atrocious but the textures are decent. The dragons look just like they do in the show which is a plus and the flying controls aren't too bad. But overrall, I do not recommend playing this game. 3/10 for me. +2 for dragons and +1 for generosity.
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1,583 of 1,688 people (94%) found this review helpful
72 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Well this is a weird game.

I'm not the type to play a bad game for a few minutes then quit and talk trash on it. I understand the work that could've gone into a title like this, albeit perhaps work aimed at squeezing every last penny out of a very, very young and impressionable audience. I like to get a good feel for every feature before I pass judgement.

And I must say, I have gotten quite a feel for this game.

The first problem here is that these developers are working with an IP that is very clearly targeted at a young audience. I know a lot of adults who go crazy over Toothless and I'm sure you do, too, but the game is designed in every corner to be aimed at really small kids. They'll get their parents to download it or they'll play in-browser, they'll see the shiny armor or dragons or they'll try to use the farm and lord knows that most kids aren't patient enough to wait 10 minutes for a plant to grow. So they'll get their parents to buy them gems and the money JumpStart wants is made. It's really damn grimy.

The second problem, ignoring the business model and focusing on gameplay, is that it is very buggy and prone to crashing. In the (at the time of writing) 9 hours I've spent playing, I have crashed while simply jumping around or walking about 6 times. I've frozen at a loading screen 3 times. And my menus have glitched and stayed onscreen with no way to close them about 4 times. That's just 3 kinds of bugs I've run into, and I'm sure only just 3 of many that OTHERS have had to put up with as well.

And as far as the questing goes. What the hell? It consists of walking back and forth between movie characters, getting shown a little movie clip sometimes, answering some trivia, and being told to go do the same minigames over and over. Of these minigames I've gotten to play so far, there's a target practice railshooter thing and a flying challenge. Initially you cannot use your dragon to play these, you need to use Toothless every hour for the railshooter, and you have to use another dragon for the flying challenges. For the flying nonsense, there's also a huge repetoire of dragons from the movies/show that you can use as well, but of course, only if you shell out the cash for the lovely microtransactions. And my favorite part of that is that every single one of them is 250 gems (about $2.00)..... except Toothless. He's 500! (about $5.00).

You can use your own dragon after you level it up and then age it. Teen years are good enough for the railshooter and glide challenges, and then adult is what you need for actual flying stuff. But all this takes "Energy" from your dragon, which you can only replenish by either waiting or by feeding him fish you've caught in the fishing minigame thing. Well I mean, there's also microtransactions to help with the whole energy ordeal, but seeing as so far there've been microtransactions tied to almost every single facet of gameplay, this shouldn't be any surprise at all.

There's also the farming. The way this works is you have your little plots to plant seeds and you can eventually get coops and pens for some animals like sheep, yak, chickens, and some seasonal stuff as well (at time of writing, turkeys are purchaseable. I own one because of the microtransaction gems you're given for free to start with. Gotta love turkeys, man). All of this works off of a timer. All of it. Every last bit of this is timed, and every single part of it can be "hurried" with microtransactions. Feed your sheep to get it to grow wool. Or feed it, then dish out some gems to make it instantly grow wool. Plant some cool plants and wait a certain amount of time dependent on the plant itself. OR, pay some gems and have that sucker instantly matured (just like real life). Ran out of water in your well for watering your plants? No big deal, gems are god in this land. Pay out a few of them and your well will be full again.

And my absolute favorite part about farming (and fishing, but it's not even that notable to explain or talk about in my opinion), my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PART is that there's bounty boards tied to exchanging your farming/fishing goods for money. In every scenario where I mathed out how much I'd be getting back compared to how much gold I was putting in to producing these goods, the amount I was getting back was NOMINAL. It was like 40-50 at absolute maximum for profit, after pumping in something like 100 to begin with. I understand the MMO grind, but take note that you can spend some gems to get a big lump sum of enticing, juicy gold, and realize just what kind of game this is (if you hadn't realized already).

There are almost no redeeming factors for this game. The fishing is kind of fun (although buying new rods takes gems, and that's just.... god dammit. Just why?), the farming is okay if you're a fan of Harvest Moon-y kind of mechanics, and the flight is kind of fun even if it's really clunky and you get stuck on terrain a lot. That's it. That's all I can think of that I've had fun with in my entire 9 hour first sitting with the game.

In other words, unless you REALLY, REALLY like this series or you love to laugh at poor, greedy design at every turn (like I do), avoid this title. And honestly there's no reason to NOT avoid it. There are so many good/passable free to play MMOs on Steam now. Go have fun in one of those.
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1,945 of 2,100 people (93%) found this review helpful
520 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
How to get the most out of this game.

1. Create your viking using two or less options in every catagory!
2. Fly a dragon at 5 mph!
3. Click on some eggs which opens a window!
4. Get asked to pay 85 dollars for a membership!
5. Say no which will instantly crash the game!
6. Uninstall!
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1,000 of 1,098 people (91%) found this review helpful
923 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
How to train your credit card and it's sequel how to uninstall.

10/10 would recommend
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586 of 641 people (91%) found this review helpful
98 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Too bad the two films didn't show you how much money Hiccup had to spend to become a "Dragon Master"

It's a free game, however due to the obnoxious amount of time it spends throwing paid-for features in your face with popups, prompts and limitations it stops you from actually enjoying the game. A huge amount of content is only pay to get.
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712 of 815 people (87%) found this review helpful
297 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
i dont know what i played
but its bad
and now it is on my steam profile forever
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636 of 730 people (87%) found this review helpful
609 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2015
Played for 5 minutes, flew through hoops like Superman 64, graphics like it's 1998 again. Tried to verify account, email never came. I get asked if I want to get a membership, click no, game crashes.
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331 of 365 people (91%) found this review helpful
101 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Plain and Simple: Money Vacumm with Enough Bugs to start a career in Entomology.
I'm used to F2P MMO's that have Payment options but not to this level.
You pay for majority of the Items within this game; Some of the Dragons, or simple clothing items that provoke your interest towards the game are Member Exclusives or to expensive for the tiny amount of Gems the game gives you. If you make a mistake within your character you have to pay to delete it, Items that have appeal are Slapped down on a price that a F2P cannot get.
I played it twice and met advertisements around every corner, Even in the shop, needed to buy supplies to expand within the game such as Bait or Seeds for your farms, The gameplay is just something you Must experience to believe it,
-Crash Sim 2014: Dragon Edition.-
Oh I almost forgot, You have to be a member To name your character or Dragon, Else you Become VIKING_346IJ2418, Same with the Dragons.

I liked the movies, I read the books, I played the game, I left in a hurry, Never again.
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Zerker [TC]
0.9 hrs
Posted: October 21
This game ruined HTTYD for me.Hours of rage playing in the non-Steam one by trying to avoid bugs,pay2win restrictions and the stressfull effort into growing ur dragon and keeping him happy and not hungry.Playing this game is a horrible experience. Jumpstart,instead of begging for money with your trash money-vacuum games,stop existing.Please.
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p0wned owl
0.4 hrs
Posted: October 19
the camera moving is a bit weird but ok.
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96.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
fun its pretty good time filler only downside where i dont realy care about it throws me of the servers sometimes but thats just my crap wifi but a perfect game some bugs but np
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Trond Weil
30.2 hrs
Posted: October 18
The game idea is great, my daughters love it, but micropayments, membership price and offer windows kill it.
This game is free, but it's nagging all the time to buy, showing you huge part of the game which is available only for members.
$10/month for membership? I was considering that, because you could get your toothless too, but after few hours of playing I saw that game hangs every 3. quest on the quest dialog... and makes it impossible to continue - so this game is not worth paying anything because of baaaaaaaad servers.
That's pity, because the whole dragons RPG idea was great.
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Autistic Awper
0.3 hrs
Posted: October 17
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147.5 hrs
Posted: October 17
Awful port of a great movie. Money-sucking, buggish, ablosutely out of target audience mix. Adds negative to movie instead of promoting it. If you didn't watched the movie and played this crap, you wouldn't realize how great are both HttyD 1 and 2.
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13.3 hrs
Posted: October 15
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17.0 hrs
Posted: October 9
awesome, but sadly some parts need money to use... D:
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warrior girl
23.2 hrs
Posted: October 8
i love this game
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2,549.9 hrs
Posted: October 8
I have played this game for over a year and I don't think I can recommend it. You can get addicted to collecting dragons and gems (me). The different dragons are neat and the daily rewards. I REALLY like the battles with the boat and the potential rewards. But there are STILL too many glitches. Quests that are stuck in some kind of loop, CONSTANTLY losing internet conection (it says), can't get to your farm alot and if you have over 40 dragons you have a 50/50 chance of losing your conection when scrolling through them. If you haven't played this game don't. If you do.....Good luck to you.
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