Gladiator School is a Tycoon-style simulation game. Run your own school for gladiators. Manage and command them to train hard. Arrange battles and watch them fight in the arena. Keep a close eye on them, make sure they are loyal or they might rise up against their master.
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Release Date: Dec 8, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We need your help to make Gladiator School the best it can be. Your support, suggestions and feedback means the world to us. There are many directions we can take the game and so many ideas and opportunities for unique gameplay in the pipeline. We believe that your opinions are hugely important when ultimately deciding where the game should go next. After all, we’re making this game for you. What do you think?”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“For as long as it takes to make this game the best it can be. We plan on continuing Early Access development for atleast 12 months before making a retail release. Regular updates after release from Early Access are planned aswell.”

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

“At this point most of the foundations of the game already in place, there are still many currently-planned features and content additions we will be adding until the full release. Beyond such planned features, will be adding TONS of aspects suggested or iterated on by the community.

Current planned features for Early Access:
- Find, craft or trade special equipment such as helmets or bodyarmor.
- Improved mechanics and more tactical elements for the turn-based combat.
- Improved engine for battles with 2v2 and 3v3 combat in the arena.
- Full storyline with ending, discover the truth and get your revenge on the emperor.
- Diplomacy options for 25 different characters out in the world.
- More advanced training equipment for health, stamina and damage.
- Triple sized buildarea for the school with tons of more building options
- More events that can occur at any time for the gladiators inside the school walls.
- Arrange inhouse tournaments to rank your men and promote a true champion.
- Increase efficiency to find new prospects and rare ancient artifacts on expeditions.
- More staff to improve gladiators training, crafting or resource gathering.
- Customize your gladiators barrack rooms and recreation areas to make them happy.
- Compete with other schools in the area and challenge their champion to a duel.
- Promote your champion to a personal bodyguard to protect you from any threat.
- Go out yourself in the world and explore areas for new recruits, opponents or resources.
- Explore locations that are important for the storyline like the supreme emperors palace.
- Invest in your own arena to arrange your gladiatorial spectacles.
- Find and tame your own animals and play out custom battles in your backyard.
- Make a choice to let the armies hire your gladiators in the war and track their progress.
- Send out your gladiators on party missions to help villages or plunder barbarians.
- 20 boss fights for primus with ranking(Minotaurs, Dragons, Giants).
- Improved Tutorial, FAQ and Glossary.
- Mac and Linux versions
- Loads of bug fixes, performance improvements and other goodies.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At this point the game is playable and stable with most of the core foundations already in place. there are still many currently-planned features and content additions we will be adding monthly until the full release.”

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


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

“Community feedback helps us prioritize our long list of planned features and focus on fixing the worst bugs and issues. Thank you very much for your valuable ideas and your feedback that we are considering in the future development! We kindly ask you to submit your compliments, questions, criticism, ideas and feedback to this forum. We will read through it carefully. However we ask you for your understanding if, at this point of development, we can't give definite answers to all your questions.”
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July 19

UPDATE v0.78 released!

Version 0.78(build=422) is mostly a refinement-and-fix overhaul.

Here are the patch notes:
  • Enemy stats in league & tournament fights are now hidden
  • Pit fights now show recommended level before signup
  • Added more tavern quests for trial battles and 3 tournaments
  • Bandit raids tracking added in School overview/Factions
  • All jobs now have a chance to give stamina experience
  • Medic herbs can now be given to gladiators from left menu
  • Numerous bug fixes to buildmode and training equipment
  • Mysterious wildlife can now appear around the school grounds
  • New gold tournament opponents textures has been added
  • Minor convenience adjustments
  • Numerous other bug fixes & stability fixes
  • New soundeffects added
  • Typo fixes
  • Savefiles from previous version are compatible

As always, thank you for the support and feedback!!

/Raptor Claw

If you liked the update please give it a thumbs up!

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June 30

UPDATE v0.77 is OUT NOW: Compete with other schools! Create weapon styles!

Today is the day that we give you the good stuff. Here's what you can expect from update v0.77(build=417)

Arrange fights for multiple gladiators without leaving the school. Compete with other schools in many league divisions. Create your weapon style to pass down to your gladiators. Due to high demand, endless mode is finally in the game aswell!

We would recommend starting a new game whenever a large patch comes out to hopefully clear up any bugs that might have been solved.

If you liked this update, use the thumbs up button below to tell us. It helps us get Gladiator School noticed on all of Steam's best bits. <3

Here are the patch notes:
  • Added option to sim multiple pit fights in the background
  • Choose to attend and spectate a pit fight or stay home
  • Bandit raids can now be disabled in options
  • Choose faction flag in the start for your school
  • Create your own weapon style and teach it to your gladiators
  • Choose students that will rank up from novice to master
  • Gladiators can now request an audience to talk with you
  • New school league with 14 fights total per season added
  • Hundreds new factions/gladiator schools added as competition
  • Advance in playable leagues and divisions in "endless mode"
  • Get promoted or demoted based on your results during season
  • Scouting added to pinpoint league opponents weaknesses
  • Added welcome window with tutorial tips for new players
  • Change school name option added in School Overview
  • Change ultimate option added for 30 skillpoints
  • Operations & Economy added in School Overview
  • Animations added to all actionpoints inhouse events
  • Practice boost, speech and sparring now has a chance to fail
  • New trader added to market during night time
  • Use 30 skillpoints to change ultimate on any gladiator
  • Changing armor, headgear or weapon now costs skillpoints
  • Prices and stats for gear and potions has been rebalanced
  • Wooden weapons for practice only has been added
  • Changing armor, weapon or headgear now costs skillpoints
  • AI Improvements for all gladiators in the training grounds
  • New vendor "Shady dealer" added to market during night time
  • Interface refinements for all gladiator menus
  • Added new 5 star rating system after all arena fights
  • Max level cap is now Lvl300 for all gladiators
  • Boat animation at harbour are now much faster
  • Chariot racing has been removed
  • Old arena map and tavern league has been removed
  • Many new soundeffects added
  • Numerous minor bug/grammar/graphics fixes
  • Savefiles from previous version are compatible

We are looking forward to sharing new content with you, we have some fun stuff in the works!! We are working on tournaments(12vs12 elimination) to apply for after tavern quests are completed, reworked beast pen,"poster advertising" and public events for school visitors. Good progress is being made daily.

Thanks for your support! <3

/Raptor Claw

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About This Game

You've just lost your position in the empire army. You set out to begin a new life as a gladiator trainer. Atleast you found an old abandoned farm where you can build your gladiator school. Can you train simple slaves to become fighters and survive the gladiatorial spectacles in the arena? It won't be easy.

Ever since the supreme emperor banished you from the war, your old life have all but disappeared, once the greatest military commander in the empire now forced to recruit soldiers at the local slavemarket. You’ll need to regain your reputation and status in the empire by rising to the top in gladiatorial rankings.

Choose wisely how to level your fighters. Keep a close eye on them, make sure they are loyal or they might rise up against their master. Make sure they fight for you and for your cause. Can you discover the truth about the supreme emperors betrayal and get your revenge or will you get beaten again by the empires finest?

  • Gladiator management sim with RPG and tycoon elements
  • Build and manage your own school for gladiators.
  • Buy or capture slaves to train them as fighters for spectacles in the arena
  • Manage your gladiators mood, needs, practice schedule and treat their wounds.
  • Hire workers, guards, medicus and instructors to improve your school.
  • Gain reputation and compete with other lanista houses from all over the world.
  • Trade food, slaves, weapons and armor at the marketplace.
  • Command your gladiators to fight in the arena to gain reputation and skillpoints.
  • Help your champion become legendary in the arena all the way to the Primus.
  • Arena events also features animals, execution of criminals and rare boss fights.
  • Unlock new ranks, titles, armor, and weapons for your fighters.
  • 14 different gladiator classes with unique ultimate abilitys.
  • 9 different weapon masterys with their own strength and weakness.
  • Reward and promote your gladiators for their loyalty to their dominus.
  • Punish slaves that do not fight well, discipline them or even execute them.
  • Send out scouts on missions to explore the far corners of the world.
  • Gladiatorial ranking - top 10 best gladiators only fight in the Colosseum
  • Rise to the top as gladiator trainer and ascend through a hierarchy of grades.
  • Including meaningful permadeath option for harder difficulty

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista or 7
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 Compatible Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0a
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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