Academia : School Simulator is a management game that lets you design, construct, and manage the high school of your dreams! As the school Principal, watch your students as they get bullied, find love, flunk exams, and basically just try to get through the roller-coaster ride that is high school.
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Very Positive (95) - 81% of the 95 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 8, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“While prioritizing features and making design decisions in our previous game, we kept asking ourselves, “what do the players want?”

Early Access allows us to answer that question right away instead of playing guessing games. We want to invite the players into the feedback loop to collaborate with us as we build the best possible school simulation game that we can.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect that development in Early Access will be for at least 12 months and probably more, depending on player feedback and interest in adding features to the game.”

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

“There are many features that are still being designed that will make the final game much more complete and full featured than the current version of the game. These include:

  • Deeper and more complex staff and students

  • Research tree and/or school specialization

  • Subject scheduling

  • Varsity sports

  • Truancy, delinquency, bullying, and other serious issues that schools deal with

  • School Prestige, and competing with others for the “Best School”

  • Setting School Policies

  • Weather, Random Events, and Disasters

  • Mod support

The final list of features will ultimately depend in the feedback that we get. We cannot promise we'll be able to have all these features in the game, what's important is we get to work on the features that the community wants.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable and has enough mechanics to keep you busy through a few in-game school years. Systems, like cooking, cleaning, hygiene, hunger, etc are already complete. There isn't a full fledged tutorial but a simpler to-do list system that guides the player on what to do. It helps to be familiar with games like Prison Architect and Rimworld since the controls like zoning and building are very similar. There are basic sound effects and music, and more will be added as time progresses.”

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

“Yes, the price will be increased after launch, but will still be competitively priced with similar games.”

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

“We will be actively watching and participating in the discussion board here, on reddit, facebook, and other social media. We will also have a polling system in the game where players can vote on which feature they're most excited for us to work on next.

We can never promise that all suggested features will be implemented, but the more excited you guys are about a certain feature, the more excited we will be to make it come to life.”
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October 9

Academia : School Simulator now has Steam Workshop!



Hey everyone,

We said we wanted to stick to a one a month schedule of updates, but this particular update is just too exciting for us to hold back until the end of the month. We're excited to announce that Steam Workship is now available for Academia : School Simulator! For now, the only thing you guys can mod is the image files, but we aim to add more modding options in the future, including language localization. We've already uploaded a couple of basic mods for you to try out, and we're really excited to see what you guys create in the future!

but we're super excited to see what you guys will come up with!

Here is a guide to adding mods to the game:
http://wiki.academiagame.com/

If there is anything unclear with the guide just let us know and we will do our best to sort it out.

Note: This update is build 0046

Aside from the Workshop stuff, we also added a couple of new icons for customizing you school logo, with more to come in the future:

Moon
Turtle
Dragon
Fish
Long Dragon
Yin Yang
Heart
Skull
Skull and Crossbones (Pirate)
Laurel
Omega

Bug fixed:
Dismantle doesn't work when specifying the exact dimensions to an object that's more than 1x1


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October 3

Hotfix (Build 0043)

Due to the recent updates, some have reported that they can no longer load their save files. This hotfix is going to address this. A critical bug was also fixed where characters are stuck in "Waiting for spot to urinate".
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About This Game


From the artist of Prison Architect and the studio that brought you Political Animals comes Academia : School Simulator, a simulation game that lets you design, construct, and manage the high school of your dreams! Watch your students as they get bullied, find love, flunk exams, and basically just try to get through the roller-coaster ride that is high school. Will you offer the best teachers and facilities or cheap out and build giant classrooms with a 1:100 teacher to student ratio? It's all up to you!

Complex Students : Student motivation is driven by various needs, including hygiene, hunger, and discipline, and they'll become even more complex as time goes on.

Varied Faculty : Teachers are complex as well, with different skillsets, teaching styles and motivations.

Numerous Facilities : Build Canteens, Clinics, Computer Labs and much , much more.

Micromanage your finances : Do the teachers get instant or brewed coffee? Do the kids eat healthy diets or cheap microwave lunches?

Customize Your School : Customize your school seal and motto to make a school that is uniquely yours!

Two modes : Normal mode requires you to balance your budget and provide the best education that you can with your money, while sandbox lets you go utopian with unlimited money!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7,10
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: onboard
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7,10
    • Processor: 7,10
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: onboard
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