Design, build and manage your magic school to explore what lies below. Study lost arcana, grow exotic plants, brew potions, and raise undead servants -- only you can prepare your fragile students to harness their Mind Over Magic.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (246) - 80% of the 246 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (1,641) - 89% of the 1,641 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 14, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We’re working with Klei and our Early Access players to help us make Mind Over Magic the best game it can be at launch. Since 2012, Klei has used Early Access as a tool to gather feedback and develop in collaboration with players, producing games like Don’t Starve Together, Oxygen Not Included, and Griftlands.

By releasing this game in Early Access, we hope to continue to grow our community and get more people involved in its development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We still have a lot more in store for Mind Over Magic, and we plan to continue growing and updating the game throughout 2024.”

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

“The plan for the full version of Mind Over Magic is to create even more content to allow players to create fantastic schools, harness the power of their graduates, and explore what waits below. Expect more decorations, more items and abilities, and frightful new creatures in the Underschool.

We’ll also be expanding the game world to include more lore tidbits and challenges for your students, as well as additions we make based on feedback and community suggestions.

Mod support is also very important to us, so we expect to have full workshop support by launch or shortly thereafter.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of Mind Over Magic supports constructing a block-based school with structural and magical support rules. You’ll control staff members to build furnishings to keep your school running – from mundane amenities like beds, dining tables, and torches to magical items like enchanted spindles that stitch together undead minions. Your furnishings and architecture combine to create fabulous rooms in your school. You’ll recruit new students and train them in seven different magical disciplines, all of which have practical uses in keeping the school running. You will send students and staff to explore the dungeons below the school and face dangerous creatures and collect ancient lore.

You’ll teach and cast spells from seven different skills (Fire, Water, Dark, Nature, Air, Earth, Lightning) to cultivate exotic plants, brew potions, harvest resources, cook meals, research arcane lore, and powerful wands and advanced magical reagents.

You’ll have control over scheduling (including scheduling classes, recreation time, meals, and sleep), contend with weather (from gentle showers to cold snaps and destructive electric storms), expand your school grounds, and manage characters with different talents and stats. Your characters will learn, graduate, dance, and sometimes die, leaving their ghosts to haunt the school.

The game already has enough systems and content for at least 50-100 hours. It is lovingly supported by the dev team with a dedicated closed beta group and multiple public playtests that have helped us refine features up to this point. Major bugs and problems are hot-fixed quickly with feature releases dropping regularly.”

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

“As we continue to add value to the game throughout Early Access, we expect the base price to be raised at the official launch.”

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

“We have several ways for players to reach out and let us know what they’re thinking.

If you have the game, use the in-game feedback tool. Just press F8 and send us your thoughts, bugs, and feature requests. We see these immediately and can get to work right away!

We also have an official Discord where we actively talk with players to see how they’re feeling about the game, let them know what we’re doing now, and discuss what we should do in future releases.

You can also hit us up on the Mind Over Magic Steam forum.”
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About This Game

Mind Over Magic is a simulation game developed by Sparkypants and published by Klei Publishing.

Design, construct, and optimize every detail of your ideal magic school! Keep everyone alive and content while preparing students to explore the horrors of the Underschool, a deadly subterranean trial. Study lost arcana, grow exotic plants, brew potions, and raise undead servants. But don’t forget to stop the deadly fog from consuming everything in its path.

Create Your Own Magic School

Construct your dream magic school, block by block. Design unique rooms any way you see fit. Craft and place every light, piece of furniture, and decoration. Will your school be whimsical or efficient, creepy or cozy… Make it your own!

Explore the Deadly Underschool

This mysterious labyrinth holds dark secrets and deadly magical battles with ghastly creatures and can lead to great rewards.

Respect the Dead… And Use Them!

Death is tragic and painful, but the spirits left behind help out in their own unique ways.

Conjure Wands, Potions and Familiars

Craft wands and potions to summon more powerful students. Practice Dark magic to animate undead helpers that handle many chores.

Teach And Master Magic

It can’t be a school without class! Students learn magic every day on a schedule you choose and teachers you assign. Learn and harness powerful abilities from a range of magic disciplines to unlock your students true potential.

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System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Thanks to all the computers out there for making magic happen!
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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