Design, build, and manage a high school with terrific teachers and fantastic facilities or simply let your students poop in the bushes? Academia : School Simulator is a management/tycoon game where you get to decide!
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (23) - 78% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (603) - 71% of the 603 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

  • Sports

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

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

  • Scenarios

  • Random Events

  • 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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Reviews

“I initially forget to put in bathrooms, though I'm sharp enough to notice that my students keep running outside to pee in the bushes. Let the trauma and embarrassment of school life begin!”
PC Gamer

“Academia: School Simulator’s Steam page suggests you can make the high school of your dreams. But my school, Leo’s Learning Emporium ended up as more of a dystopian nightmare.”
Kotaku

“I had a giddy moment during the trailer where something about the blocky classrooms and organisation of desks catapulted me towards a recollection of my own school.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game


Build a high school with fantastic facilities like science labs, basketball courts, and art rooms, or do the bare minimum and live off government subsidies! Will you offer your delinquent students counseling, or simply send them to detention to let them waste their lives away? Will you hire the best teachers or cheap out and build giant classrooms with a 1:100 teacher to student ratio? Will you build enough toilets, or snicker as your students are forced to relieve themselves in the bushes? The choice is yours!

Academia : School Simulator is a cheerful yet challenging management game from the artist of Prison Architect and the studio that brought you Political Animals.


Student motivation is driven by various needs, including hygiene, hunger, and discipline, and they'll become even more complex as time goes on, eventually competing in school competitions like spelling bees and even falling in love.



Teachers are unique, with different subject specialties and degrees. Eventually they will also have their own motivations that need to be satisfied so they can keep teaching at the highest level.



Build Canteens, Clinics, Computer Labs, Common Areas and much more as you create your dream Educational Complex.



Do you think the janitors aren't doing a good job? Plot out their routes yourself in order to ensure maximum efficiency.



From potted plants to statues and fountains, we have everything to make your school the envy of all! And we'll keep adding decorative objects so that you can have a completely unique school.



Students that look like zombies and eat brains? why not? Want to run a school where the students are literally prisoners? Whatever floats your boat! Image mods are available now, and language and other mods will follow in the future.



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



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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7,8,8.1,10 64-bit
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: onboard
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7,8,8.1,10 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: onboard
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X El Capitan
    • Processor: 1.8Ghz
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: onboard
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X El Capitan
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz
    • Memory: 8 MB RAM
    • Graphics: onboard
    • Storage: 400 MB available space

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