After a devastating war between ancient mages, a powerful spell is all that holds together the shattered planet of Driftland. Take on the role of a powerful mage capable of moving and connecting floating lands, develop a mighty empire, and restore Driftland to its former glory!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are creating a game we always wanted to play.
Being both game developers and players, we know that strategy gamers are an active and dedicated but also very demanding community. The game we are working on is based on fresh ideas and unique game mechanics. We believe that making Driftland: The Magic Revival available at this stage of production will allow us to gather feedback from enthusiasts of the genre and achieve the expected quality. Players’ support and participation in the development process is an invaluable help, especially to a small studio like ours.

Join us to dive into the world of Driftland, test innovative game mechanics and help to create a truly unique strategy game!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate the duration of Early Access for about a year. It is the time that we have planned to complete the game development, but as we want players and their feedback to have an important impact on the decision to move to the final version of the game, the time may be reasonably longer.

During the entire Early Access, we will keep you informed and provide you with regular updates, so you will always know at what stage of our development plan we currently are.”

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

“Two playable races and procedurally generated maps versus AI (including hostile Barbarians) will be available from the very launch of Early Access. (Edit: four races are already available)
For months to come, the game will undergo many changes. We are going to continue working on features that will be available from the beginning and add new ones. In addition to many minor features, the main elements to be added are:
  • grouping of warriors in the camps
  • multiplayer mode
  • four intertwining campaigns (one for each race)

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is currently a playable alpha version. Our Early Access players will have a choice of four races with their buildings and upgrades, procedurally generated single player maps to exlore, hostile barbarians, and wild beasts to fight and tame.
The current version of this mode is ready for playtesting, should be pleasant but challenging. Bugs should not be excessive nuisance, but of course can happen. Additional features, tweaks, bug fixes and game modes will follow soon.”

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

“Yes. One of the advantages of participating in Driftland’s Early Access is getting the game at a significantly lowered price.”

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

“It’s important for us to have as close contact with our players as possible. We will be at the players’ disposal on social media (like Facebook or Instagram) and want to regularly talk with our community on Reddit and Steam forums.”
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November 23

Update Notes: 0.7.42



Do you like surprises? We do, especially the good ones, which is why we prepared something totally amazing for our incredible Community - new feature that will not only improve the gameplay, but also deal with the issue of players’ magic being too powerful. And if you are one of our Chinese Players, we have something extra just for you!



Spellcasting Cooldown:
Even a mage as powerful as you needs time to concentrate. Starting this Update, every spell you cast will add a set cooldown value to new bars you will find on both sides of you schools of magic. Cast too many spells in a short time and you will have to rely on your Heroes before regaining your full potential.

This new feature not only adds to the tactical depth of the game, but also makes it easier to defend Castles from nuking them with offensive magic. And the bar looks awesome, too!

Bug Fixes:
You are just as awesome as you are vigilant! We fixed a list of bugs and crashes you recently reported, making the game more enjoyable and stable. Thank you for your support!

Chinese Language Version:
We know a lot of our Chinese Players waited eagerly for the moment and as we are always true to our promises, here it is: the Chinese language is now live! Starting today, you can play Driftland in English, Polish, Russian, German, French, Spanish and Chinese!





Further improvements:
  • We added new, beautiful vegetation on Human biome!
  • We added a pack of awesome new animations for Wild and Dark Elves!
  • We further improved game’s optimization!
  • Enemies will now attack your Magic Eyes with their spells!
We can’t wait to hear what you think about the Update! It will be followed by version 0.8 and we are extremely busy working on the first Campaign (and to deliver you the final release of Driftland in the first half of 2019)...

...and don’t forget about the Steam Awards nominations! :)

May your lands remain unshattered,
- Luke
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November 16

Update Notes: 0.7.38



Welcome! Willkommen! Bienvenue! Привет! Bienvenido! Witaj! Dun gadur!

Powerful mage, only you can decide the fate of Driftland! Shattered pieces of the planet await your ultimate power and the helpless citizens of your Empire turn their eyes to you, hoping for your guidence. There was no better time to claim your legacy - Driftland has just received a huge pack of new languages and features that make the experience more complex, challenging and entertaining than ever!

The ability to move or terraform floating islands and connect them with bridges or arcane portals, battles between heroes endowed with free will, the ability to tame flying creatures or construction of powerful aerial machines - all of that now gain more depth with the introduction of diplomacy! Wage wars, contract alliances and prove to be a loyal ally… or cunning manipulator. Possibilities are endless!

New Language Versions:
We know how important it is for you to play Driftland in your native languages. You were sending us countless messages and we can finally answer them with not 3, but 4 new language versions of the game! Russian, German, French and Spanish joined English and Polish (released earlier). We also continue our work on the Chinese language!



Diplomacy Launch:
Diplomacy entered the final stage of development and you can clearly see that this is one of the features that change… everything.
  • We added unique personalities for each of the Mage Overlords you will face in the game! Negotiate, sign peace treaties and declare wars! Who to trust? Who to obliterate?
  • We greatly developed AI behaviour regarding diplomacy.
  • We added a new Relation indicator.
  • Moving nearby islands will now worsen relations between Empires.
  • Building bridges or creating Gates of Thyr in another Empire will now worsen your relations.
  • Common border will now affect relations.
  • Other rulers will now go over your offers before replying to them.
  • We improved texts in Diplomacy window.
Improved AI:
  • AI will now attack barbarian camps with their Bannermen.
  • AI will now assign workers more efficiently.
  • AI will now choose better locations for their Watchtowers.
  • AI will now more likely fortify and repair their Castles.
  • AI will now buy more Advancements in Paths of Progress.
  • AI will now create Gates of Thyr for their Units trapped on remote islands.
  • We changed the way in which AI uses gold.
  • We fixed bugs concerning AI.
  • We increased AI’s optimization.
Improved Visuals:
  • We added new epic destruction effects for Castles!
  • We added new animations for Human flying Heroes.
  • We added new walking animations for Wild Elves.
  • We reworked Dwarven biome (new postprocess, rocks, trees and more).
  • We added new vegetation for the Dark Elven biome.
  • We reworked textures for barbarian camps.
  • We improved selected buildings of various races.




Additional Improvements:
  • Each consecutive Advancement bought in Paths of Progress will now increase the cost of remaining ones!
  • We improved how Symbiosis spell works (Wild Elven Druid).
  • We improved how Ritual of Avulsion spell works (Dark Elves).
  • We decreased Wild Elven Units’ movement speed by 4%.
  • We improved game’s optimization.
  • We fixed various bugs, increasing game’s stability.


Once again, I wish to thank you all for being such an awesome Community - your dedication, feedback and ideas. We are looking forward to know what you think about the Update, especially about new languages and diplomacy!

May your lands remain unshattered,
- Luke
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About This Game



After a devastating war between ancient mages, a powerful spell is all that holds together the shattered planet of Driftland. Faced with the destruction of their entire civilization and life on the planet, the warring factions called a truce and tried to repair the damage – but it was already too late. By using all their remaining magic to cast a powerful spell, they managed to keep their world in relative balance.

Many dark ages passed, but when all seemed lost, a ray of hope emerged once more: new sources of magic appeared, and new mages were given birth to across the planet. Now, as the dormant conflicts once again surface, this rediscovered power will determine whether Driftland is restored to its former glory or wiped from the cosmos entirely.

You take on the role of a Mage Overlord with your own castle, tower, and a small realm on one of the landmasses. With your unique powers, you can explore a procedurally generated world and connect floating lands to expand your kingdom.



Gameplay focuses on setting general goals for all your units without the need to micromanage each of them. The warriors, archers, and mages under your command are able to tame and ride different kinds of flying beasts and create various aerial units.

  • Procedurally generated world
  • Resource- and magic-based economy
  • Move and terraform scattered landmasses with magic
  • Tame and ride dragons and other creatures
  • Explore and fight on the same map
  • Set goals instead of directly controlling units
  • Single player, campaign**, and multiplayer**

** Will be added during Early Access development

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 or Intel Core i3 (3 Ghz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 7970 or NVIDIA GeForce 770 or or equivalent DirectX 11 card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 or Intel Core i5 (3 Ghz)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 480 or NVIDIA GeForce 1060 or or equivalent DirectX 11 card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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