Develop a prestigious university of mages. Build rooms, train your students, fight orcs, slay the bureaucrats, manage your budget... a director's life is not a quiet one.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (44) - 84% of the 44 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (685) - 87% of the 685 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 24, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Spellcaster University is now well advanced in its development process. We offer early access to finish the development based on feedback from players who are ready to face some bugs, some imbalances and a fledgling tutorial, in order to make the game as stable and clean as possible for the final release. Spellcaster University is a relatively ambitious game for a small team, and we are fully aware that we will have several surprises at the release, despite the beta period we have already achieved. In fact, early access allows us to initially talk to more motivated players who will have a relevant opinion on the balancing, the pace of the game, and the content.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect early access to be rather short. The game will be released in its final version before the end of the year.”

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

“The final version will differ essentially in the amount of content (in particular, more events, more different futures for students, more traits) and will be a more stable game. It will also present a more complete tutorial and more readable statistics. Other additions may be considered based on player feedback, particularly balancing changes.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of Spellcaster University allows the player to explore all aspects of the game (as detailed in the "About This" section), but may have bugs. The event bank is not yet as extensive as we would like, which can occasionally create a certain amount of redundancy. Some aspects of the game may be unbalanced, and the tutorial does not yet cover all the game features. Otherwise, the game is fully playable.”

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

“No, the price will not change after the early access.”

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

“We provide players with a web page to send us their feedback (bugs, opinions, remarks) to the following address:
It is the tool we use internally, which allows us to be very available. Feel free to use it! (in English or French)”
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About This Game

Spellcaster University is an early access game. It is regularly updated and we are listening to your feedback. Do not hesitate to share your opinions and suggestions with us!

In Spellcaster University, you take on the role of the director of a magic university in a colourful world of heroic fantasy. Build your school, manage your budget, recruit teachers. Will you turn it into a black magic academy, with the best professors of necromancy and demonology? Or a place in harmony with nature to train druids and shamans? Or why not train adventurous mages, offering them options to learn how to fight and be stealthy? But this will require surviving the ruthless attacks of the orc tribes and the controls of the education authorities.

  • Build your university using an original magic decks mechanism. Each game will be unique.
  • Access different decks according to the magic taught in your schools. Make choices and take advantage of opportunities to create a unique university.
  • Explore the Arcane Deck to access artifacts with strange powers and rooms that defy reality.
  • Dive into the Deck of Light to take care of your students and teachers.
  • Use the Nature Deck to gain access to a wide range of magical beasts.
  • Choose the Alchemy Deck to boost the production of mana and potions.
  • Yield to the Shadow Deck to teach real discipline to all those nasty students.

  • Manage the well-being of your students by building refectories, dormitories, rest rooms... and ensure their discipline with a dungeon.
  • Select your students: traits, personality, alignment, wealth... each aspect is important.
  • Push your students towards a glorious future. At the end of their studies, discover their future (necromancer, archimage, peasant...) according to the success of their studies, and win new bonuses.

  • Upgrade your rooms with powerful artifacts like the World Tree Wood Table Set or the Soul Eater Bed.
  • Fill your school with legendary creatures: dragons, fauns, pegasus, janitors...
  • Choose the rules of your school: exemplary punishments, recruitment conditions, organic meals, paying dormitories...

  • Choose, through multiple-choice events, how to interact with the different factions of the world.
  • Negotiate with the Adventurers Guild. Ask the king for help. Discuss shamanism with the orcs.
  • Threaten the Dark Lord. Pretend to listen to the grievances of the staff representative. Lie to the witch hunters.
  • Every choice can have short or long term consequences. Be careful before saying “No” to the student delegate!

  • Flee from the armies of darkness by building your university in isolated environments: lake, mountain, desert, volcano, giant turtle back, etc.
  • Collect powerful grimoires to strengthen your university and face increasingly hostile environments.
  • Find new allies to help you in your fight.
  • Take advantage of your trained students' bonuses accumulated throughout the campaign.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 or better
    • Processor: Intel i3-2100 / AMD A8-5600k
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 630 / Radeon HD 6570
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: OS X Lion
    • Processor: Intel i3-2100
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 630 / Radeon HD 6570
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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