Play a teenage wizard in this life sim/role-playing game

If you’re a fan of life simulations like Kudos or Cute Knight then you’ll want to keep an eye out for Academagia: The Making of Mages when it launches later this month. In this upcoming new game from Black Chicken Studios you’ll play a teenager arriving at the renowned Academy of Magic, where you’ll train in the arts of spellcasting, train your familiar, make friends and enemies, and embark on adventures big and small.

 The Making of Mages

Here’s more info straight from the, er, chicken’s mouth:

Day by day, you’ll attend classes, build skills, compete for the glory of your College, and explore the history and powers of an ancient world of flying islands and fallen empires. What you choose to do – whether it be to create a new magical item, to butter up your instructors, or to duel with your bitterest rivals – will ultimately determine how your character evolves throughout the school year.

 The Making of Mages

With many secret skills to uncover and hundreds of unique actions to learn and bonuses to collect, character specialization is unprecedented in its breadth. You can explore the campus, research in the many libraries, help your friends, visit exotic merchants or cast powerful spells: the choice is yours! But beware! There are more dangers than just detention, and frightening secrets wait in the long forgotten sections of the University…

 The Making of Mages

Academagia: The Making of Mages will also feature:

• More than 80 different students to interact with

• More than 800 possible random events

• More than 100 adventures

• Hundreds of skills for your character to learn

• The ability to cast spells from the five Pillars of Magic, or learn the Forbidden Arts, and add new effects to existing Spells as you master the vocabulary of Magic

• Mysterious castles, ruins, shops and secret hide-outs to discover and visit

• More than a dozen species of familiar companions to choose from, which you can teach, train and adventure with

 The Making of Mages

Academagia will launch on Aug. 13 at, as well as the distribution portals Beamdog, GamersGate and Impulse.

 The Making of Mages