School of Magic is a roguelike hack n’ slash dungeon crawler with deckbuilding elements, which aims to make the phrase “asset flip” a less derogatory term.
In School of Magic you take on the role of an aspiring wizard who will have to make wise choices, combine spells and face deadly monsters as he attempts to pass his entrance exam for the School of Magic. You use cards to level up your abilities, with each card in your deck offering a different stackable upgrade – such as increasing the number of projectiles you fire or dealing extra fire damage to an enemy.
The developer is also quite keen to point out that School of Magic is an “asset flip” (as in it uses pre-made assets), but that shouldn’t really be a bad thing. He’s written an insightful article on the subject here and it brings up some good points. Some may turn their nose up at games that use pre-made assets, but in reality, that’s what the assets are for – to help developers create games. Like all games you’ll come across good and bad examples of this, but it’s worth noting that very popular games like PUBG and Getting Over It with Bennet Foddy used a lot of premade assets.
Whatever your thoughts on asset flips, School of Magic is a fun looking dungeon crawling roguelike adventure well worth checking out. Sign up for the Beta to see if you can pass the test to enroll in wizarding school.
To sign up for the School of Magic Beta, just join the official Discord group and type “!join-beta! In the #School-of-magic channel. You’ll be contacted when the Beta starts.