Chucklefish's magic school sim now named WitchBrook


Think of the pun potential

I liked the sound of Spellbound, but WitchBrook? Yeah, that’ll probably stand out better for SEO purposes. Starbound and Wargroove developer Chucklefish has landed on that name for its upcoming wizard school simulation game. If you haven’t been following this one, you really ought to start.

So, project Spellbound finally has a proper name…

— Tiy (@Tiyuri) March 14, 2018

“The game revolves around your path through school, the relationships you build, and your mastery of the several schools of magic at your disposal,” CEO Finn Brice told Red Bull. “Players should expect to build up their magical proficiency by undertaking school projects. This might have them growing magical crops and creatures in herbology or taking on the denizens of the forest in elemental magic. School life is just as important as magic however; a lot of time will be spent meeting and befriending the varied cast of characters, taking on quests, awkward attempts at dating and a host of side activities.”

The comparisons to Stardew Valley are going to be unavoidable, but I think there’s room in my heart for both of these (and many more cute, well-made slice-of-life sims). I’m all in for WitchBrook.

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