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Nov 14, 2012 | 3:59 PM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place November 15, 2012

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Journey into the forgotten land of Avericia armed only with the ability to summon the spirits of three ancient warriors - each with their own unique combat skills. Think fast and set up your defenses, because your foes are relentless!

Complete the story campaign to unlock Hard Mode and additional Challenge Rooms!

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Click to move (or arrow keys)
Q, W, and E - Summon allies
R - Recall summon
Spacebar - use a Scroll of Ruin
Enter - Select menu items, advance text
ESC - Cancel / Pause

Controls can be changed from the settings menu!

Chrome users: Use your Xbox 360 controller! (press a button on it for browser to detect properly)


Beta v10:
Added workarounds for some Firefox bugs
Performance improvements

Beta v9:
Fix the main menu so mouse clicks only select items if the mouse is over them
Add a warning about a particular unsupported browser

Beta v8:
Add a warning about full browser storage, because it's impossible to prevent it from crashing the game.

Beta v7:
Fix high score tracking for campaign and challenge rooms
Fix Enum __TypeId__ crash in unusual web browsers

Beta v6:
Framerate improvements for busy stages like stage 15

Beta v5:
Add a hack so that players don't need to clear their browser cache.

Beta v4:
Add an update notice for players on old/unsupported browsers so they aren't confused when the game doesn't work.

Beta v3:
Work around bug in Safari 6 so the game will work.
Fix layout of end-game stats screen.

Beta v2:
Fix bug that could cause black screen when completing story campaign
Fix text in textboxes running off right edge


Soulcaster was built in XNA and originally appeared on Xbox Live Indie Games. It has been ported to PC (along with its sequel), and this HTML5 version is its latest incarnation, made possible with Kevin Gadd's JSIL technology.

This is kind of an experiment, offering the full game on Newgrounds for free--we're not sure what impact this will have on retail sales or what kind of ad revenue we'll get, but I'm excited to bring this game to a wider audience.

Drop me a line to let me know what you think!

- Ian (MagicalTimeBean)


We recommend using the latest version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to play, but a modern version of any web browser should work.

If the game is stuttering or lagging please ensure you have at least Firefox 16 or are running Google Chrome.

Known browser issues:
Internet Explorer 10 has a bug that makes text scroll off the screen.
Sound and music may not work in Safari.
If you run into issues in either of the above browsers, please try a different one. We apologize for the inconvenience!

If keyboard input isn't working, try clicking on the game window.

The game does not currently support touchscreens, so if you're on a phone or tablet, we apologize.

If the game fails to load or crashes, please click 'Show Log' and copy the text out of the log so that we can fix the crash. We really appreciate it.

Have fun!



Rated 5 / 5 stars November 14, 2012

Awesome game, and even better that its in HTML5.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars November 14, 2012

It is a really good game and it's challenging but there are some mayor issues that didn't let me play really well...
First is that the controls are really near and sometimes I would summon someone I don't want, second it started lag a lot... (maybe this is because of my computer so depending of this this could be not the fault of the game) and lastly is that I don't like to use the direction keys because they move my screen and it was a bit difficult to use the mouse so it would be a good idea that maybe you can put an option to change what keys you want to use.
Either way it was really fun and challenging :D

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MagicalTimeBean responds:

Thanks for your feedback!

Have you tried remapping the keys? You should be able to do that in the in-game settings menu.


Rated 5 / 5 stars November 14, 2012

This game is awesome.The way you play it with strategy of different characters advantages it is like tower defense but you have to move to the exit.This game is one of the few classic gems featuring strategy,you have to think to win not just do random stuff.The graphics reminds me of Final Fantasy,The game-play is good,Well set-up.One of the best games on newgrounds.5 stars all the way.You really impressed me.

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MagicalTimeBean responds:

Final Fantasy was a big inspiration for me. Props for noticing that!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 14, 2012

I've played up until level 3 and the games looks/plays and sounds great.That's a good surprise

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Rated 5 / 5 stars November 14, 2012

This game is so freaking great its unbelievable. I've been playing this game all day and I haven't found any bugs yet, so good job!

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MagicalTimeBean responds:

Great to hear! Thanks for your feedback.