Windows 8.1 App Watch: School Of Dragons

Very well made as it was, and equally well received, How to Train Your Dragon 2, failed to pull in really large numbers at the box office this summer. Surprising, when you consider the lack of competition in animation this season.

Pixar, for example, is not even releasing a theatrical film this year.

Regardless, the Dragons series remains a popular attraction for kids and adult alike, and this recently launched game is equally appealing. True to its name, the game has you training dragons. It is a multiplayer game, or MMO, rather, similar to hit titles like World of Warcraft.

More, after the official description:

“Join Hiccup, Toothless, and Gobber in the School of Dragons where you can play in the DreamWorks Animation “How To Train Your Dragon” universe with all your favorite dragons and Viking friends. Learn everything from science basics to the art of shooting fireballs, all while soaring through the skies on your very own dragon!

Raise, nurture and train your dragon — the more you accomplish with your dragon, the more you bond with it and rise in the ranks at the School of Dragons. Also, join up with others in clans to adventure together and dominate the land of Berk while obtaining fame and rewards!”

Everything a fan of the movies (or the books) could want.

You can play this free game as a guest, but you will need to sign in, after which you are taken to the avatar creation screen. You will start as a low level character, and gradually level up by completing quests or through other means.

This is essentially the one of the first MMOs for the modern Windows platform, and although it works on all flavors including ARM based ones, you do need fairly powerful hardware for optimal performance. You also need to make some in-app purchases to get the maximum in terms of fun. For the fans.

Click here to check out School of Dragons on the Windows Store.

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  • Leroy26

    Not my cup of tea, but this can be a great game for the right person and I think it will span a large number of people. I would be shocked if this is not an extremely popular app soon.