god this is so nostalgic
How to Raise a Dragon
A downloadable game for Windows
The dragon: a majestic and complex beast. How is it born? How does it live and die? Magus X. R. Quilliam’s definitive work, “How to Raise a Dragon,” describes all that is known about these great creatures.
In this game, you can choose every aspect of the life of a dragon, including its appearance, its abilities, and how it treats the humans around it. You can choose to become a wild guardian, a fiery tyrant, a necromantic scourge, and many other unique destinies.
Note: MacOS support for this title will end beginning in 2022. For more information, see our blog post and FAQ.
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everyone else has said it but i also played this game religiously as a kid and nearly burst into tears when i saw a link to this. i had almost entirely forgotten about it and never thought i'd find it again its sooo good to see. i love that everyone loves this game. we never knew each other but we are united by dragon game
completely forgot i played this as a kid and the wave of excitement n nostalgia hit me like a train. it holds a special place in my heart, thank u!
nostalgic greatness, such a beautiful game
Oh my god, you made How to Raise a Dragon AND Majesty of Colors? I absolutely loved both of these games as a kid. So glad to see them again!
Like so many others, I never thought I'd find this game again, so glad to see it pop up again
Man, I would love to see this expanded on
just typed up "dragons" thinking about this game but never really expected to find it, thanks for this!
Damn, I remember playing this game a while back. Nice to be able to download it again
i use to play this game on newgrounds but then flash player was dropped off the face of the planet and so the version on newgrounds was unplayable...
i thought i'd never get to play this game again.
This was my favourite game when I was younger, played it almost every day on gamefudge. I love reading everyone else's nostalgic comments <3 it's like a tiny microcommunity forming around this little dragon game.
i used to play this game when i was VERY young. i dont remember alot of the games i used to play when i was younger, but for some reason ive always remembered THIS game. i loved it so much and i also skipped through the text lol. im about to play it again and im very excited. i dont even know how i remembered the name! but for some reason, i just remember playing this game and loving it! i dont know why it was this game and so many comments on here are SO relatable its weird. love this game.
I remember completely adoring this game when I was young. Too young to really understand it really, skipping past all the text. But something about it just grabbed my attention. I don't know what made me remember it, but I just went on a journey to find it tonight. So here I was, sitting in the dark at 3am going through every possible route in this game. I don't know if it was nostalgia or the game, but I became very emotional. It made a big mark on my childhood and influenced some things I did and I failed to notice until now, and this newfound experience will continue to leave a mark. I just wanted to say thank you for this
hah. I don’t even know why I loved this game so much. don’t get me wrong it’s great, but I’m not sure how the hell I had it in me to play this countless times a day. it has to be one of my first video games ever.
thanks so much for putting it up dudes.
This was my absolute favorite game in the world when I was younger. I am over the moon to see it again. I always loved squishing people, bringing them back to life, and squishing them again, as terrible as that sounds.
I remember playing this game at least five times a day when I was younger, and being absolutely mesmerised by it. I just bought it now, and my MacBook is telling me that the DragonUnlockedProjecter file is damaged and can't be opened? Is there anything that can be done about this? Thanks guys!
We're looking into it and hope to have an answer soon! In the meantime, if you still have a way to run Flash, the SWF should be safe to play.
Our current best guess is that your security settings are stopping you from opening the game. The DMG is unsigned, so you will need to follow the steps for unsigned apps at: https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/open-a-mac-app-from-an-unidentified-dev...
We'll add this link to the install instructions! If it still doesn't seem to work, let us know what your MacOS version is. You can write us at email@example.com if you don't want to have that conversation here.
No Android version
Just wondering, have you ever considered remastering this and the Mold Fairy, like you did with The Majesty of Colors? Like fixing the resolution for newer computers and maybe adding some new features to both of them? I'd LOVE that. I remember asking you that through email a longish time ago.
We love the idea of doing those remasters, but they take a lot of time and effort and the sales of The Majesty of Colors Remastered just don't make them projects that make sense to us right now. We've considered it, and it would be very cool, but we don't currently have plans for that.
I loved this game when I was younger, I'm really happy you're able to keep it alive! Just been looking at your website and it looks like you have a lot of other really cool games adapted too, love the majesty of colours.
Hi! I'd love to be able to play this game, as I have fond memories of it; however, I've never used this site before. I downloaded both DragonProjector.exe and DragonUnlocked.swf, but the second won't open and the first just shows a blank screen. Any advice as to how to fix this? Thank you!
We're not sure what would be causing this; the projector works fine on multiple of our devices. We've put up a new version of the projector EXE with an adjustment to the old sitelocking code; let us know whether that one works for you!
Will you do a sequel?
We don't have any plans for a sequel, but my other Flash work and all of Future Proof Games's stuff shares a lot of the approach and sensibility, so check our other games out if you haven't!
Hey i totally played this in highschool and i still remember it so vividly and adore it and it makes me super happy that i can play it again- i was a huge not doppler fan when i was 16 and this was probably my fave game on there, i replayed it a lot and now im 23 and playing it again cause it made than much impact just in how fun and interesting it is, and now i wanna make games too! love it, love games like it
I remember this game from forever ago. I recall everything about it as it left its mark, in a good way. Dragons are dear creatures to me, as wonderful as underappreciated they are. What struck me though was that this dragon was allowed to be a kindly healer. I've an inner-fiction where dragons are indeed so but it isn't something I'd seen in media prior to this. A dragon can be a noble warrior, a scholar and magician, or even a war machine (sadly) but never really a healer.
I'll say this was a... memorably cathartic experience.
I played the flash version on Newgrounds before, but great game and maybe concept with lots of potential. I like the ways how we can evolve the dragon and then in the end instead play as a hero, who either tries to kill or befriend the dragon which we played during the majority of the game before.
I remember playing this when i was younger, always been a favourite!
Very short but very sweet. Everything is clear enough to play it. Good game.