A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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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.


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DragonProjector.exe 16 MB
DragonUnlocked.swf 1 MB
DragonUnlockedProjector.dmg 13 MB

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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.