Atlantis Academy—Master the ocean's magic to save your school!

Originally published at: Atlantis Academy—Master the ocean’s magic to save your school! - Choice of Games LLC

We’re proud to announce that Atlantis Academy, the latest in our popular “Choice of Games” line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for Steam, Android, and on iOS in the “Choice of Games” app.

It’s 25% off until November 16th!

Can you and your friends master the ocean’s magic and save your school?

Atlantis Academy is a 250,000-word interactive underwater fantasy novel by Dorothea Sparrow, where your choices control the story. It’s entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

You have spent your life on the border between land and sea, with a water dragon as your closest companion. Your sea nymph mother died, leaving you with a mysterious legacy; your human father disappeared before you were born. Now you are finally eligible to learn magic at the Academy of Atlantis, alongside sea nymphs, selkies, sirens, and other denizens of the deep.

Navigate the cliques and clubs of this undersea school: will you join the Followers of Amphitrite in their pursuit of tide magic, become the Headmaster’s protegé, or just work on making the school dance the best it can possibly be?

As idyllic as your magical underwater haven might seem, Atlantis is not safe from the dangers of the world above. Oil wells and human garbage pollute the seas, and earthquakes shake the ocean floor. Nor is it protected from inner conflict: there are deep secrets buried in the Academy’s past that threaten to overturn its order and leaders.

Most perilous of all is the ancient evil that is rising from the deep: the monster Proteus, who sank Atlantis beneath the waves long ago. What will happen when it returns? Can you save the school—and the city—from a second destruction?

  • Play as male, female, nonbinary, or genderfluid; gay, straight, or bi.
  • Befriend a talking walrus, hatch a hydra, swim with humpback whales, and immerse yourself in the wonder of phosphorescent coral.
  • Romance a cheerful selkie, a mysterious tide mage, or a bold siren.
  • Deepen your bond with your water dragon and try to reunite him with his family.
  • Choose your magical specialty: storm magic, animal communication, or tide magic! Or focus on defending yourself with your spear, or searching for buried treasure.
  • Uncover the secrets of your own past to find the father that you never knew.

The magic of the ocean is yours to command!

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I love the MC protagonist in this game. The beginning, or opening scene is also well done.


I’m so excited to see what everyone thinks of this game. The setting is beautifully constructed, and there are some delightful characters. I especially enjoyed Mehrab’s character arc, as a powerful mentor with a dark secret, and my PC’s near-inseparable bond with their companion water dragon. (If you like games where you get to pet cute animals, you will love the water dragon!)


This was one of the games on the schedule I was most intrigued by, excited to check it out!

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Even if the plot didn’t stick with me, there were certain scenes that made the whole experience worth it, still it might not be everyone’s favourite if they are searching for a school based storyline.

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Yay! So happy to see this released. If you’re craving an underwater adventure, this is definitely the ticket! I love the care and attention that went into the backstory of the MC and Atlantis, especially. There’s a lot of ethical nuance there that I hope readers find ways to explore.


I have Thalassophobia, which if anyone doesn’t know, is an intense fear of deep bodies of water such as the sea or ocean.

So the story being set in an undersea school and the description of swimming in the halls at first did trigger my thalassophonbia but the fact that I get a water dragon as a companion and can swim with whales really sold the story.

I have an intense fear of the ocean but love whales and sea creatures, go figure.

I just imagined the undersea school as being in an enclosed magical bubble where everything is dry and all the swimming in the hallway is more like floating or magically levitating in the air.

Weirdly the idea of having a water dragon as a companion was actually comforting and helped my phobia.

So I’m looking forward to seeing what my character and his emotional support water dragon get up to.


Was fun while it lasted, but unfortunately got a bug related to Dola.


Unfortunately, it seems the game did not take kindly to me using the Silver Island to help rather then get out of dodge, so it crashed on me.

Hopefully it gets fixed(email is sent), since i did find it fun.

Can I just say how much I love this gorgeous cover art by Kim Herbst? I have it set as my home screen wallpaper and I just love the colors and the sense of movement. I’ve been looking at her website and I really love her style, especially some of the more surreal pieces.


The Steam link to the demo only leads to the full paid game!

Out of curiosity, is there a reason there doesn’t seem to be a more standalone app for this in the Google play store? Or am I just crazy and overlooking it?

Not a huge deal, but I just like getting the standalone versions and all the icons for my IFs littering the page lol.

They’re often hard to find immediately after release. Here ya go.


Lol I feel like a moron, usually I’m good at finding them. Thank you!

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  • implemented missing “exodus” achievement
  • fixed Dola / Belisama endgame relationship bug
  • fixed dragon size bug



Throughout the game I focused entirely on tide magic, the goddess, Dola, and the Followers. I even got the Moon Crown from the goddess. But, when raising the Silver Island, me and the Followers were left behind and Dola got upset and left. I’m not really sure what I did wrong, and it made me not want to continue. The only reason I can think of is that the third check, where one of the Followers was faltering, didn’t go well, but it seems unfair to make the entire thing a failure just because one check wasn’t super successful, especially when the first two checks went perfectly.

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Of course! You start in a middle of a huge storm, much like my version of Creme where you start on a ruined highway. I haven’t finished everything yet, but the first part already screams action and we already have quite a number of things to do- and we haven’t had our orientation yet! Looking forward to the rest of it!

Changelog v1.0.3

  • Five new illustrations
  • Fiddled with the presentation of the illustrations to manage night mode
  • Fixed epilogue bug w/r/t Belisama and the bitcoin heist
  • Tuned down difficulties in Silver Island sequence

I absolutely love this story. I was actually sad about my dragon leaving, I almost cried. The story was captivating until the end. Was actually upset when Alon died, and I dont like bullies.

I love the ocean and everything in it, though not so keen on the open ocean, freaks me out a bit. But the way the story was written made me feel safe, so thank you for that. Great story!

Question: any advice on me being the new ruler? I so want that. But in the end, I came back to my dragon. I was so happy!


I actually did cry about my dragon leaving. More than once.

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I read this story yesterday and it was a good one! I don’t regret buying the full version