Update 16th November 2020:Spellbound Academy to Close!
It’s true. The Spellbound Academy of Sorcery will soon be closing it’s gates for the last time. [..] The main Spellbound game (estimated at around 8 hours of game-play) AND the special bonus game for Premium Peas will close on 31 December, so make sure you finish it soon!
After visits to a few dark and spooky places, I thought a lighter feel and more fun one was needed. So I’m writing about Spellbound Academy, which has a very strong Harry Potter type feel to it.
To start playing you need their HUD, which while the signs say you have to Buy it, all I had to do was join the (free) group and click the HUD vendor to get started.
These pets and wands are optional paid-for gameplay enhancements.
[09:15:02] Spellbound Free Wand V3.3: You have a free wand, but if you leave Spellbound, you'll have to come back here to the donation crate for a new one unless you purchase a wand.
..you have to come back and get another one. But given the wands only cost 75L$ it’s not so bad. The pet owls on the other hand are 499L$ and help you locate crystals. At the time of writing, I’d bought neither item.
When you arrive in the main hall, have a bit of a wander, the layout is fairly simple, with a series of locked doors on two levels that you must collect sufficient crystals to pass through.
Then interact with the tree in the middle of the hall, where the collection of blue crystals shards are. (The tree isn’t pictured on account of it not being there when your first arrive and that I didn’t know it’d vanish later!) Once you’ve pressed all the dialog options, you can begin your search for crystals and start opening doors to other levels.
The first door you’ll be open takes you to a hall with a firey theme, the Ignis house.
Next up is the the Aqua house with watery theme and associated spells to learn.
So far I only explored these first two houses, but from the info at the arrival point, there’s two more to get to:
Its a fun game to spend some time on (potentially a Lot of time!) if you’re into witchy/wizardy type stuff of the Harry Potter style.
Landing point: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MadPea/154/114/3002
Game website: http://www.madpeagames.com/spellbound-play/