A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Have you ever wanted to be a school director?

Now you can!


School Simulator is a singleplayer 3D simulation game where you are playing as a school director. You can build your own school, hire personnel, create lesson schedule and much more!


  • WASD + Mouse - Movement
  • B - Build mode
  • Middle mouse button + Mouse - Rotate camera in Build mode
  • PageUp/PageDown - Move between floor levels (when in build mode)
  • Q/E - Rotate objects in build mode
  • ESC - Show/Hide tablet | Cancel building in build mode
  • LMB - Place object, move furniture
  • RMB - Show room informations (when in build mode)

How to play

First you must to create a new map. Choose world size, number of trees and how much grass you want. Then click CREATE NEW WORLD!

Then you should build a foundations with stairs, so bouilders could go to build a floor.

Next press ESC and hire some builders and wait fot them to arrive. When floor is complete, start building walls, then you can place some furnitures inside.

After that you have to set class inside that room.

Now it's great time to setup lesson schedule. You can do that by clicking on the director's desk.


  1. Download game
  2. Unzip it
  3. Play!

This game is in pre-alpha state so... be careful when playing. There might be some bugs.


If you have any problems or ideas please let us know about that by sending e-mail: dandestudios@gmail.com

Saves info

If you want to backup your saves or just copy it to other computer, here is their location: C:\Users\[Your user name]\AppData\LocalLow\DandeStudios\School Simulator\Saves


School Simulator Pre-Alpha 0.4.3 Win 64bit.zip 59 MB
School Simulator Pre-Alpha 0.4.3 Win 32bit.zip 57 MB
School Simulator Pre-Alpha 0.4.3 MacOS.app.zip 80 MB
School Simulator Pre-Alpha 0.4.3 Linux.zip 70 MB

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Hello! I have a problem. I have built my school with classes, rest rooms etc. I have hired teachers and I dont know how to reqruit students. I have director desk too and i have prepared a timetable. Whats wrong? Did i do something wrong?


You must to go to your tablet -> Messages, and answer to the message from the Ministry.

Oh I didnt noticed that! Thank you so much! Also how can I have new students? New students come every spring?

Yes. Currently you can take new students only at the start of each school year, so you have to wait for the next year(16 weeks).

Thank you very much!! Also thank you for the game and keep up the good work! :)

Thank you, enjoy :)

Hi, if you need to translate the game I can do it in Spanish, I don't charge anything. Just contact me at nancyyperdo@gmail.com

Hi, currently we are not interested, but thank you for asking :)

Hello, how are you? I have a problem trying to turn around to look around. It only rotates about 230 degrees, I have to pause to see the other 130 degrees.

It's on linux

Hello, do you have problem with First person camera or Build mode camera?

It is only in the first person

We are trying to recreate that, but we can't. Could you please clarify, because as we understand you can not do 360 degree spin in first person mode?

Of course, it's like turning the head in the real world but only the head, not the body.

Maybe it's because the mouse "stays" on the screen and goes from left to right.

I’m gan a get this game

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I don't understand. My students are always in class but my teachers are always outside. Why?

Propably you should create "Teacher desk" with chair for them.

I did that from the start, thats why im asking that

It looks like a bug. We will try to fix that in the next update. For now maybe moving teacher desk slightly further from walls will help.


It's been quit long since you asked, but we propably found it. In the game AI works fine. As we can see on your picture, "Standing lamp" is blocking your teacher from going to his desk. So move the lamp somewhere else and everything should work fine :)

How do we save the game? Is it possible to make the time pass faster?


Game is saving automatically at every morning. Currently the only way to speed up time is to go to the build mode and press the speed up button.

Thank you!


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Our game is about creating and directing your own school to become the best in the world.

Hello? Answer Guy Person?

What is this game about

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I cant play the game it keeps saying there is no playerddl even though playerddl is there


We just reuploaded both Windows versions. Download it and unzip to a folder with a different name.

Hi there! @dandestudios I really love this game but I can't fully enjoy it because all of the builders, teachers and students are not loading properly. They are just eyes and lines floating around. I'm playing the Win 64bit version on a Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. I've tried the Win 32bit version of this game but the same issue happens.


Can you tell us what graphics card you have?

Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000. By the way, it's a laptop.

Thanks for that. It should be fixed in the next update.

I downloaded the latest version for Win 64bit. So far, only the hats of the construction workers are showing. It's like there's a mesh or two missing. I tried different graphic settings but this did not solve the issue.

We will try to fix that in few other ways in the new update. Thanks for telling about that.


i saw your game while browsing for a game to play for youtube and i was wondering if i can link the video here once i am done? i am fine if not i just wanna ask because i do not wanna just assume if i can (even if i cannot i am still gonna record it cause this looks like a fun game lol)


Sure, you can link your video here. Thanks for playing!

okay awesome thanks for the quick reply. i will get it out as soon as i can 

this is the worst game ever on itch.io

becuase i cant remove my buildings 0.1/10 piece of ass


You can remove any object that you have built. In the bottom right corner you have a bomb icon. Click on it and select object that you want to remove.

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add shit so i can remove my wall

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as I wrote above, you can remove any object you want.

Seems like @Dane Studios  wish there are 2 Wednesdays in a week :D  http://prntscr.com/o5kbtk

Oh, we will fix that, thanks :)

I've added 42 students but they're all in 1A, how can I move them to another class?

Currently you can't move students to different class. I don't know how did you got 42 in one class, because there is a limit - 15 students per one class. Are you sure that you have 42 of them in 1A?

hey is this game compatible with 32-bit operating system?

Currently not, but next update will be.

when I go to pick a teacher for the lesson it doesn't load any even though I have heaps hired!


In current version you can choose teachers only when they are "Spawned" (they exist as 3D character, walking, etc.) in the world, so make make sure that they are. They will appear next morning after hiring.

Hello, will this game ever be available for Mac os x users?

We don't have MacOS, so we didn't make our game for that system, but next update will be available either for MacOS and Linux.

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Hi! I am very pleased with your game so far! But there is a problem. I have set up classrooms and hired teachers and tried to set up a schedule in the directors desk but when i go to select the teacher it only lets me select one teacher for all subjects , even though i have hired one for every subject, how can i fix this? Thanks. For example I have 10 teachers and when i go to schedule everyclass it only shows one teacher instead of the ten.


One teacher can be scheduled only in one classroom at the same time, so maybe you have already set up them in different classes? For example you have set up teacher to lesson at 8:00 for class 1A, and because of that you can not use that teacher in any other class at the same time. We are really happy that you liked it! Fell free to ask if you have any questions/problems :)

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actually, i tried the thing you told me to try and yes, the teacher cant teach at 8:00 at the same time but i cant select any other teacher than that teacher, therefore if the one teacher cant teach at the same time then the box is blank and there are no teachers to be selected even tho they have been hired.

In current version you can choose teacher only when they are "Spawned"(they exist as 3D character, walking, etc.) in the world, so make make sure that they are. I hope that it will help, but if not it would be great if you could send us your save data at our e-mail.

I never thought about that! Thank you so much!

No problem, enjoy :)

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Hey, so i accepted the minister's letter and set up a schedule hired teachers and put desks. but students won't come. How can I fix this? and i put chairs


First choose at least one student from minister's letter. Your students will come next morning. Then create room (Class room) and put desks and attach chairs to it. Finally set lesson for proper class and room in Director's desk.


Where is my collections?

Click on the arrow next to your account name and go to library.

Hi, somehow this board stuck in my screen. I went to the build menu click on other board, but this one still not disappear.

I waited until the next day and it still there.

The only solution so far is to quit the game and open it again. I hope that you can fix this issue. In general, it is a nice game though.


Thank you! It will be fixed in the next update.

i cannot find a way to set up schedule plzz help!

Go to build mode(press B) and build Director desk. Then go back to first person mode and click on lesson plan on that desk.

also the students dont sit in the scheduled classes is it bug or i'm wrong?

It may be a bug(game is still Pre-Alpha) but I can't reproduce it. Make sure you set lessons for proper class(look at left top corner of lesson plan) and for proper hours, check that they have desks with chairs. Please let us know if it works or not.

yes i did i also hired teachers regarding this issue but it dose'nt work

Interesting, if you have some free time could you please send us your game save data on our email?

Our email: dandestudios@gmail.com

Game saves are located at: C:\Users\[Your user name]\AppData\LocalLow\DandeStudios\School Simulator\Saves

Hello! After I initially built the school I got the message from the minister but I think I told him I didn't want any students. It's been over a week in game. Any idea if he'll message me again or do I have to rebuild?


Currently you can take students at the start of school year, so you can wait for next year(16 weeks) oraz just start a new game.

I'm having trouble with mouse movement as in it doesn't work. In full screen and in windowed my mouse moves behind the game not in it. I can move my mouse to my second monitor freely. I can't turn, or click on the sleep button to save the game. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the game. I even plugged in a controller and still couldn't turn the character or sleep/save the game. Please help.

Thank you for letting us know! Bug has been spotted and will be fixed in the next update.

I partially want to ask the same as what the guy is asking below, how do I get the government income, I've made a students rest room, staff restroom, workers restroom, several bathrooms and of course classrooms, having a full schedule. I assume it's once monthly but wanted to check.

Secondly, how do I get more students, (if at all possible and/or sort them into different classes.)

Many thanks, you've done a great job on this far, I've really been enjoying it!

So, as we wrote below you receives money from government after 4 weeks. You can get more students after every year (4 seasons / 16 weeks). We really appreciate that you like our game :)

Ah, that's wonderfully helpful! Thank you very much for the response. I can't wait till I can seperate the history and biology classroom, haha. 

I have a question - I built my school, set a schedule, have students and teachers, but my income is still only from my vending machines. Am I missing something? Thank! It's a really good, and unique game otherwise.


Currently beside earnings from vending machines you can get some money from the government. They gives you some after each season (4 weeks) for each student. We are really happy that you liked our game. In few days will deploy an update, so stay tuned :)

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On the bottom right corner you have a bomb icon. Just click it, and after that you will be in destroy mode so you can destroy whatever you want.

k thx

Are comments here the only way to keep you updated with feedback in order to contribute to development, or is there a way to do that automatically?


Currently comments are the only way to communicate with us, but we are thinking about more options.

It's so slow to build.Haven't I waited enough?

It takes only few seconds to build an object. If your builders are not going to build an object make sure that they can go to that object(nothing is blocking them).


How do I run this game..... I need help and instructions please

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First you have to download and unpack downloaded file. Then just run the game by double clicking on School Simulator.exe

Enjoy :)

what do you mean exactly? Sorry this is my first time downloading something

First you have to press 'Download' button on the game site. Then press right mouse button on the downloaded file and press extract. After that find a folder named the same as file that you just downloaded so it will be something like 'School Simulator Pre-Alpha 0.4' (it depends on the version that you downloaded), open it and find file 'School Simulator'. Open it by double clicking and press play. I hope that it will help you :)

When are you going to plan a Sandbox Mode?

Also, I'm a little creep out about their faces, I don't know why but there's something about it that scares me hahahahaha Nice game Though


What do mean by sandbox mode?

Sandbox mode is cheat Mode, INfinate cash, etc.


Currently we do not have such plans, but it may change in the future.

Hey, I built a classroom, But there aren't any students in it, Even though I did send that list of students to the minister! 


Students will appear next day since you sent list to the minister. Next you have to place Director desk, where you can setup lesson plan for each class.

Ok Thanks! By the way, great game and keep it up!👌👌

How do you save game? and i have a worker in my area but shes not working. how do i fix that?


Game saves automatically every morning at 8:00AM. Make sure you have built stairs so worker can walk onto a floor.

ui is empty when trying to hire folks theres no label as to what position im hireing in.


Could you tell us what screen resolution you have?

how do i earn money? i cant continue building my school because i'm out of money...


You can earn money from government, they will give you some money for each student. You can also earn some from vending machines.

nvm i figured out and btw awsome game:D

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