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Dragon Story
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Developer(s) Storm8
Platform(s) iOS
Android
Release May 18, 2012 (iOS)
August 8, 2012 (Android)
Genre(s) Life simulation

Dragon Story is an iOS and Android game developed by Storm8. It was released for iOS on May 18, 2012 and August 8 of the same year for Android.

Gameplay

Dragon Story is a game where the player breeds and discovers many dragon species on an island known as the Dragon Islands, and places them in habitats according to their types, later producing coins. The dragons must be fed with food from the farms. Dragon types include Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Purple, White, Pink, and Black. Some dragons cannot be acquired through breeding and must be obtained in other ways.

Elements

  • Dragons: Breeding dragons is the main purpose of the game. Pure dragons only have one type. An example is the Fire Dragon, which is the first dragon to be obtained, and the Forest Dragon, the second dragon. Most dragons are hybrids, and there are dragons that have three types and Quadruple type dragons such as The Dark One and The Light Mother dragons.. Some types are formed by combining two colors. Most dragons can be obtained at the Market. There are four different rarities for dragons: Common, Rare, Super Rare, and Ultra Rare. Unbreedable dragons cannot be bred and are obtained by other methods, such as via the Spell Shop where they can be crafted, using Gemstones from the Trading Portal.
  • Market: The Market is where the player should purchase most elements, such as dragons, habitats, buildings, and decorations,. Basic dragons with only one type normally cost coins, the basic resource of the game, while most dragons cost gold, the premium resource of the game.
  • Dragon Earning Rates: Each dragon produces a different amount of coins. The rates depend on the dragons' rarity and way to obtain them.
  • Dragon Islands: The Dragon Islands are where the game takes place and are the place most dragons inhabit.
  • Arctic Isles: An exclusive island for only iOS players which is unlocked by breeding the Ice Age Dragon. New dragons are introduced when the Arctic Isles are unlocked.
  • Neighbors: Neighbors can be added if a player knows their Storm8 IDs. Storm8 IDs are separate from the island names that players can view publicly. As such, it is easier to add a neighbor if their Storm8 ID is known.
  • Eggs: When a dragon ends a breeding session, the player must place the resulting egg on an empty nest. Each dragon has a different egg, and therefore it is impossible to place an egg if all nests are full.
  • Experience: As a player gains experience in Dragon Story, the player's level increases. This sometimes causes the player to unlock more elements; currently, the highest level is Level 200.
  • Food Costs: Feeding dragons with food grown at the Farm, Large Farm, or Enchanted Farm will help them to gain levels. As a dragon gains levels, it earns more per hour, and at certain stages of evolution, its appearance will change as well. Currently, a dragon can be fed up to level 15.
    • Each level requires a certain amount of food. Dragons must be fed five times per level in order to gain a new one. Below is a list of the total amount of food that a dragon needs to gain its next level.
  • Foliage: Foliage, obstacles, or cleaning pieces are material that appear after expanding into new territory, blocking the player's way to place something on that place. Each piece of foliage has a different cost and shape.
  • Goals: There are many goals in the game. If a goal is completed, a new goal will be unlocked, but in other cases, there is no continuation and the player does not unlock a new goal. There are some goals that are known as Time-sensitive goals, which are goals that only appear at one time in the game and the prize is a rare decoration or dragon. An example of this are the Nether Portal goals at the 2012 Olympics.
  • Level Rewards: As you gain experience in Dragon Story, your player level will eventually increase. Leveling up sometimes offers rewards such as unlocking new types of dragons or extra habitats. Levels can be increased by gaining experience points.
    • Once you reach a certain level, you will continue to gain experience and levels, but you will no longer receive rewards. As such, this page will not list rewards for the levels past that point.
    • On October 31, 2012, the experience requirements for levels past 63 were changed to make way for a new level cap of 94. Players who were previously slowly gathering experience at level 63 were bumped up to much higher levels based on their stored experience.
    • On May 28, 2013, the experience requirements for levels past 94 were changed to make way for a new level cap of 150. Players who were previously slowly gathering experience at level 94 were bumped up to much higher levels based on their stored experience.
    • On October 27, 2015, the experience requirements for levels past 150 were changed to make way for a new level cap of 200. Players who were previously slowly gathering experience at level 150 were bumped up to much higher levels based on their stored experience.
  • Storage: The Storage is a special feature that can be very useful on Dragon Islands. When any structure compatible with the feature is accessed with the "Move" Button, the payer can choose to store it and return it later. Items of the same type share only one slot.
  • Dragon Album (iOS only): The Dragon Album is a feature that allows players to collect dragons and earn rewards for completing tasks and milestones. The rewards include several dragons that are exclusively earned through the Dragon Album.
    • The Dragon Album shows dragons that you currently have on your Island. You can tap each dragon to read more about them. The info page gives the description of the dragons and how many coins it can make per hour. You can also select dragons you don't have yet and review their information.

This feature was replaced by the Codex

  • Limited Dragons: Limited dragons, or seasonal dragons, are dragons that can only be bred on specific times of the year (ex: the Witch Dragon can only be bred on Halloween, the Turkey Dragon can only be bred on Thanksgiving, the Snowman Dragon can only be bred on Christmas, and the Fireworks Dragon can only be bred on New Year and 4 July). Additionally, there are many dragons that are not seasonal and were removed to give space (ex. the Mermaid Dragon). Currently, most dragons that have been released are currently expired.
  • Expansion: At level 5, the player will be able to expand. Expansion is the ability of players to add more land to their park. When your park expands, the newly annexed land is filled with obstacles that have to be cleared before the land is usable.
    • Each expansion costs more coins than the last. After two expansions, a Mystic Map is also a requirement for expanding.
  • Spin to Win: Spin to Win is a temporal minigame that allows you to get prizes. On all releases there have been dragon prizes. There are usually exclusive or limited dragons. A type of Spin to Win, known as Flash Spinning Wheel, which expires after 3 days.
    • During the first 6 releases of Spin to Win it was required to be at least level 20 to have access to the wheel.
    • The Spin to Win was released for Android Jan. 15, 2015.
  • World Event: World Events are special events that consist of earning parts with various methods to earn dragons. The player has 14 days to collect these parts to earn exclusive dragons. The first prize is usually a building that produces these parts. These are also available at the market along with premium versions. When a World Event ends, that building turns into decoration. The World Events are the replacements for Dragon Summoning events.
  • Quest Outpost: At level 11, the player will unlock the Quest Outpost, which is a special place where the player can send his/her dragons to quest for special resources or materials. There are some quests that you may quest for dragons and receive special material. When collecting all the needed parts, the parts should be crafted on the Spell Shop to earn the dragon. Other quests are limited and usually appear during a World Event, a Dragon Summoning event, or a Dragon Tales event.
  • Dragon Summoning: The Dragon Summoning consists of collecting parts to receive two dragons. Before World Events were released, these were available and it usually took about 2 weeks. There have only been five events. The Dragon Summoning was later replaced by World Events at March 2014.
  • Dragon Tales: The Dragon Tales is a special event were the player must complete certain goals to earn an exclusive dragon. It usually starts with another, inferior, but exclusive dragon. These events also make the player earn exclusive decorations. Some goals usually include planting and harvesting, feeding, visiting neighbors, crafting, etc.
  • Dawn Tree: Since the beginning of Dragon Story: New Dawn, some players may notice a little yellow tree on an island near the starting one, that is the Dawn Tree.
    • Within the game's story, the Dawn Tree protected the Light Dragon from extinction and created Dawntree Dragons to act as its spiritual children.
    • Its purpose in the game isn't just for plothole filling. Once found, the Dawn Tree will activate special Goals that will unlock Buildings that boost the coin capacity of certain habitats.
    • Each of those goals involves basically the same action: evolving Dragons to their Epic Form. According to the types of the Epic Dragons present in the island, a specific boost will be unlocked. There are currently six boosts, and they stand for the first six types unlocked.
  • Battle Arena: At level 30, the Battle Arena is unlocked. The Battle Arena is a place where dragons may battle. Everytime on the Battle Arena, there is an exclusive dragon that is obtained by winning 99 times. Each battle makes you earn an artififact out of 99. When having 99 of these, the player will now be able to craft a new dragon. The first dragon that followed these rules was the Leviathan Dragon, who was available for the first months of the Battle Arena. If a dragon gets defeated, it should be healed with a special building known as the Healing Spring. Additionally, there are Tournaments. Unlocked at level 32, these tournaments consist of 30 battles. If these battles are won, a new dragon will be obtained. They usually last after one week. Much like the Spin to Win minigame, there are Flash Tournaments, which last 3 days after release. These usually contain a new dragon, or an expired limited dragon.
  • Arctic Isles (iOS only): The Arctic Isles are a feature that until today, it has been only available to iOS devices. It consists of breeding the Ice Age Dragon. This causes you to travel through the Arctic Airship to a new terrain. Here the player may breed new dragon species. If 9 unique species are obtained and evolved to level 10, Glacius the Ancient, the largest dragon until now, will awake and obtain it.
  • Mining: At level 45, the player will unlock a mining feature on one of the islands on the Dragon Isles. It consists of mining parts to craft a new dragon. The player will be able to craft it when 200 parts are mined. At level 80, the player will now be able to mine for land. Bombs are used for mining dragons and dynamite is used to mine for land.
  • Apps: Sometimes, the developers make a separate, new, themed game. Don't worry, if you get one of the new games, you won't have to start over. It's the same exact game, but with different elements. Some include Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Birthday.

Market

The market is where the player can buy dragons, buildings and decorations. Here is a list of the functions of elements bought from the market:

Featured

  • The Featured button is a section of the Market that informs players of all the new things in the game such as Dragons and Decor.

Dragons

Obtaining dragons is the main purpose of the game. This also helps the player in coins. Each dragon has a different rarity:

  • Common: Common dragons are the easiest dragons to obtain and breed. This includes all dragons bought with coins (or basic dragons) or hybrids with a low price and a very high possibility of breeding. (ex. Fire Dragon, Forest Dragon, Air Dragon, Life Dragon, Fruitful Dragon, Firestorm Dragon, Water Dragon, Island Dragon, Mist Dragon, Magic Dragon)
  • Rare: Rare dragons are dragons that are harder to breed than Common dragons. They also have a higher cost than Common dragons. Currently, most dragons in the game are Rare dragons. (ex. Wild Dragon, Fairy Dragon, Eagle Dragon, Serpent Dragon, Mindvolt Dragon, Titan Dragon, Wizard Dragon, Familiar Dragon, Trickster Dragon, Athletic Dragon)
  • Super Rare: Super Rare dragons are very hard to breed and their gold cost is very high. Normally at its first levels, a Super Rare dragon gives less coins than a Rare dragon, but as it gets older, it starts to produce more coins. This rarity tier is the second largest, after Rare dragons. (ex. Atlantis Dragon, Seabreeze Dragon, Planet Dragon, Forestfire Dragon, Mistmoth Dragon, Parakeet Dragon, Scorpion Dragon, Honeybee Dragon, Landworm Dragon, Aether Dragon)
  • Unbreedable: This rarity does not label dragons, but it stands for dragons that cannot be bred for many players. This includes Dragon Album prizes, crafted dragons and dragons from the Battle Arena.
  • Ultra Rare: Ultra Rare dragons are the hardest dragons to obtain. Most of these cost at least 2,000 gold and they are extremely hard to breed. However, they give much more coins than any other dragon and have unique breeding rules and/or behavior.

Habitats

To own dragons, they must be placed in habitats. All dragons have specific colors, and they must be placed in a habitat with those colors. All habitats have capacity for both space and resources. Some habitats can be upgraded, but not all (ex. Red Rocks > Big Red Rocks, Green Grove > Big Green Grove). These habitats are depicted as larger and better versions of the former habitat as capacity in both space and resources are boosted. These habitats can also be upgraded. Most habitats cost coins, though some cost gold.

Buildings

Buildings are special items that perform various functions in Dragon Story, including housing, feeding, and playing with them.

Decor

Decorations, or simply Decor, are either basic or premium items that are placed in the dragon park and serve no functional purpose.

Expansion

Expansion is the ability of players to add more land to their park. When the park expands, the newly annexed land is filled with obstacles that have to be cleared before the land is usable.

Key dragons

Some dragons may drastically change and/or help the player. These dragons are well known for their abilities and behavior. Here is a list of some of dragons that have been reportedly considered important for a player:

  • Fire Dragon (common): The first and default dragon in the game. It is also the main icon of the game, besides being the basic dragon of the Red type, and the most famous dragon. It is most commonly used to breed Red type hybrids and is also very used in the Battle Arena. It lives in the Red Rocks habitat and is also part of the story of the Dawn Tree, which was told in Dragon Story: New Dawn. There are many dragons based on the Fire Dragon, but not entirely.
  • Forest Dragon (common): The second dragon to be obtained; the Forest Dragon is also used to breed many hybrids of its type, the Green type. Exclusively residing in the Green Groves, it has also been very frequently used in the Quest Outpost in special quests. It is bought right after the Fire Dragon and, like the latter, also has many dragons based upon its design.
  • Air Dragon (common): Obtained at level 2, the Air Dragon represents the Yellow type and can only live in the Yellow Plateau. Like the previous dragons, the Air Dragon is used to breed Yellow type hybrids, which is the most extended type. It most cases, it is considered the third or fourth dragon to be obtained (depending on what is done on the "Forestfire" goal).
  • Water Dragon (common): The Water Dragon is important to all players. It allows them to breed Blue type hybrids if obtained and placed in a Blue Lagoon. At first, its cost (10,000 coins) may make it tricky for the player to obtain, but as more coins and dragons are obtained, it makes it much easier to obtain.
  • Valentine Type Dragons: This small, but very special type was officially released on January 29, 2013 with the Dragon Story: Valentine's Day update. There are three dragons, and all have a different behavior in many aspects: the Rare LeftHeart Dragon, its similar counterpart, the RightHeart Dragon, and the special Passion Dragon. These can only be placed in the Passion Pit. The former two are obtained by breeding two dragons with the Red and Blue types. Both have the same rarity and types, but not the same earning rates. Both have the same types: Valentine, Red, and Blue. Since they are the only dragons besides the Passion Dragon to have the Valentine type, it also means that they are also the only ones that can breed it. The order depends on their name. The Passion Dragon, who is single-typed Valentine and Super Rare in rarity, can only be bred from the former two dragons and can only be placed in the Passion Pit, as Valentine is its only type. It also produces many coins, almost the same as the Diamond Dragon. Despite all this, it cannot breed, unlike most dragons. Normally, all of the three dragons, however, are only available during the Valentine's season.
  • Gemstone Dragon (rare): This dragon may be very important for a caretaker, as it has the ability to breed Gemstone dragons, a group of dragons which are based upon real-world gemstones that are normally obtained by crafting, as its name and type (Gemstone) implies. A Gemstone Dragon can normally be obtained by breeding two dragons with the Blue and Green types. Prior to its release on July 2013, all the Gemstone dragons until the Tiger's Eye Dragon (the last dragon of the group to be released before the Gemstone Dragon) were only obtainable by buying them or crafting them on the Spell Shop. A Gemstone Dragon can be placed on the Gemstone Prairie. However, it gives less coins than any Gemstone type dragon (besides the Ruby Dragon). The Gemstone Dragon is based upon the Coral Dragon.


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