GemCraft Chapter 1: The Forgotten, was the first game in the GemCraft series created by Game in a Bottle. It was released on June 11, 2008. A sequel, GemCraft Chapter 2: Chasing Shadows, was released several years later, in April 2014.


The story focuses around a young wizard who is sent to fight an evil wizard in the east. The wizard finds out that there is another wizard in the east who has unleashed monsters for some unknown reason. The wizard battled his way across the land, clearing towers of monsters. When he got to the end, he found that a powerful demon called "The Forgotten" has possessed this other wizard, but it decides that he's a better host, so it kills the other wizard and possesses him. He's then told that it is going to take him to the east, to unleash more havoc at the Spiritforge.

Game controls

On the main map there are also 7 menu buttons on the top. These include Stats, Amulets, Skills, Save game, Main Menu, More Games, and Options. There is a quick status bar at the bottom of the screen which displays your total points, level and unused skill points.


GemCraft Chapter 1: The Forgotten has a total of 8 gem types, 12 skills, and 48 levels.

Gem Types

Poison Triple Damage Splash Slow
Chain Hit Steal Mana Reduce Armor Shock

Skills (see skills page)

More initial and maximum mana More mana gain per kill Banishment Skill (AG only) Mana replenish Low grade starter gems Lower creating and combining cost
Powerful gem bombs Dual gem mastery Lower cost for buildings Medium grade starter gems Pure gem mastery High grade starter gems


Battle Amulets Journey Amulets Secret Level Amulets
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