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Humans are long gone and all that remains are machines, working through the motions set-up by their masters many ages ago. Their sole priority is to ensure everything complies with the obscure standardization protocol, under the supervision of the all-seeing robot leader Quality Assurance System (QuAsSy).

But not all robots are the same. Maybe a result of faulty wiring, there are some willing to stand for themselves, to resist conformity and find their identity.

This bleak lifeless world doesn't cut it. You are Heart and you want MORE.You want to become so unique and dashing that nobody will dare look away from you.


HEART&SLASH; is a fast paced brawler with roguelike elements, inspired in equal parts by Bayonetta, Megaman and ADOM. It is also a throwback to our earlier years as gamers, when playing games was all joy...

Started as a personal part-time project (you can follow the development process here), Heart&Slash; has grown into something bigger than initially intended. From a one-man project, it soon became clear that a bigger team is required to make it the game it deserves to be.

  • Die and try again. Heart&Slash; is not an easy game. But dying shouldn't matter as robots can be easily and indefinitely cloned. Every time you start a new game, the levels you fight through, and the items or weapons you collect, will change.
  • A unique art style that will bring back the memories of game systems long gone.
  • Fight using 75 different weapons and 60 different body parts that will change the way the game plays. Teleport, stop time, fly with a jetpack, wall-jump, discover enemy weaknesses and so on. From the trivial to the game-changing, you can try thousands of different combinations.
  • The game will have almost no downtime. Levels are short and brutal, and the game, in a successful run, should not be too taxing on your time (whether you will ever be able to make a successful run is another matter). Heart&Slash; aims to offer the player something new and challenging. Ultimately, playing Heart&Slash; is not about mastering one system. Instead, it’s about being able to adapt to what you are given and making the best out of it.

Thomas Komair

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0 comments by Heart&Slash on Dec 5th, 2014

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Hello there,

During the last couple weeks we have been working hard on polishing the bosses and integrating the new tutorial (and the beginning of the quest system) into the game.

Now that the game has a tutorial and is friendlier towards first time players, we have released a public demo for Windows Mac and Linux. If you were interested in Heart&Slash;, but weren't able to join Early Access or to support us in Kickstarter, now you can try first hand what we are up to.

The demo contains the first level (out of three) plus the tutorial, so it's a sizeable (and representative) chunk of what the whole game will become.

This is a far cry from the previously released public versions in terms of content and finish, so we hope you enjoy it.

(you can download the demo here at IndieDb, on the Heart&Slash; page).

We also want to take this oportunity to reming you to VOTE FOR US AT THE IndieDB AWARDS. We don't think we have any chance of winning (many great games out there!) but if you like us and think we deserve the vote, please do!

And remember, shall you want to experience everything we have implemented until now, you can join our Early Access...

Juan Raigada

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Heart&Slash; Demo Linux

Heart&Slash; Demo Linux

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Demo for Heart&Slash;, the 3D roguelike brawler, showcasing the first level and the tutorial.

Heart&Slash; Demo (Mac)

Heart&Slash; Demo (Mac)

Dec 5, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Demo for Heart&Slash;, the 3D roguelike brawler, showcasing the first level and the tutorial.

Heart&Slash; Demo (Win)

Heart&Slash; Demo (Win)

Dec 5, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Demo for Heart&Slash;, the 3D roguelike brawler, showcasing the tutorial and the first level.

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martyra2j Oct 20 2014, 4:29am says:

I did a Let's Play/First impressions on this game! Come check it out if ya like!
Big thanks to the developer for this great game!
Hope you enjoy.

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Heart&Slash Creator
Heart&Slash Sep 30 2014, 7:33am replied:

Hi. There were some problems related to frame rate issues. These builds are a little old now, but we plan on releasing new public builds in the next month. They will be limited to the first level and lack lots of content, but will serve as our demos and technichal benchmarks.

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BennLP Jun 8 2014, 5:01am says:

My Let´s Play :D Youtu.be This game is Amazing ^^

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Gorlog Mar 1 2014, 11:05am says:

pls make it multiplayer it would be awsome!

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specops113 Feb 24 2014, 6:07am says:

hey guys, wen this game comes out in the future how much will the game cost?

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Heart&Slash Creator
Heart&Slash Feb 25 2014, 12:13pm replied:

We think we'll release it for $15. But it's only $10 on Kickstarter now!

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Mar 27 2015, 7:46am by juanraigada

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Mar 10 2015, 8:42am by juanraigada

New update out: New equipment and Level 3 T.co T.co

Feb 27 2015, 1:37pm by heartnslash

#FF @acarrascob @AnotherIndieS for all the hard work they are doing to bring our loving robot all the way to China!

Feb 20 2015, 1:38am by heartnslash

RT @LoweBros: Games with heart? Well, Heart from @HeartnSlash fit's the bill. He's also playable in #IndiePogo! #indievalentine T.co

Feb 14 2015, 3:44am by heartnslash

RT @acarrascob: Una inmensa alegría para el equipo de @AnotherIndieS podernos traer el @HeartnSlash para China! Gracias chicos ;) T.

Feb 13 2015, 7:41am by heartnslash

@FERALxPANDA thanks for the kind words! We're definitely getting my close. Backer characters and weapons are also almost finished !

Feb 9 2015, 4:26am by heartnslash

RT @Sr_Irony: @HeartnSlash is so fucking awesome! I need to play the complete game <3

Feb 9 2015, 4:24am by heartnslash

New development update available! Quests and Level 2 Bosses! T.co #gamedev #indiedev #kickstarter

Jan 19 2015, 4:26pm by heartnslash

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