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Key Features

  • Build and upgrade town structures each with their own bonus effects
  • Defend the village against monstrous waves of evil attacks
  • Protect the kingdom one village at a time in campaign mode
  • Randomized villagers, each with different amount of courage and weapon knowledge
  • Randomized monsters, each with different armor parts and weapons
  • Smash, kick, puncture and explode the enemy to send their corpse flying with rag-doll effects
  • Place explosive powder kegs as traps, or drop them in a group like grenades
  • Experience many rich and unique environments
  • Earn achievements from your success
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0 comments by astralbyte on Jul 4th, 2014

Heldric Fan artwork contest

I’m happy to announce Heldric’s greatest fan community contest from July 4th until July 18th. Here is your chance to win a copy of the game if you don’t have it. Already own the game? Then show off your creative skills and get a copy to give to your family or friend.

Category One – Best video (1 winner)

Heldric Fan artwork contest

Are you good a making videos or trailers? Do you have some really great gameplay footage? This is your chance to shine by making the best video of Heldric. Post a link to your youtube video below for your chance to win.

Category Two – Best fan art image (1 winner)

Heldric Fan artwork contest

Are you good with photo editors or vector graphics? Can you draw a mean looking orc? Show your more creative side with an original image.

Category Three – Best story (1 winner)

Heldric Fan artwork contest

Maybe you prefer words over a paintbrush? Is your pen mightier than your sword? Come up with a grand tale involving Heldric and this category will be yours to claim.

How to enter:

Simply post a reply to the official Steam contest thread or email your submission to fancontest@astralbyte.co.nz


  • No adult content
  • You may enter any or all categories, but win only once
  • You must own the work in question (content captured from the game is allowed)
  • You agree that Astral Byte will be granted unrestricted use to repost your content with credit attribution provided
  • No purchase necessary
  • Astral Byte’s one employee is prohibited from entering

Please note that everyone of all skill sets are welcome to enter. Do not criticize other submissions or your post will be removed.

Our Winner:
Fanart winner

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Heldric Windows Demo

Heldric Windows Demo

Jun 11, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Windows demo of Heldric - The legend of the shoemaker. Contains three maps and several acheievements. Get a good taste of what is to come in the full...

Heldric Linux Demo

Heldric Linux Demo

Jun 11, 2014 Demo 1 comment

Linux demo of the Heldric to give you a taste of the full verison. It includes three maps and several achievements. (32 & 64 bit) Check out the news...

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ildamos Jul 8 2014, 10:18am says:

I've looked at a Let's Play and noticed the game uses "plots." Does this mean you can place structure only at designated spots?

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ildamos Jul 9 2014, 1:23am replied:

Nvm. You already replied to this one.

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Monsterray Jun 28 2014, 5:45pm says:

I did a little video on the beginning of this game if you want to see some game play.


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jomix May 20 2014, 10:35am says:

I just wanted to ask before buying the game on steam, Will there be some kind of inventory system for heldric and will there be an equipment system?(Armor, different weapons with different stats?)

I also wanted to ask if there were any plans for a multiplayer system as well, like 2+ players can build a village together?

Also i was wondering if, in the future there will be an RPG system where heldric can level up and develop skills and powers?

And lastly, will you add the ability to control you're army of citizens and to train and organize them?

The game sounds very good and very original, but i think it still has a long way to go before i can fully appreciate the game.

P.S I am a very large fan of the game Spellforce (Have you heard of it?) and i am very disappointed that many over game developers have not developed this RTS/RPG mix any further.

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astralbyte May 22 2014, 8:24pm replied:

Most of your questions can be found on the FAQ: Astralbyte.co.nz

Yes Spellforce is fun, but this is a very different game than that. Check out the demo and see for yourself.

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Guest Apr 18 2014, 12:41am says:

I really like this game. The only complaints I have thus far is one, each time I start a new level, I have to reset my resolution back to the 1768X992. It's a bit annoying to have to do that for every level. It should be able to save my preferences from when I start the game the first time. The other annoyance is the movement of Heldric. It is not easy to control him with the mouse because sometime`s the environment gets in the way when you're trying to run for your life and wasd is useless. If wasd controlled him to run in the direction pressed instead of turning him in that direction, it would be more intuitive.

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astralbyte Apr 22 2014, 3:11am replied:

Thanks for the feedback. Give the updated verison a try. It has new movement controls. As for your resolution, I'd be happy to help on our support forums if you post your system logs. (output_log.txt and dxdiag)

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Gn0meSlice Jan 9 2014, 4:09pm says:

Finally got around to playing the beta demo. Really pleased with the game. Nice and polished, good visuals, and nice sound design. I got drawn in. Can't wait for the finished product!

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astralbyte Jan 9 2014, 8:36pm replied:

Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed the demo. It's very close to being ready for purchase.

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gabrielfernandoritte Jan 3 2014, 4:37pm says:

Ok thanks, gotta try it right away ;)

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Feb 25 2014, 6:42am

@sknightly Looks like a lot of fun, won't be able to make this one but maybe in the future. Don't happen to have any on the south island?

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