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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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3 comments by astralbyte on Oct 5th, 2014

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Do you enjoy a vicious orc cutting down villagers where they stand? You now have a chance to see what it’s like to be the nefarious creatures playing a new bonus map. The orc camp will have you defending yourself against increasing waves of villagers. Don’t under estimate villager’s power, as each wave they increase in numbers and become better equipped with deadly weapons. Monks with their area of effect lightning spell can take out groups of your fellow denizens. Upgrade your beast portal to summon reinforcements such as goblins, spiders, trolls and even the dreaded orc boss.

Free content update version 1.3

Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!

Even the toughest orcs will take pause when they face an angry wolf in their path. A new tower, the war wolf cage, will release a trained wolf that will hunt down any foes in range. These white wolves will also gain experience and can level up. Once killed however, the tower must be rebuilt.

Free content update version 1.3

The golden age is before us, not behind us.

This patch not only includes several new additions, but existing content also received attention. Improvements to movement controls to feel more rigid and faster response to player input. Particle effects have been added or improved on most defensive structures and rebirth shrines. Better light and occlusion maps not only improve the game look but performance. A number of balance changes make the game more challenging so be sure and check the change log for details.

Free content update version 1.3

Put money in thy purse.

With this third free major content comes even more good news for those of you who don’t already own Heldric. That’s right, for a limited time Heldric is 33% off! (Oct 6th – Oct 13th) I’d like to thank all of you who have purchased the game. Please help by spreading the word about the game, leaving your review or youtube videos.

Free content update version 1.3

Windows Demo
Heldric Demo 1.3.5393 [Windows]

Linux Demo
Heldric Demo 1.3.5393 [Linux]

Steam Demo

Get the full version on steam:

Change log for Heldric 1.3.5393


* Added new bonus map, Orc Camp, play as orcs where villagers attack you
* Added new defense tower, War Wolf Cage, releases a wolf that levels up (3 max at a time)
* Added new [Hold Position] default of useful with bow attacks
* Added new particle effects to most defensive structures and rebirth shrine
* Added new footstep sounds (grass/dirt/stone) to match terrain player is running over
* Added ideal powder keg placement locations to tutorial in Bromville
* Added objective reminder to Timberglen when player hasn’t completed first objective by wave three
* Added build limits so you can no longer build structure that do not stack. (IE markets/blacksmiths/chemist/etc)


* Improved player movement controls to respond faster and feel more rigid
* Improved movement animations speeds now better reflect velocity
* Improved upgrade window to show current building description
* Improved orc run animations
* Improved lightmaps for all maps
* Improved occlusion maps to fix occasional issue where objects would flash on/off at range
* Improved Foxwater med. plot to require 10 population to prevent use before blacksmith objective
* Improved damage text for better readability, added critical hit message when > 75% hit
* Improved victory and defeat windows, tips and message now based on reason for loss
* Improved first objective description text on Timberglen

Balance changes:

* Balance increased shrine of flames damage area from 1.5m to 3m and 3m to 5m
* Balance reduced blacksmith bonus melee damage from 8/16/24/32 to 6/8/12/16
* Balance archery towers now have a build limit of 4
* Balance increased arrow damage range from +/- 20% to 30%
* Balance increased player auto attack range from 4 to 8 when using bow
* Balance added stagger timer to prevent player/AI from getting stun locked, units with more health or shields will be staggered less often

Bug fixes:

* Fixed a bug that some animation events would be sent twice causing extra damage
* Fixed a bug where player could win challenge mode on Gundulf by going to villager prison camp
* Fixed a bug where mobs would get confused after spawning and hang out around the spawn area
* Fixed a bug that kept damage text showing when hit killed the target
* Fixed a bug where player could show build plots when dead
* Fixed a typo on Steam Bearhanded achievement

Note: 1.3.5389 had powder kegs disabled for some unknown reason, fixed in 1.3.5393

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Heldric Demo 1.3.5393 [Linux]

Heldric Demo 1.3.5393 [Linux]

Oct 6, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Quick fix for 1.3.5389 that allows players to earn powder kegs again.

Heldric Demo 1.3.5393 [Windows]

Heldric Demo 1.3.5393 [Windows]

Oct 6, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Quick fix for 1.3.5389 that allows players to earn powder kegs again.

Heldric Demo 1.2 [Windows]

Heldric Demo 1.2 [Windows]

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 Demo 1.2 [Linux]

Heldric Demo 1.2 [Linux]

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 pages...

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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 Creator
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 Creator
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 Creator
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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