Linux Beta demo of the Heldric to give you a taste of what is to come. It includes three maps and ten achievements. (32 & 64 bit)
Do you enjoy hack-n-slash but longed for a bit more? Maybe you like city builder games but find them a bit boring? Here is a different take on the same old styles of game. A hack-n-slash without loot or endless level grinding. A city builder without resource management. A game where you don't play an epic hero, but a humble shoemaker that must work together with villagers to defend against waves of attacks. Build, upgrade, rotate and decorate the village. Each building adds unique abilities to you and your fellow villagers. Defend against waves of monsters intent on killing everyone. Do you have what it takes to survive?
What does every movie or video game need to be really good? Well explosions of course! This week Heldric got a new tool in his arsenal… black powder kegs. Just place these wonderful little devices of terror down in an enemy’s path and watch the fireworks. They can be either dropped in the heat of battle to take out a large group, or strategically placed as a backup plan in case they breach your front lines.
Explosions are great but what if you missed the action? Fear not, with a new slow-motion/bullet camera you won’t miss a second. The new “keg kill camera” (optional) will help you finish off that wave with a big bada boom.
Heldric also received a long list of improvements to the heads-up-display and user interface. Better structure descriptions, additional HUD icons, better UI feedback and more. Here you can see the plot system now shows the size of plots and some of the additional HUD icons.
The previous tutorial system was a bulky wall of text. This has been completely replaced with a new dynamic contextual hint system that is integrated into the first level. This can be disabled at the start of the map if you already know how to play.
The AI has also received its share of love. A new “call for help” system has been added for both the player and villagers. (Default key H) A large red circle will appear and anyone in range will come running to aid the caller. Enemy AI will charge deep into the center of your village causing havoc.
Heldric just lost some HP and his foes just got a big boost to theirs. Can you still survive the onslaught? Make it to the end and you’ll get to see a full statistical breakdown of kills by weapon, monster type and more.
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