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Do you enjoy hack-n-slash but longed for a bit more? Maybe you like tower defense games but find them a bit boring? Heldric is a unique mix of the same old styles of game with a few new twists. A hack-n-slash without endless level grinding. A tower defense game with more action. A game where you don't play as an epic hero, but as a humble shoemaker who must work together with his fellow villagers to defend their home. Build and upgrade the village quickly before the attack waves start. Each building you place adds unique abilities to not only the player's character, but your fellow villagers as well. You must choose your structures wisely, as there are only a limited amount of plots to build. Each villager contributes to your coin income and provides essential help in defending the town. You must help defend against waves of monsters intent on killing everyone. Do you have what it takes to survive?

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Campaign map update, new achievement system and lots of fixes over the last week.

Posted by astralbyte on Nov 10th, 2013

Know where you’re going

Now that the game campaign map has several maps available to choose, it was time to do some work on player map progression. First up was new icons for each village map. These points now provide a clear indication of where the village is located on the road. They also give a quick indication of what maps have been completed and what maps are still locked.

Updated campaign map

So you’re not one of those people who reads the last page of the book first are you? Each map now must now be unlocked by completing the previous map. No more skipping ahead here.

Now that you know where you’re going, it’s time to see where you’ve been. Completed maps are marked with a coin icon and the current map star is moved. That isn’t really fun, so how about the other big change for last week…

Be proud of what you’ve done

Achievements seem to one of those things that you either love or hate. One would only guess that everyone hates grinding away to get some silly trophy. Or worse be forced to reply the game over and over just to find a small hidden pick-up. As such, we feel achievements should be fun and mostly stuff you’d get just by playing the game. There will be a few thrown in that are unusual but still fun to get. “Bearhanded” – Kill a bear without using any weapons.

New achievements

The player can access the achievements screen from the pause menu. An in-game pop-up notice will appear on screen with a sound FX while in game.

New achievements

The first ten achievements have been added to test the system. What fun or unusual achievements would you like to see in Heldric?

More fixes and improvements

Being alpha means lots of bug fixes, additional features and long change logs. However, here are some of the highlights for last week:

  • Individual armor pieces now add to monster toughness. Those fully armored orcs don’t go down without a serious fight.
  • Direction impact forces, units now react when hit in the proper direction. When killed the radgoll corpse has force applied in correct direction. Now bows are much more fun to use on goblins.
  • More animations added, HUD improvements like feedback on villager death.
  • More improvements to pathfinding and movement system.

Nice hat there mate

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7game
7game Nov 11 2013, 4:01pm says:

Awesome stuff :D

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