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 Dec 17th, 2014

Heldric winter holiday update

As a thank you to all my fans I present you the forth major update to Heldric as my gift to you. Inside the nicely wrapped patch you will find many new toys and treasures.

Let it snow, let it snow…

What is a winter holiday update without snow? And lots of it. Including all the festive decorations that come with the season. Decorated trees, gift wrapped pick-ups, Santa costume and even a candy-cane sword for Heldric. All existing maps can also be played in normal or Santa mode.

New bonus maps

The children were nestled all snug in their beds…

Well, maybe not so much in their beds any more. This update brings more depth to the game by having a chance of spawning a child instead of adult. Children cannot fight, but can run fast and will grow into an adult in 60 seconds. The harder the skill mode the greater the chance of a child to spawn instead of an adult. Keep this in mind as losing villagers can hurt even more now.

bonus winter map

Be good for goodness sake…

You’ve asked for more maps and now they are here. Two new bonus holiday maps include a new game mode where you must protect the Christmas tree and gifts from the grinches out to spoil the holiday. It will take a combined effort of towers and traps to save the day. Don’t forget to ensure your maze is designed to keep them trapped as long as possible.

As they shouted out with glee…

Tower defense fans rejoice. You now have two new towers to unleash on the enemy. A new static spire tower deals electrical damage to all foes in range with a small cool-down. Good for groups and deadly when combined with a slow shrine. But if you really want to stop the enemy in their tracks, then the new void hold tower is what you need. This tower can suck up three to five enemies and hold them for ten seconds allowing other towers to recharge. Once released, they lose 50-75% of their health.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter…

This update brings three new music tracks to help set the festive mood. These tracks will automatically play on winter maps or when in winter holiday mode. Many new sound effects have also been added to make for a very rich environment.

When what to my wondering eyes did appear…

Your eyes won’t be disappointed with improved textures and terrain quality. On by default in the options, the new HD terrain adds extra detail and depth. Most other objects in the game also received a facelift with better textures and appearance.

new skillbar

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work…

In addition to all the other content, the game’s user interface and HUD have also been improved. A new skill bar consolidates actions and weapon selection while providing arrow, keg and spike trap counts. You will also find commonly used functions like build and call for help there for quick use. As before, both the primary and secondary keys may be remapped in the options.

See the change log for a complete list of improvements and changes. I’d like to thank all my fans again and wish you a happy holiday and wonderful new year.

Demos

Windows Demo

Heldric Demo 1.4.5464 [Windows]

Linux Demo (32/64bit)

Heldric Demo 1.4.5464 [Linux]

Change Log 1.4.5464

  • Added new bonus winter map, Tree Guardian
  • Added new bonus winter map, Scrooge’s Revenge
  • Added Void Hold tower that captures small groups of enemies for a short duration
  • Added Static Spire tower that does area-of-effect electric damage to all enemies in range
  • Added new spike trap pit (three can be dug each wave)
  • Added chance new villagers will spawn as children who cannot fight and take 60 seconds to grow to adult
  • Added new skill bar to show all major skills and weapons
  • Added three new music tracks for the holiday
  • Added new sound effects
  • Added Christmas tree to replace wells during winter holiday
  • Added Christmas presents to replace pickups
  • Improved terrain shader with depth effects
  • Improved most textures for buildings, monsters and other objects
  • Improved campaign map and added winter mode toggle
  • Improved many UI windows with shortcut keys
  • Improved player and goblin animations
  • Improved building list window scrollbars to be easier to use
  • Improved performance by reducing physics colliders
  • Improved NavMesh around buildings for better AI pathfinding
  • Improved town plot markers to indicate size / icons for class
  • Improved tower range marker
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Heldric to be stun lock when attacking
  • Fixed powder kegs being able to be placed while in a window
  • Balance – changed slow shrine costs from 5000/25000 to 6000/15000
  • Balance reduced spawn numbers and weight on Timberglen to make it easier
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Heldric Demo 1.4.5464 [Linux]

Heldric Demo 1.4.5464 [Linux]

Dec 17, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Winter holiday update to heldric, read the patch news for a complete list of new content.

Heldric Demo 1.4.5464 [Windows]

Heldric Demo 1.4.5464 [Windows]

Dec 17, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Winter holiday update to heldric, read the patch news for a complete list of new content.

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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null.
null. Dec 17 2013, 8:52pm says:

Fun game, gonna track this. Thanks for the Linux demo!

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gabrielfernandoritte
gabrielfernandoritte Dec 9 2013, 8:34am says:

Really good game, and reminds me of Hinterland too, did you guys played it? I loved Hinterland and your game is much better, congratulations!
I got some suggestions: 1 about the movement, did you guys ever thought in putting a more hack'n slash move? Like moving with W A S D or that sort of thing? and 2 A little more of the concept of shoemaker, everybody nows that Heldric is a Shoemaker, but we never saw him making shoes, like you can put some professions in game, cause as you guys said, they are not brave warriors or legends, ther just villagers, but the only thing we see them doing is battling.
I know is very hard to make such things, I create somethings too, but nothing as big as your game. Congratulations again and keep the good work!
P.S. I didn't mean to offend anybody, it's just a "productive" feedback, I hope the game improves much more, even it's still good!

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astralbyte Creator
astralbyte Dec 16 2013, 3:04am replied:

You didn't offend us at all. Feedback is very important to help improve the game and we love to hear it.

The funny thing is that we had never seen or heard of Hinterland before publishing on indieDB. But it is very similar to this game.

The original plan for villagers was to have them work around town. The latest build now has this feature so be sure and write back and let us know how you like it.

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yojakejy
yojakejy Dec 4 2013, 3:11pm says:

Hey there, Heldric team. I did a video for you guys awhile back that was essentially feedback in YouTube video format. I'm back with more of the same for a recent Beta build.
Youtube.com

Keep up the great work! This game gets better every day.

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astralbyte Creator
astralbyte Dec 4 2013, 7:58pm replied:

Thanks for the follow up video and feedback. We worked on many areas based on your comments and suggestions. It would be great to know what you think of the latest build, 5087. Cheers

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ironstrom
ironstrom Nov 29 2013, 11:04am says:

Xtomass a friend of mine did a cover of your game Quote "this has the promise to become very good and very unique" Youtube.com

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kottabosgames
kottabosgames Nov 21 2013, 2:09pm says:

Very fun game, had quite a good time playing this. Only real issue I have is there seems to be a bug where it doesn't always remember the graphics settings.

I played a bit of the game on my channel here is the link Youtu.be

Can't wait to see how the game progresses.

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astralbyte Creator
astralbyte Nov 21 2013, 5:14pm replied:

Thanks for the great video and feedback.

Let me answer a few of your questions. Your arrow count is above the health orb in the bottom left. You may also start a wave attack by double clicking on "next wave" timer. These should be mentioned in the tutorial but maybe we should remind the player at later stage.

The player movement has been adjusted in the newest build 5073, so let us know how that feels to you.

Lastly, can you provide more detail as what setting(s) were not being remembered? Were you using the in-game or on main menu options?

Cheers

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kottabosgames
kottabosgames Nov 22 2013, 1:34pm replied:

Now that you've mentioned it I now see that arrow count, well that's just me being blind lovely. As for the next wave part, when does that come up? I went back to play the tutorial again to see when that come up and I still didn't see that.

Good to hear the player movement is being worked on. And as for the setting it was the V-sync and the show FPS that reverted back. I turned them both on to test recording, then went to the map screen, then back to the menu and they wer not selected anymore..

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Fireball24
Fireball24 Nov 21 2013, 3:27am says:

O_O gotta get this game

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