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


  • 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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null. Dec 17 2013, 8:52pm says:

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

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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 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 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.

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

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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 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"

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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

Can't wait to see how the game progresses.

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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?


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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 Nov 21 2013, 3:27am says:

O_O gotta get this game

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