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]

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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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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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