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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New experience levels for mobs and villagers, powerful troll AOE attacks, new archer tower and more.

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Beware of those with experience

Experience can be a hard teacher but can make you a powerful person. Now monsters and villagers will gain experience from each kill and level up. Each level provides a boost to max hit points, health regeneration, base damage and their coin value. The HUD now shows the level next to their name and changes color based on the threat. Once they reach level 5, monsters will glow red showing they are not to be ignored.

Level 6 orc

Hammer down

So an experienced troll doesn’t scare you? Trolls now have a very powerful area-of-effect attack that deals massive damage to everyone in range. Even the ground isn’t safe as the hit sends fiery cracks shooting out in all directions.

Troll AOE attack

Rain some arrows on your foes

Are you tired of being overrun by the horde? Build a few archer towers to bolster you defense. Each tower can hold one villager using a bow. They provide increased range and bonus arrows as well as protection from melee attacks.

Archer tower

Feedback and votes needed

Heldric has come a very long way in a short time. But we still need your feedback to improve the game. And if you haven’t done so already, give us a vote on steam greenlight. We didn’t make our release goal of December. With your help we can hopefully get into the next batch of titles for an early 2014 release.

Shadestone Build 5121

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Heldric Linux demo

Change Log Build 5121

  • Added experience levels for mobs and villagers (levels 1-6)
  • Added glow effect to level 5 and 6 mobs
  • Added massive troll AOE attack
  • Added new bow animations
  • Added new building, archer tower
  • Added new minimap icon for enemy (size and color change based on threat)
  • Added line of sight check to all NPC archer attacks
  • Added code to ensure that at least one bow is provided when fletcher is built, others have a 10% chance of receiving a bow.
  • Changed Slow shrine (level1) from 50% slow to 40% but increased range from 4m to 6m
  • Changed Slow shrine (level2) from 75% slow to 60% but increased range from 5m to 10m
  • Changed villager melee range from 1.5m to 2m
  • Changed coin cost of powder kegs from 250 to free
  • Fixed player weapon change animations
  • Fixed bug where villagers would warp to work zones
  • Fixed some conditions that would allow villagers to slide while playing idle animations
  • Fixed bug that would cause player to stop moving right after point clicked

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