Factsheet

Developer:
Heart Shaped Games
Based in Chelsea, Michigan

Release date:
Estimated Release: April 10th, 2015

Platforms:
Steam, OUYA, PC and Mac Download

Website:
herogenerations.com

Regular Price:

USD14.99

Description

IndieCade 2011 Finalist Hero Generations is a roguelike / 4X strategy game where every turn is 1 year of your hero's life. You explore a procedurally generated world in search of fame and a mate to settle down with before you die. After your life ends, you continue on adventuring as your child. Depending upon your choices, your child will be either more fit to take on the world, or hobbled by your poor decisions. It plays like the offspring of Sid Meier’s Civilization, Jason Rohrer’s Passage, and The Legend of Zelda.

History

Hero Generations is an original strategy game design by Lead Designer Scott Brodie and Heart Shaped Games. After a brief web release in 2011, it was taken down while Heart Shaped Games focused on the CCG Highgrounds, and while Scott Brodie attended to the birth of his first son. Hero Generations returned to development in 2014 after being successfuly funded through Kickstarter. Hero Generations will be released in April 2015.

Features

  • Permadeath, Limited Life: Each move is one year of your hero's life. With a limited lifespan, think carefully about how you spend the hero's time. Feel free to explore the world for fame and fortune, but make sure to find a mate before it's too late!
  • Generations: Woo a mate and your family will have the child hero of the next generation. Choosing the right mate is key, as inheritable traits (special abilities) make your child more powerful and prepared.
  • Six Strategic paths: guide your hero to greatness by pursuing Strength, Love, Exploration, Wealth, Fame, and Building.
  • Build your world: Construct any of 19 legacy lasting buildings next to towns to give future generations useful resources, powerful new abilities, and attract better mates.
  • Shape your culture: As you add more buildings, the town's character and culture changes to reflect your choices. Watch the towns morph into a Ranch, Castle, Hospital, Port City, Dark Cathedral, and more!
  • Expansive World: Each world is procedurally generated with towns, forests, ancient ruins, heroes, and more. Discover all 6 unique Biomes (Forest, Desert, Meadow, Island, Swamp, and Volcano)
  • Simple Yet Deep: 4X Strategy on the individual level. Each turn is a meaningful choice, without the tedious micromanagement.

Videos

Hero Generations Release Trailer YouTube, Vimeo

TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit - WTF Is... Hero Generations YouTube

Jesse Cox - The Greenlight!!! - Hero Generations YouTube

Screenshots

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Awards & Recognition

    • "IndieCade Finalist 2011" Culver City, CA, 8 October, 2011

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      About Heart Shaped Games

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      Heart Shaped Games is a design-centric independent game studio focused on building meaningful and memorable games. Founded by former Mircrosoft Xbox LIVE Arcade Producer Scott Brodie, we build games players love! (Looking for info on our projects? Hero Generations: http://heartshapedgames.com/press/sheet.php?p=Hero%20Generations | Highgrounds - http://heartshapedgames.com/press/sheet.php?p=Highgrounds )

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      Hero Generations Credits

      Scott Brodie
      Game Designer, Programmer, Founder

      Dominic Sodano
      Artist

      Andrew Riley, Lucky Lion Studios
      Musician

      Patrick Shaw
      Producer

      presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks