June 11, 2009 - Update Two new playable Orc classes: Lord (Warrior) or Shaman. Expanded gameplay: Orcs consume twice as much food, learn martial skills faster, manufacture items slower, and the Shaman uses totems to summon creatures. Several new items regardless of character class.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (101 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 30, 2008
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Includes 4 items: Children of the Nile: Alexandria, Children of the Nile: Enhanced Edition, Hinterland, Mosby's Confederacy

 

About This Game

June 11, 2009 - Update
  • Two new playable Orc classes: Lord (Warrior) or Shaman.
  • Expanded gameplay: Orcs consume twice as much food, learn martial skills faster, manufacture items slower, and the Shaman uses totems to summon creatures.
  • Several new items regardless of character class.
 

About Hinterland

Loot, level and build with fast paced RPG combat and strategic base building!
Can you build a vibrant settlement, lead your people to prosperity, and tame the wild Hinterland?
  • Party-based RPG Action — A variety of characters, weapons, and strategies are at your disposal -- will you lead the charge with a devastating two-handed strike, or stand behind the herder in plate mail with your trusty bow?
  • Town Building — Choose your settlers from a huge cast of characters and arm them for defense, or give them tools for production.
  • Character Development — Develop lowly farmers into great warriors and customize your character with a variety of specializations.
  • Random fantasy world — Each game of Hinterland takes place in a new location with different resources, items, and challenges. Different challenges feature a range of enemies, including orc war camps, dark elf raiding parties, goblin infested mines, ruined cities filled with undead, and more.
  • Customizable Gameplay — From a hardcore game to a world without raiders you make the choice about the type of game you want to play.
Hinterland is a new type of role-playing strategy game from the developers of Children of the Nile™, Caesar IV™, and SimCity Societies™.

System Requirements

    Recommended:
    • Supported OS: Windows® XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz processor or higher
    • System Memory: 512 MB RAM Windows XP® (1 GB for Windows® Vista)
    • Video Card: 64 MB DirectX 8.1 compatible card
    • Hard Disk: 350 MB uncompressed free hard drive space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Despite its flaws, Hinterland is a fun experience and well worth the ten dollar (non-sale) price tag.

Positives:
+ Good music (what there is) that fits the game's theme well
+ Simple to pick up controls and gameplay
+ Low system requirements

Negatives:
- Long load times at game startup or resume
- Glitches are common and can be game breaking
- Lackluster presentation and in-game interface

Hinterland is a game that is all about making your own fun. Pick your class and your rules, then begin your journey to conquer the lands around your village, bringing in resources and improving your town's standing as you go.

While the game's overall concept and execution are simple, it is nevertheless an engaging experience. Many other reviewers have likened it to a board game, and that really is the best way to think of it, not as an adventure RPG, but more like a strategy game.

While the game's general performance can be poor, it is never more than a minor nuisance, and the game features a great amount of replayability.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Great little game. querky at times, but not worth the $17 price tag anymore. its old hasn't had an update for quite a long time. Some issues with targetting monsters at times.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This game is simple but fun. Looks kinda old but still its fun for some time. Play it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
If only they had gotten a larger budget for this game, and spent some more time on it, it could have real potential. :)

I played it for the gameplay, and that was enough for me.

Can't really reccommend it though, but it was a fun little concept which I liked. (The city-building/management and hand-picking and equipping of your own party, packed in an old-school feel rpg. Not many game-studios make that catagory )
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39 of 52 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
Pre-Release Review
This game was a disappointment, and it weighed on me doubly so because it's based on an idea I love.

Hinterland is one-part Diablo-style action game, and one-part village-management. Essentially, you go around a randomly-generated map, fighting monsters and trying to find resources to sustain a village. At the same time, you're recruiting villagers to your humble land who can then set up shop as tailors or blacksmiths or guards. These villagers, regardless of profession, can also be armed with gear and set up to defend their village during monster raids or adventure with the player in a party.

However, it is SUCH a shallow experience. The graphics are visibly of bargain-basement quality (as you can see from the screenshots). Combat devolves to pointing and clicking, then watching your adventuring party (you can only ever control one) beat up whatever is in the area. Worst of all, the village you build up becomes supremely underwhelming when everything it produces are far outshone by loot from the wilderness. The loot itself is never visually appealing or causes satisfying effects beyond making damage numbers higher.

Personally, I have always wanted a game village that takes an active part in the player's game. After all, has a NPC farmer ever asked you to kill 5 rats? Haven't you ever wanted him to kill his own damn rats? You have pitchforks! You have hammers! Fight with me against the enemy hordes! Don't just squat in your stinky huts with exclamation marks over your heads, waiting for Almighty Player to save your stinky hides!

This game took a few small steps towards an interesting idea, and then plopped down and went no further. Tragic.
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