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Test your skills in this light-hearted battle between friends! Heroic teams have gathered to engage in friendly contests on the Academy playfields. Will your team emerge triumphant?
Release Date: Aug 10, 2012
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Buy Hero Academy

Includes the Council and TF2 teams, 17 Council avatars, 18 TF2 avatars, and a Council hat for Team Fortress 2 players!

$4.99

Buy Hero Academy - 2-Pack

Includes two copies of Hero Academy - Send the extra copy to a friend!

$7.99

Packages that include this game

Buy Hero Academy - Gold Pack

Includes 7 items: Hero Academy, Hero Academy - Dark Elves Pack, Hero Academy - Dwarves Pack, Hero Academy - Tribe Pack, Hero Academy - Uniform Colors, Hero Academy - Shaolin Team Pack, Hero Academy - Challenge Pack

Reviews

"It's fantastic."
9/10 Editor's Choice – IGN
"The game is incredibly fun and addicting, certainly worth checking out."
PCWorld

Team Fortress 2 Hat

Purchase Hero Academy or any team pack and receive a free Hero Academy themed item in TF2!

About the Game

Includes the Council and TF2 teams, 17 Council avatars, 18 TF2 avatars, and a Council hat for Team Fortress 2 players!

Test your skills in this light-hearted battle between friends! Heroic teams have gathered to engage in friendly contests on the Academy playfields. Will your team emerge triumphant?

Enter a world of swords and magic, and challenge friends old and new to a contest of tactics and skill. From the human Council to the mysterious Dark Elves, every team needs a fearless captain to lead them to victory. Only those that leverage their team’s strengths and capitalize on their opponent’s weaknesses will protect their crystal and win the day. The Academy extends a warm welcome to all – whether they’re already heroes, or simply heroes in training!

Challenge friends on Steam or iOS to asynchronous one-on-one battles via online multiplayer. Play a heated bout in twenty minutes or across a full day, whenever you have a few moments. You can play all of your Hero Academy matches at your desk, on your iPad, or on the go with your iPhone! When you purchase the game on Steam you'll unlock an exclusive heroic team featuring the mercenaries from Valve’s Team Fortress 2.

Features:

  • Cross-Platform multiplayer gaming between Steam and iOS
  • Exclusive Team Fortress 2 team unlockable on Steam
  • Highly accessible turn-based gameplay
  • Easy to learn – jump right in and play!
  • Play with your Steam friends or random opponents
  • Colorful light-hearted graphics and sound
  • Random playfields keeps battles fresh!
  • Get started with the Council and Team Fortress 2 teams
  • Expand your roster with additional teams!
  • Customize your team
  • Invite your Twitter followers to play!
  • Chat with your opponents in-game

PC System Requirements

    OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
    Memory: 2GB RAM
    Hard Disk Space: 300MB
    Video Card: Graphics: DX11 & DX10 video cards, minimum resolution 1280 x 800
    DirectX®: 10

    Hero Academy does not officially support Windows Surface

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: Snow Leopard

Linux System Requirements

    Video Card: Any OpenGL 2.1+ capable graphics hardware
    Hard Disk Space: 300MB
Helpful customer reviews
41 of 52 people (79%) found this review helpful
286 products in account
8 reviews
673.5 hrs on record
With nearly 500 hours on record this is the second most addictive game in my library. It is NOT pay to win as another reviewer has written. Strategy is key to victory here, not cash. If you think this game is pay to win then you obviously haven't put in the patience required to learn each teams strengths and weaknesses and adjust your strategy accordingly. There are additional teams that one CAN purchase if they wish, it doesn't matter if you choose not to though, as all of the teams (although quite unique) are exceptionally well balanced.

The game can be a bit buggy.. (eg. game state occasionally needs a refresh before opponents pieces move) This is probably one of the unfortunate side effects of being a cross-platform game. The strategy involved is on par with chess, maybe not as rich as some players would like. Some people complain that players are not forced to move within a time limit, I happen to like this feature as I can leave the game minimized while I am working and take my turn when I am ready.

In spite of it's minor short comings, Hero Academy succeeds in providing interesting turn-based strategy gameplay, which if you're a fan of such gameplay you know there are far too few games of this type on the market. I wish there were more games like Hero Academy out there.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
428 products in account
8 reviews
79.8 hrs on record
10/10
Also works on my mobile, no need to repurchase
Posted: February 27th, 2014
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23 of 36 people (64%) found this review helpful
65 products in account
3 reviews
267.1 hrs on record
Amazing turn-based strategy. Multi platform allows you to play on your pc with guys on iphones. If dont like to wait for your opponet that is slow at turns you can join steam group for quick games. Have fun guys!
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
268 products in account
35 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Nononono
It's like if you had to play a worse version of chess, with strangers, that might dissappear in the middle of the game
No AI, no Single Player mode.

It sucks balls.
Posted: March 5th, 2014
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32 of 61 people (52%) found this review helpful
191 products in account
2 reviews
12.1 hrs on record
What really annoys me is that each faction pack is worth like the whole game. Talk about money-milking. Also, that "play-by-email" type of multiplayer is also really annoying. Why isn't there a "real-time" match?!
Posted: November 29th, 2013
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