Dungeon Hearts fuses the strategy and pattern matching of puzzle games with the kinetic pace of action games. Align magical runes as they flow along the Fatestream to attack, defend, and conjure magic in frenetic battles against a bestiary of fantastic creatures out to use those same runes against you.
User reviews: Mixed (424 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 28, 2013

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Dungeon Hearts fuses the strategy and pattern matching of puzzle games with the kinetic pace of action games. Align magical runes as they flow along the Fatestream to attack, defend, and conjure magic in frenetic battles against a bestiary of fantastic creatures out to use those same runes against you. Chain together multiple attacks and unleash powerful combos or call upon each hero's special attacks to devastate your enemies to survive the twists and turns of Dungeon Heart's evolving gameplay. Strike down all that stand in your way and level up your brave warriors as each foe grows more powerful than the last, culminating in the final battle with The Dark One himself!


"Four spirits race across the land, burdened with tragedy. Within each lies the specter of guilt and fear, which The Dark One bends to his will to enact his resurrection. They realize the deception too late as the promise of salvation turns to betrayal. A black wind washes over the planes, turning all to ash. As the fallen heroes face the engulfing void, a spark of hope clings to life. When the demon peered into their hearts to learn their secrets, so too did they learn his..."

Features


  • Puzzle/RPG Hybrid – Quickly align runes within the rapid match-three puzzle system to wield devastating attacks, defend against enemy offensives, and unleash multi-hero combos.
  • The Fatestream – Plan your strategy under pressure with dozens of different runes linked to each hero and defend against powerful attacks and dreaded hexes cast by enemies against your heroes.
  • Four Unique Heroes – Balance the individual skills of each hero and level them up to unlock and unleash a dozen different special powers for new attacks, healing magic, and time-altering spells.
  • Limitless Adventure – Face a randomly generated battle sequence with every new adventure and battle against a bestiary of over 40 creatures and 7 bosses lurking around ten unique environments.
  • Brimming with Secrets – Each defeated enemy reveals a sliver of the world's lore and the heroes' history.
  • A Vibrant Soundscape – Unlock 4 bonus soundtracks, each in a different musical genre.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista
    • Processor:Pentium 4
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Sound:Generic Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Sound:Generic Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS:Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor:Intel Mac
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card, 256 MB video memory
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Sound:Generic Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card, 256 MB video memory
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Sound:Generic Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor:Pentium 4
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Sound:Generic Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Sound:Generic Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
IF YOU LIKE ARCADE-PUZZLE GAMES WITH HINTS OF RPG MECHANICS BUY THIS GAME

Dungeon Hearts is a high octane puzzle games with a simple premise of matching colors. This concept is dragged in every single possible direction; it steadily develops as the game continues. Three circles make a diamond, which allows one of the 4 color-coded heroes to attack. Three diamonds make a super charged attack that clears the que. Every time a new type of puzzle piece is introduced the game stops to inform you of what it does. The 4 party members have appealing designs with their own set of subtle passive abilities and stylish super techniques. The red knight uses timed mouse clicks to deal damage, they yellow mage manipulates the que and puzzle pieces, the blue wizard uses rapid mouse clicks to heal and protect the other team members, and the green archer uses skill shots akin to M.O.B.A’s to inflict status ailments. A beautiful aspect of this game is the fact that it is packaged with multiple sound-tracks; each carrying their own theme. Dungeon Hearts is the highest quality puzzle game at its very cheap price range. The title is well done and offers plenty of re-play value.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Dungeons Hearts is a nice little match 3 game with a twist. You have 4 heroes on the left side of the screen, enemy in the center of a stream of shapes that flow and you have to match 3 of the same color to make a diamond, which you then click on to do damage to the enemy. Higher levels throw other things into the mix, such as skulls and curses. 6/10
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93 of 110 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2014
If you're a fan of match 3 games and is looking for a little twist in your usual gameplay, this game might seem appealing to you. It'll probably be fun for the first couple of minutes, while you still think there's more to the game than it seems, but then you'll soon find out that there isn't.

You have 4 heroes on the left side of the screen, and colored runes come scrolling towards them (with each color representing a hero or the enemy). If an enemy rune hits the end of the line, the hero on that line gets damaged. If all your heroes die, it's game over.

At this point you'll think that each level will have something different besides an increasingly rune-cluttered group of lines that scrolls faster and faster, but nope, that's it. And while it's fun for a bit, the lack of variation gradually becomes very boring. There is no story, no interesting quests or goals, just few very "meh" achievements.

To make matters worse, the thing is incredibly buggy, specially on level transitions. Pausing is a dangerous choice as chances are that the game will bug instead of really pausing, leaving you stuck in a weird limbo in which you can't do anything but see your heroes dying, which can be very frustrating if you've been playing for a while. You'll then have to start from 0, and hope not to get caught in a bug again.

The controls are at times a little wobbly, giving the impression that the game was designed for a touch screen and poorly ported to the PC. So at times things won't scroll as they should, and you'll fail to drag runes around, very often leading to death.

If you're looking for a fast and mindlessly repetitive buggy match 3 game, however, you've found it.
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43 of 53 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2014
No. Just no. This is nothing but a port of a mobile game. It may work well with a touch screen, but with a mouse it just sucks. The mouse often doesn't respond as you want it to. For instance, you have to drag the runes or whatever around to place them by matching runes. This is sometimes seen as a click. The same goes for when you are trying to click. It sometimes responds as if you are dragging. You are definitely going to run into problems once the game speeds up. Just a mess. Game looked promising and for .74 I thought it was going to be a great bargain. Nope.
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44 of 60 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
It would have been a good game if the quality was important for the developer. Forum are filled with bug reports since the day it came out. Some people can't run the game at all, achievements are not unlockable for a lot of users, graphics / sound is broken ... nearly everything you can think of. Having bugs is inevitable but the lack of communication / support only shows that the developer cares more about creating a sequel (money) than fixing bugs (quality).

It heavily feels like this game is designed for a touch screen and that the PC port was done in a hurry as far as controls are concerned.

If I overlook all the bugs and only focus on the game I would simply say this: it`s extremely repetitive as you only do one fight after another, no "world" / "story" to discover, nothing. It's a mindless loop of fights from start to finish.

Buying it is like rolling dice, it might runs on your system if your lucky enough.
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