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 (329 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 28, 2013

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July 23

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July 9

Dungeon Hearts Blitz

Hey Dungeon Heart fans, wanted to let you know that a new free-to-play variation on your favorite match-three puzzler is out on iOS and Android - introducing Dungeon Hearts Blitz!

Experience the brand new Action Puzzle RPG, Dungeon Hearts Blitz:
1. Simple combat command with 2 taps
2. Combine and enchant unique runes and characters
3. Enjoy the game with friends
4. 150 Dungeons with unique strategic game plays

Let us know what you think!




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About This Game

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
1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
it's a typing game
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Fun as a touch screen game, annoying with mouse, dragging around blocks..
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Requires more mouse clicking than Diablo.

Stretch out those finger muscles because you'll need to use them!
This match-3 game is about an hour long (there is an endless mode) but retains it's replayability through difficulty, achievements, and an in-game store in which to spend XP for constant buffs.
Match 3 of the same colour to create a special tile you use to attack the enemy whilst simultaneously trying to stop the monsters tiles reaching your hero's.
Relaxing for the first 10 battles, then it's a quick descent to crazy unforgiving and just plain manic battles requiring 110% focus.
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Had alot of trouble playing with a mouse, would work better on a touch screen or a with a keyboard / gamepad. I have lots of frustration with "dropped clicks" where I try and click and drag a block but it doesn't register. This really hurts later on where things get quicker and more hectic.

Game also doesn't play with with dual monitors on Linux. Centers the game resolution for 1 monitor in between both monitors ... you have to play it windowed and drag it onto one monitor or disconnect one monitor.

Interesting idea ... poor execution.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Game ranges from stupidly easy to completely unfair based on the random number generator. While the match 3 mechanic is mixed and matched in a number of very interesting ways, the game goes on for far too long without adding anything to the player's ability list. Match that with a poor attempt at using an in-game currency for character passive ability unlocking to generate replay value and you've got a poor player experience all around.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Dungeon Hearts is a match-3/RPG crossover that fails under its own ambitions of trying to recreate the wheel. It's bursting at the seams with original mechanics and a fresh take on match-3 games, but seemingly forgot to test if any of the ideas it presents actually add anything to the experience or makes for a game that's worth playing. It continually tries too hard to insert itself as something unique in a broad spectrum of derivative peers, that it forgets that the reason those games bare such a resemblance to each other is because the formula works, leaving it standing awkwardly on the sidelines like an odd kid who has been ostracized at his own party.

Broken down into its simplest elements, Dungeon Hearts plays like a combination of Collapse and Guitar Hero. Colored gems come horizontally across the screen toward your characters, and you must combine three like colored gems to form a power gem that allows you to clear away skulls which hurt your character if they make it all the way across. This basic system is continually and rapidly expanded as you play, with unique levels for your four characters, blocks that can't be moved, skulls that take multiple hits to clear away, and so on and so forth. It all combines to make for a game that starts out simply enough but quickly becomes entirely and utterly overwhelming. There begins to be so much constantly happening on screen, that it's nigh impossible to begin to keep up.

I kept hoping that maybe if I just played another round or two Dungeon Hearts would finally click for me, but the longer I stuck with it the more annoyed I became at its cumbersome controls and incessant need to constantly throw more at you than you can handle. There are undoubtedly some really neat ideas hidden in Dungeon Hearts that could potentially be spun out into a better game, but what Cube Roots has done with them feels more like they threw everything at the wall hoping something would stick, than careful and deliberate design. And even then it almost works, which makes the colossal waste of a game that it turned out to be all the more disappointing.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Considering that I enjoyed 10,000,000 to a fair degree, I had reasonably high expectations when I heard Dungeon Hearts was a mixture of puzzle and role playing games as well. Much to my disappointment, I instead found myself bored to death within 20 minutes of starting.

My biggest gripe with Dungeon Hearts overall is that the RPG elements feel very tacked-on and unnecessary. Character skills are poorly explained and feel clumsy to use due to generally poor interface design. Above all, there's very little feeling of actual progression and very little done to break the general monotony of the gameplay. Every enemy is fought in more or less the exact same manner - form attacks by combining 3 of the same color piece, move the attack gem onto a line that contains an enemy attack gem, and click. Repeat ad infinitum. Combined with the total lack of story, the "epic journey" feels like little more than a slight occasional change in backdrop scenery.

When you strip away the façade of supposed RPG gameplay in Dungeon Hearts, what remains is the puzzle game aspects. Unfortunately, as stated before, the puzzle game core is incredibly repetitive and comes with a click-and-drag system that feels incredibly choppy and awkward to use. In the end, the only redeeming factor to be found is the surprisingly solid soundtrack.

In summary, Dungeon Hearts pretends to be a unique blend of the classic "match-3" puzzle type game and an RPG, but at the end of the day, the RPG aspects are little more than a shallow veneer coating an even shallower game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
I saw this game on the humblestore site for 50 cents so I figured I'd pick it up. At first I thought it would be a good game for my mom to play, since she's taken a recent interest in casual gaming, but I wanted to test it out first. It's actually a decent challenge, it took me a few tries to get to the final boss and even then I couldn't beat it (each time you fail you have to start over from the first level). It's not the greatest puzzle game and it definitely has some problems, for example you have to get through the game and fail in order to gain XP for the permanent upgrades, but even getting to the boss doesn't get you enough for the most basic ones. I think my biggest gripe is that the save and quit feature only works until you close the game out, since there's no actual save feature. But, for 50 cents it's given me a good enough value to recommend it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I'm not saying this is the worst game I've ever played, but I AM saying that I have never ever hated a game quite this much.

The so called "RPG element" is pretty much totally pointless, and I would say that it's not a puzzle game at all, since the only difficulty in the game is that you will be stressed out and not be able to make your moves in time - the moves themselves are more or less obvious.

So, this is more of a reaction game. Which I guess could be fun if you're into that, but they just keep upping the speed AND throw in more and more blocks that are in the way of your moves. That is the only way they are "controlling" the difficulty. Combine this with controls that don't always understand that you want to drag the thing you are click-and-dragging (I'm guessing it's a sub-optimal touchscreen port) and you have a game that is all about frustration and not at all about having a good time.

Buy this game if you like to be stressed out without having fun, if you love being pointlessly frustrated, or if you would like to try how it feels to get a cramp in your hand. Everybody else, stay away if you value your sanity.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
While I enjoy the concepts a lot I don't think this game is meant for a pc release, or even a console one. I see now that there is a version for touch devices and I think that's where it belongs. I say this because a majority of the gameplay involves moving different colored blocks around a DDR/Guitar Hero-esque track. You only have a limited time to make matchs (before they hit the end) and it gets very hectic very quickly. Mouse controls just don't work very well for this, and I think a touch device would work better.

Anyway, the gameplay is cool and the ideas are unique enough that although they don't really work that well in practice, I recommend checking out Dungeon Hearts just to see this gameplay. I really want to get good at it but it's god damned hard, and I think the difficulty comes largely from the limited means by which we can play it.

Oh, the basic idea is to order colors together before they reach the end. You want to stop enemy attacks from getting off while building up your own combos via hitting multiples of s color. By hitting your colors you do damage to an enemy. Your team's skills aren't the best explained in game, so that's annoying, but yeah.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Fast paced and fun, if a little bit cheap in later levels where there are few tiles to match.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Where to begin. If I wanted to treat this game punitively, I'd say it takes the standard Final Fantasy team line-up (warrior, black mage, white mage, archer) and they've thrown in a puzzle game). I can't be that punitive. This game has complexity, and depth you'd struggle to find in some of puzzle games you'd immediately think of.

You have four lines across the screen, gems will slide towards you, if they reach the end, they disappear. If you move 3 of the same colour in any pattern except diagonally, you can make an attack gem. Which, when clicked, will attack the enemy you are fighting. The enemy has their own gems too, if you can't move them quick enough, or can't use your attacks to remove them from the bar, they will attack your characters and drain their health.

And I'm only getting starting. Characters level up between runs, learn abilities, monsters, mini-bosses, runes that make the game move faster, or randomly freeze different runes, or make you take more damage.

Oh, one thing I didn't mention. This game is tough. It starts deceptively simple, but it works through it's mechanics like Neil DeGrasse Tyson blows your mind.

It has different modes of play, an easy to grasp tutorial level, and a very FF-esque art style (think DS remake FF games).

The only thing I can even think to ping this game for, is the soundtrack is incredbily repetitive. You might do better to listen to your own tracks and turn the music off entirely.

The best part? This game costs under a dollar. Seriously, less than a small fries from McDonalds. If you've been looking for a rich, deep, and challenging puzzle game. I implore you, pick this up. You will have an absolute blast.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
There needs to be a so-so maybe button. It's a fun game with great music and cute graffics, but the controls can be unresponsive. Sometimes I grab a peice and go to move it, but the game doesn't register and I have to click a few times. By that time the moment has passed and I need to get a new combo going. Some times I'll go to move a crystal to make a combo and accidently activate it, ruining my set up.
If the control issues can be resolved, I'd recommend it, but for now, I'm Removing Local Content. Five stolen cheese wheels out of ten.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Dungeon Hearts is a continuous stream of match three, with some spells and frantic shuffling. Easy to pick up, hard to get through all of the levels without dying. Abilities that you wind up to can help, and certainly if you play through the game enough times you can unlock various abilities with a store where you spend experience points to make your life a little easier. All in all a fairly fun, casual game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
J'ai rien compris mais y'a des cartes Steam.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Incredibly fun and fast paced! An enjoyable quick game with cutesy bosses :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Ok so people might be giving this a bad review but this game isn't meant to be played for long periods of time, which so people who bought this game have which might show.

Since this game may have been ported over from a mobile device app it still is fun to play even for just 10-15mins. Even though the mouse draging in the game might be a bit annoying for some, I found it fun and some what quite interesting to play with as it keeps you going keeps you thinking too (well at least for me it did).

For the price you pay (even though i paid for it when it was £0.49) you shouldn't expect all singing all dancing game for such a small price. Sure the GFX of the game isn't in a 1920x1080 or higher res for the average user but still feeling like a game people shouldn't mark down so harshly (in my opinion).

If you want to test you mouse pointing skills or improve how fast you can do this (depends on what you want to do) then this game is ideal for the once a day play sort of idea. I might be talking rubish for some but thats what I see in this game. Nothing too much, just straight play of the mouse and see your reaction are to the movements of your mouse.

Great game and I spent 21mins on my first go and enjoyed it.

Recommended for people who just want to test their skills on moving objects at fast pace with just the mouse as for those who prefer to use WASD (if thats how you would prefer) then its not intended for that use.

10/10 I probs being playing this once a day to keep me going :DDDD
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Very Interesting different type of game, all these people saying its not worth it, but for me i really enjoyed it, not for much time, but a real interesting puzzle type of game.
Of course i was on normal, then easy, and still with problems, but it is totally different, i love the air this games brings
Along with beautiful OSTs

A total different experience, it have those RPGs elements like from dungeon games as well: Orcs, Skeletons Dragons, Death mages with Black Robes, etc.
And a party of a Warrior, Mage, Healer and an Archer
Again i love the style of this game.

MAKING IT SHORTER:
Simple yet Complicated Dungeon Puzzle Casual game, with beautiful OSTS but it is worth trying it, since it is not even expensive at all
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I know for the price I never should have expected much from the game but even at a price of .74, I don't feel like it's worth that. The idea is nice and it probably works better as a phone app but with mouse input that works sparadically and an endless stream of the same gameplay over and over, I don't know why anyone would want this as a computer game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
First and foremost, THIS IS MORE OF AN ACTION GAME THAN A PUZZLE GAME!

I wasn't especially excited when I got this game, but I thought it could be fun. It was true, but only for something like 10 minutes. Then it gets waaaay too repetitive, even with the changes through the stages.

Maybe it's just me, but the game is way too hectic. Although it doesn't seem to have any major flaws, it's just no fun. I like my puzzle games a bit more relaxed. You're just end up dragging spheres and diamonds around almost aimlessly. THAT'S BASICALLY ALL YOU'LL EVER DO, OVER AND OVER. And sometimes there's a lot going on on the board and you can't move things around properly. Also, dragging things around is not as smooth a task as it should be.

Some other things that bugged me:
- You're always in such a hurry that it's easy to forget you have skills to use.
- Each battle takes way too much time.
- You should be able to keep better track of the enemy's HP.
- I didn't get the achievement for reaching stage 7, although I got the one for stage 15.

I didn't like the game. But I think some people might. Would you like to play a fast-paced match-3 game with an RPG setting? Would you enjoy dragging pieces around a moving board, always in a hurry? If you answered yes to both questions, then go ahead and grab this. Otherwise, stay away like I should've done.
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