A hack and slash action adventure, set in a fantasy pixel art environment. Play solo or co-op in this adventure from bottom to top of Castle Hammerwatch. Kill hordes of enemies with varied looks and features through four unique environments with traps, hidden secrets and puzzles.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,675 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 12, 2013

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"Hammerwatch is a Fun hack and slash action adventure, set in a fantasy pixel art environment. Play solo or co-op in this dungeon crawler. "

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September 16

Hammerwatch Expansion (v1.3 - Sept 2014)

The Hammerwatch expansion is finally released, it's a completely new campaign with new achievements and also updated menus and much more, below are the specific details.


Expansion:
* Temple of the Sun - Fully new desert campaign, with new themes, bosses, challenges etc.

Achievements:
* Added several new achievements for the desert campaign
* Added one for the completion of both campaigns

Modifiers:
* Added faster (5x) mana-regen speed

Thief:
* Rebalanced a few skills
* Skills do not cost money to use
* Thiefs skills costs more to buy
* Thief hits with both daggers
* Graphics when destroying projectiles

Paladin:
* Graphics when blocking projectiles

Warlock:
* Can't destroy projectiles

Music:
* Better looping
* Crossfading between tracks

UI:
* Added some small sprites for mana drain and slow effects, over the player. So it's easier to see when running w/o effects and lights

Menus:
* Reworked several of the menus, they should all work in any of the selectable resolutions now.
* Better menu navigation
* Small help and info section, just some basic info for new players
* Added two more resolutions, one 4k and one super small
* Looked over some features, added a color switch button instead of clicking on the hero in the lobby
* Delete and Rename saved games
* Single and Multiplayer have different load menus and games are filtered
* More random backgrounds and you now see more of them, if anyone ever cared =)
* Logo is twice the resolution =)

Controls:
* Rebalanced the auto-fire

Also, check out the maps people have been doing in the Workshop section, some are quiet nice both in SP and Coop!

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August 21

Desert Expansion Beta

There's now the possibility to beta test the desert campaign and some tweaks for the upcoming patch, like that the Thief won't use money for his skills and hits with both his daggers, for more information, go here:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/239070/discussions/0/35221584350690979/

Make sure you read the top two notes, they are important.

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About This Game

A hack and slash action adventure, set in a fantasy pixel art environment. Play solo or co-op in this adventure from bottom to top of Castle Hammerwatch. Kill hordes of enemies with varied looks and features through four unique environments with traps, hidden secrets and puzzles.

Key Features

  • 6 different classes, with unique features and skills
  • Character development through unlocks and upgrades
  • Hard, medium and easy of course
  • Customize difficulty with several different modifiers
  • Controller support, supports various different gamepads
  • Multiplayer COOP, for up to four players, online, LAN and local
  • PC, MAC and Linux support
  • Mod and editing support, make your own levels and change other things to your liking

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Any dual core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: Any dual core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Any dual core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Very fun game, even more fun when you play with other players who are in the same chat as you such as skype, teamspeak, ect. It takes both solo skills and team skills to win in this game. So do not be disapointed if you are vanquished on the first boss. It takes times to know everything in it

8/10

eNjoy ^-^
Posted: October 9
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
Better then the new Gauntlet and half the price!
Posted: September 23
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
more Gauntlet than Gauntlet™
Posted: October 5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
At the moment of writing this I have only played about an hour of Hammerwatch, so feel free to disregard my "review" if that doesn't seem like enough to get a fair taste.

I have always disliked the control-style Hammerwatch uses, but it also implements a few nifty commands that actually makes it work rather well. It does takes a bit of getting used to - unless you're familiar with and/or comfortable with this type of controls - but you should quickly get a hang of it.

From what I've gathered this is a game about navigating a labyrinthine dungeon of numerous levels, finding secrets and solving simple puzzles, gathering money-loot and buying skill/ability upgrades, last but not least, it's all about killing hordes of beasts and other foul beings.
A keyboard-based (or controller, I think, haven't tested) hack&slash for singleplayer or co-op.

If you like the abovementioned concepts and don't mind getting lost now and again, then I'd recommend you Hammerwatch.

(If my opinion should change I'll come back and edit this - unless I forget to)
Posted: October 14
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
You didn't need those fingers anyway.
Posted: October 10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Awesome game that gets even better on multiplayer. At first glance I didn't like it, but after a few minutes I actually enjoyed it and couldn't stop playing. you gotta solve puzzles, collect money and items to boost stats, and you get to choose from around six different classes, each with different skills. In addition to the default content, you can browse the workshop for new maps, or create your own levels. Totally worth the money IMO.
Posted: September 27
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Best retro dungeon crawler.
10/10
Posted: October 4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Delightful Gauntlet-alike. Co-op a must!
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
This is a 'perfect game', the old school feel is balanced out very nicely by permissive difficulty settings that make it playable for small children and challenging for the most seasoned gamers, something which you almost never find!
The pixelated graphics don't feel clíche or forced and the whole thing feels quite natural with an extremely eddictive edge akin to games like Diablo or Torchlight.
Each of the playable characters has a very different play-style and make for at least 6 playthroughs of the vanilla campaign before trying anything on the Steam Workshop. The levels are MASSIVE and once or twice had me surprised at the scale and complexity of the labyrinths.
My only minor complaint would be the amount of back-tracking you have to do to solve some puzzles on the packaged levels but in general it's negligable. I highly recommend this game.
Posted: September 30
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Gauntlet for the modern age :D
Posted: October 14
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Great game i love it like my only son
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Awesome multiplayer, barrels of fun. The retro style gives a nice touch. Worth having.
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Gameplay : 7.5/10
Sounds : 5/10 the music make boring
Puzzle : 9/10
Overall : 8/10

i recommend this game if u want to play coop with your friend, if u play single player is a bit boring for me
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Its not often i write a review, but this deserves one. Hammerwatch is a great throwback to the old gauntlet game. Multiple classes you can play and upgrade over time, and each act provides unique challenges that get progressively harder, and sometimes trolly. activating or disabling traps may help you in some ways, while leaving you at a complete disadvantage in other ways, really making for a diverse play style. overall, this game is frustratingly excellent. its great co-op, but ive been having fun with single player. to me, its far more challenging and i enjoy that!
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Fun Gauntlet clone with a bit of background story and same multiplayer action. Recommended.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
it's gr8
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
It's like Gauntlet but not Gauntlet
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Hammerwatch is an old-school top-down co-operative dungeon crawler with a lot of charm and a lot of great design decisions.
Posted: September 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
8-bit Dark Souls.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Great game, you'll love it. Singleplayer entertained me for about an hour but it felt kind of lonely and then i went and played cooperative and didnt move from my keyboard for 3 hours. With 4 people this game is a blast, especially if they're actually smart enough to find the hidden stuff. Must buy!
Posted: October 12
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