You were living a calm life on your farm with your father. Those times are gone. Flames have turned your house into ashes. Your father is missing. A darkness is falling over the whole country and you are setting off on a dangerous journey. This is going to be the greatest adventure of your life.
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Release Date: Dec 20, 2012

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Reviews

“There’s a plenty of complexity within this game, so boredom should be out of the question.”
4/5 – software.informer

“I found Hero of the Kingdom to ultimately be something all its own – a cross between a hidden object game, an RPG, and a point-and-click adventure – and it wasn’t at all hard to lose hours lost in its curious little world of wonders.”
Gaming-way

“All in all, Hero of the Kingdom is a charming adventure game that is well-suited for those who want to relax and take part in an epic story without having to worry about scores or time limits.”
4.5/5 – Softpedia

About This Game

Set off on a dangerous journey to save your father and the kingdom.

You were living a calm life on your small farm together with your father. One sunny day your life completely changed. Malicious bandits raided your house and burnt it to ashes. Your father is missing. A darkness is falling over the whole country and you are setting off on a dangerous journey to places unknown. You must overcome your fear and find your father. You won't hesitate to take the road. This is going to be the greatest adventure of your life.

  • Explore a huge beautiful country.
  • Meet dozens of people and fulfill many various quests.
  • Collect herbs, hunt for animals, and go fishing.
  • Find hundreds of scattered hidden items.
  • Reach up to 38 achievements.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB, DirectX 9.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse or touch control
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB, OpenGL 2.0
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Steam compatible Linux distribution
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB, OpenGL 2.0
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
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w_a_master
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I practically never play games of this genre but Hero of the Kingdom was a pleasant surprise - beautiful graphics and simple, relaxed game mechanics actually made this a very enjoyable experience. The story is nothing spectacular but it serves its purpose and wasn't bad - it helped keep me interested and invested from start to finish.
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MeowQueen
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
One of the best indie game I have ever played, well worth every penny spent.
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Vinnie
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I've stumbled upon the sequel of this game a while ago and I was in awe. I enjoyed it very much, and I'm happy to say that this game is as well-made as its second part. Indie game gold, that combines hidden object mechanics with rpg-like questing adventure game. I highly recommend it.
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Dueling Banjos
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This is a fun and relaxing game where you follow a young boy on his quest to find his dad after some bandits burned down your farm. On the way you will help others and get rewarded with gold and knowledge, that help you gather and use the resources of the land. On the way you will become the Hero the Kingdom needs.

Its a basic click and point game, but it has a nice charm to it. It reminds me a lot of how I saw on adventure and heroes growing up. I played Hero of the Kingdom II before I got my hands on Hero of the Kingdom and its about the same game. Since I liked the Hero of the Kingdom II I was happy. I played for 4 hours and got all the achievements. Pick it up if you want a game that everyone with a basic knowledge of english can enjoy. Only negativ is that the last few eggs and mushrooms are hard to find, so I spent about half an hour on that.
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mkpw
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
I would say it's not a game, it's some kind of interactive animation. But, well, it's not animated. And it's also not interactive...
This game has nothing in common with RPG genre (perhaps except the storyline, from zero to hero, which is often associated with RPGs). There is no character created by player and player has de facto no infuance of its further development. Story is 100% linear and you have literally zero options to choose, except skipping the whole game if you want to skip any particular task. Dialogues means just clicking and confirming predefined statements.
In fact (from game's mechanics point of view) it's just casual economical game, based on simple rules of collecting and exchanging resources. It has even graphics similar to Settlers. But you cannot lost here. Even the battles cannot be lost! To join the fight you need to provide a specific number of resources (soldiers, tools, weapons, healing potions etc.). Encountered enemies will wait for you until you have all you need to start a fight and automatically win.
HotK is about 3,5h of gameplay (don't be mistaken by my 7h hours caused by idling scripts). Replayability factor equals zero due to linear story mentioned above.
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Razonix
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
This game can be a bit confusing and even boring at the beggining but after you play for a while and start to figure out how the mechanics goes it can surely become very interesting. The story itself is pretty classic, there's not exceptional to be added. Either way, it's enough to keep you motivated to carry on. As for the gameplay, I guess I'd call it a "resource manager RPG", especially because most of the time you need to go after this or after that in order to complete the given quests that are required to advance further on the story. The graphics are ok and the soundtrack can get old after a while so it's not a bad idea to have your own playlist available. There're also the trading cards and the achievements, so it's needless to say that it brings some added value. Overall, if you enjoy the casual genre, this title is for you.
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stylez
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
It's a mundane, cliche story about a rags to hero kid who defeats the big bad Dark Lord (who uses dark magic, and has a dark voice). There's no challenge or skill involved. It's effectively a glorified storybook where you click a bunch of things to make the story happen, with lots of extra clicks thrown in, between the story bits, in order to artificially inflate the play time.

It's not poorly made, but it's not really a great product either.
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Mimming
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Good:
- Actually pretty fun
- Graphics are real nice, and as simple as they need to be
- Not too grindy at all, but not easy enough to be boring
- Cheap

Bad:
- Not really long, 100% achievements in 3.5 hours without a guide
- Story is boring, so I skipped all dialogue (personal opinion, nothing against the game)
- Not really an overview of what the point is or where I'm aiming for. Sort of just have to go with the game without a clue (probably a fault of me not following the story)

Overall:
Honestly? This game was a lot better than I was giving it credit for. If the developer can take the great parts of this game, which is most of it, and turn it into better experiences with higher budgets, they really could see a lot of success.
It's worth your time and money

8/10
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Dj Stanki
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
First point and click game that i ever played and def not my last. Very well put together and worth the money.
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Ninelives
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Fun, simple but interesting story :). Relaxing playthrough, but still relatively engaging storyline and interesting characters. Enjoyable minor strategy/trading elements. 5 hours completion times, all achievements included.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Product received for free
A casual clicker game that can be beaten in under 4 hours, you just click and collect everything you can, remember where to get things until you have everything, then you sell for gold to get what you need to progress. A fun quick game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
I would say it's not a game, it's some kind of interactive animation. But, well, it's not animated. And it's also not interactive...
This game has nothing in common with RPG genre (perhaps except the storyline, from zero to hero, which is often associated with RPGs). There is no character created by player and player has de facto no infuance of its further development. Story is 100% linear and you have literally zero options to choose, except skipping the whole game if you want to skip any particular task. Dialogues means just clicking and confirming predefined statements.
In fact (from game's mechanics point of view) it's just casual economical game, based on simple rules of collecting and exchanging resources. It has even graphics similar to Settlers. But you cannot lost here. Even the battles cannot be lost! To join the fight you need to provide a specific number of resources (soldiers, tools, weapons, healing potions etc.). Encountered enemies will wait for you until you have all you need to start a fight and automatically win.
HotK is about 3,5h of gameplay (don't be mistaken by my 7h hours caused by idling scripts). Replayability factor equals zero due to linear story mentioned above.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
117 of 133 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
I'm so glad I played this. After becoming a CSGO/DotA Addict, THIS GAME re-kindled my love/passions for gaming..

+ Amazing Story
+ Amazing Soundtrack
+ Non-Linear gameplay
+ It's not frustating, not extremely challenging
+ Relaxing, Casual, Fun
+ It's everything I want in a game. A game should be fun to play, something which you look forward to, which excites you even after a dull and tiring day.

- It's a little slow sometimes.

Rating: 9/10

If you're in my friends list and can't afford this game, i'll give you some bucks to buy this. BUT please do buy this game.
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126 of 153 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
This game was suprisingly a ton of fun. It's for a casual, laid back crowd.

Pros:
-Beautiful graphics
-Most quests were self expanatory
-Fighting style was fun, without being "overdone"
-Achievements really wern't hard to get
-When replayed, maps were the same, but differences to what was found
-Simple

Cons:
-Way too short for my taste, was hoping to dump more hours into it
-Some of the items you need "now" for a quest aren't found until way later, had me stumped quite a few times
-Achievements a bit too easy
-No replayablity really.

I would recommend this game to anyone whose laid back, wants a casual game that doesn't require a lot to do. Story line is easy to follow, good for kids. I recommend the Big Fish Gaming trial to check it out, if you're on the fence and not sure.
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98 of 113 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Hero of the Kingdom
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Genre Tags: RPG; Point & Click; Casual; Adventure
  • My Overall Grade: B
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 4-6 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Hero of the Kingdom is an interesting thing. The game style blends elements of point-and-click adventure games, resource management/economy games, and role-playing games. It is extremely casual (I don’t even think you can lose) and relaxing, but also is rewarding. I can see how some people may find it monotonous, but I personally found it addictive and gratifying.

First and foremost, I want to underline the casual and simplistic nature of this game. I can appreciate an epic, immersive, huge-budget AAA title as much as the next guy; but I also really enjoy casual games for those moments when I want to get my Zen on and play something “lite.” This game is great for that kind of situation… but if you are someone who prefers the AAA epics, Hero of the Kingdom likely won’t tickle your fancy.

The game plays as a point-and-click adventure, essentially— with an inventory and a narrative. In order to progress (i.e.: complete quests) you must pass inventory checks that determine if you have enough of specific items. Thus, playing the game boils down to growing your inventory in two ways. By finding camouflaged objects on the screen and clicking on them. And by bartering with the NPCs; there are numerous profitable NPC-trading loops that can be used to make money and buy inventory items you need.

The narrative is extremely light; there are very few total lines of text. While it isn’t bad, it also is easily forgettable. But it does a good enough job creating a feeling of advancement and incentive as you complete quests. There are also a lot of well-spaced achievements (both in game and on Steam) that pop-up often to keep the game feeling rewarding as you progress through the campaign.

For those who seek more intense gaming experiences, you may find this game somewhat tedious. However, if you like tranquil, addictive games that are rewarding, there is a good chance you will enjoy Hero of the Kingdom.

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95 of 119 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
I bought this game because it looked as it had a nice calm atmosphere. Its an easy-to-get-in-to point and clicker game in a medieval fantasy setting which you will play through in a day or two. Took me 6 hours to complete, and i was achievement hunting so dont expect a long story and the replay value of the game is close to zero as its going to be exactly the same. And you cant really fail in this game, its very much story driven by a somewhat unintresting story. I had a few nice hours with it though.
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78 of 95 people (82%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2015
Do you like clicking? No, do you derive intense pleasure from pressing a mouse button and watching numbers go up, for the sake of then being able to click a few more things and have those same numbers go up even faster?

Hero of the Kingdom in almost every respect is a cleverly disguised iteration on the bizarrely addictive idle games that have been devouring souls since it was discovered people on the internet will do absolutely anything to pass time. The main change is that unlike Cookie Clicker or Candy Box, Hero of the Kingdom doesn’t run by itself and has a (mostly) definitive end, tapped together with what could almost be considered a story and some minor exploration.

Beginning on a secluded farm, you take up the mantle of the world’s premier errand boy, poking your nose into everybody’s business in the hopes they’ll set you off on another menial task they couldn’t be bothered to do themselves.Hero of the Kingdom, in everything it does, is a personification of every tedious fetch quest you’ve ever done in an RPG, stripped of everything but finding and delivering the item and then being patted on the head and told you’ve done a great service to the kingdom.

I don’t think developer Lonely Troops had any doubts about what they were making though, and have deviously engineered the perfect loop of turning mundane tasks into accomplishments. Thanks are given for every small deed you perform, unimportant numbers are always going up, and the achievements pour out like candy letting you know no matter how simple the job, you did a damn fine job clicking your way through it!

And then before you know you’ve constructed a profitable trading cycle, picked the country clean of mushrooms, and risen up in the ranks to where no one would dare refuse your prying questions. Hero of the Kingdom would almost feel nefarious if it didn’t have a clear ending, so adept is it at roping you in and making it feel as if the entire game isn’t just cleverly disguised busywork requiring no skill and barely any effort.

But for something that is fine letting you go after a few hours, I was fine indulging Hero of the Kingdom and its exploitation of a basic human need for self gratification. I don’t think it’s a good game, but it’s an easy way to waste some time that won’t hold you hostage past the point of some mindless fun (for lack of a better word).

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59 of 72 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2014
I just finished Hero of the Kingdom (2.5 hours, give or take). It's a very unique game. Basically you're presented a top-down isometric screen that looks a little bit like Age of Empires 2 or HoMM3 or something. You click through text prompts on the screen in a sort of combination text adventure and hidden object game. You become a hero of your kingdom by moving through screens and helping people out. Maybe someone lost their son, so you hidden object find him. Nothing is difficult, it'll just be like you see a patch of mushrooms, and you click it so you get mushrooms added to your inventory. Or you are on your boat and click a barrel underwater to salvage it. So not really hidden object, more like click-to-acquire. Maybe a farmer needs someone to go to town to sell his flour, so you get flour, click to switch screens to the town, and sell the flour to a merchant. Your inventory has dozens of different types of commodities that you manage, flowers, eggs, swords, handymen, antlers, pearls, etc. Across the world various merchants buy and sell various commodities. There's no actual difficulty in that it seems like it's impossible to make a bad transaction. If you just keep buying and selling stuff and foraging and fishing and hunting you'll eventually get enough of what you need or enough money to buy what you need. I really can't compare it to any other game I've ever played. I had a fun time playing through it. I guess I wasn't really playing. Just kind of clicking everywhere.

I also laughed every time I'd go into some big climactic battle and my guy would be like "We scored a crushing victory over the Dark Goblins. Oh and all of my soldiers died. We will miss them." and then -10 soldiers in my inventory. Hahaha. Made them feel very disposable.

One flaw: The game autosaves and when you beat the game it erases your saves, meaning that if you want to get all the achievements you should do so BEFORE fighting the last boss (the last boss is clearly marked and identified).
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49 of 59 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
This is a nice little surprise for me. A cute and simple little game. It was fun from start to finish until i got all the achievements. This is more like a point & click game, but it has rpg and hidden object elements in it too. Oh that last mushroom...
Your house has been burned and your father disappeared. You're going on a journey to find him. Collect flowers, mushrooms, fish, hunt the animals, help the ghosts, search for treasure, do quests and of course fight until you become a hero of the kingdom.
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94 of 133 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
At first glance your average gamer might dismiss Hero of the Kingdom as an oddity, a curious game with minimal feedback and graphics and could be considered a time-filler, a placeholder title to play in between longer and more involved gaming sessions. To do so would be a disservice to the gamer and to Hero of the Kingdom, as there is a lot more under the surface than what first appears, and through the course of a short story, you will become, the Hero of the Kingdom.

If you enjoy your gaming more casual, and less intense, Hero of the Kingdom definitely has a lot to offer. The game interface is simple and intuitive, and yet it is also never obtrusive. All gameplay is directed by mouse clicks. The action takes place on simple overhead maps, and your mouse clicks naturally will flow as the story and the gameplay layers on.

The complexity of Hero of the Kingdom comes in its economy and the use of selling items of value or to trade for items of usefullness. Should your character require to pass a bridge that is broken, they may need to sell unrequired items to obtain the help, rope and other necessities to move further on. You will gain skills such as fishing and hunting, with simple mouse clicks taking all guess work out of the equation. You either have the equipment to do the task, or you don't. There really is no challenge here.

This laid back notion is continued with the minimal music and sound effects. Both are equally pleasing, but ultimately forgettable. There is nothing about the game, from the gameplay, to the audio, that really stands out. It is all as inoffensive and flavorless as can be possible.

In many ways, Hero of the Kingdom feels like a slightly improved Facebook game, without the social interaction. Certainly the gameplay harkens back to that mindset, and without any kind of graphical flourish, could easily be mistaken as one. Where it succeeds is that it layers on additional systems through hunting, fishing and flower collecting, while telling a simple story about a long forgotten evil that is uniting various minion cliches in order to hunt down the good people of the kingdom.

Hero of the Kingdom is a fun diversion that requires so little of your attention and so little of the gamer that one could forget that they were actually playing a game here and not an interactive click-a-thon. There is enough gameplay here to recommend to the casual gamer but only to this subset of gamer might there be some enjoyment found.

Hero of the Kingdom is by no means a bad game, in fact, I rather enjoyed my short four hour journey. But there are a great many alternatives for your gaming dollar that demand more from the gamer, and the gamer should demand more from the creator. Hero of the Kingdom wouldn't be out of place being hosted for free on some website, perhaps with a banner ad - there just isn't enough gameplay to fully justify a purchase.

5/10.
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