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.
User reviews: Very Positive (597 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 14, 2013

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September 1

Turkish language added

The game now supports Turkish language. Many thanks to Hamza Altay.

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

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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shaders 1.1, 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I got this game in a bundle and originally had it in my trades list, however, I decided to give it a try because I needed a mindless, time-filler in between games. I was pleasantly surprised by Hero of the Kingdom, and was happy to have given it a chance.

If you like super casual, short, adventure games that are less action-oriented (the game's main mechanic is item/resource management), then you will enjoy this game. It is easily beatable in less than 2 hours, and within 4 hours I had farmed all of the achievements.

The aesthetics are nice - the backgrounds are well-done and the menus/feedback are non-intrusive. The music and sounds are good, adding an appropriate feel to the atmosphere. The story and pacing of the game allow for a very mindless, non-taxing gameplay experience. After playing through a lot of time-intensive, mind-numbing games, having casual alternatives like Hero o the Kingdom is always appreciated.

The controls are extremely simple, as everything is done through mouse clicks. The tutorial is quick and painless, and the learning curve is mostly minimal - the most difficult element being proper item/resource management. It is pretty challenging to actually "fail" in the game, as there are always options for you to acquire more resources, even if you find yourself suddenly depleted of everything.

Gameplay is mostly linear and follows a straightforward formula - in order for you to progress to area X, you need items Y and Z. Item Y can be obtained by either buying it directly with gold, or by harvesting and crafting components A and C, Item Z is a side-quest reward. Variations of this formula occur, but the general concept is to have the appropriate items for each mission. Any form of resource harvesting (ex: farming, hunting) requires health points (and usually some other item(s)), and you are able to accumulate an infinite amount of HP if you keep resting.

For achievement hunters, this game is pretty easy to achieve 100%, however, a large amount of time will be spent finding small objects (mushrooms, crates, etc) on the screen. I had to do this in bursts, as my eyes and brain would get tired of searching through each level.

If you want a casual, non-demanding break from your typical games, then definitely give Hero of the Kingdom a try. I've played web-based games on sites like Newgrounds and Kongregate since I was a child, and this game has similar appeal as the quality titles you can find on there.

I normally try not to mention game price in my reviews, however, I would recommend most people to wait for this one to go on sale, or at least be bundled (as it happens often).

Recommend!

Cheers,
DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
A simple RPG game..

As someone who usually is heisting a bank or hiding from a Xenomorph, this is a nice break from my usual adventures. The game is pretty simple, I'd say it has some basic resource management skills needed to play, and that's it.

The story seems pretty good, I've enjoyed it so far. And some of the sidequests are pretty interesting.
Nothing much to say for this, a nice simple game to play! I recommend it for the sale price I got it at.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Brilliant point and click rpg game, excellent story just wish the game was a bit longer. Cant wait for a sequel!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
If you need a break from over the top hour long beat on the boss till you need a bathroom break epic battles and would like to have some light hearted simple but thoroughly addicting fun check out this short but delightful detour from the Freeway of RPG action. Kind of like leaving the big city behind and losing yourself on a beautiful country road during a lazy summer day.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
A very enjoyable casual game. As long as you don't try to get all the achievements, that pixel hunting really sucks out the fun. Even though it's nothing more than clicking on things, with no strategy or puzzles, it still manages to be fun, mostly because the story is interesting. Not for those who need to prove how hardcore they are.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
I absolutely love tis game. A mix of point and click adventure, great story that leaves you wanting more every time you discover a new area. There's fishing, gathering, hunting to be done. The pacing is done extremely well.

Pro tip for beginners: When you can buy fruit from the fruit seller, make sure you spend all your available gold on fruit and backtrack to the Farmer's Wife and sell all of your fruit to her. If you do this for a while you'll be able to afford tools, food and other various items you need in the upcoming areas. One reviewer said that he barely had enough money to get to new areas but the whole point of the game is to see it from the character's perspective, he has to go between villages and barter to make a profit to continue on his journey. It's not lazy, it forces you to play the game the way it was meant to be played and not find a loophole past everything.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
This game is top of the line when it comes to games involving clicking lots of things, It is kinda neat how it tells a story through it all. But for the most part, all you're doing is memorizing where to buy/sell various items, and adding in some hidden items that you gotta find and click on as well. Music/sound/visuals are all par for the course within the price category.

If you really want a very casual game that you can click through in 3 hours, I could honestly recommend this game. However, I can't leave a positive review in good conscience for such a mind-numbing genre.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
A simple, fast, fun game. Good for a work break.
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7 of 17 people (41%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I recommend this game if you have an arch enemy here on Steam who you can gift it to. Arch enemy should enjoy the following:

- Seeing their character
- Opporunity to acquire in-game money
- Advancement in plot
- Controller support
- Friendly user interface
- Feasible dialogue

See, because this game has none of that ♥♥♥♥.

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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
A game seemingly about resource gathering and such, in which you can't gather resources except for a very few scripted places. In the tutorial the game asks you to chop down some trees with your axe to obtain wooden planks – standard stuff. But after that, the only option to get them is to BUY them – despite travelling through large forests.

The gold/inventory management is also an illusion, because you always have just enough total money to buy some required items and proceed. Even when you join the army, you have to buy your own weapons and armour. This is a capitalist's wet dream.

You basically click through the whole game and you can't deviate from the current objective or you'll get stuck with not enough money and no way to earn more (not that the game gives you such freedom anyway).

It's all just incredibly lazy. Even some visual novels seem to have more gameplay. Stay away.
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3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Hero of the Kingdom is a well made and short hidden object game. Has some money/resource management but plenty of options prevent any possible frustration. Minor challenge getting all those collectibles, but a steady pace had all achievements earned shortly after the end game.

This is my first playthrough of this genre and Hero of the Kingdom felt right, even with the vanilla title & storyline.
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4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
A simple but satisfying game. The dialogue was nice, the graphics were nice, the game mechanics were fairly linear and simple yet enjoyable. The music was repetitive that is my main complaint, otherwise I got every acheivement and look forward to the next one!
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7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
I have been trying to find my last mushroom (299/300) for the past two days. This game will drive you mad and one day I will find this mushroom. I approve. 10/10.
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4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Gread game. You should pay up to $25 for this game.
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6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Story driven hidden-item trading simulator 2013 ... really hard to write anything more,.. but it kept me playing for 6 hours.
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4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
A Gem

Despite being relatively short, with standard complete quest, get reward, rinse and repeat, this game delivers. It starts out linear but branches out as you get going.

Pros:
Tried and true formula.
Plenty of rewards.
Side quests.
Time flies by as you play.
Little that is offensive.
Inexpensive. (Even at current full price of $6.99 US, would be even more of a deal on sale or with a coupon.)

Cons:
Dated graphics.
Not terribly long (a day or two of gameplay).
Some objects are really tiny on the screen.

All in all, a very nice indie RPG.
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148.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Great Game.Love it!
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4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
A simple but somehow addicting little casual adventure game.

Overall an interesting game, i reccomend it if you find it on sale.
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Considering the simple premise (farm boy has to rescue abducted father) and very basic controls (click on things, end of list), this game should NOT be fun or compelling. But it is -- it's really fun and remarkably compelling.

This is mostly down to the sparse but efficient storytelling. Whereas most games force the player to sit through several pages of villagers babbling about their missing friends, HotK makes excellent use of summary to keep the pace smooth. It holds the player's hand, but still provides challenges.

This isn't my Game of the Year, but it's an excellent little escapade. Highly recommended, and well worth the $7 price tag.
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3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Even though the game is quite small and all I never thought I'd like it that much.
It's a very easy but still fun game that catched me immediately.
It took me around 3 hours in total to finish the game including all achievements (without any help).

For this price compared to the total game time it's quite expensive so be sure to grab it when it's on sale!
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