Dethroned! has MOBA elements mixed with RTS and tower defense genres. The player controls a hero character, builds defenses, trains troops and engages the opponent in quick intense matches. Between matches the player acquires and equips new items (for heroes) and builds combinations of them.
User reviews: Mixed (1,078 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 28, 2014

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Dethroned! is still under development and somewhat rough around the edges here and there. However, we continue to improve the game on a regular basis with new features, content updates and bug fixes. You can help us! Play the game and tell us what you think! We will be making frequent balance and gameplay updates based on community feedback and suggestions.

Currently we have the core gameplay with a variety of heroes done. Other big features coming next (not necessarily in this order) are new heroes, new maps, a lightweight quest system and cosmetic add-ons for heroes (think hats!). In addition we will be polishing the game itself, creating new items and generally balancing things for a better game experience.

You can play Dethroned! right away for free. We also offer a special Early Access pack for a limited time that unlocks all current heroes plus all the paid future content, including all the heroes that we will ever add!”
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June 24

To the players of Dethroned!

Despite our best efforts we couldn’t secure financing for continuing the development of Dethroned!

Because of this we’re in the process of removing the Supporter Pack DLC from the store. In addition all the payment options in the game itself will be made non-functional during the next few days.

We thank the community for the great support Dethroned! got during it’s run on Steam, especially everyone who gave to the development as customers, players and commentators.

Servers running the game will be kept up until money runs out.

Q&A

Q: Will there be any more updates, like heroes, to the game?
A: No, unless we get funding for that.

Q: How long will the servers be up?
A: Unknown, several weeks is an educated guess.

Q: What happens when the servers go down?
A: Bearded server guy is working on a dedicated server software so those who want can run the server themselves. Release date for this is unknown.

Q: Will there be an option to host a game inside the Dethroned! client itself?
A: Probably no, this would be a much larger undertaking than making a dedicated server software.

Q: Will the game be open sourced if there’s no funding for it?
A: Probably not, for a variety of reasons (like the usage of third-party toolkits).

Q: Is there an upside?
A: Well, if you want to be the best ever player of Dethroned! like, forever, now is your definite chance!

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April 4

Patch 1.0.10 is now live - now with Alchemist for DLC owners!

Patch 1.0.10 is live! Here's what's in it:

- NEW HERO: ALCHEMIST is now available to DLC owners! The alchemist is a hero that combines three ingredients to make potions, then throws them at the ground for friends or foes to pick up. Although alchemists' base damage is low, they have a lot of room for creative play by using all the potion combinations wisely!

- Matchmaking is back to 1v1! Having team games as the default mode didn't produce desired results so we're rolling back! The matchmaker should still make better matchups than the old 1v1 matchmaking. Team games are still of course available in custom games.

- Speed potion has been significantly buffed.

- Fixed some issues with joining games that lead to game getting stuck in loading screen.

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About This Game

Dethroned!
A strat ’em up multiplayer game with celestial fairytale combat!

Dethroned! is an action RTS where you command a hero, gather a scruffy band of soldiers, construct defences and attack your opponent with unstoppable force! Choose a side, select a hero and head into the battle!

Features include, but are not limited to
  • Online multiplayer fights!
  • Single player mode!
  • Action, haste and intensity up to the gills!
  • Fierce player vs player stand-offs!
  • Future-retro low poly look!
  • Meat and potatoes side characters!
  • Deep and glorious hero characters!
  • Vicious helper duck!
  • A stupendous game of heart and spirit!


Dethroned! is now in Early Access and bit rough on the edges. Some things are missing or not yet in their finished form.


To do
  • Polishing everything (terrain, characters, illustrations)
  • New heroes and items
  • More locations for fighting
  • And of course bug fixes

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4350 / NVIDIA GeForce 6800 / Intel HD 3000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 512MB RAM (ATI Radeon X1600 or nVidia equivalent)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Game is incomplete and development has been discontinued since June 2014. Not sure why it's still allowed to be up under the Early Access label.
Posted: August 30
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
The game is in the early stages of development but Dethroned is already very playable. Despite missing hero skill tooltips and a few polishing details throughout, I was able to pick up and play the game very easily.The art style is really unique. Its intentionally low-poly, and looks a tad rough but it works. I really enjoyed the gameplay and I think the concept that the developers have here is spot-on. Obviously because its so early in development there’s some issues around combat and balancing, but hey, it's still a beta.
Posted: April 14
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Suprisingly fun, putting a new take on MOBA gameplay. Pretty balanced characters.
Posted: April 4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Overall
Impressed with the quality fun that can be had with this game. After the small learning curve, it's pretty entertaining.

Gameplay
Really basic fun. Balance the capture points and defend your structures while trying to get the upper-hand on the enemy. It could use some tune-ups though. It's way too easy to get snowballed if you fall slightly behind. Item balancing needs to be addressed.

UI (Menus)
Clunky, but works. There are quite a few counter-intuitive placements and layouts. Navigation is functional when you get used to it, but I feel that it's missing a lot of obvious features. Given this is still a developing game, I can see why these luxuries may have been put off and planned for the future. They aren't necessary, but help make the game feel more 'complete'.

HUD
Could use some adjustments. Mainly providing the player with easier to interpret information. It does little to warn you of things happening on the map. Some features I would like to see added:
- Small arrow on edge of screen pointing to teammate taking damage.
- Blinking red halo on mini-map when a friendly structure is being captured by the enemy.
- A sound that is played when your throne is being attacked.
Posted: April 4
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
u get to watch de ai commit suicide into your base, 11/10
Posted: April 4
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86 of 112 people (77%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Very interesting game. Theres moba element, also mixed with w3 castle fight elements and with capturing stuff idea. Theres immprovement day after day, so lags, bugs, neverending wait time and many other things are forgiven! This game has big potential. I hope, creators will lead it to the end. according to other free to play games 9/10.
Posted: March 3
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