Braveland is a turn-based game inspired by old-school strategies with hexagonal battlefield. You will start as a humble warrior's son whose village was cruelly raided and will end as talented commander of your army.
User reviews: Very Positive (412 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 17, 2014

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"Mobile port of a cartoonized turn-based strategy that's fun, simple and entertaining. Suitable for both hardcore gamers and new players."
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December 16, 2014

New unit in Survival Mode.

Hi, Bravelanders.

We've released the second book of our game - Braveland Wizard and add a brand new fighter from it in Survival Mode to Braveland - Elementalist. Try it out and prepare you for new adventures with wizardress from cold north.

List of features and fixes in Braveland:

- Elementalist from Braveland Wizard appeared in Survival Mode
- Survival Mode is more difficult now
- Health Bar Mode added in battle interface together with many other UI improvements
- Minor fixes and improvements

Braveland Wizard on Steam

Tortuga Team.

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December 7, 2014

Braveland Wizard is Out Now!

Surprise, Bravelanders!

The old school turn-based strategy game is back - welcome to Braveland Wizard! The graduate of the Academy of Magic is ready for new adventures. Her journey begins high in the mountains and passes through the southern lands, populated by orcs, ghosts, and mysterious nomads.

Visit Steam page to learn more!

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About This Game



Braveland is a turn-based game inspired by old-school strategies with hexagonal battlefield. You will start as a humble warrior's son whose village was cruelly raided and will end as talented commander of your army.

The story will take place in a hand-drawn world and cover many interesting places and characters. Various warriors will join your army - archers, scouts, healers, footmen, arbalesters and more.

  • Turn-based battles in old-school style.
  • Command your troops and defeat enemies in hand to hand battles.
  • 26 various warriors and creatures from archers to golems.
  • Three story chapters each in unique corner of the world.
  • Evolve your hero, find awesome artifacts and learn battle magic.
  • Intense boss fights at the end of each story chapter.
  • Hours of gameplay with 50 battles.
  • High definition awesome illustrated cartoon art.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, Intel HD 3000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mountain Lion 10.8 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, Intel HD 3000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, Intel HD 4000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 38 people (68%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
I wish I could post neutral on this but since I have to choose, I choose nay. But here's the good and bad.

Pros:
-Very simple
-Easy to play
-Provides mild entertainment

Cons:
-Short
-No replay value
-Limited battles, so no farming exp and gold
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Cool little turn-based strategy. Something like a mix of Heroes and a fairy tale.
I enjoyed playing it, but unfortunately there are some minor problems.

First of all, the game has absolutely no replay value. 5 hours is enough to beat the game on hard level of difficulty.
After that you don't really need nor want to play it again.

Secondly, there are limited amount of fights, so leveling system is really poorly made. Same with gold, you just can't farm and earn as much coins as you would like. For example, there is achievement to buy all skills for your units. I noticed that achievement just before the last fight with 500 gold on me. Last upgrade costs something like 1500 gold. So i had to sell one of my equipment to achieve it. Pretty stupid, isn't it?

Another problem is with AI. Computer doesn't really know what strategy means. For example it does not protect ranged units and is trying to kill my healer first, even if it would last for ever.

And well, there are not many units available unfortunately. Also absence of Dragons makes me sad :(

Anyway, it is a cheerfull game which will give you fun. The price is not so high also, but i would suggest waiting for a promotion or get it in bundle.
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Such fun little game.If you are looking for a simple turn-based strategy game then try this.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
You liked Heroes of Might & Magic? Or perhaps King's Bounty or Age of Wonders? Stripped of all city management, you basically just have the turn-based combat. Braveland takes this and adds a big, friendly smile on every creature.

It presents you a cute, classic storyline: a happy farmer boy loses his family and farm to bandits and sets out on a bold journey for revenge, but it turns out there is something more sinister going on and the happy guy wants to deal with it. He travels around and beats up the bad guys who take the hits with permanent crooked smiles on their faces. At first the dialogue attemps some meme-based humour (arrow in the knee anyone?), but they are quickly discarded for cheerful, repetitive greetings and taunts.

Travelling happens on a board with enemies, stores and events in each tile. It's linear, though you can (and should) check every branching road for bonus items, gold and experience points. Gold gets you more troops and items, experience gives small bonuses to creature stats and increases the cap on troops.

While I only played the hard mode, combats are easy for a player familiar with turn-based strategy games. Combat AI does not offer surprises in neither good nor bad ways, so it's okay. There are only 7 different types of troops to buy and around the same number of different enemies with upgraded versions of the usual ones coming later into the game. Basically all of them also smile all the time.

Why, I even lost one battle! Being vastly out-numbered, my troops collected their pocket money and gave it to me to hire more troops for another try. Happyland would have been a more appropriate name for the game.

In conclusion, Braveland would probably be a nice introduction to turn-based strategy games for children or people not acquainted with the genre. For the rest of us it's just a small snack (it lasted ~4 hours for me) that gets a dusty taste towards the end. Get it on sale.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Well, it's a simple mobile port turn based hex grid strategy rpg game (wow). It's not bad, it's not great either... do not expect much and you could find yourself having some fun. For a low price (I got it on a bundle), it's a very pleasant surprise and was nice to kill some time at work playing it (don't tell anybody). Solid little game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Recommended at a discount

This is a very easy casual turn based strategy game. If you are new to the genre then this is a game to get you started. If you are looking for something with more gameplay elements or are a veteran of the genre than you should avoid this game at all costs.

The game consists of you moving and attacking enemies on a hex based grid. Some units have special attacks that need to be recharged every so often. After every battle you are awarded gold and xp. Gold is used to buy more units or items that give you a small passive bonus to your defense or attack rating.

Achievements are also really easy and in a couple of hours you can get them all.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Braveland is a simple version of Heroes of Might and Magic for the casual player, this is a good game make no mistake here, hardcore players may feel the lack of depth but for most people it should be a really nice adventure with good gameplay, art style and a simple yet short campaign.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
If you are looking for a simple yet enjoyable turn based strategy game that can be finished in a few hours, this one is not a bad choice.
With a 75% off steam coupon or when on offer for 1.24€ its well worth it.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
A very fun relaxing game that I totally lost track of time in, then it was over and put me in a good mood afterwards. Not very difficult even on hard.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
Braveland is a turn-based strategy game which mixes the style of casual mobile and traditional tb strategy games.

Good:
Nice graphics and music. Enjoyable battles and progression. Traditional units with a little bit of a unique approach. Some good improvements to previous titles.

Bad:
Pretty much straightforward gameplay: battles cannot be replayed, grinding is not present, not enough choices. Tactical combat is not deep enough.

Overall, I recommend Braveland to anyone who wants to play a strategy game which can be played in small bursts. There is not much complexity in this game, but it definitely has a few enjoyable moments.

My Opinion:
OVERALL: 7/10
Graphics: 8/10
Gameplay: 7/10
Sound: 7/10
Replay Value: 6/10
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
For a phone flash style team tactics rpg, it's not bad. Enjoyable if you're looking for a light game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
The one word description would be: meh.

If the developers wish to change this there is one key change they could make: add cover. Ranged units pretty much just stand at the back of the map getting killed by fireballs and arrows. Pretty useless.
Another thing they should probably add is replay value (4h to finish base game)

It's simple, the graphics are nice and friendly, the dialogue is silly but not bad.

I like this game, and it pains me to have to say I do no recommend it. A future update or even DLC could change that.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Braveland is a turn-based strategylike game. We get a small linear map where you will encounter enemies and you need beat them on a classical, hexagonal battlefield. The village of our hero was robbed so he will try to get back all the resources what required for the survival of the village as winter is coming. Of course, the story dont stop there, our hero find more conspiracy behind that robbery.

This game is not long, could be finished on hard difficulty in 4hours. This game dont gets anything new to the gaming industry, not a revolutinary game. BUT...

I bought it on sale, so was only 1eur+few cents. definetly worth that price, 1/10 value of a movie ticket and twice as long entertainment.

i like to get achievements while playing and this game have some. additionaly, developers of this game are not ♥♥♥♥♥♥, they added achievements what you will get on your playthrough not like in other 4hours games where they add not understandable achievements like play game for 100hours or kill 50k enemies while you will get like 1-2k in one playthrough.

Game is very entertaining. These kind of games could be repetative after a few hours but in this case the game ends before you could have that feeling and while you progressing toward the end there will be something new in each battle: New enemies, new abilites, new troops.

achievements difficulty: 1/10
price-value ratio: 9/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Game is mix of turn-based strategy game (like HOMAM) and role-playing game elements (items form hero, new spells) to create a unique and addictive formula of 2D strategy roll over game.

Game provides a few different levels of difficulty ... I try it on hard (as always) and for this level game can be a little harder. I always got a lot of money for important stuff (like army, no items (only free stuff) ... items I buy later in game) and the difficulty of enemys also can be a little harder for the "hardest" level that game provides.

This is a one afternoon game (on hardest difficulty, better to say 3 hours game). But still enjoying and playfull and also remindes me about HOMAM III (HD I see like week ago).

I also run it on easy difficulty, and with this settings game was easy for 1 hour play. This time I got a plenty of money and buy full stuff of any stuff (even artefacts).
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
The protagonist from Braveland is so brave he doesn't even f♥♥king fight in the battles.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Braveland in short, is a strategy, turn-based game.

Fans of Heroes-Of-Might-&-Magic series will find familiarity in this game.

Think of it as a mini version, with cartoonish graphics, linear plot, slightly witty dialogue and casual gameplay.

Battles can be challenging at higher difficulties, as you have to rack your brains a bit every now and then.

Its a bit short though, and replayability value is pretty low, unless you're planning to get all the achievements.

I do hope there was more customisation and split decisions along the plot, but then again, for the low price, I would say you can't expect much.

Nevertheless, still a decent casual game, I would say 6.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Braveland is a simple mobile strategy game that was ported to PC. For the price, this game is a winner! Overall, the turn-based battles are the classic type of battles that games like “Heroes of Might & Magic” uses. It follows a linear campaign where the main character is a poor farmer who sets out to find the evil king and gets revenge for losing his village and family.

In addition, to the campaign mode, Braveland also has a survivor mode. Survivor mode provides a more challenging battle environment than the campaign mode. Also, survivor mode places healing and combat limitations on certain units so the battles get tricky as additional thinking is required to survive to the next battle.

In conclusion, Braveland is nothing of a surprise, but it a good game to both beginners of turned-based strategy games and to veterans as well. Although it does lack replay value, the simple and easy gameplay is family friendly and it provides a few hours of quick enjoyable moments.


Rating: 7.8/10 (78%)
Achievements: 21/21 (100%)
Game Done.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Art work is great.
Easy to learn and get into.
Matches are short and fast. Game a bit short overall.
Good for casuals.
Great buy if it is on SALE otherwise very pricey.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Braveland is a simple, lightweight turn based strategy in the vein of Shining Force and Final Fantasy Tactics. You play the role of the Commander of a small and motley crew of fighters seeking vengeance against an evil army that sacked your village.

The player starts with a pitchfork-weilding peasant and an archer, and eventuall unlocks 3 more melee fighters, one more archer, and a healer. The healer is also able to cast magic bolts at enemies at any range. The player's character doesn't appear in the battle directly but is able to cast attack and status effect spells during battle. The tactics are generally pretty simple. The largest force a player may bring into combat is 5 members but because there is cap on the sum of ranks of player units, the later, there is a choice as to whether to bring a lot of fast/low armor units or a smaller number of slow/heavily armored units. Despite its apparent simplicity, there is just enough depth to keep the game interesting through its campaign. The campaign isn't terribly long, with a full playthrough on Normal difficulty taking about 4 hours. Muc longer than this, and there would need to be more depth to keep the game interesting.

The graphics are pleasant, with a hand-drawn motif thant is a bit more sophisticated than the retro-throwback style so many games employ these days. The colors are bright, animations are smooth, and it is generally fairly clear what to expect from new units -- both friend and foe -- when you first enounter them. The music is well produced and fits the game's art style to a T, with a somewhat medieval/fantasy feel and a nice mellow overworld theme and battle music that conveys tension but keeps with the smooth and relaxing feel of the rest of the game.

Bottom Line: That "smooth and relaxing" feel is this game's draw. It is not a super deep prove-your-mettle-as-a-general battle/war sim. It's deep enough to be a little engaging but not so involved as to be distressing. It is a diversion for a few minutes or hours getting away from the hectic and stressful beat of real life or a soothing distraction to pass the time on a bus or in a waiting room where your undivided focus for several hours simply isn't available.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Braveland really just makes me wanna play (Heroes of Might and Magic 3)
With that said, it's still fun, it's really easy but it still has its tough moments.
I say 10/10 for what it is... I do recommend waiting till it goes on sale though.
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