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.
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Release Date: Mar 17, 2014

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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • 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
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • 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
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Don't be fooled by the old skool hex warfare promise, this game is super shallow. One playthrough is enough for anyone, I'm sure the person who worked on the script got bored of it too. It would probably be a great game if you were like 7 years old. On the plus side it's so shallow you'll get lots of achievements.
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85 of 103 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2015
Ah, Braveland. It's hard to know what to say about it. It is not a bad game. I'm tempted to call it good. But I'm not going to do that, and I wouldn't recommend it to people.

At $4.99, Braveland seems reasonably priced. On sale, it might even sound like a steal. But you're going to get a few hours out of it, and there's nothing remarkable about those few hours.

There's nothing really awful about Braveland. The graphics are slightly unnervingly Fisher Price, but they're effective and the backgrounds look nice. There are only a few songs, and they sound competent and appropriate. The interface is fine. The mechanics are... well, balanced and kind of standard for this kind of game.

So what's the problem?

There's not much depth to the battles, and there's not much to it besides battles. You pick up a modest variety of classes, and can bring up to five with you: archers, healers, knights, scouts, etc. Their roles are fairly obvious and they do them well enough. But you can really use whatever combination you want, and the gameplay won't change much at all.

The story is... well, the dialog is spelled and formatted correctly and does tell a pretty straightforward story about soldiers, bandits, villagers and the like. No one really says anything very interesting, but the conversations are short and inoffensive. The most personality you get out of the game is that bandits are dime-a-dozen jerks, and your peasant friend is a bit of a coward. There's a hero, who doesn't actually fight, and annoys me a little to look at him strutting around the world map as though he's helping. Technically he provides stat bonuses to the rest of the team by leveling up, but he mostly just speaks for the team and collects power-ups.

There's no real replay value to the campaign, but there's a Survival mode where you can play battle to battle, losing characters and buying new ones, and see how far you get. I played around with it a little, and it might add a bit of life to the game if you wind up loving it. So, there's a bit of hope for getting more play out of the game at least.

I have played a lot of Flash games in my days, on sites like Newgrounds - RPGs, tower defense, strategy games, action, etc.. Braveland feels very much like one of those games. The look, the feel, the length, the design choices and the options the player is given. Indeed, I feel like I've played Bravelands many times already. Except usually, when I play this kind of game, it's free. Often, it's also got something more novel or fun about it.

Normally, it's probably not good to get lost in the weeds talking about free vs. paid gaming in a review like this. I guess all I'm saying is, Bravelands is a dime a dozen kind of game that you see all over the internet, and even if it's got a bit of polish and isn't awful, it's hard for me to justify anyone spending their money on it. For a few dollars more, there are lots of really unique, memorable games on Steam.

If you just want to blow through some clean and simple RPG battles for a few hours, you probably won't hate this game. If it looks like it might be really awesome, it's not. It's just not. Look at the other reviews. A lot of the positive reviews say that it's short, it's easy, there's not a lot to it, it would be good for kids, etc.. Hardly ringing endorsements. If this game were getting 1 to 10 ratings instead of Yes or No, I don't imagine they'd be all that high. Nobody really loves this game. Everyone just agrees it's okay. If you want an okay game, buy Bravelands.
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62 of 71 people (87%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2014
I'd say it's exactly what you can see on the screenshots.

Not so sure about "old school", feels more like a phone game with the on rails movement, very simple and clean interface, and it's definitely not as deadly as the old school games I remember. Playing on normal, if you walk into something too hard and lose your entire army, you get to keep the army anyway and the poor men collect some gold for you to reinforce so you can try again.

It's entertaining enough for €4, but not much more. I'd say buy it if you're bored, like this type of games and want something new. Not a must have in the game collection by any means.
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2015
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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33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
Small cartoonized game based on hard soil of "King's Bounty" and "Heroes of Might and Magic" and originally made for smartphones. Contains easy short linear campaign for wanna-be-knight with "they burned my village" motivation... and sometimes-challenging survival mode.
Is it worth buying? Well, yeah, especially if you get one of those 75-90% discount coupons. Steam cards for this game are quite high, so you have a chance to get more money than you paid. Other good thing for a game collector is simple achievements. With some basic planning and skill you can get all 21 in 1 walkthrough, which takes from you approx. 3 hours.

Overall - not of great value, not a mustbuy, but looks nice, adequately priced, and have some chances to challenge you for a short time. 8/10.

PS: I get it as present from Bear, so I'd like to thank him one more time there! Спасибо!
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32 of 47 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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.

-Very simple
-Easy to play
-Provides mild entertainment

-No replay value
-Limited battles, so no farming exp and gold
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
Fun game, but too short.

I finished the story in 5 hours and in that time I unlocked all the units and bought all the best equipment. The game was simply too short. Its slow at first, but opens up nicely once you unlock all the units, then the game ends shortly after that.
There is no grinding to earn extra gold to get better gear or more units. Its a causal game with almost no replay value.

Overall the sound quality and "cute" art, make up a nice little strategy game. Would probably be great for someone new to the turn based strategy genere, but veterans will find it lacking.

I do recommend this game at a discount price.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
If you like Heros of Might & Magic style games - you'll love this short intermission of a game. The first thing I thought of when I played: This would make a nice introductory game for those wanting to get the feel of those TBS games like Age of Wonders, HoM, Kingss Bounty etc.. It is simple, yet keeps you going. The story is just for show, as there is no development. Controls, like the game play, are very linear. Music, although repetitive, is not annoying. Adds just the right amount of ambiance. But sometimes simplicity is the key to a great game. And for $4 - it's a good addition to any startegy lovers library.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2015
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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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2014
Braveland is a very casual TBS. It's a good game to play in half hour intervals. It also provides a solid 5-7 hours of gameplay. I'd say that's a plus for the pricetag.

The game's battle system isn't very deep and it's clearly designed for casual players. Despite this, it manages to throw heavy (yet short-term) consequences for playing badly on hard mode. The game has a small element of resource management wherein the more efficient you play, the more money you get to keep. If for example you play terribly on hard mode, you'll end up earning less gold (you'll have to pay more to replenish your party). The battles are finite so you can see how this can affect you. Luckily there's a way to earn gold in case you mess up. Be warned though that the other method is pretty boring.

I went in expecting a casual experience and that's exactly what I got. The only thing I can really complain about is that window mode was not part of the option menu.

4/5. Not bad!
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Mongoloid Mike
1.2 hrs
Posted: September 3
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11.6 hrs
Posted: July 23
Fair game to pass the time and easy on the pocket. Recommend it to players who want to be introduced to the genre and game mechanics of Turn Based .
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1.5 hrs
Posted: July 5
Simply no.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: July 4
I like to take little games and spend about one hour with them and then write a short review. This is my first one!

Braveland is a cartoony little game where you (mostly) travel a linear path of battles with the option to make a few adjustments and changes to your playthrough depending on choices you make for your "squad" and "items". You have a few basic stats, (Attack, Physical Defense, Magic Defense, maybe one more?) and there are a half dozen different types of little "squad" members you have that act as units for your battles which take place on a hex-grid in a turn based format.

Braveland is an adorable little game, best suited for a quick few hours waiting at an airport or to let your son/daughter enjoy. I would argue it's a good introduction to gaming for children, because it lacks the depth or complexity that can make most games like this frustrating. Some see this as a reason not to recommend the game, and it could be, but it's also sometimes relaxing to do something completely mindless.

I wouldn't recommend buying the game at full price, you should be able to catch it on sale for $1-$2, or in some kind of indie bundle.

Have fun!
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4.6 hrs
Posted: June 27
Finished the game on hard in 4.6 hours and I got all achievements (21). Very fun game on-the-side!
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6.1 hrs
Posted: June 11
Quite boring. And stinks of superficial mobile gaming.

It is tagged as strategy, but it is too strightforward and there is very littre room for strategy or tactics.

Anyway its boring, unless you are 12 years old or brand new to gaming skip this one.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 11
Fun game that keeps you coming back. It's a nice "time filler" type game.
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Crabby Appleton
3.9 hrs
Posted: June 10
Truth be told, I have a definate prejudice against games with "cute" cartoony characters with tiny bodies and big heads. I find that I just can't take them seriously. And Braveland falls comfortably into that category. - But that's okay. At $1.99 USD, I don't have to take it seriously. I was looking for something casual and cheap and it was both. It took me 3 hours to beat it on "easy." It is vagely reminicent of Heroes of Might and Magic and of the King's Bounty series in that the Hero doesn't actually take part in the battles and the troops move around on hexes. If you have played either (or probably even if you haven't) you will catch on quickly.
The only things I didn't like were - 1- the Troop restriction that esentially forced you to keep peasants (called "Farmers") in your army throughout the game. But that turned out okay too. They aren't as worthless as in most games. And 2- the almost complete lack of re-playability. (Maybe in a couple years. I might try it again.)
At this price, it was definately worth it. I'll watch for the others to go on sale too. (But I won't pay full price.)
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Major Puddin
7.7 hrs
Posted: June 5
I want to dislike this game, I really do.
I mean, it's a mobile port, it's extremely short and simple. But still I found myself liking the short and predictable story, and sometimes witty writing. But even though it's ridiculously easy I still wont recommend it to people unless you want a simpler Heroes of Might and Magic
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