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 (251 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 17, 2014

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December 16

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

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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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
18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Such fun little game.If you are looking for a simple turn-based strategy game then try this.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
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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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Very fun short game, and theres apprently a part two, so dont worry about it being THAT short. There isnt any real challenge. Just some good old thinking needed, even then, you could screw up majorly, and still suceed.

Enjoy ^-^
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
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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21 of 38 people (55%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Braveland Review.
Total Score : 4/10
Worth paying ? : meh
Replay value : None

The best characteristics of this game are that simplifies , concentrates and executes the Might and Magic and
King's Bounty formula very well. Turn based combat, with magic on a small / medium grid map.

The game's art is good and overall productions values are correct. The execution of the game overall is good.

What's the problem with the game then?.

Well if you simplify the formula, limiting units,magic and RPG elements to the
minimum extent, you need a lot of content to keep the user playing the game.

On a tablet / mobile environment, the game has more sense than in the PC scenario,even for a casual strategy game (the lack of content is just absurd).

It took me 4.1 hours on normal, to get 90% achievements and to finish the game.

Price tag compared with other games like this, makes the final scenario score even lower.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Braveland is a turn based strategy for beginners to the genre. There is a bonus given for losing battles to encourage players to never give up. Healers are more effective as offensive casters. There is all the sheer basics that make up a TBS, but nothing more. If you are a beginner, or you want to introduce your children in to the genre, or you really want a game that is easy to max out achievements on, give it a shot. If you are looking for a solid challenge, you're simply not going to find it here.

Edit: Since my last review, I decided to play it all the way through in all the different modes. Hard mode wasn't much different than normal, but did offer a little more boosted enemy AI. Failure still pays out. Survivor mode was actually a fair challenge. Unit death is real, and you have to buy units between battles. This gets tricky, as they only offer specific units for sale between each battle. This makes healers imperative, but also puts a huge target on their head. The longer you last, the bigger bonus they will give you next time around. Survivor mode also cuts out all role play, which speeds up the game drastically. Even with survivor mode, the game simply isn't as tough as the Heroes of Might & Magic series, which I would recommend to those who found this game too easy.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
I didn't expect to enjoy that short turn-based strategy game so much. Quite simple and fun, with a lovely music and cute design.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
A very light turn based strategy game, enjoyable but leaves you wanting more. No units can lock enemies in place which makes tactical movement and positioning kind of pointless because the enemy just run past you to your back line, and even though some grid tiles have terrain/cover this in no way blocks line of sight for any ranged attacks and hence makes them redundant and makes tactical positioning even more pointless.

It is completely linear and there are no random spawning mobs to fight, so the main campaign can never be longer than 3 hrs because once you have beaten a mob it never comes back.

If you want a cute looking nice but basic turn based tactics game, which you can play with almost no thought this is for you, maybe good if you are new to the genre, but chances are you will be left wanting more.

As i say, its about 3 hrs long, so make your mind up what you think 3 hrs of moderate entertainment is worth. Far from a terrible game, but lacking in so many ways.

5/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Braveland is a turn based RPG game and in my opinion worth the 5$ because in my mind a game worth 1$/hour and i played 5.6 hours to complete it at 100%. The music is perfect but there is only 1 or 2 of them in loop. I played hard mode whole time at the begining it was really hard losing half my money to repair my armies but when you do upgrade your armies the game get easier and easier.

The graphics are 2D but with cool colors. The story is fine . This game is a one way for the mission because they are in a straigth line.

I would give it a 3.5 out of 5

Sorry if my english was bad and i hope you will enjoy this game

Melovia
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Braveland is a strategy, turn-by-turn RPG game, with alot of ressemblence to the Heroes of Might & Magic series style of combat. You can cast global spells via your rage, you can recruit units in towns, you can fight obviously and you can cast spells via your heroes. You also have advanced commands like wait and defend, etc...

The gameplay is good! The hard mode is quite challenging and I think it can only be done only with alot of strategic thoughts and taking care while spending your gold. The music is good, but it's extremely repetitive. The graphics are O.K and the animations are fairly good.

The game only takes around 4 hours to beat in hard mode with 100% achievements completed. Then again, it's only $5 USD so it's pretty fair! By the way, this game is an iOS port but I did not noitice at all while playing, good job to the devs!

The story was pretty mediocre in my opinion, not enough dialogues and a really standard story. I think the reason i've liked the game is because it really remembers me of my early gaming in strategy games.

I will recommend this game to anybody who hasn't played a strategy turn-by-turn game since a few years, but honestly this is far from being my favorite game, it's just a fun little game that doesn't take long to complete and is pretty enjoyable.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I couldn't proverbially put it down once I got into it. This simple as hell game sucks you right in with its army-building and weapon upgrading and hero developing and such. Shiny. The gameworld unravels like a scroll and the object is to go right. How simple is that? Go right! No jumping, no hidden switches, no false walls, no rule of three--none of it. Just dumb fun. But seriously. Try it. It's on sale.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Overall i recommend this game cause i had fun with it, but that doesn't mean it's a good game.
+A enjoyable game with elements of TBS & RPG.
+A casual adventure for the beginers of the genre.
+Nice warm cartoonish graphics.
+Funny story with witty remarks.
-It's quite short.
-Mobile port.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
It's a very fun, short, yet simple game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Time Played: 5 hours
100% Achievements

Braveland is turn based strategy with similarities to the Heroes of Might and Magic series. While somewhat simplistic for the genre, it still presents solid gameplay and tactical decision making. The game is set on a fairly linear path with the entire game being completed in under 5 hours.

Pros:
-Cartoony artwork
-Fun gameplay

Cons:
-Felt optimized for touchscreen (port?)
-Upgrades were somewhat simplistic
-Short game

Final Verdict:
Get it on sale
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
A fun little turn-based strategy game! It's simple, easy, and very fun to play. The simplicity also means though that there aren't really any interesting or hard choices to make; the gameplay is very directed and straightforward. As of this review (July 2014) there is only "Book 1" finished, which for me was about 5 hours of play. The graphics and sound are enjoyable, there is some neat references and humor to be found, but the story is quite basic.

I'm a fan of these HoMM- style games so I found this worth my money and time.
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