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 (532 reviews) - 85% of the 532 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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September 17

The Braveland Trilogy is Complete!

The Braveland Trilogy is complete! Now you can get the full series with a 20% discount or recommend it to your friends. More than 15 hours of addictive story-based gameplay await you!

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September 16

Steam Cloud is available!

Along with the launch of Braveland Pirate we have prepared an update to the first book of Braveland. We have implemented support for Steam Cloud Save as well as the other minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

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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

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Cute little turn based tactical game. Fairly basic tactics and quite repetetive but it's fairly brief and it warranted getting to the end. There's a little scope for varying your army build, you basically get 15 points with each unit type being worth from 1 to 5, and there being 7 units to choose from once you've unlocked them all. Over the course of the game as you level up you can purchase extra forces, and basic items that improve your skills. Again this is very simplified and you may as well just buy the most expensive (i.e. best) stuff. I found the heaviest tank unit to be woefully underpowered compared to the crossbow unit, especially with the power up triple shot action that the crossbow guys have, and the tank is also very slow, and can be tricky to position to get the best from his power up skill of attacking all surrounding hexes.

I'm pointing out what could be considered flaws here but I did enjoy playing it, and it was never intended to be a heavy thinking game anyway. The quick battles are neat and the constant stream of new stuff being just a few minutes away keeps you interested. This is a casual, easy playing game that you could easily beat over the course of a week on your lunch break.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I really enjoyed this little gem. It has a very simple concept and basic gameplay that is easy to master. It's also a game that is very easy to get all the achievements in fairly quickly. There are a few flaws but overall its a very decent game. It's also done in a cute cartoonish style which I highly enjoyed with very pleasant music. Overall, I say, pick this up and give it a whirl.

-Easy achievements
-Nice art style
-Fitting music
-Good game flow
-Nice storyline
-RPG elements mixed with RTS

-Healer is restricted to only 2 heals per "battle"
-Can't split up your units (i.e. all archers a clumped together)

-Felt a little short but still worth its price

Rating: 9.7/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Standard, straightforward strategy game with turn-based squad battles in a cartoon presentation. Choose and upgrade several units, much like Might & Magic games. Leaders can equip enhancing gear as well. Nothing groundbreaking, but it certainly does the trick and has some close encounters.
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