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Heroes of Steel is a tactical RPG set in a grim post-apocalyptic fantasy world. Coordinate your party of four heroes in turn-based combat and navigate a engaging world and story.
Release Date: Apr 23, 2014
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Steam Update #15 - New Reasons to Love Phalanx Shield

July 21st, 2014

If you didn't love your shield-Outlander before, now is the time to come back to Phalanx Shield and give it another go. The latest Heroes of Steel update, v2.2.9, brings unique new abilities to Vraes' second defensive Talent, Phalanx Shield. Not only do you gain consistent Parry and Armor bonuses, your leading warrior is now capable of deflecting a flat percentage of all ranged attacks! At Level 1 Phalanx Shield, Vraes turns aside a massive 18% of all ranged attacks - arrows, knives, magic!

v2.2.9 - 7/20/2014
- Improved balance of Phalanx Shield (+parry, auto-block % of ranged attacks)
- Improved balance of Stone Skin (+earth res)
- Improved triggers of waves in Siege of Gholla Outlook
- Improved balance of Nordhall Troll, added campsite to North Vault
- Fixed Quest Log issues: Excavation Site, Vlotgar at Hunting Lodge, lingering logs
- Improved Talent display on all devices, scrolling in list
- Restored Spear sales at Riven Field

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SteamFirst Reviews Heroes of Steel

July 18th, 2014

SteamFirst.come just published a great review of Heroes of Steel, sharing both its strengths and weaknesses. If you're considering picking up Heroes of Steel, this is an engaging read and will really help inform your decicion:


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About the Game

Command your party of four heroes as they fight to protect the last remnants of humanity. Born in a time of warring gods and dark powers, your four unlikely heroes embark on a grim journey set in the sprawling and immense post-apocalyptic medieval world of Steel.

It is the dawn of the Seventy First Year after the world has fallen. Four of the Thirteen Gods rose up against their creator, the All-Father, and destroyed him in a cataclysmic event. In the following years of darkness and ruin, the kingdoms of man fell in war and flame. In the final days before all was lost, under the guidance of an ancient order of druids, the survivors retreated to a mysterious underground labyrinth; the Underdeep. Now, in the Underdeep, the last remnants of humanity are scratching out a living and trying to rebuild a society, but are quickly discovering that evil has followed them beneath the surface.

Heroes of Steel is a tactical turn-based RPG in which you lead a group of four unique characters, each with their own talents, special powers, and abilities on their quest through the world of Steel. Engage in tactical combat with the ferocious, devious, and magical enemies who threaten humanity's last settlements. You must decide how to develop each character’s individual strategy in order to build a powerful and dynamic team capable of triumphing over the impossible odds. As you traverse the sprawling world of Steel, your party will face a myriad of challenges, battles, extensive mazes and fearsome enemies of all varieties.

Savor full character customization, deciding how to increase your attributes, skills, and powerful talents. Equip each of your characters with a variety of weapons, armor, and up to three mundane or magical accessories. As your party explores the dungeons, cities and crypts of the world, you will decide the overall strategy and approach your team takes. Choose between hundreds of levels of talents and thousands of combinations of equipment.

Our indie role playing games dev team is actively continuing development to make this the top RPG. We are very receptive to feedback to help Heroes be the best RPG it can be.

With full control of every turn and aspect of your four characters, you can plan every turn with exacting control. Heroes was made for fans of adventure RPGs, board games, and roguelikes. If you enjoy strategy games or tactical RPGs, you will enjoy this classic RPG.

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The Heroes of Steel Two Pack includes two copies of the game - one for you and one to gift to a friend. The second copy is at 50%! Share this awesome tactics epic with a friend today!

What's in the Box?

Heroes of Steel: Tactics RPG includes the Prologue, two major story Episodes, and three optional characters! As we continue to expand the game, new story Episodes and characters will be released to you free of charge in our weekly updates.

Prologue & Episode 1: Death's Consort
Under the shadow of Baron Arhaive, your group forms into a unified cohort.
  • 20+ new enemy types
  • 26 Dungeons
  • 2 Towns
  • Hundreds of unique weapons, items, and gear

Episode 2: The Gathering Shadow
Heading east into the territory of the Braeys Family and Baron Koda, you face off against relentless threats and growing dangers.
  • 35+ new enemies
  • 32 Dungeons
  • 6 Towns
  • Hundreds of unique weapons, items, and gear

Additional Characters
  • Selen the Rogue
  • Vincent the Sorcerer
  • Fyona the Paladin

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windos Vista, or Windows 7 / 8
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Supports OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires MS Visual Studio C++ Runtime 2012 x86

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS Version 10.6 and 10.8
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Supports OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
101 of 147 people (69%) found this review helpful
576 products in account
12 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
I applaud the Trese Brothers for their attempt at making a solid turn-based RPG, however, it unfortunately falls pretty short. This is glaringly a mobile port, without even trying to mask it—there's even sort of ads to purchase the game on iOS and Android. Usually I don't have an issue with mobile ports, but I think the transition may have perhaps affected the controls. The responsiveness of the commands is hit or miss, which is what really breaks this game for me. I won't dog the art style as I saw many people do when this was in Greenlight, because it's much better than I could do.

I'm surprised I'm the first negative reviewer, but I'm sure most players received the game for free from a Groupees bundle(as I did) and are just being grateful. Most of the positive reviewers seem to have less than 30 minutes logged—take that how you will. I'm glad I didn't pay for this, as $12 about $10 too much. 4/10
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
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1 review
13.6 hrs on record
I've been playing this game for several months on my Kindle Fire. I'm so glad it's finally on Steam. The PC version is great because you get the bigger screen, keyboard commands and quick keys, and easy zoom. The game is otherwise the same as the mobile versions. This is an enormous game which is not yet complete, and is constantly changing. I keep telling myself I will play something else but everytime there is a new update (which is very frequent, sometimes 2 per week) I have to try out the changes. There is one more character to be released, the Dueler, a warrior. To briefly describe the game: it is a turn based RPG with the standard 4 characters of warrior, cleric, thief and magician. The tactics part comes as you learn to fight the various monsters in this world and work on building your party with talents that complement and enhance each other. You can spend months just trying different character builds to see how they work and which characters they work best with. The replayability is incredible. Don't think you'll become bored by seeing the same maps over and over. The updates I mentioned often come with new bosses, new secret doors, new sidequests, new areas . . . as I mentioned before the game is constantly changing. You can play at several difficulty levels from easy to nightmare (for those gluttons for punishment). I know that other reviews will tell about the storyline plus you can read the description from the developers, so I won't go into that except to say that it is complex and very interesting. Heroes of Steel provides you so much value for your money. It is larger than many games I have bought at two or three times the price and will keep you entertained far longer.
This review has gotten too long, I need to go back to the game!

If you want to see a tutorial to learn more about gameplay go to: http://www.indiegameguides.com/Heroes-of-Steel/tutorial
Posted: April 23rd, 2014
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49 of 85 people (58%) found this review helpful
1,561 products in account
32 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
As one can deduct from the title this is a tactical fantasy role-playing game. What you can't deduct is that this game is great. I only played it for a bit and i can guarantee its fun! At the end of the day this is why we play games, isn't it ? Character design looks great, gameplay is solid and the story keeps you wanting more and more. If i wouldn't have to get up at 6 am for work i doubt i would go to sleep. This is the first game from Trese Brothers that i played, though as i understood, this guys have done a great job so far; all of their games are updated and improved constantly, and they are also pretty close with the community. Looking forward to play it more! Review is subject to additions as soon as i'll have some more to share.
Posted: April 23rd, 2014
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
238 products in account
1 review
0.4 hrs on record
First, a small admission. I'm a huge Trese Brothers fan. I've logged tons and tons of hours on this game, but it's all on my phone so I'll review the phone game here, and later when I get around to finishing my ongoing games on the phone and play on steam I'll try to update this.

Anyways, this is definitely one of the old school style of games. What exactly does that mean? Well, it's pretty unforgiving, and at the higher difficulties it's pretty much impossible not to die. If you do, no big deal though! You can always replay your last turn or restore to the last resting point you used.

What do you get for your $12? Well, as of May 16th, 2014 you get 7 characters (2 variants of rogue, mage, and cleric and a single varient of a fighter) as well as 2 "episodes" of content. What is coming down the pipeline? 1 extra variant of the fighter class as well as 2 more episodes of content.

What exactly does all that mean? Each character has a totally different skill set, strengths, and strategies. For example, the two rogues play wildly different; one specializes in her bow and ranged battle while the other specializes in melee destruction. The two clerics are even more different, with one being a traditional support cleric and the other being a much more combat oriented paladin styled cleric. Each episode is made up of 2 main chapters, which are both long and challenging. I'll talk about the first episode so you can get an idea what I'm talking about. The first chapter of episode one sees you protecting a town from a Ratkin infestation and is a good solid 3-5 hours long. The second chapter of episode one finds your party undertaking a risky journey to a second village and running through a nest of lizard-men. This one lasts another 3-5 hours long. That means you can roughly expect the full 4 episodes (when they come) to last for about 12-15 hours for a single play through, and you'll want to do more than a single play through!

Now, I'm sure people will knock the game for being a port of a mobile game, but that's really not a big deal. The brothers built the game with the idea of eventually bringing it to the PC, and there are keyboard hotkeys. Not only that, but the entire game can very easily be played with the mouse. The graphics are nothing special in the realm of PC games, but if you are looking for a really fun, deep tactical RPG then you really can't go wrong with this game. On top of everything I've already covered you need to know about the Trese Brother's work ethic. They have 5 games (currently) out for Android/iPhone, and are getting ready to release a 6th. They've updated those 5 games a total of 642 times, each time is either tweaking the game in some way, adding content, or both. They are amazingly receptive to their players, if you head over to their forums (or post in the community group here) they are more than happy to chat with you and will take anything you say into consideration. I've been a Trese Brother follower for 2+ years, and have seen them passionately work on their games the entire time.
Posted: May 17th, 2014
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
231 products in account
72 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
I made a video review to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
I hope you enjoy!
Posted: May 5th, 2014
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