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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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Kincaid Slices into the Scene

July 24th, 2014

Slicing into the game, Kincaid brings a new aspect to game's tactics, providing an alternative for the heavy-damage and heavy-armor Vraes.

Kincaid's strengths are in his martial prowess and his immense offensive and defensive abilities. Wielding only blades and throwing knives, Kincaid is fast, furious, and can stay standing even in the thick of group of enemies thanks to his mighty Sure Parry Talent. Among his friends, Kincaid has a unique knack for encouraging tactical coordination with his Flanking Unity Talent. He is the only character capable of hurling throwing daggers, relying on his Darting Steel Talent. Another first - Kincaid can lead your group as a Stealth character. And, his Level 18 Talent is the only melee Area of Effect Talent in the game.

Not to mention, with Kincaid now in the game, you can choose up to 16 possible group combinations.

This is a big one and helps us also close the Character Expansion Stretch goal from the Heroes of Steel KickStarter.

Kincaid is included in the price you originally paid, so enjoy!

v2.2.11 - 7/22/2014
- Dueler now available - master bladesmen combining speed and finesse; new for $1.99
- Added thrown weapons to the game - Dueler only
- New unique combat talents including Sure Parry - Dueler only
- Fixed display issue with Phalanx Shield Auto-block
- Fixed Gates of Gholla Outlook bug, duplicate weapons in shops


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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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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
107 of 153 people (70%) found this review helpful
582 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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26 of 40 people (65%) found this review helpful
9 products in account
1 review
14.6 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 86 people (57%) found this review helpful
1,566 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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
235 products in account
75 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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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2,112 products in account
2 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
I backed this on kickstarter and it is a solid game. The Trese Brothers have excellent customer service and has been very pleasant to communicate with. With that being said, I had a lot more fun playing it on my android phone than I did on the PC. It reminded me a lot about the turn-based RPGs I played while growing up. The setting actually is somewhat reminiscent of Dark Sun: Shattered Lands. Obviously being a mobile port, it is not as feature heavy. I think this is a great title for those that are new to turn-based RPGs to enter into the genre. IMO buyers considering this game should grab the android version off the Google Store instead (or both to support the devs!)
Posted: May 15th, 2014
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