Heldric is a unique blend of hack-n-slash, tower defense and city builder rolled into one. Build and upgrade structures to defend against waves of monsters intent on killing everyone. Fight goblins, orcs, spiders, trolls and more. Do you have what it takes to survive?
User reviews: Mixed (28 reviews) - 67% of the 28 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 17, 2014

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“Overall, Heldric - The legend of the shoemaker is a very good indie game with an excellent blend of style.”
7.9/10 – http://techraptor.net/2014/06/20/heldric-legend-shoemaker-review/

About This Game


Do you enjoy hack-n-slash but longed for a bit more? Maybe you like tower defense games but find them a bit boring? Heldric is a unique mix of the same old styles of game with a few new twists. A hack-n-slash without endless level grinding. A tower defense game with more action. A game where you don't play as an epic hero, but as a humble shoemaker who must work together with his fellow villagers to defend their home.

Build and upgrade the village quickly before the attack waves start. Each building you place adds unique abilities to not only the player's character, but your fellow villagers as well. You must choose your structures wisely, as there are only a limited amount of plots available on each map. Every villager contributes to your coin income and provides essential help in defending the town. You must help them defend against waves of monsters intent on killing everyone. Do you have what it takes to survive?


  • Build and upgrade town structures each with their own bonus effects and unlocks
  • Defend the village against monstrous waves of evil attacks of goblins, orcs, spiders, trolls and more
  • Protect the kingdom one village at a time in campaign mode
  • Randomized villagers, each with different amount of courage and weapon knowledge
  • Randomized monsters, each with different armor parts and weapons
  • Smash, kick, puncture and explode the enemy to send their corpse flying with rag-doll effects
  • Place explosive powder kegs as traps, or drop them in a group like grenades
  • Experience many rich and unique environments
  • Earn achievements from your success

Just updated with bonus holiday maps, winter mode and improved graphics!

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: WinXP, Vista, and Win7
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 With 512MB Video RAM* 1024x768 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Stereo Sound
    • Additional Notes: * Mobile graphics adapters are not supported but may work.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 4 With 1GB Video RAM* 1920x1080
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Surround Sound
    • Additional Notes: * Mobile graphics adapters are not supported but may work.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Debian, Ubuntu, Mint (and most others)
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 With 512MB Video RAM* 1024x768 or higher
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Stereo Sound
    • Additional Notes: * Requires the use of 3D accelerated drivers. Mobile graphics adapters are not supported but may work.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Debian, Ubuntu, Mint (and most others)
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 4 With 1GB Video RAM* 1920x1080
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Surround Sound
    • Additional Notes: * Requires the use of 3D accelerated drivers. Mobile graphics adapters are not supported but may work.
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
Heldric - The legend of the shoemaker is a fun game to play it also plays rather fast you can get through the first 5 levels in less than an hour of game play. The game has a Diablo like feel I also like the graphics as there appealing to me. Some of the big draw backs are the fact it is lacking replay ability and it could have a good story line for instance why am I traveling from town to town other than that is what I have to do in order to keep playing.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
I like it a good way to kick back and kill some time. As a tower defense type game its enjoyable especially if you like clicking. It could include more story elements also would have liked to have more trap options, gear and fortifications.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2015
i'm not exactly one for writeing reviews so here i so.
the graphis are old school but enjoyable.
the layout of each map is well thought and and planed for the end game
the buildings and defenses can turn the tide if well placed or ruin you if there not
the stats of each weapon and building are well thought out for there stages
the story line is intresting.
and over all it can get pretty well addictive
the only problem i've found is memory useage on older systems and a few balanceing problems where the cost of a defensive crystal doesn't seem to be worth the cost to build it on stage 1 but stage 2 is more then worth it
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94 of 120 people (78%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2014
Great concept, lot of potential, but needs a lot of work.

I know the developer said this was aimed at the casual gamer, but I think with more features it'd be a truly stand out game. Current issues as I see them are:

Quite a few bugs
Repetitive enemies / maps
Not a lot of strategy needed for building / unit posistioning
Lack of overall narrative

With a bit more polish I'd change my review to recommended in a heartbeat.
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
Heldric is a mix of several types of games. It has something of city builder, a little of tower defense and some of Hack & Slash. None of those parts is good enough to work as separate game. All of them are generally too simple and offers nothing fresh. But mix of them is not bad. This game tries to find it's own path and do it in decent way. Unfortunately there are still some bugs and game balace would be definitely better, but still it is a game worth trying. Also it's getting boring after some time, but on the other hand it's not too long.

VERDICT:
If you like Indie games you should try it. I can't ensure that you will like it, but if you want to try something little different, give it a chance.
If you don't like Indie games, you won't change your mind after this.
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