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 (23 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 17, 2014

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"Yes, it's Indie. Yes, it's not perfect. But it has something, it worth to give a chance to this unusual mix of many genres."
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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Heldric - The legend of the shoemaker is a game that has great potential. The king has left your kingdom and you step up to the role of a knight and defend your city. This is a different take on tower defenses, because you have a main character to take control of and wreck the enemy. Build up your city and defend it with your fellow villagers. Place defenses and buildings in between waves of attackers and upgrade those buildings to help you overcome the enemies. Not every level is the same and the enemies get progressively harder, making you have to change your strategy as you progress. I would recommend this game if you have extra cash and you like hack and slash/ tower defense games. You have both a sword as well as a bow/arrow in your arsenal, you will definitely need both to defeat the different types of enemies you face. The only negative comment I have for this are the controls for the main character in battle, it isn't as smooth as I'd want it to be, but it doesn't ruin the game. The more I play it, the more I enjoy it.

tl;dr Try it, I like it, you might too.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Soooo Il try to be short and helpful

I got this game from a friend didnt buy it,but this game left positive impresion on me.
It have mix of hack&slash and tower defence, so kind gives some freshness in style of gameplay.
Game is easy to get and fast to learn for beginners, as for some experienced players it will give them hours of good casual gaming.
Personaly I didnt encounter any glitches or bugs, game is decent , playable , enjoyable and totaly worth 9,99. It does need some polishing but my overal grade for this title is 8/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Ok it's time to put some of these crappy reviews to bed.

I have completed this game and I have actually enjoyed this game. I was reading the reviews here and was thinking, "this can't be that bad" so I was already going into this game expecting a sub par experience. I have played this game to the end, I even live streamed the entire games play through. To my surprise, this game was no where near the sub par experience that I was expecting that I saw a few people here post. As the developer has said, this isn't a hard core game meant for that sort of audience. If you are looking for the next RTS or Tower Defense game that has more features then I care to read about, then you wont find it here. If you wanna have a nice time checking out what this game has to offer as far as just PURE FUN value, then you have your self a winner. I really liked my play through and I was notified of this games bug fixes just before the holidays and complete update to change what is in the games current state.

Not many developers even go back on there single player experiences and actually fix there issues. "TOWNS anyone?" I have played an extensive amount of kick starter titles and hobby made games and this game has surpassed all of them. My opinion here people is this, if you haven't played the game and actually experienced it, then why are you writing a novel sized negetive review when you have less then an hour. Either way, the game itsef is actually really good. This game at launch had some issues, but nothing that was really serious. I even managed to do a first impressions video a long time ago on my channel show casing what it looked like and I gave the developer a really hard time about it. He took it very well and actually listened to me about my feed back.

Speaking of novel sized reviews, I am almost done. What makes this game good to me, I like how this game has evolved since I played it, "I haven't even seen the updated game yet, I will be doing a second play through". I like the idea of how you place the towers down and the platforms, and the villagers immediately know what to do. I didn't have any of the normal issues of characters walking through each other, or trying to get themselves killed in a goblin battle. The amount that you get to choose from, towers, housing, fires, even barricades finds itself with a nice balance to not over whelm the player and yet has its own ways of making you use the tools that are presented in front of you. The story is different "but different good", hes not some over powering stereo type hero. Hes a member of society that has taken stand for what his fellow towns men are going through.

This dev is very small and has done a lot of work. They are listening to all of our worries and concens and are working a LOT to keep up with our demands. I stress this again, these sort of devs are RARE and TO FEW that exist. Keep that in mind the next time you ♥♥♥♥♥ wanna troll this games dev. Good reason as to why some of these guys don't wanna help you lot when it comes to bug fixes.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Build your village, place your traps, and protect the people! ... all while upgrading your village, your traps, and spawning more people! Tons of fun and there's a really tough challenge mode that will keep you busy. Wishlist it at least so you don't forget about it and grab it on sale one day :)
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90 of 115 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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