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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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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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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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
This is a great game with a more casual feel about it. Brilliant if you find yourself wanting to jump in and play for short periods at a time.

The game itself has a nice feel about it and looks great. One of the most amazing parts is that it was made by just one single dev. He has continued to update this game from release and many of the negative reviews reflect release bugs that have been corrected or removed now. Althought the game is not 100% perfect, the few bugs and flaws are not game-breaking and in some way add to the charm of this nice little game.

If you like tower defense games -- Give it a go.
If you like hack and slash games -- Give it a go.
If you are expecting something Diablo-esque -- Stop thinking that and give it a go!

7/10 - Great fun and the hours you can spend in this game make the pricetag well and truly worth it!
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