The original roguelike/4X strategy game where every turn is one year of your life. Explore, find a mate, build a home, and raise a child before you die to keep your legacy going. Praised as "the offspring of Sid Meier's Civilization, Jason Rohrer's Passage, and The Legend of Zelda." 2011 IndieCade Finalist.
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Mixed (136) - 48% of the 136 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 10, 2015

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“4X strategy zoomed in to the individual and personal level. It’s my favourite Kickstarter pitch since Meriwether.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“I love finding innovative games trying out new things. Hero Generations goes far beyond just that - it's also an amazing game.”
Jon Shafer, Lead Designer - Conifer Games (Civilization V, At the Gates)

“There’s a nice balance at work between wanting to explore as much as possible without dying of old age out in the field...It’s a great approach, and it’s handled elegantly.”
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Hero Generations: ReGen Now Available!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is the original Hero Generations, released in 2015. We have an all-new remake available on Steam, which you can find by searching for Hero Generations: ReGen. ReGen is the ultimate experience for new players. The original Hero Generations remains for our existing community. If you would still like to check out the original, we've permanently reduced the retail price. Okay, you've been warned! :)

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This is the original Hero Generations, released in 2015. We have an all-new ultimate remake available on Steam, which you can find by searching for Hero Generations: ReGen! ReGen is the best experience for new players, so we recommend starting there. The original Hero Generations remains for our existing community. If you would still like to check out the original, we've permanently reduced the retail price. Okay, you've been warned!

Every Step Is 1 Year Of Life

An innovative roguelike/4X strategy game about life, legacy & love from the creator of Highgrounds. Praised as "the offspring of Sid Meier's Civilization, Jason Rohrer's Passage, and The Legend of Zelda."

In Hero Generations, each step you take is an entire year of your hero's life. You explore a procedurally generated world in search of fame and a mate to have a child with before you die. After your life ends, you take control of your child in the world you left behind, in the hope of continuing your family legacy. Each turn becomes a meaningful life decision: you can focus on building and crafting the world around you, or adventuring to far off lands to make a bigger name for yourself.

Key Features

  • Limited Lifespan and Permadeath: Each turn your hero takes = 1 year of their life.
  • Generations, Mating, and Having Children: find a mate, start a family, have a child. Then take control of that child in that same world!
  • 6 Strategic Paths and Meaningful Choices: grow in Strength, Exploration, Love, Wealth, Fame, and Wisdom.
  • City Crafting System: build great towns and morph their cultures.
  • Expansive Overworld: explore a connected grid of 6 unique worlds, each with their own unique tileset (Volcano, Desert, Island, to name a few)
  • Meaning: a surprising and thought-provoking experience, that explores themes of death, legacy, family, love, and more.
  • Gorgeous hand drawn art style.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
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