A Broken Land, shattered by the Wizards of old, the Fragments of the Old World are adrift in the Void. You must visit and restore each Fragment of the Void, only then can the World be rebuilt. However you are trapped in a crystal body, unable to act alone. Heroes of a Broken Land is a turn-based, dungeon crawling, town management RPG.
User reviews: Very Positive (60 reviews) - 88% of the 60 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 7, 2014

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"You love dungeon crawling? Town building? Multiple parties? Then try to rebuild the broken lands in this excellent game made by Winged Pixel. Good one!"

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November 14

Heros of a Broken Land Updated

Version 1.10g is now out!

This fixes a few minor bugs and also adds the ability to upgrade Golems - simply take them to an Artificer town and you can then re-spec them (for a cost!). This should make Golems more useful since you can now keep them leveled with your party.

You can also buy items in groups of 10 simply by holding the shift key when in the store.

Version 1.10g Changes

  • Golems can now be upgraded, simply bring them to any Artificer town
  • Can buy items in lots of 10 by holding shift
  • Fixed issue where Gladiator recruits were not Arena Champions
  • Fix Ice slime and Earth slime text entries, also indicate which can't be stunned?
  • Improve starting town placement on large worlds

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July 15

Minor bug fix released

Version 1.10e is now out, with two changes:

  • Fix 2 floor 3 party boss dungeons
  • Reduce buff/debuff durations at higher levels

Some boss dungeons (such as the Elemental Lords) were unbeatable due to a bug in dungeon generation, that has now been fixed.

Durations for buff and de-buff skills (Bless, Curse, etc.) have been reduced greatly at higher levels. High level curses were effectively permanent, due to extremely long durations, which was kinda silly.

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About This Game

Heroes of a Broken Land is a turn-based, dungeon crawling, town management RPG.

Explore procedurally generated worlds and dungeons with multiple parties of heroes. Ally with other towns to recruit new and more powerful heroes. Explore and loot countless dungeons on your quest to save the world.

  • First person, turn-based dungeon crawling action
  • Manage multiple 6 parties of up to 6 heroes each to explore the word
  • Manage towns, constructing buildings to upgrade your heroes and kingdom
  • Recruit heroes from the realm and turn novices into powerful adventurers
  • Each game is a unique world unto itself, with countless worlds and dungeons
  • Choose the size of your world: explore a small Fragment for quick adventure, or an enormous one for an epic quest

A Broken Land, shattered by the Wizards of old, the Fragments of the Old World are adrift in the Void. You must visit and restore each Fragment of the Void, only then can the World be rebuilt. However you are trapped in a crystal body, unable to act alone.

You must gather and recruit the many Heroes of each Fragment to act for you. You must explore each Fragment of the World. Delve into every dungeon to gather the resources and power needed to purify each Fragment. Expand your outpost to train and equip your heroes. Make allies with the other towns and settlements, convince them to join in your quest.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP with SP2 or later; Windows 7 with SP1 or later; Windows 8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
What type of game is this?

Summed up in one sentence:
Retro-looking, Eye of the Beholder-style RPG 3D dungeon-maze-crawler with lite-puzzles, with a 2D world map to roam the world, semi-strategic map gameplay, treasure/loot-hunting, base-building, exploration, and multi-party/character building,

If you like those elements in a game, then I recommend Heroes of a Broken Land.

The game has a nice, simple intro, reminds me of the intros from the old games Overlord and Realms.
It does a great job of setting the mood and tone of the game.
Bleak, depressive, like glimmering sparkles lingering in space after an epic disaster.
They look pretty, but how they got that way: just saddens; a constant reminder.

The music is excellent in relegating you to this bleak setting.

But in that glimmer, there is hope! Is there? Uh.

Basically, you create parties of adventurers and take them out to different dungeons which you must clear of monsters.
The game is very exploration-heavy. As you explore the surface world, you will encounter towns, huts, villages, dungeons, fortresses, all sorts of stuff, all sorts of random encounters, some that are text-based and you have to make some moral decision (or immoral, hahahah). Some quests will have some goal, like rescue someone, that sort of thing.

You have a main base, which starts out with just your main party-gathering building, where NPCs will go to offer to join (for a price). You can build structures to support your overall adventuring, from merchant shops, alchemists, basically, places to buy gear and items you need to equip your party. Usually, basic stuff, since all the good stuff are random drops in dungeons.

The game puts a lot of emphasis on building up parties and their characters. Everything is pretty basic and laid out.
If you've played any RPG before, then it's familiar stuff. However, I really liked the multiple-party aspect of the game.
You can spent a lot of time just messing around crafting your perfect group of heroes (up to 6 per party), and then have another "line-up" ready to go in case your "main" party gets wasted in a dungeon.

Not only that, you can take multiple parties into a dungeon, in fact, some require you have at least 2 or 3 parties with you. I wish it was possible to merge into one giant party, like a "raid" party, but you can't, and instead, they roam separately in different areas, clearing out different levels.

Still, it's cool being able to have more than one, it's like having armies at your command.
You can send one group to deal with "the big foozle" in one area, and then maybe have another party go do a quest for some villagers. You can toggle between them with ease.

All that stuff I just said.


-The music, while excellent, is repetitive. I'd love to have more tunes, more varied. It's all sweeping, piano-focused tunes, and very well done. But even so, it's repetitive.

-Not a big con, but the retro-graphics are pretty retro. My main issue with this, is I wish moving around on the main map was smoother. I don't think the party icon/movement graphics needed to look so cheap, since everything else looks good.

-Dungeons can get to be a real chore, with constant back-tracking to find right switch that opens this/that door, or wait, was it that/this door? The game's in-game dungeon map that builds as you explore is very helpful for navigating fast and helps mitigate this by showing you the switches you found, and showing which doors are now open/closed. IMMENSELY HELPFUL. But tedious running around, just the same.


-The interface is a bit clunky, and can take time to get used to (like how to equip your party members with weapons/items). Really seems harder than it needs to be, but when you realize the concept of having multiple-parties, it makes sense. You can easily accidently sell or fail to equip good items.

-Game has a bunch of settings to customize the game, so you can make it hard, easy, whatever. Tons of choices, from XP gain, strength of monsters, amount of treasure, etc. I recommend playing on easiest settings first to get a hang of the game.

-Permadeath-sort-of: once someone in your party dies, unless you have a priest that knows Raise Dead, they are permanetly dead! So you can spend a lot of time building a kick-butt character and then suddenly lose them.
If you lose all of your party, you start back at your base and can hire new heroes (you will reach of point of having multiple parties anyways).

-Be prepared to spend a lot of time in maze-like dungeons killing stuff. Some dungeons are really large, and it will wear on you. You can always just leave though.

-The developers are involved and make sure to do updates, the support is good.

Final Thoughts:
Great game, definitely recommended.
I think some people will be turned off by how "simple" it is, how it lacks detail, and the retro-look.
If you can get past that, like me, then you will get to enjoy all the depth it has underneath those things.
For me, it gave a real sense of accomplisment when clearing out a dungeon, going back, growing my party, growing my base. I think if they tried to make this too complex, the whole concept wouldn't work.

This is a rare type of game too, not too many like this around, so it's quite a novelty.


The developers were awesome enough to continue the old time-honored/fading tradition of offering A GAME DEMO.
Remember that? When demos were the thing?

That was back in the day, when developers were proud of what they crafted, and were eager to show it off their beloved work in the form of a game demo.

I think that the developer were willing to put out a demo, puts them in a very good light.
How many games have we bought, where there was no demo, and turned out the game sucked?

So don't take my word for it about this game, if you don't want to, you don't have to: go try the demo!
I hope you enjoy it and reward the developers with a purchase like I did.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Reminds me a lot of Demise/Ascension, and has even replaced it in some cases. A lot of great dungeon crawling to be had.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
this needs a tablet version pls.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
76.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Easy game to give the thumb's up to. Very enjoyable. Well worth the money.

Know that you are in for a commitment, small maps are still 25+ hours to complete.
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177 of 196 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
157.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
I originally purchased Heroes of a Broken Land (HOBL) about a year ago. In that time I've put more than 200 hours into it and now I'm ready to review the game.

HOBL combines the Civilization world map and its exploration, with first person dungeon crawling, and multiple party management familiar to RPG fans. It tacks on some light town management. I love it so much I had to wear boxers for the first three months each time I sat down to play it.

Its easy to get into, offers meaningful choices, requires good strategy, and benefits from a minimalist UI and retro aesthetic that all the kids are into these days. Like many other turn based strategy games it carries the risk that "one more turn" will mean that you'll be late for work tomorrow. Despite this risk the game plays well as a quick "cool down" from your Calls of Battlefield Honor binges right before bedtime. Its fun to play in short bursts, but can can consume your attention for many hours. The game is procedurally generated so each play through is different.

Keeping your parties equipped and trained, allying with distant towns, and running short RPG quests (which usually involve diving into one dungeon or another) presents plenty of variety to hold your interest long term.

I once emailed the developer with a support question and was pleased at the promptness of his response and his willingness to engage in conversation. Even the gift of a Steam key was unexpected and demonstrates the developer's commitment. The game has been consistently updated in the year I've been enjoying it and each patch polishes the action further.

There is a woefully-out-of-date-and-not-really-representative-of-the-final-product demo on the developer's website for interested parties. I highly recommend this game to all fans of RPGs and/or turn based strategy games.
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