You play a young beardless dwarf who dreams about adventures and heroic deeds. Usually dwarves have beards, but for some mystical reasons beard of our hero is not grows. So he decide to make a journey with his friend the bat to solve this problem. During the game you control a group of units each with its own specialties and features.
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Positive (43 reviews) - 83% of the 43 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 22, 2014

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“...I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything quite like Bravada. It’s a turn- and party-based tactical RPG with an incredibly light heart but some rather interesting elements...”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“...Bravada is unique title with some innovative features tucked inside it. It is a strategic, turn-based RPG that is filled with humor and epic boss fights that, surprisingly, doesn’t really feel like a turn-based title the majority of the time. Interbellum has designed an enjoyable – albeit repetitive at times – game that brings a new, and enjoyable twist to the grid-based strategy-RPG gameplay...”
Indie Game Magazine

“...Bravada is the début game from Ukraine developers Interbellum Team that features a cheery little story. It's a game like nothing I've ever played before and I rather enjoyed it. It's a tactical RPG game with turn-based battles like no other...”
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About This Game

You play a young beardless dwarf who dreams about adventures and heroic deeds. Usually dwarves have beards, but for some mystical reasons beard of our hero is not grows. So he decide to make a journey with his friend the bat to solve this problem. During the game you control a group of units each with its own specialties and features. Units can get levels and transform into other forms by your choice. Combats is turn based but fast due to clever control system.

Key features

  • Fresh battle system. It is turn based but feels like an action
  • Hundreds of units. And you can get anyone to your team (even foes)
  • Humorous plot and unique description of every game element
  • RPG-elements like inventory and unit classes
  • Units evolution and selection of specialization on every 5th level-up
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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Celeron (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any (tested on Ubuntu)
    • Processor: Intel Celeron (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
This is a very fun and addictive turn-based tactical/strategy game with RPG elements. Slay monsters, collect loot, expand your army, and replace your fallen comrades with clones of either friends or foes. And all this driven by a charming & funny story.

One of my favorite features is the ability to switch your hero's equipment on the fly without taking up a turn. Tactical strategy veterans may scoff at this, but I found it quite refreshing - and this potentially unbalancing feature is easily kept in check by your desire to go on instead of opening the inventory every turn.

Some people may get too annoyed by environmental hazards like falling rocks or collapsing ground - but they probably didn't pay attention to the warning signs you see the turn before it happens, which gives you time to move your party to a safe place. And since you have the ability to enter tactical mode and move each unit by 1 space within a single turn, it's not unfair.

The game is very good, get it!
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33 of 45 people (73%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
Game is good but short. 5 hours and you are done.
It's a bit easy near the end if you have a good setup... 3 flowers + 1 turn W bombs on hero = easy game....
But one bug that prevent you to do any actions, that occured to me 3 times, the game was running smoothly.
Definitively buy that for 5$ or less. 10$ is a bit high but if you want to play something "new" go ahead!...
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
Below you'll find both a video and written impression of the game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qi0Eesv_jY
Bravada distills classic RPG elements to it's bare essentials. Since the gameplay design is simplified, this turn based RPG can some times feel almost real time. Through it's mechanical simplicity the game strikes a balance of depth and accessibility. The game is easy to learn and understand, but when you get into it, it presents some pretty in depth gameplay. Learning how to position your squad and using your turn efficiently will be key to your success in the game.

The aesthetics and sound quality is quite good. It has a charming cartoony look with humor to match, and a fantasy based sound design to compliment it.

Though I found the game quite enjoyable, it could prove too simple for more hardcore RPG fans. Though even if you are into more hardcore RPGs, I'd still suggest taking a look at Bravada, as it is a very unique experience for any RPG fan.

Pros:
- Simple and easy to understand mechanics
- Well designed with lots of depth
- Whimsical aesthetic design that helps promote the atmosphere
- Tons of variety and experimentation potential

Cons:
- Could be too simple for more hardened RPGers
- If you didn't play efficiently through the level, it's possible to be stuck at a boss with no viable possibility of winning. (potential balance issues)
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
This cheerful strategy RPG breathes new life into an old formula with goofy humor and some modern approaches to challenge progression. The most innovative games now include some built-in ability to fail, so that you can fail in big and small ways but still find reason to continue playing, rather than old RPGs which were either far too easy or so hard they encouraged obsessive Save Game-Restore Game loops. One of Bravada's smartest decisions was to make it tolerable to lose your party members: each time one of them dies, you receive an item that can let you copy any unit you encounter, so you can replenish your army with copies of either your current army, or any foe you face. This lets you try on all the units in the game, and incentivizes a manageable amount of death within your army.

Compare this to old strategy RPGs where losing a unit in a level gave you no risk-reward; it simply meant your army was weaker. Add to that many S-RPGs would give each character a minor storyline, and you essentially had no incentive to risk units, because if they died, you lost precious characters you had grown attached to.

Bravada has several challenge innovations like this woven into a deceptively "lite" feeling game. Really great job and I look forward to more games from this developer!
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
Hilarious. Small but somewhat complex to a mind-blowing extent. I love pretty much everything about this game. The art, the story, the gameplay - it sucked me in. It felt like a true casual-clicker at first, but once you get in, oh boy, let me tell you. It's frustrating at some points, but even more rewarding when you finally beat that one single spot you couldn't pass through the whole time. I reommend playing this on hard. Beware! There is NO quicksave-feature. It's solely based on checkpoints, which made me moan in agony more than once.
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