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.
User reviews: Positive (23 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 22, 2014
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"Bravada is turn based. It requires strategic thinking. Since it follows the story of a dwarf on a quest to grow a beard, it's also an adventure game..."
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October 24

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Bravada is available with 30% discount for a limited time. Don't miss that opportunity.
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October 16

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Reviews

“...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

System Requirements

PC
Mac
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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
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!
Posted: October 24
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Light tactics with a one way scrolling mechanic that keeps things exiting. There's an amazing amount of charm and polish. Very Nice!
Posted: October 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
One of the most charming and addictive hidden gems on Steam.

It is GOOD ♥
Posted: October 16
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
The concept is great, the character progression is fun, but the randomness of stupid elements like "falling rocks" make this game suck real bad.

Real bad.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Fun, and kind of funny. However, it's pretty hard, and the English translation is ... well, I'll just say it clearly wasn't written by a native English speaker and leave it at that. It's definitely not a bad game, it just could have really used a team behind it to polish up the gameplay and script.
Posted: October 8
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
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!...
Posted: August 24
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 7
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
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)
Posted: September 8
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Just wanted to check it out, so I started playing at 8PM. A bit later I realize I really should go to bed and hours just disappeared. Great game, unique concept, deeper than it looks at first glance. I get a bit of a Puzzle Quest feel out of this, I love it!
Posted: August 28
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
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!
Posted: September 1
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
A charming, cheesy, and challenging turn based RPG-kinda-sorta.

Addictive.

Worth a buy.
Posted: September 2
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.9 hrs on record
It is so good, that you even start to enjoy it's decadent humour and art style.
Posted: September 3
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Very funny and addicted game , would like a co-op mode ?
Posted: September 12
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
A great game with original gameplay, I'm not sure if there is any other game with similar mechanic.

There is a huge variety of units and you can recruit almost any of them.
Posted: September 5
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Nice casual and fun to play. I really enjoyed it. A bit short. Nice artwork and sounds. You get really excited when it comes to promoting your units. Some parts were challenging. Some were relaxing. In the end I do not regret any moment spent with Bravada. Cheers!
Posted: August 26
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Beauty is skin deep and so is Bravada. Screenshots do not give this game justice, it may not look much on its surface, but deep down is an addicitve, fun and very challenging game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8DDh4qwqIw

Once you grasp the mechanics it's like a gust of wind hitting you in the face and the game opens up with endless possibilities. It's superb it really is! - Why are you reading this? just get it now!

Bravada was chosen as Best RPG/Adventure on Intel LevelUP Contest 2014 and will be presented at PAX East 2014.
Posted: August 26
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