Hatch & Slay is a simple 2D hack & slay survival game located in a tropical environment. It’s about the initiation ceremony of a freshly hatched Varaz - a humanoid lizard race - who has to fight his way out of the dangerous jungle.
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Positive (8 reviews) - 87% of the 8 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 22, 2015

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April 19

Added Steam Achievements and Trading Cards!

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we recently added steam achievements and trading cards to our game. Good luck collecting them all :)

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About This Game


Hatch & Slay is a simple 2D hack & slay survival game located in a tropical environment. It’s about the initiation ceremony of a freshly hatched Varaz - a humanoid lizard race - who has to fight his way out of the dangerous jungle.

The controls are very easy to use. Through clicking you can either move the character on the screen or attack incoming enemies. In addition to that there are also four skills with a cooldown assisting you in battle. The goal is, obviously, to survive and to maximize your score.

The Game Is Developed With Unity 3d.

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The character is a joung Varaz - a humanoid lizard race. He just hatched in the jungle and then has to fight his way out. In the beginning he has just a bone for his defense. During the game he can collect new blunt weapons and some kind of primitive armor.

the Skills

There are four skills assisting the character in battle. The skills can be activated by pressing the correspondent buttons or by hitting the hotkey on the keyboard (1-4).

Slice and Dice
The character lashes about and does some serious damage to all the enemies close to him.

War Cry
The character screams so loudly, that all enemies on the screen get afraid and are paralyzed for a short moment.

Heal
The character gets in touch with his primal instincts and focuses his mind on inner healing for a short time. This regenerates his health.

Earthquake
The character jumps up and when coming down smashes his weapon so hard on the ground, that every enemie on the screen is killed.

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Hatch & Slay has much to offer:
  • a fast-paced, action-driven gameplay
  • funny comic violence
  • a fantastic overview map showing the different levels
  • 10 different levels located in a jungle environment
  • an endless level with online ranking
  • 6 different types of enemies
  • one boss type enemy
  • unlockable weapons and armor for the character
  • customization options for the character
  • all in beautifully handcrafted 2D graphics

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 560 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work
    • Storage: 560 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work
    • Storage: 560 MB available space
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TheSlayersMistery
1.8 hrs
Posted: July 12
as i was playing i was thinking that the game needed some tweaks and it would be better as of the moment of writing the rewiew i think that this is almost like a mobile phone port because as i see it would be easier to play on an android or iphone
after completing the first level on 1 star!!! got an egg that gave me a weapon then noticed infinity symbol started it unlocked all abilities and after dying in about a minute got 4 eggs got some stuff then completed 2nd map and then it was just starting to get boring the same thing just click and click that is the game

Gameplay 2.5/10
Story 4/10 (well they tried something)
Enjoyment 3/10 (at first i was interested then it interest disapeared)
Overall 3/10
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SwagsMcmuffin
1.2 hrs
Posted: July 11
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME

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Butch
0.1 hrs
Posted: April 8
A person who asks money for this game is insane.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Sadly, I'm going to have to give this game a thumbs down. I wanted to recommend it, but the negatives just outwayed the positives here.

The main positive is that it is very cheap to try out. The main negative is that it becomes very tedious too quickly so that the fun of playing it doesn't last very long.

The game in concept is great; you play a dinosaur hatched into the cruel, prehistoric, dog-eat-dog world and you must fight your way through hordes of aggressive dinos, beasts, bugs, and plants in order to survive. This would be a perfectly satisfying theme in the classic hack-and-slash genre, however this is not a classic hack-and-slash game, it is a hack-and-slash-and-clicker hybrid. And unfortunately the mechanics required to make a game of that genre work well just weren't implemented within this game.

As a clicker you must click every attack as fast as you can to take enemies down before they take you down. As a hack-and-slasher you are swarmed by many monsters and must manuever yourself optimally on the playing field to tactically dole out damage while also avoiding as much damage as you can. If you click on a monster you attack it, and if you click on the ground you move to that spot. It is physically very strenuous, however, to click at the highest rate possible whilst also trying to click on the exact right spot on the screen. It is made even more difficult when the monsters' hit boxes are clipped exceptionally close to their sprites, the tall bird with the skinny legs I almost always had problems hitting even if I was clicking very close to the leg or neck but not actually upon it. There are item upgrades to improve accuracy ever so slightly, but I found the starting hitboxes especially frustrating.

I also found that my character tended to drift to the top of the screen while playing because as I attacked monsters I seemingly kept clicking the ground behind them if my cursor moved the slightest bit, which would caused my character to move rather than attack. I think if movement was, perhaps, a key based action and the mouse was solely used for attack, that I would have had more control over my character.

Another rather annyoing aspect of game play is that your character moves very slowly on the playing field itself. The object of each level is to kill monsters at the fastest rate possible, however you move so slowly around the screen that it interferes with your ability to attack and kill monsters quickly enough to earn the three-star rating of each level. Also the enemies that have special attacks, like the ground worm which tunnels underneath your character, are almost impossible to avoid unless you happened to already be moving before the "incoming attack" indicator appears on the screen. And while there are stat items to improve mobility, there isn't a very good chance that you will acquire one before having to repeat many levels over and over again.

Also, you would probably only be able to play this game in short intervals as there is no auto-attack offered with this game either. Many clicker games have powerups or acquired items which allow for a set dps to be maintained after having played for a while allowing for short rests between frantic clicking, but I have not found any such feature available: no friends join you, no auto-dps skills you can activate on cooldown, no items to maintain damage while you aren't clicking. If you want to play, you have to be clicking and to keep on clicking (unless you use a third-party auto clicker program, which I do not, as it defeats the point of playing the game to begin with) until you develope carpal tunnel syndrome. Each level adds an additional 50 monsters to chew through, and I found even with a freshly rested wrist, that I simply didn't have the stamina to make it through the highest level waves.

What else is needed to make a hack-and-slash monster slaughter more satisfing? Skills and powerup items, of course. As far as the skills go in the game there are four to unlock and each is associated with a hot-key. They work well and don't have terrible cooldown times, and it is learning to use these skills at the right time which is crucial for making it through the higher levels. These four skills enhance the game play well enough and are executed well in the game design.

The item system, however, leaves something to be desired. One acquires items from hatching eggs inbetween levels, and the eggs are obtained by killing monsters during the levels. Nothing wrong with that, except that there is only a 1 in 5 chance that the egg you break open will have anything inside. If it does, it is a random item from any of the item categories: weapons, specific slotted armors, and cosmetics, which can boost stats and/or change the look of your character. Now there is a finite number of items to obtain in the game, and I suppose this system was used so that players could feel like they acquired more items the more they played, but at the same time they wouldn't acquire all the items in the game right away. The main problem with this is, people don't like the letdown of receiving nothing when they open an egg. It would have been better to implement some kind of a currency system, like getting gold from the dud eggs, which could be used to purchase the cosmetic items, but also having a 1 in 5 chance of getting a stat item from every egg. At least then people wouldn't be quite as disappointed after opening 15 eggs in a row that contained no item.

To sum up, this is kind of an experimental game genre, and I don't think, conceptually, it is a bad one. However, all the necessary elements were not there to make this entry an enjoyable game. With a few tweeks, I would probably change my rating, but at the very least, I rather hope the developers try to make another game of this type but consider what is really needed to make the genre work as a whole.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
A short, simple and moderately sweet little...well, "hack 'n' slay"-style game, oddly enough...which will in any case ensure that you won't wank for a week. Think of it as a "clicker" game with movement and a tiny bit more skill/reflexes/strategy required (though you'll occasionally use your other hand also, to hit hot keys).

Hey, it's no great shakes, but it's certainly cute 'n' fun enough in small bursts, and a nice change of pace from all the more "serious" games out there. Nothing wrong with the price, either, but if you're going to bring anything approximating expectations to the table, you may want to wait for a sale.

Verdict: 7.5/10.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
This game is really annoying to play without an auto-clicker.

Even with an auto-clicker, it's a bit lame because when you get rewards, they only have a 1 in 5 chance of actually giving you something. This is the only way to get upgrades for your character, and it's not fun.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
a game that should never had past the steam checks
this is a piece that is more on its place on a flash game site than a payed game
its lame its repeditive
nonsence story line
and low care charachters
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Hatch and Slay is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- it has a good price
- it has trading cards
- it is indie & casual
- it has action

Enjoy!
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
5.3/10 - A Clicking Marathon!

Pretty spunky Hack N Slash game; take the role of a dinosaur and beat up other dinosaurs and bird-like creatures. It's actually pretty satisfying and keeps your attention until you burn out your wrist!

The whole game revolves around clicking the mouse so gameplay does get old relatively fast, and makes you expend quite a bit of effort. No achievements or trading cards. Only purchase this is you really enjoy this genre.

Worth $1; Look for on sale!

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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
A rare game in which you play as a reptile character that does not have a human face. If you want a cheap game to kill some creatures with some character customization then this is a fun one to play.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
What a piec of art's antonym
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Enjoy playing this game
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11 of 26 people (42%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
Fairly old but it still holds up well.
Fun fun fun guys ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ
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