Free demo now available! Punishing, strategic and with a heavy focus on authenticity, Hammerheart is a hardcore roguelike set in the viking age that combines directional medieval combat with party customization and strategy mechanics.
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Sep 6, 2021
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Community feedback has been important to us from day one, and feedback from playtesters has been a major factor in driving development since we started testing in 2020. Now, Hammerheart has entered a stage at which the best way forwards is in the hands of players, with their experiences and opinions aiding our decisions as we prepare more content for the full release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Hammerheart is expected to be in Early Access until roughly December 2022.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“A run without dying in the full release version is planned to take about three times long as a run in Hammerheart's current state. Planned features include more weapons, companions and enemy types, utility items and implementation of armour, a more fleshed out narrative and more locations with visual and gameplay differences. Our roadmap can be viewed here:
https://trello.com/b/oZx63KFf/hammerheart-roadmap

Ultimately, we are driven by community feedback and many features may be changed or added depending on the experiences of Early Access players.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The gameplay mechanics and loop are in place and well-refined, and we are working on adding more length and variety to the experience with new items, characters and locations. Please see the "About This" section for details of the features in the early access build.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price is likely to increase throughout Early Access as more content is added.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Player experiences are the driving force of Hammerheart's development. They help us to decide what features to focus on and help us come up with new ideas to enrich the gameplay experience. The best place to leave feedback, ask questions and give your ideas is on our official Discord server; we love having conversations with our community and hearing what they have to say.”
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About This Game

HAMMERHEART

Punishing, strategic and with a heavy focus on authenticity, Hammerheart is a hardcore roguelike set in the viking age that combines directional medieval combat with party customization and strategy mechanics.

HARDCORE ELEMENTS

Death is forever. Should you die in battle, all of your loot and companions will be lost, and you'll start again at square one. Maps, encounters and loot are randomly generated, and mechanical variety in the weapons helps to ensure that the experience is different every time you play.

HISTORICAL AUTHENTICITY

It is the early 10th century. By this time, the Vikings have grown from small raiding parties to huge armies with the power to conquer and extort ransom from kingdoms. Hammerheart throws you into the life of an Anglo-Saxon commander tasked with leading a force into the chaos of battle against these foes. The characters, weapons and settings were crafted with an eye for historical accuracy much lacking in today's popular media.

COMMAND AND FIGHT

In Hammerheart, your life matters. You are an individual on the battlefield who can fight and die. Timing and precision are paramount to coming out of an engagement on top. However, you are not alone. Command and position your companions carefully, and fight alongside them to gain a strategic victory over your opponents. It is your responsibility to treat injuries and distribute equipment to give the members of your party the best chance of survival.

INTO THE FUTURE

We are constantly working to bring more variety, length and an impactful narrative to the experience. A link to the roadmap can be found in the links section.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Hammerheart depicts bloody medieval combat with a stylized cartoon aesthetic. Contains mild profanity and medicinal drug use.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i7-9700F CPU @ 3.00GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 6 GB available space

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