Enter this crafting-driven Metroid-like game to plunge deep into your emotions. You must craft spells to defeat monsters plaguing your heart, and explore a dreamscape to unlock the skills needed to defeat your nemesis.
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Positive (10) - 80% of the 10 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 26, 2021

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About This Game

BIG UPDATE!!!


Heart Lock has been abandoned in favor of our new project, Angel Droid. This new project is an effort to completely overhaul Mind Lock and Heart Lock's combat system with a better gameplay loop. Click below and check out Angel Droid instead!



https://store.steampowered.com/app/2172150/ANGEL_DROID/



As a bonus, the graphics in Angel Droid received a massive overhaul. We believe graphics do not contribute to "good gameplay," but we acquired new talent that allowed us to significantly improve our graphics in comparison to visuals seen in Heart Lock & Mind Lock.
Don't play Heart Lock, as this game is severely out-of-date, and the Metroidvania-style does not compliment our magic crafting system.

Heart Lock Overview

Heart Lock is a concise, standalone Metroid-like game that introduces players to spellcraft, an experimental system where adventures combine elements into a wide variety of spells. While there are over 20,000 unique spells to craft, there is also plenty of loot and secrets to discover in this mazelike world.

Enter a world inside your own heart. Watch your memories come to life before you, as you come to face life struggles that may seem all too familiar.

Heart Lock is a 2D metroidvania experience that welcomes players to explore strange worlds and craft hundreds of custom spells never seen before. This game wants you to crave exploration, and to craft your way to success.


Features

Core Abilities

From the beginning of the game, players are able to perform a few core abilities: hover, dodge, and shield/deflect. We have created several more core abilities, but these will be unlocked throughout the game.

Spells

Players can craft and cast dozens of unique spells with Gems. Soon we will be adding the "Mod" socket, which allows players to attach special effects to their spells! Over time, we will improve the visuals (such as element color and texture), crafting cost, and power of all spells.

Elemental Barriers

Players will encounter Elemental Barriers that require specific spells to break. In a typical metroidvania, players are required to unlock abilities that enable them to progress. In addition to ability-driven progression, we hope to push that standard by instilling a crafting-driven progression design.

Critters

Little monsters run amuck in this world! You must craft spells powerful enough to defeat them. These critters drop Gems, Dust, and XP. Over time, each critter will be tailored to have their own unique stats, loot drops, and behaviors. Currently their combat stats are slightly imbalanced, and their AI is kinda dumb, but we will be improving this with more player feedback.

Boss

Heart Lock has one unique boss fight. A dark, mysterious manifestation haunts you. Upon defeating this boss, new gameplay modes will be unlocked.

The Pillow Fort

Relaxing as a park bench, and comforting as a campfire. The Pillow Fort gives players the means to become stronger, and customize their stats to be more effective in combat. In addition, the Pillow Fort allows players to listen to music, or even build your own pillow fort!

Loot

All around the world, players will loot various items to help them on their journey. Loot currently includes Gems, Dust, XP, and Charms. Players can equip Charms to increase their stats or movement speed.

World Traversal

As players explore, they will encounter plants that grow beneath their feet. As the game intentionally has no map, Tracking Flora was added to help players keep track of places they've already explored. It's quite pleasing to watch the world come to life around you!


What this game offers

An experience derived from Dark Souls and Super Metroid
Though Heart Lock draws inspiration from their mechanics, Heart Lock provides a lighthearted & whimsical atmosphere. We hope to offer joy in using Heart Lock's character abilities and tools.

Alternative gameplay intensities
Heart Lock is designed to be a relaxing experience, however players can unlock alternate gameplay modes to face new challenges.

An engaging spell crafting system
This is the core mechanic of Heart Lock that sets it apart from other similar games. This mechanic is so important that we have intentionally left out physical weapons. Your spells are your weapon, and you should have plenty of them to experiment with throughout your journey.

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Any modern processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any low or mid grade graphics card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Screen resolution must be set to a 16:9 resolution. If the game does not run, set your display to 1920x1080 and try again.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 1070 series or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: TBD

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