Monthly Archives: August 2013 checks out Heroes of a Broken Land

Here’s what had to say:

It’s a fantastic mix of classics such as Eye of the Beholder, Dungeon Master, Heroes of Might and Magic, Wizardry and even a few modern titles such as Legend of Grimrock and other turn-based RPG’s. Fans of these classics will almost immediately fall in love with Heroes of a Broken Land and it’s classic Role-Playing feel.

Check out the full preview of Heroes of a Broken Land

Beta around the Corner

Heroes of a Broken Land is about to release its first Beta version, which is a big peronal milestone for me and the game. But what exactly does Beta mean for you?

Beta means that the core gameplay mechanics – how you fight, explore and build towns – are working, reasonably fun and mostly bug free. Numbers will change, but the underlying systems will not.

It also means that the content – level design, art, UI, etc. – are all in place and at a quality level that represents the final product, if still in need of polish.

Beta doesn’t mean is that game is finished. Not by a long shot!

There’s still tons to do, but the focus is now on polish – making what’s already there better.

I’ll be filling out any holes in content that I find, dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s so to speak. There will still be new game content – making dungeons more varied and interesting will likely be the main focus of Beta. There will also be new world events and quests added as well, but you probably won’t be seeing any new races or classes added.

It’s an exciting time for Heroes of a Broken Land!

Heroes of a Broken Land – Alpha 11.0

Heroes of a Broken Land has been updated once again!

This version should be the last update until Beta, it’s also your last chance to pre-order the game before the price goes up!

So what’s new in Alpha 11.0?  The main focus has been on the UI and making the game systems more visible to the player with tool tips and tutorials.

  • Tutorial system implemented
  • New Game intro sequence added
  • Non-human Town art updated
  • Magic items now coloured
  • Spells now show damage in description
  • New item enchantments added (elemental resistances)
  • Tooltip help for stats & attributes
  • Fix for long dungeon victory screen, now scrollable
  • Fix for ladders not properly opening
  • Save game compatibility enforced (can load 0.9.0 or newer games)
  • Typos, UI bugs and lots of minor issues fixed

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Heroes of a Broken Land – Alpha 0.10.0

A new version of Heroes of a Broken Land has been released – Alpha 0.10.0

Heroes of a Broken Land Alpha 0.10.0

Heroes of a Broken Land is getting very close to Beta, this is possibly the last Alpha version.  I’m also pleased to anounce that Heroes of a Broken Land is also available on Desura, for those of you who prefer that service.  Of course the game is always available directly from this site.

There’s a lot of good stuff in this release, I think the upgraded building art is the most noticable. There’s also a Linux build available for download.

  • Town building art updated
  • Main menu art updated (not complete)
  • Linux build available (Warning: not well tested!)
  • Fix inability to change hair colour to Red at Inn
  • Fix dungeon switches clipping camera from behind
  • Fixed bug where loading a save game in a dungeon would break the game
  • Fixed bug with starting party inventory introduced in 0.9.2
  • Improved UI consistency, still many dialogs to fix
  • Various dungeon graphics updates
  • Treasure chest graphics updated
  • Many misc. fixes and improvments
Heroes of a Broken Land Updated Building Art

Updated Building Art

Town Art Update

I’ve been teasing the new town backgrounds, and actually released the main town background in 0.9.2, but that was just a taste.  Here’s a quick look at some of the new building art:


A new version with updated town art should be out “soon”