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Vertical Drop Heroes HD
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Dec 19, 2013 @ 8:14pm
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NOW AVAILABLE ON GOG!
AVAILABLE ON GOG AND HUMBLE BUNDLE SOON!
Description
Release date: Early 2014
Vertical Drop Heroes is a procedural platformer RPG hybrid with roguelike elements, where your hero adventures through randomly generated stages. Armed with a variety of skills and traits, you must use your cunning and reflexes to survive the dangers of each stage, until you face the final boss and uncover the truth behind the game!

AVAILABLE SOON ON GOG AND THE HUMBLE STORE FOR $5: 20TH MAY 2014!


REVIEWS

“Dropping random heroes through strange 2D worlds until they meet their untimely, permanent deaths has never felt so exhilarating… Fun gameplay, lots of reasons to replay, great value!” 8/10 - GamesInAsia

“It is perfect for gamers who are into roguelike games and who also like platformers and RPGs. And of course, fans of Nerdook would certainly appreciate and enjoy this updated classic.” 8.0 - ThatVideoGameBlog

“In an age where so many indie 2D platformers advertise “a unique approach” and few rarely deliver, Vertical Drop Heroes HD manages to feel functionally different from the bulk of them which is a major feat.” 4/5 - EnemySlime

“For Nerdook’s first contribution to the larger market — supported by GoG and Steam — this is certainly a promising start.” 7.5/10 - Plus 10 Damage

FEATURES

- Randomly generated stages, enemies and bosses, resulting in a very replayable game
- Artwork, coding and animation done by one person (me) in that unique Nerdook style
- Split screen, local co-op, as well as network coop!
- Destructible terrain and multiple uses for each skill gives you plenty of options to approach the different situations generated
- Tons of skills, abilities, traits and powers that you can unlock in the game, creating a different hero each time
- Unique combat system where proper planning is more important than quick reflexes
- Persistent upgrades allow you to carry forward progress between games, with a choice between increasingly expensive persistent upgrades or generally cheaper temporary upgrades
- Every enemy and boss has been designed to provide challenge and variety


BACKGROUND

This is a complete remake (built with Gamemaker Studio, NOT and I repeat NOT in Flash) of one of my first browser games, Vertical Drop Heroes, which was first released way back in 2010. I've made a lot of other games since then, and game development has been my full time career for the last 2 years. This project marks a departure for me from Flash based games to "full-fat" games on the desktop, and it's something that I'm really excited about. All the artwork and coding is done by me, though I will be outsourcing the music composition later in the project. Your support of this project will be very much appreciated!
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Shatter 4 hours ago 
Its a great Game, And I know Alot of work has been put into it.
pullmyfingerasp Aug 5 @ 1:49pm 
wow! un sacre jeu, vraiment, rapide, violent, mais surtout bien pense et reflechis!
alors, je n' ai pas reussi a decrocher jusqu' a avoir acces au new game + ainsi qu' au musket gun!
d' ailleurs, j' en ai fait une petite video, au cas ou vous auriez un peu de mal a passer, ca peut vous aider! ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFzVVEPoSLI
DragoZeroOne Jul 26 @ 5:39am 
Totally picking up this game, today... or tomorrow. $4.89 is damn cheap!!!
Neo NiGHTS ® Jul 25 @ 4:16am 
REALLY??? COOL! :D
nerdook  [author] Jul 24 @ 6:57pm 
Yes it is. Out tomorrow, in fact!
Neo NiGHTS ® Jul 24 @ 8:06am 
So... is it coming for Steam? After the game's been greenlit there was no word whatsoever from Nerdook himself.
Pvt Pizza Jul 9 @ 7:52am 
nice, played your games on kongregate back in 2010...they were awesome :D
Hesher Jul 8 @ 9:46pm 
voted))
Neo NiGHTS ® Jun 1 @ 6:04am 
Nerdook, one question: if I buy the game on GOG now, can I later have a Steam Key for it when it gets released here?
2FRON May 31 @ 12:37pm 
Awesome, i'm going to pick this up.