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Hero Generations
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Mar 25, 2014 @ 7:41am
Apr 2 @ 7:10am
Recent Announcements View All (9)
Hero Generations is Now Available on Steam!!!!
Hero Generations Launching April 10th on Steam!
Release date: Early 2015
An Indie strategy/rogue-like about life, legacy & love from the creator of Highgrounds. 2011 IndieCade Finalist. Lovingly dubbed "The 5-Minute Civilization."

Hero Generations is a quick-playing turn-based strategy game that takes inspiration from rogue-likes, 4X strategy, and independent art games. It has been described as the offspring of Sid Meier’s Civilization, Jason Rohrer’s Passage, and The Legend of Zelda.

You play a rapidly aging hero that explores a procedurally generated world in search of fame and a mate to settle down with before you die. After your life ends, you continue on adventuring as your child. Depending upon your choices, your child will be either more fit to take on the world, or hobbled by your poor decisions.

Praise for Hero Generations
"I love finding innovative games trying out new things. Hero Generations goes far beyond just that - it's also an amazing game." –Jon Shafer, Lead Designer - Conifer Games (Civilization V, At the Gates)

"Hero Generations is a brilliant concept that needs to be made. A game like this can compress the learning of a lifetime into a sandbox. You get to experiment and see how you, your children, and your children's children can change the world. What a wonderful opportunity." –Daniel Cook, Chief Creative Officer - Spry Fox (Triple Town)

"Love the game! It's cute and approachable, but with amazing depth and an elegance of design - simple decisions with complex interactions makes it so replayable. Fun!" –Mark Terrano, Chief Creative Officer - Hidden Path Entertainment (Defense Grid, Age of Empires)

Key Features
  • Limited Lifespan and Permadeath: Each turn your hero takes = 1 year of their life.
  • Generations, Mating, and Having Children: find a mate, start a family, have a child. Then take control of that child in that same world!
  • 6 Strategic Paths and Meaningful Choices: grow in Strength, Exploration, Love, Wealth, Fame, and Wisdom.
  • City Crafting System: build great towns and morph their cultures.
  • Expansive Overworld: explore a 3x3 connected grid of world, each with their own unique tileset (Volcano, Desert, Island, to name a few)
  • Meaning: a surprising and thought-provoking experience, that explores the themes of death, legacy, family, love, and more.
  • Gorgeous Art Style
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:38pm
I'm almost giving you money on Kickstarter...
Mar 26, 2014 @ 12:56pm
Video review!
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heartshapedgames  [author] Apr 10 @ 11:50am 
Hero Generations is released on Steam! You can buy it now! Thanks for your support
heartshapedgames  [author] Apr 2 @ 7:08am 
I'm excited to say we're launching Friday April 10th! Our full store page is available here: Hero Generations Store Page
rsaeba Jan 30 @ 11:34am 
I don' t know about the release date but,March the 25th would be awesome.
milknorf1469 Jan 30 @ 9:49am 
Any news on a release date yet
redroom Jan 2 @ 9:20am 
is this coming out soon?
The CS:GO Prodigy Nov 28, 2014 @ 10:06pm 
@heartshapedgames have you decied how much it will cost because i would pay 10-20$ so i hope its around there
Richard Nov 16, 2014 @ 4:21pm 
@heartshapedgames oh ok. and i wish you luck with your game lol.
heartshapedgames  [author] Nov 16, 2014 @ 2:51pm 
@Hemiriffic We don't have a release date set yet but we are tentatively targeting sometime in the first quarter of next year.

@Richard right now we were not planning on a demo, but we're open to the idea. We'll see if it makes sense
Richard Nov 11, 2014 @ 5:13pm 
it looks really cool and will there be a demo?
Hemiriffic Zeus Jones Nov 1, 2014 @ 10:31am 
And idea on a relese date?