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The Hero Trap
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Mar 22, 2014 @ 11:14am
Apr 3, 2014 @ 1:01pm
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Here Comes the Demo
"The Hero Trap" is a frenetic, roguelike dungeon-brawler. A glorious treasure has been promised, but all who’ve sought to attain it have found only death. But you have a plan! You can gather the souls of great warriors past, who’ve failed where you now seek success, to aid you on your epic quest. These heroes are strong, but not invincible--their spirit energy can only withstand so much punishment before returning back to the ethereal ooze.

Switching Heroes
In The Hero Trap, you control up to three heroes at a time. One hero is active, or "materialized," while the other two heroes are in their ghostly form. Each hero has a unique ability as well as their own individual items, stats and health. The challenges you face are many and you’ll need to use the different heroes accordingly. Some heroes are equipped to dodge attacks, while others maintain crowd-control or deal major damage. Fortunately (or perhaps unfortunately), only the materialized hero takes damage, which you'll need to factor into your battle strategy. It's tactical decision-making in real time.

Using Items
Each hero can hold one item, which goes into effect when that hero is in play (materialized). Items can be upgraded, changing their effect and sometimes allowing for their use across heroes.

No dungeon quest would be complete without gold! Gold is the universal currency of this world. It allows you to buy and upgrade items, acquire heroes and even bribe the guards of hidden passages. Luckily for you, enemies die in an explosive flurry of gold coins. So hack, smash and flame on, friends, we reward that kind of behavior here.

Randomized Levels
The game features randomly generated maps, allowing for an ever changing gameplay experience. With 20+ levels of increasing difficulty and a new map on each floor, your dauntless mission will always be fresh and challenging.

Super Mode
After decimating a multitude of hordes, your heroes’ spirits are imbued with a burst of energy, triggering a “super mode”. This bombastic state of epic destruction does not last long, so be sure to smite many foes!

Our game currently runs on pc and mac, with ps vita, ps 4 and linux in the works. We are seeking funding on Kickstarter please consider supporting it! For more info:
Popular Discussions View All (8)
Aug 17, 2014 @ 7:01pm
I would like to play this game!
Apr 14, 2014 @ 5:30am
Spreading the Word?
Positive Spirit ☂
Sep 26, 2014 @ 11:08pm
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Vesker Jun 29, 2016 @ 5:56pm 
CryptoBrit May 5, 2016 @ 7:06am 
Fantastic concept and awesome art/design, cant wait, hope theres local party play and multiplayer.
Bonsly Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:48pm 
Nothing new for 2 years. Rip. Dead game.
Совесть Jan 5, 2016 @ 8:19pm 
We wait...
That Guy Aug 18, 2015 @ 4:27am 
last announcement was april last year. game is dead. nothing to see here :sad_creep::sad_creep:
UULaCrevette Sep 25, 2014 @ 2:10pm 
I can't wait ! :summerghost:
Soma Sep 6, 2014 @ 2:39pm 
When will this come out?
RuSsOsAaV ツ Aug 31, 2014 @ 11:27pm 
Adriz1-1 Aug 11, 2014 @ 1:55pm 
Nice game
TJ Jul 31, 2014 @ 2:15pm 
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