Blog of Scott Brodie

7.20.2011

Hero Generations Public Beta Now Open!



It's been a long road getting here, but I'm excited to let you know my first title as Heart Shaped Games, Hero Generations, is now in public beta!  I'm really excited to see what you think of this early version of the game.  Please head over to the Facebook application page (http://apps.facebook.com/herogenerations) and check it out!

If you haven't been following along with the development of the game on twitter (@brodiegames), here is a little bit more info on the game.  Hero Generations is a unique turn-based strategy adventure about legacy, family, and achievement. You play as a rapidly aging hero who must achieve as much fame as possible within a single lifespan. At odds with that goal of achievement is the need to find a mate to start a family with before your hero dies. If you are able to start a family, you can then continue on adventuring as your child, who inherits your traits and lives in the world you built for them.

In practice, the game plays like a casual version of the classic strategy game Civilization, mixed with the adventure and depth of games like The Legend of Zelda and Jason Rohrer's Passage.

I'm proud of where the game is at already, but in many ways this is just the beginning for Hero Generations. Expect constant updates and discussion on the game throughout the public beta period.

I look forward to hearing what you think! See you in the game.

Take care,
Scott