Lovable Robot Roguelike Heart&Slash Graduates to Steam with a Price Cut
The 3D brawler/roguelike-hybrid Heart&Slash is now on Steam. After a successful Early Access debut in 2014, the Kickstarter-funded title is ready to make its mark on Steam with a special launch price of $13.49 (normally $14.99) for 1 week only!
Take on the role of Heart, a malfunctioning robot, and fight for your identity against the monolithic QuAsSy (Quality Assurance Systems) — an evil machine obsessed with robots that look and sound the same. Meet Slash — dashing veteran of the Robolution. Can you capture Slash’s attention over several playthroughs? Fair warning: Each quest is an opportunity to woo (or anger!) the old-timer. Your choices will define the relationship between the two robots. Go for a killing blow, and you might end the relationship before it even begins. Choose love, and victory could slip through your mechanical fingers …
“We’re beyond excited to leave Steam Early Access on such a high note, our time on Early Access was invaluable. We got the opportunity to interact with and listen to a very passionate user base — using feedback to make Heart&Slash the game we always hoped it could be. Thank you, Kickstarter and Steam communities!” – Juan Raigada, Creative Director at aheartfulofgames.
- Fight using 75 different weapons and 60 different body parts that will change the way the game plays. Teleport, stop time, fly with a jetpack, wall-jump, discover enemy weaknesses, and more. From the trivial to the game-changing, you can try thousands of different combinations.
- Die and try again. Permadeath means that Heart&Slash is not easy. Every time you start a new game, the levels you fight through and the items or weapons you collect will change.
- Experience a retrofuturistic art style reminiscent of 32-bit action-adventure classics.
- Heart&Slash will have almost no downtime. Levels are short and brutal – and the game, in a successful run, should not be too taxing on your time. (Whether you’ll ever be able to make a successful run is another matter.)
Ultimately, playing Heart&Slash is not about mastering one system. Instead, it’s about being able to adapt to what you are given and making the best of it.
Pricing & Availability
Heart&Slash is now available on Steam (Windows/Mac/Linux) in all territories. The game retails for $13.49 for 1 week only before going back up to $14.99.
About BadLand Games
Based in Madrid, Spain and established in 2011, BadLand Games is an independent company specializing in the physical distribution and global publishing of video games. In Spain, BadLand Games is the official distributor of AAA titles for all platforms including WRC 5, the Zombie Army Trilogy, and the highly rated Telltale Games titles The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. The company works hard to support international indie developers by providing a work environment and an extensive commercial and marketing program highlighting BadLand Games’ extensive publishing and distribution experience. Indie titles already published include Anima: Gate of Memories, Heart&Slash, 8DAYS, Dex — and the in-house developed game, Awe. To learn more about BadLand Games, please visit http://badlandgames.com.
The small team at aheartfulofgames is dedicated to breathing new life into old ideas. They may have a tiny budget, but their big hearts more than make up for this — and the team is giving it all to make their first title, Heart&Slash, the best it can possibly be. To learn more about aheartfulofgames, please visit http://www.aheartfulofgames.com.