I spend roughly 90% of my free time watching what the YouTube algorithm affords me. I’ve not been radicalised but, though I do now check with any buying I purchase as a “haul” and finish all my conversations by thanking Skillshare.
To my shock, the algorithm has just lately began throwing indie video games my means. Hero’s Hour is among the many most attention-grabbing it is proven me: a strategy RPG through which you assemble armies of pixelated fantasy beasts who then have automated battles.
In Hero’s Hour, you stomp round an overworld, construct your hometown and enterprise out to discover new areas. It’s turn-based and leisurely. Enter into a scrap and the battle is in real-time – however then, nonetheless considerably leisurely, as your items struggle for themselves. You amass the military by way of the overworld and place them within the struggle, however after you can both give assault orders or simply sit again and watch a whole lot of sprites burst over each other.
The world is procedurally generated, that means the military you construct can be completely different every time, and there are ten factions to play as. The factions are the everyday fantasy archetypes – dwarves, orcs, necromancers, lizard friends…
All of the above was sufficient to immediate me to purchase the sport from Itch.io a week in the past for $10 (#GAMEHAUL), although I have never performed it but. (For why I have never performed it but, see earlier remark about how I spend nearly all my free time.)
I’m mentioning it now as a result of, though already available for purchase by way of Itch, right this moment introduced the information that Hero’s Hour is headed to Steam. It’s not clear what can be new for the Steam launch, if something, nevertheless it’ll be printed by Goblinz and we’ll attain hero o’clock someday this winter.