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Hero Generations

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This is the original Hero Generations, released in 2015. We have an all-new ultimate remake available on Steam, which you can find by searching for Hero Generations: ReGen! ReGen is the best experience for new players, so we recommend starting there. The original Hero Generations remains for our existing community. If you would still like to check out the original, we've permanently reduced the retail price. Okay, you've been warned!Every Step Is 1 Year Of LifeAn innovative roguelike/4X strategy game about life, legacy & love from the creator of Highgrounds. Praised as "the offspring of Sid Meier's Civilization, Jason Rohrer's Passage, and The Legend of Zelda."

In Hero Generations, each step you take is an entire year of your hero's life. You explore a procedurally generated world in search of fame and a mate to have a child with before you die. After your life ends, you take control of your child in the world you left behind, in the hope of continuing your family legacy. Each turn becomes a meaningful life decision: you can focus on building and crafting the world around you, or adventuring to far off lands to make a bigger name for yourself.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 connected grid of 6 unique worlds, each with their own unique tileset (Volcano, Desert, Island, to name a few)
  • Meaning: a surprising and thought-provoking experience, that explores themes of death, legacy, family, love, and more.
  • Gorgeous hand drawn art style.
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Heart Shaped Games LLC
Heart Shaped Games LLC
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 6s, iPad 2 Wifi, iPhone 5, iPad Pro Second Gen, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone X S, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPhone 7, iPad Pro Second Gen Cellular, iPhone SE, iPod Touch Seventh Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad 7 6, iPhone SE Second Gen, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad 8 7 8, iPad 6 1 1, iPhone 6, iPad Pro 9.7, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X R, iPad 7 2, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5c, iPad 6 1 2, iPad Pro Fourth Gen, iPad Air 2, iPhone 4S, iPhone 1 1 Pro, iPad Seventh Gen Cellular, iPad 8 5 6, iPad Seventh Gen, iPad 2 3G, iPad Air, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad 7 4, iPad 8 3 4, iPhone 1 1 Pro Max, iPhone 5s, iPad 7 1, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini 4G, iPad Mini 5, iPad 7 3, iPad 8 1 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad 7 5, iPad Pro Fourth Gen Cellular, iPad Mini, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Pro, iPhone X S Max, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Third Gen, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone X, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPhone 1 1

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP or later
  • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 150 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X v10.6 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
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Hero Generations reviews and comments

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Microsoft from French
A clever mix between the 4X and the rogue like where you have to think the future of future generations to move forward.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Nice rogue-like Game. Time, Money, Adventure, Love,... Everything has to be reconciled. A Must-Buy!
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Microsoft from French
nice games but big worries about auto saves. I lost several parts with very good scores that I could still push
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Microsoft from French
If we ignore the bugs and other missing features we end up with a simplistic, bland and repetitive game that will only occupy you a little while in spite of sympathetic ideas, pity.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
But a funny Game seems half done. Memory Problems do not Store multi possible. Currently no Full Screen mode but it is said with the next Update it comes. If there are improvements, I recommend it further.
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Microsoft from French
Good games Asser nice 8/10 the +-its originality-the designs (personal and landscape)-the combat system--I find the games repetitive after a while (born, try to have strength and fame and make a kid)
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Microsoft from French
Game that may seem interesting on paper, but is less in fact. We move on a checkerboard, collect resources, and bring them back to the cities. The generation aspect is interesting however. But the game finds itself very repetitive. Moreover a version "more" of this game exists, it costs quite expensive... because it doesn't add a lot of content.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
I like it for what it is. Nothing deep but saying it is purely random or meaningless seems a bit off to me. It is a bit like a sandbox roguelike where you could bore yourself to death and I guess that is what some people do. Like saying: Minecraft is boring (not to compare the games). To me every single of the heroes has a life and there is tragic, sadness and bold success. I found Amarello boring in comparison btw...
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Microsoft from French
If you like the rogue_like this game is for you, it's a simple game but with innovative mechanism from the game I played. It is true that it has a characteristic that relies a lot on chance but it remains a good game, moreover it is not expensive especially in the period of balances (less than one euro) and for this price the other games do not have its quality. even if it's not a nice game, the graphics are not too fancy. you play a character that has a time to live and you have to use it the best way possible to beat bosses and develop your character and the terrain around which you will create your nests (or sleeping room and not there is nothing sexual) to your birthday! e spouse is the best to get the best possible heir and thus get a more powerful or powerful character as you need to continue the adventure.
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