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Heroes of Hammerwatch releases in two days, check out their new trailer

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Heroes of Hammerwatch [GOG, Steam], a rogue-lite action-adventure from Crackshell releases on March 1st and they've just put up a shiny new trailer.

Previously, Crackshell developed Serious Sam's Bogus Detour and Hammerwatch, both of which support Linux, so they're yet another developer to continue pushing out awesome Linux games. They've confirmed to me on Twitter Linux will see same-day support.

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It does look pretty good, the action especially looks like it gets quite intense. With the ability to play solo, local co-op and online multiplayer it's probably going to be pretty fun to take a look at.

Features:

  • Procedurally generated content: Random generated levels offers a high replay value and will bring you a new challenge with each run.
  • Persistant progression: Your heroes will retain the experience gained from a run, and will become more powerful as they level up.
  • Town upgrades: Construct/Upgrade 10 different buildings that will help your heroes in various ways.
  • Classes: Choose from 7 different classes, all with unique stats, abilities and playstyles.
  • Items: Find or buy over 100 unique items of various rarity.
  • Co-op: Play with up to 3 friends in co-op.
  • New Game+: Heroes of Hammerwatch will be a real challenge, and even if you beat it, the challenge never ends!

Will you be grabbing a copy?

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Doktor_Mandrake 27 February 2018 at 2:25 pm UTC
I'm weary of this game myself

One of the developers, known as "scratch" worked on another game, Serious Sam Revolution, and had abandoned it long ago, and is stuck in Early Access hell
scaine 27 February 2018 at 4:45 pm UTC
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This looks superb. Like a Hammerwatch take on Hero Siege. If only I hadn't just bought Vaporum...!
slaapliedje 27 February 2018 at 4:59 pm UTC
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I loved Hammerwatch, great Co-Op game.
Pit 27 February 2018 at 7:52 pm UTC
Had just been playing some Hammerwatch yesterday
So this will clearly end up on my watch-very-closely list.
razing32 27 February 2018 at 9:35 pm UTC
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Interesting

Something i can play with my friends.
Gamewizard 28 February 2018 at 5:51 am UTC
Doktor_MandrakeI'm weary of this game myself

One of the developers, known as "scratch" worked on another game, Serious Sam Revolution, and had abandoned it long ago, and is stuck in Early Access hell

I would not call 3 years since release stuck in early access hell. Plus Hammerwatch shipped just fine so has Serious Sam's Bogus Detour, the developer seems to be able to ship games just fine.
Grimfist 28 February 2018 at 12:04 pm UTC
scaineThis looks superb. Like a Hammerwatch take on Hero Siege. If only I hadn't just bought Vaporum...!
That's what I thought exactly. Both mentioned games are awesome, so this is a natural buy for me. But I will wait, cause I just bought the Hero Siege DLCs and need to finish them before. Also the new Diablo 3 Season just started, which takes some time to finish. So many games, so little time
Avehicle7887 28 February 2018 at 3:14 pm UTC
Hammerwatch remains one of my all time favorites, it runs in a microwave and plays greatly. Getting my friend to Coop it together was a no go though, she hates pixel graphics

GOG Linux support on day 1 so I will be picking this at release.
Doktor_Mandrake 28 February 2018 at 3:27 pm UTC
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Doktor_MandrakeI'm weary of this game myself

One of the developers, known as "scratch" worked on another game, Serious Sam Revolution, and had abandoned it long ago, and is stuck in Early Access hell

I would not call 3 years since release stuck in early access hell. Plus Hammerwatch shipped just fine so has Serious Sam's Bogus Detour, the developer seems to be able to ship games just fine.

I believe Hammerwatch and Serious Sam's Bogus Detour were done by different developers, not too sure

Either way, Serious Sam Revo has been abandoned, and I personally do not trust Scratch, he hasn't even bothered to reply to anyones posts on Revo forums for about a year now and shows a great lack of empathy on the subject.

Not that I'm trying to dissuade anyone, but when Scratch constantly used "I don't get paid for Revo" as an excuse, even though I paid full price for that game, well, I'm not going to support that person.

Edit: Yup, different devs entirely

Serious Sam Revo is Alligator Pit, Serious Sam's Bogus Detour and Hammerwatch is Crackshell


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slaapliedje 28 February 2018 at 6:15 pm UTC
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Grimfist
scaineThis looks superb. Like a Hammerwatch take on Hero Siege. If only I hadn't just bought Vaporum...!
That's what I thought exactly. Both mentioned games are awesome, so this is a natural buy for me. But I will wait, cause I just bought the Hero Siege DLCs and need to finish them before. Also the new Diablo 3 Season just started, which takes some time to finish. So many games, so little time

I just can't Diablo 3... that game is the most boring I've ever played. I was initially playing it on the PS4, and with the necromancer... I just stand in place and push a button until all the things are dead, then move to the next area. I've only died three times in that game, and we've beaten the first main story, just not the expansion. First time I died was because a friend on my list was killed by some creature that was in the 50-60 level range (I was 30th at the time), apparently it just dumps them into your game so you have a chance to act revenge?

Second and third time was because I set my controller down without pausing the game while my brother played, so I could make some coffee..
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