Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know by now that we’ve been running a free public beta of Square Heroes for the last few weeks. Today we’re announcing that you can also earn yourself a copy of the full version simply by playing the beta. If that interests you, then read on!
Free Key Promo Rules
Download the Beta from any of the links below (web site or Desura).
Create a Profile with your email address.
Profile must reach Level 3 before the beta ends and must be in the first 1000 profiles to do so.
You can only be awarded one key.
Square Heroes is a hilarious comic arena shooter featuring Online, LAN, Co-op and local multi-player; a single-player Tournament; and an arsenal of weapons to blast your friends out of the sky! The game has the competitive multiplayer of twitch shooters like Quake and Counter Strike, the local multiplayer fun of Goldeneye and an art style reminiscent of Worms.
Square Heroes is the sequel to Square Off, the critically acclaimed arena shooter that placed in the Dream Build Play Top 20 in 2009. It was released on Xbox Live Indie Games later that year and has since been ported to mobile platforms, nominated for Best Game in the WA Screen Awards 2013, and been downloaded 2 million times.
Square Heroes is one of the last games to receive a grant from Screen Australia’s Games Production Fund and is currently progressing through Steam Greenlight. The Gnomic team will be exhibiting Square Heroes at PAX AUS in Melbourne this October, find us at Stand IDP15.
Price: TBD ($9 – $15)
Online and local multi-player, at the same time – Couch vs couch gaming.
Cross platform multi-player – The ultimate battle between Windows vs Mac users!
Arms-race gameplay mechanics – Players choose weapons and earn them during each round by collecting loot.
Unlockable weapons and hats with stat-buffing perks.
Various game modes – Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Gnome Hunt, Team Gnome Hunt and Survival.
Numerous challenging Achievements.
Seven stylish 2.5D arenas of doom.
Originally scored music and professionally crafted sound effects.
Rather than duplicate all the info here, please check out the Square Off page or Press Kit for more detailed info.
Please tell all your friends about this awesome game that they can now play on iOS and Android, as well as Xbox, Ouya and WinPhone. Also, if you can find the time to leave a review and rating for it, that’d be most helpful of you 😀
Haven’t had a minute to scratch myself lately. That’s because we’ve been hard at work preparing to exhibit at PAX this weekend. We’re showing Square Off on Windows Phone and OUYA, but most excitingly we’re unveiling Square Heroes to the public for the first time!
These screenshots were put together using a “mish-mash” of old concept art, some of which can be found on this blog. Throng was a prototype game that was worked on before Square Off. This is an attempt at resurrecting some of the original elements of the game while redesigning it for the mobile devices. Throng isn’t dead yet!
We’ve just released the 1.5 update to WP7 Square Off! Here is the feature list:
– Choose any colour for your Square Avenger!
– Downloadable ringtones and wallpapers (the free version has one of each, the paid version has 4 ringtones and 3 wallpapers).
– Option to disable in-game vibration
– Messages from the Developers
– Various stability and bug fixes
We also hit 160,000 downloads of Square Off just on WP7 which got us pretty excited and to celebrate, we decided to drop the price of the full game to $1 until the end of January!
Here's to the update!
Check out a video and get the marketplace links here.
The 1.4 update for Square Off is now live on the marketplace and is available for both the paid and FREE versions of the game. The update has increased the performance of the game significantly and also added support for fast resume.
We have another update in the works already with a much requested feature, but it is still early days and I would prefer to keep it a surprise
Thank you all for your marketplace reviews which have been overwhelmingly positive (click here to see reviews and comments from our many users around the world). The free version is really taking off and quickly climbing to the top of the free games category.
The support that Hyde13 has shown us in the last month has been outstanding. First he posted about initial press release here. Then he sniffed out the news that we were about to release and posted about it here, with multiple updates. Not long after we released, he featured us in a piece about how some non-Xbox Live enabled WP7 titles were better than some that are Xbox Live enabled (read: ours is!). And finally he posted the wonderful review linked at the top of this post.