Factsheet

Developer:
Gnomic Studios
Based in Perth, Western Australia

Release date:
April 2015 on Steam

Platforms:
PC / Mac / Linux
Steam

Website:
squareheroes.com

Regular Price:
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Description

Square Heroes is a hilarious comical arena shooter featuring local and online multi-player; a single-player Tournament; and an arsenal of weapons to blast your friends out of the sky!

History

After completing the prequel, Square Off, the Gnomic team noticed that the most common feedback was along the lines of "Hey this game is great! With online multiplayer it could be AWESOME". After stewing on this, they realised that despite the technical challenges, this was feedback worth following up on. Development started in earnest at the beginning of 2013 when the team expanded to take on the multi-player vision. During 2014, the team sought and was granted funding by Screen Australia through the now defunct Games Production fund. Square Heroes will be released on PC, Mac and Linux in October 2014 with console platforms to follow.

Features

  • Online and local multi-player, at the same time enabling couch vs couch gaming.
  • Cross platform multi-player.
  • Unique arms-race gameplay mechanic where chosen weapons are earned during each round by collecting loot.
  • Unlockable weapons and hats with stat-buffing perks.
  • PvP, co-op and single player modes including: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Gnome Hunt, Team Gnome Hunt, Survival and Kingslayer.
  • Numerous challenging Achievements.
  • Seven stylish 2.5D arenas of doom.
  • Originally scored music and professionally crafted sound effects.

Videos

Square Heroes Greenlight Trailer YouTube

Northernlion Plays Square Heroes YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (4MB)
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download logo files as .zip (2MB)
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Selected Articles

  • "I like the character customization. Squaracter customization? :-D"
    - Jill Murray, Twitter

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Desura
Download Square Heroes Beta for PC and Linux (Mac coming soon) desura.com.

Greenlight
Square Heroes on Steam Greenlight steamcommunity.com.


About Gnomic Studios

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Independent games developer with a focus on quality, not quantity. Currently building Square Heroes, an online multiplayer arena shooter for desktop and console platforms.

More information
More information on Gnomic Studios, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Square Heroes Credits

Aranda Morrison
Code

Scott Millar
Art

Mark Mennell
Code

Elliot Bulmer
Code

Jeremy Prestwood
Sound Design

Terry Anderson
Voice

Bela Inkster
Music

Robbie Dooley
Music

Josh Stewart
QA


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