Heroes of Dire
Added January 10, 2017
Info: In Heroes of Dire, a new massively-multiplayer tactical role-playing game by Spellbook, players command squads of fighters through strategic turn-based battles to win treasure, honor, and glory for their guilds. Join with friends to defeat challenging boss raids, take up quests for epic treasure, invade enemy guild strongholds, or make wagers on brutal gladiator arenas as crowd favorites live and die for your amusement.
Cross-platform servers bring together thousands of players from both desktop and mobile devices, with launch-day support for Android, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Heroes of Dire is all about assembling squads of fighters to make war with other guilds, monsters, and players!
Fighters come in many fantasy archetype flavors such as Mages, Paladins, and Healers. No two are ever the same, with unique names, races, stories, stats, titles, and equipment constructed by complex procedural generation algorithms with impressive and/or hilarious results that will always keep the game freshly entertaining..
• Weapons & Armor
Fighters have four gear slots: Weapon, Offhand, Armor, and Trinket.
Different items help determine what role a fighter plays, such as holy wands and bandages for Healers, or poisoned dual-wielded daggers for Rogues to maximize backstabs.
Almost all items in Heroes of Dire are procedurally generated with no two ever the same. Dungeon Masters will regularly appear in the world as traveling magicians or blacksmiths who can enhance your gear, or as merchants offering unique treasures.
When in combat, fighters take turns moving and attacking; each action has a time cost that determines when they get to go again.
More expensive actions, such as splitting an enemy archer in half with a greatsword, might push your fighter to the bottom of the action list for 14 rounds, while simply moving would only cost 3 or 4. This turn-based combat system creates an incredibly rich strategy simulation where each decision has a direct and immediate impact on who wins or loses.
Guilds play an integral role driving the story and action in Heroes of Dire! Besides social and organizational hubs, they will wage war for dominance of the world map, with members winning prizes and benefits for capturing new cities, temples, roads, and relics.
Quests are a series of battles that take place in various maps against different NPC factions. Each step in a quest is increasingly more difficult, with an opportunity for random loot after every fight. Once completed, players earn Silvers and a powerful item as a reward. Quests may be bought and sold on the open market.
Each player will have a custom player title. In addition to looking cool, these titles help inform us of who is who in the community. Players sporting powerful or unique titles will stand apart from the crowd, lending weight to their obviously superior opinions and impressive physiques. Everyone will have the chance to earn new titles when taking part in special Dungeon Master events.
Status: Live [ December 17, 2016 ]
Subgenre: Turn-Based Strategy
Estimated Download: n/a
Release Date(s): Closed Beta – n/a | Open Beta – September 28, 2016 | Launch – December 17, 2016
Platform(s): PC, Mac, iOS, Android
- Operating System
- Hard Drive
- Graphics Card
- Windows XP
- Intel Core i3-2330M
- DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
- Windows 10
- Intel Core i5-750 or better
- DirectX 11 support