What if every step was one year of your life?

In Hero Generations, each step your hero takes is 1 year of their life. Explore a procedurally generated world in search of fame and a mate before you die. After your life ends, you continue on as your child. Depending upon your choices, your child will either be more fit or hobbled by your poor decisions.

Hero Generations is a quick-playing turn-based strategy game that takes inspiration from rogue-likes, 4X strategy, and independent art games. It has been described as the offspring of Sid Meier’s Civilization, Jason Rohrer’s Passage, and The Legend of Zelda.

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Game Features

Limited Lifespan and Permadeath

Each move your hero makes = 1 year of their life. Each hero has a limited lifespan (50-125 years) that puts pressure on you to think carefully about how you spend the years you have left.

Generations, Mating, and Having Children

Before your hero passes away you must find a mate and have a child. You'll then navigate the world you left behind as that offspring. The right mate will pass on traits (special abilities) that make your child more powerful and prepared.

Six Strategic Paths

Heroes are judged by how famous they become in a single lifespan. Heroes grow and gain fame by completing quests and pursuing the strategic paths of Strength, Love, Exploration, Wealth, Fame, and Building & Technology.

Building Tech Tree

Buildings provide long term benefits and influence the culture of neighboring towns. Towns morph in response to combinations of buildings nearby, causing the mates in the town to take on unique traits.

Jon Shafer
Lead Designer
Civilization V, At the Gates

"I love finding innovative games trying out new things. Hero Generations goes far beyond just that - it's also an amazing game."

Game Informer
'The Very Best Indie Games of GDC 2015'

"There’s a nice balance at work between wanting to explore as much as possible without dying of old age out in the field...It’s a great approach, and it’s handled elegantly."

PC Gamer
Hero Generations

"The elements of family and inheritance, and the constant decisions I have to make based on my character's mortality, give it depth and challenge."

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